The Caskey Family

More Details About Summer Plans
April 30, 2007, 7:36 pm
Filed under: family news

The news is in. . . Jeremy has orders to go to school in Maryland starting in May until August.  The military is unable to put his family on his orders. . . so we are getting creative about ways to be closer to him so that he (and we) isn’t/aren’t missing out on the whole summer with each other.  I have signed up for a service that matches homeowners and people who want to house sit or act as pet sitters in hopes that we can get fairly close to him and be able to at least meet up with him on weekends.

Also, if you know of someone living in the DC area who has an extra room or basement to rent out fairly cheap (we have to keep our base house here) we’d be interested in that too.

So. . . spread the word, and if you know of anyone who is looking for someone to watch their house or pets for the summer or any time during the summer near the DC or Baltimore area (Jeremy is going to school right in between near Laurel, MD) please let me know.

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Spring, beautiful Spring!
April 29, 2007, 1:25 am
Filed under: Elijah, Merry

The weather has finally turned, we hope – it was so gorgeous today. . . we went to a fun day down at the youth center and the base lake to BBQ.  Elijah had his first pony ride (he repeatedly asked for it) and we thought it was terribly appropriate since he has loved wearing his straw hat lately.  Well, as you can see from the picture, he was one little freaked out cowboy!  We left him on just long enough to take this lovely photo!


Here he is a few hours later calmed down and wearing his hat at an even more comfortable tilt (he adjusted it himself!)


Here is Mimi (that’s what Elijah calls Merry) relaxing at the lake. . .smiling as usual!


Praise the Lord for warm weather and room for little boys to run!

A Stroller Just Mimi’s Size
April 27, 2007, 1:33 am
Filed under: Elijah, Merry

Our friend Ian decided to try Merry in his daughter’s doll stroller and she fit just perfect! Elijah thought it was pretty cool too – notice Ian’s hands has on Elijah’s hands on the stroller – that’s what you call a Mimi-racing-prevention tactic. dscn2392_2.jpg

Bedtime for Frances
April 23, 2007, 2:33 am
Filed under: Kizoodle


Lawn-Mowing Angels and GrandPaps
April 21, 2007, 4:20 am
Filed under: Adina, Elijah, Merry


Jeremy is spending some time with his family this week and I came home this afternoon with the children to a mowed lawn. My neighbor knew Jeremy wouldn’t be able to do it and mowed my lawn for me! God gives me so many blessings I don’t even think of asking for sometimes! Thank you God, and thank you David and Emma!


Merry rolled over on Wednesday, and has again a few times from her tummy to her back. Today she started in her exersaucer and enjoyed that too.

This morning Elijah woke up, ran out to the computer and asked for “Gaga and Paa” (that is where we video chat with them) and called them on the toy phone at his friends house a few hours later.

Later, when he was playing in the yard, a little boy got to the playground behind our house with his Grandpa. Elijah came running to me to show me “Paa” which is Pap, Jeremy’s dad. I tried to explain to him that the man he saw was not HIS Pap, but the other boy’s Pap. . . this obviously was not making any sense to him, so we headed out to the playground.

I thought that would seal the deal for him and he would understand once he got closer (this gentleman didn’t look anything like Jeremy’s dad. . . he had a long white beard and was totally bald on top – he looked like a life-size gnome you might see in a fairy-tale!) He ran up to the guy and said “Hi, Paa!” to which the gentleman replied, “hi, do you want to swing with us?” Of course Elijah did, and had a good time. When we went inside he said, “Bye Paa!” all the way into the house. It’s obviously time for a visit to Grandma and Pap very soon!

The Blessing of Friends
April 19, 2007, 8:29 pm
Filed under: Elijah


“He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend.” Proverbs 22:11

Today the weather was so beautiful we had to get out and run some of our energy out. . . and take pictures of course! Here is Elijah and his friend Hannah taking a rest on a bench at the park in downtown Omaha.

Summer Vacation?
April 17, 2007, 2:08 am
Filed under: family news

Merry in Bumbo seat

Jeremy received news today that he will be attending his cross-training school in Fort Meade Maryland from May 17 to August 13. Our plans are to travel with him for a good portion of the time he is there. Details to come. . .

Somehow we will make the road trip to DC from Nebraska. Please email or post if you would like us to detour through where you live. . . only if you are somewhat on the way, please! Sorry Joe, we aren’t going to stop in California on the way to DC!

Tonight Elijah sleeps in his big boy bed for the first night. Recent new word attempts include okay, “more milk and cereal,” cute (referring to Merry) Christian (the name of his friend next door which ends up sounding like “choo-choo”) poop and peepee, help, dada’s work, playground, shirt, ice cream and anything else he decides to copy.

Merry sits in her Bumbo seat and can push herself up on her arms when she plays on the floor on her tummy. She is giggling out loud now and so sweet to have in our family.