May 21, 2009, was Jacob's graduation from MP OSUT. After almost 20 weeks of training, he was ready to graduate and we were ready too!!
Waiting for graduation to begin.
Marching up on to the stage to a cadence.
787th MP Battalion, C Company, 3rd Platoon
Everybody announced their name and duty station.
Ben was so tired that after the ceremony he just sat outside while Christopher and Nicholas ran around.
Family Photo :)
Uncle Jeff, Auntie Melissa, and Lexie
Lexie had fun with Uncle Jeff
Grandpa and Nick
After the ceremony we went to Cracker Barrel for lunch. The highlight of the afternoon was playing on the big rocking chairs and with the checker boards out on the front porch.
Grandma rocking with Lexie and Ben.
Auntie Melissa and Lexie
Daddy and his girl!
After lunch we went back to Fort Leonard Wood for some shopping. We hit Starbucks and then headed to the PX (Jacob needed socks!). Melissa and Jeff had to leave in the late afternoon. After saying all of our goodbyes, we headed back to the hotel and then to dinner.
Jacob was able to stay with us for a couple of days before reporting back to FLW. There's not a whole lot to do in the area around the base so we went to Walmart a few times and hung out at the hotel and relaxed. We dropped him back off at FLW on Saturday afternoon and then drove to St Louis.
Right now he's still at FLW in Airborne hold. He *should* be leaving on Thursday and starting Airborne school the following Monday. But, as we've all learned, things are always subject to change!