this post very well may be boring to lots of you. i'm cool with that. ha!
but i'm (SHOCKINGLY) over the moon proud of J and wanted to share some photos of his promotion ceremony today.
little miss h was SO excited. she wanted to wear her "crewcuts" skirt and fancy shoes. and pearls. and cashmere. and she wanted to wear her hair DOWN LIKE A PRINCESS, MOMMY!!
we took sadie to hourly child care here on post...she would have been all over the place, to say the least. she's two for pete's sake! not the appropriate venue for her.
harper is so well-behaved and old enough to go to something like this...and she was so proud of her daddy.
can you tell???
yes, she is wearing mommy's lip gloss. not worth the battle. ;)
total daddy's girl. i wanted to cry when i saw how excited she was to see him and how special she knew this was!
she kinda thought the party was for *her*.
dancing for the rangers:
trying to get daddy to dance, too:
pinning his new oak leaf on (well velcroing)...love the look on his face. harper got to help me.
very serious in my facial expressions. HA! he gave a little speech and thanked me and of course it made me teary.
i had j take some shots of me and my girl, she was being a total ham.
and maybe i was too???? wonder where she gets it.
and then it was back to the posing.
so...major howell it is.
when he came home harper yelled HEY MAJOR HOWELL!!! and i totally didn't tell her to do it. swear.
so proud. of him and all that he stands for. he has my heart and protects it, too.