Morgan's First Year

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Little Flower House

How very exciting yesterday was! We started off our day later than usual (thank you for letting Mommy sleep until 0740 this morning Sweet Girl!) and we woke up to gray cloudy skies and...RAIN! YEA! I can not remember the last time it rained and it was so nice to have the cool wet weather. It did not last it is in the high 80's bright and sunny, but I digress.

The most important thing that happened today...
Morgan received a special package in the mail this afternoon, a book and DVD from Daddy. He bought an adorable lift-the-flap book while in port in Japan called, "The Little Flower House", at least that is what he thinks it is called. The book is written in Japanese which he had a friend, from back in his Black Knights days, translate.

Morgan was so excited to get her book in the mail and loves looking through the pages. We have watched Daddy reading the story more times that I can count now. It is amazing to see how excited she gets when the DVD starts, she loves watching and hearing her Daddy.

For those of you that do not know, Michael read ten different books on video for Morgan before he left on deployment. Actually, he did not read ten books, he read two books and SANG the rest. Watching those videos is as much a part of our daily routine as things like getting dressed, brushing teeth, and sitting on the potty.

I think having these videos for Morgan has helped a little dealing with the physical absence of her Daddy. They are certainly no replacement for the REAL thing, but in the mean time they have helped to fill an empty spot in her world. If for any reason, you or your spouse are away from your children for any length of time, I highly recommend video taping that parent reading books. I have seen first hand how very special they are to Morgan now and I know she will cherish them when she is older.

With out further ado...

The Little Flower House

A special package for Morgan from Daddy

Wow! This is tough to open.

Still working...


DVD and translations included...yea!

Checking out the pages

Here we go

Listening intently

Looking for Bitty Bee

Blowing kissy's to Daddy at the end of the video.