Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Family Day at Ft. Benning

We got to go and visit Jacob in Ft. Benning this weekend for Family Day on Nov. 14th and then he was released to spend the weekend with us. Originally, everyone was going to march in wearing their Class B uniform (the one wearing the beret), but due to some rainy weather, only one platoon put on a performance drill for us. They had a competition the night before to determine which platoon would be able to do the honors and Jacob's platoon won, so we got to see him in action. I tried to download the video, but I guess it was just too long as it would not download...I left it for a very long time and it still did not finish downloading, so I will have to see what I can do later. At one point it looks like he messed up, but in actuality he did not, the next command was given before he finished the one before it, so he had to correct to keep from being run into, so he did the correct thing. We had a great time visiting him. He is doing well and really is enjoying himself. He also enjoyed being able to get some extra sleep over the weekend by staying with us at the hotel. We went and saw the new Bond movie and ate out whereever he wanted. I was also amazed to watch him eat, they definitely are not starving him and when I commented on how much he was eating at one sitting, he said he told everyone I would notice that he eats a lot more now. He has even gained a few pounds, although as you can see, he is still as skinny as a toothpick. Click on the pictures and you should get a larger viewing of them. The one of him in front of his bunk (his is the upper left one) is blurry, but I thought you'd like to see it. He has all the pictures and cards he has received on the inside door of his locker.


Lindsey, Jason, & Jay said...

He looks really filled out now! I am so glad he is doing so well!!

Roxie said...

Oh my goodness, he looks so handsome and so mature! I love the picture of him in his uniform. He is quite the young man now, isn't he?