I finished the first Miranda Hat (stash Patons Classic Wool Merino in Paprika). The first 2 inches took me forever... I just couldn't get into the project. However, after that slow start I started loving it and completed the remaining knitting in one day. Please excuse the bad picture!!!
Arthur has been practicing rolling over, which he obviously isn't too thrilled about!
Once he rolls over completely, he gets a reward of his ladybug music (that stuffed bug in the pics plays a little song with pulled on) and his Nuk (pacifier). He's getting pretty good at it, though really does hate it.
Charlie left this morning for a 20-day mission at Ft Lewis-McChord, Washington (state). It was sad to see him go and to realize that he's missing 3 weeks of Arthur's life (he missed 2 weeks in May) when he's growing and developing so quickly, an important doctor appointment Arthur has on the 17th, and his 100th Day Celebration (more on that in another post). He'll be back on the 27th, though, and he's making good money while he's gone, something we're always short on!
We have some exciting news while we're on the topic of Charlie: We found out last week that he is just one semester (15 hours) away from an Associates! The school he applied to accepted 84 of the 86 credit hours he earned during the Army LPN course, which is more than enough for an Associates, but he has to have at least 15 hours from the school. He got some grants and I think it'll be enough to cover this semester (or very close to it). ALSO, he qualifies for the police academy and he's pursuing it! My family is in law enforcement (my dad and all but 1 uncle) and it's a great career and good for families. We don't have the money for it right now (you can't get financial aid for it), but his mom and stepdad have agreed to pay half. There is a class starting shortly after the new year and we are going to save every penny so that he can go. Once he finishes the academy, he'll be POST certified (a legal law enforcement officer) and can transfer to any state (just needing to pass a course on state-specific law). AND, the last of the good news, he has become his unit's go-to soldier for things (how he got this current mission) and has been authorized to use ADA days once he gets back... that means that HE HAS A JOB for a few months at least! Basically, he'll just work at his unit on days he doesn't have a busy class schedule. We are so excited and thankful that we have this opportunity! It's one step closer toward our goal of Charlie finding a career he loves and moving to Georgia.
Anyway, I've been rambling, so that's it for now!