I have looked online to see if there is anything like this where we are moving – NADA. So I ordered a bunch of beaded ropes and speed ropes for the whole family and some instructional DVD’s on teaching rope jumping skills and double dutch to kids! We’ll have our own fun in Alaska.
Here’s an awesome clip to watch – Rene Bibaud is a five time world champion of rope jumping:
I didn’t realize that I hadn’t blogged for over two months – I haven’t done a very good job at writing in my journal since the beginning of this year also.
We finally received the first important paperwork so that we can get our orders for moving to Alaska. Right now our projected date of departure is May 24th but that may change slightly or may even be pushed back a couple of weeks. Peter has to be at a change of command ceremony on June 24th so we are planning on getting there on June 22nd. Sydney, Isaac, and I had to have medical clearance exams and dental paperwork filled out. The kids also had to have some paperwork filled out by the county school board – what a hassle – it took quite a phone trail to find the lady who knew what the paperwork was for and how to fill it out. Basically, the Air Force needs to know if there are any needs (medical/mental/learning) that can not met at a base in the middle of nowhere. Thankfully we have enjoyed many years of great health as a family.
Now our paperwork gets sent to Eielson AFB (in Alaska) and they have to approve it and THEN Peter can get the official orders. Then, and not until then, can we make arrangements with a moving company and really jump into the business of moving. All we can do right now is go around the house taking an inventory of our furniture/electronics/pianos, etc… Peter has also been doing some minor repairs around the house (touch-up painting, replacing broken outlet covers, spot-cleaning carpet, etc…).
Isaac lost his first tooth a couple of days ago. Now he needs to remember to put it under his pillow so that the Tooth Fairy can visit. Isaac said to me a few days ago, “Mom, I know the Tooth Fairy isn’t real but I still want the money. OK?”
Sydney had a recent growth spurt – at least her feet did. I bought her some new sneakers about four weeks ago (size 1) and had to buy her some new ones (size 3) a couple of days ago! Crazy.
I was about to post some pictures, but alas, the camera is being remarkably stupid (it could be me but I’d rather blame the camera).