Who says kids need video games to have a good time? Valiant and Buddy played Risk all weekend. They finally roped Mr. R and Charming into the game, too. (Mr. R. says kids cheat and he needs you to come home. The kids say Mr. R. is old and they need you to come home.)
I have been dubbed "Superman" by my family and friends and the nickname stuck. I am using this blog as a way to keep in touch with my family back home in Eastern Washington as I work overseas for almost a year. UPDATED: Almost a year turned into almost three years. With the economy faltering, I've felt lucky to have this job, but it has been a challenge to keep our family upbeat and thriving with this separation.
After 20 years, we're apart for the first time. I'll be sharing our daily lives with Superman as a way to keep him up to date with life at home here in Eastern Washington.
At 19, our Prince Charming is the oldest of our three children and is on his way. Fiercely independent, Charming has finished college and has moved into his own place. Unrolling the kite string even further, we watch him bend, dip and soar with the currents of life.
At 14, Prince Valiant is our brave warrior, our dreamer, and our goof ball. Beneath all that, he's our observer and can knock you over with the things he notices about the world we live in.
The baby of the family, Princess Buttercup holds her own in the face of two older brothers and looks cute while she's doing it. We call her the animal whisperer because they just love her and she loves them. She is definitely the apple of Superman's eye and misses him a lot.