once upon a weekend

The days are ticking away quickly now, and though we're in an impossible heat wave, we're doing our best to enjoy these dog days of...fall? But seriously. I'm less than 3 weeks out from the Chicago Marathon, we're less than two months until Ryan comes home (I won't be advertising exact dates), and we are going to be busy, busy, busy these coming weeks. So, this weekend, we did our best to enjoy what we have around us here in NNY, starting with a day at the Theresa Fall Festival, and our very last Blizzard Barn treats of the season!

These little men have been having a bit of a hard time lately. There have been a lot of feelings in the Moore household, and I think it might be, in large part, because they're confused about Daddy's absence. I've made a point throughout this deployment to avoid too much talk about Daddy being gone because Spencer seems to dwell on it, and he gets really confused. He's told me more than once that Daddy lives at "Daddy's house" now, and that's "very far away." 

Now that we're getting closer to the end of this deployment though, we've been able to Facetime Ryan a bit more, and I think it's confusing Spencer a little bit. He was really upset both yesterday morning and this morning when Daddy couldn't talk on the phone, and dropping him off at daycare was especially awful today. Deployments with little ones are no joke, friends. These kiddos bear the brunt of it.

But, I digress. We did our best to remain distracted this weekend, so Sunday we went back to Old McDonald's Farm in Sackets Harbor, and the boys had a blast again. Despite the fact that it was 85 degrees yesterday, we did our best to get out there and soak up the sun because the next few weekends are going to be fast! We'll be in NJ next weekend, then we're just two weeks from Chicago!
It's about to get crazy around here very quickly! I hope you all had wonderful weekends :)

I'm linking up today with B Loved Boston for Weekending.


  1. I give you all the credit in the world for being a Army wife. My friend is going to be deployed soon (for two years) and I know how difficult it is for the family. Even more so for the children as they don't understand. I use to be a nanny and when the father would have to travel for work, the little one (2 years old) would go crazy and it use to break my heart. Sending you big hugs.

  2. I can't believe that you're so close to Chicago!!! Ahhh I'm really excited for you!

  3. You are my hero..plain and simple!!

  4. I can't even begin to imagine how hard it is to try and explain deployment to your little guys. You rock Melissa for holding the home front together. XOXO

  5. Little ones just don't have the ability to comprehend something like deployment. That's got to be really frustrating for them and for their parents. The boys seems to be enjoying their sundaes! Hope you stay really busy until the marathon and your husbands return!

  6. This breaks my heart so much. My heart aches for your boys. My girls freak out when Rory is gone for a day let alone a year. You are so strong. I am sooo happy that Ryan is coming home in less than two months. You got this. And please teach me your ways. Rory leaves Saturday through Saturday out of the country and I am not sure how to handle it with the girls. They are going to miss him really bad and it is a lot of work.