Today started out with a high level of energy - I came down stairs at about 06:00 and there was Jackie standing at the bottom of the stairs. I was rather surprised at this as she has not gotten out of bed before, on her own. I immediately went into to see Jason and asked him if he had gotten her out, and he was as surprised as I was, and I simply said that it looks like we're going to be needing to get her into a different bed sooner than we thought. I would rather she have a youth bed than to have her climbing over the sides of the crib. If she were to fall from the top of the crib it would be potentially more hazardous than if she were to just roll out of the youth bed (much closer to the floor).

Anyway, that was how the morning started and then it went to getting the girls up and ready to go for the day, and feeding them breakfast. Stacy enjoys sleeping, so we don't worry too much about her getting up and running around. Just surprised Jackie doesn't wake her up with all the noise she makes. Jason had an appointment this morning, at 09:00, and we dropped the girls off at day care about 08:30. This gave us some time to go over to Bldg 26 and take care of some stuff there. We found out that Jason is going to be awarded the Navy Commendation Medal with "V" device for valor, this Friday. We actually already knew about the commendation,  as it has been in his records for some time now, its just that it is finally being given to him at an official ceremony. I'll take some pictures, as long as they allow me to... I digress a bit -- After we were done with Bldg 26 we went over to physical therapy (PT) where Dawn was waiting for him.

As it turned out, Tommy, the resident service dog, was waiting for Gracie. They seem to like each other and tails are wagging when they see each other. Gracie wanted to go play but fortunately Tommy is a bit more controlled, and that's probably because he's a little older. When Jason got on to the table Gracie jumped up with him and started playing with Jason  - or perhaps it was Jason started playing with her. Either way they were having some fun before the PT treatment started. His visit with PT lasted for just a couple minutes over an hour, and we got to see some of the other guys, so it was a good social time for Jason too.

Once all that was over we came back to the house and Jason took a shower and got back to his bed to relax. Not much else happened until I started dinner (roasted chicken with rice and cooked carrots and a mango salad). I wasn't sure about the timing of having everything being done at the same time, yet it all worked out, except for the carrots. I had to let them cook a few minutes longer and they still came out just the way I like them, cooked but still a little crunchy. There was clean up and then off to do the blog. Typically just before I do the blog I get a call from Linda and we talk for at least 30 minutes, sometimes longer, depending on how many times we talked during the day. She told me she had had a good day and become more involved with the Blue Star Moms.

Tomorrow Jason starts his day with a 09:00 appointment with Infectious Disease, as they want to do a check up on his. I am going to get up to do a quick bike ride in the morning and see where the day takes us. Thank you, for all the continued prayers and support, and take care and stay positive.


  1. Never easy when little ones can get out of cribs. You might consider a gate if you don't want her running around the house without you knowing it.
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