Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Off we go, into the Wild Blue Yonder...
OK!!! SO, bowing to popular demand, here is the much anticipated blog for the Fred and Debbie Olsen family!! We have officially jumped on the band wagon and the suspense of the Christmas family news letter will now be diminished, as we fill you in on every little detail throughout the year.
Things are moving steadily forward. Fred comes home July 3rd. In the meantime, Debbie is feverishly trying to get everything unpacked, put away and painted/arranged before her nannies (her 2 teenage sisters) go back home to Tucson on June 21st.
Base housing here by Wright-Patterson Air Force base is awesome. We love our new home (Gregory is particularly excited about having stairs), but the neighbors are just incredible. The day we arrived they came from all sides; 2 different neighbors brought us air mattresses, everyone invited our kids to play at their houses and 1 even brought me a map of how to get to the essentials (grocery, gas, base) which saved my life until the GPS arrived that Fred ordered for me as a belated Mother's Day gift when I told him how badly I get lost here. Tucson people- enoy the streets! They make sense!
The kids are doing well. Gregory wakes up and is right away anticipating playing at his friends' houses and playing at the neighborhood playground.
Charla is playing up her assumed role of official princess more than ever. Amazingly, another 2-year old 2 neighbors over ALSO lives in princess dresses. The 2 girls would just daintily follow each other around. Sadly, they moved to Colorado Springs this morning. BUT, there are at least 10 other 2-3 year old girls on our street, so I think it'll be ok.
Leora is on the brink of crawling. She cut her 3rd tooth this week, in an odd spot: top, way on her right. She loves sharing a room with Charla.
The weather is really something. It rains every few days. We have very kind neighbors who will mow our lawn when they're mowing their own. It's incredible how green everything is! I always walk barefoot outside now.
Anyways, that about sums it up, for now. I better be getting lots of comments after all the insisting to create a blog I've been getting... and yes, it's fun.