For the next year, we were able to watch Allan grow and be a part of his life and he was so much fun to be around! His daddy went away to boot camp and after he came back they all moved to West Virginia on New Year's Day. They were stationed there in the mountains of West VA for a couple of years.
While there, Will & Felicia gave Allan a baby brother (Nathan). Allan is a most awesome big brother! He is very protective of Nathan and loves to play with him. When they lived in WV, I tried to drive up to visit them every couple of months and I would bring Allan back to stay with me for a week or two. I loved having him around!
Two years ago Will and Felicia got orders to move to Hawaii. We were all excited for them for the opportunity even though we knew we were not going to be able to see the boys much now. They have grown up so much the last two years. Allan has started school this year and can actually carry on an intelligent conversation on the telephone now. He is a joy to talk to on the phone. You can hear the love and admiration in his voice that he has for his mom and dad.
This picture above is of Allan and Nathan with my dad at his beach house. The picture below is Allan holding his new baby cousin Bailee when she was born two years ago.
When Will and Felicia first moved to Hawaii, Will had to go on his ship for a very long time and he didn't see his family for several months. Felicia and the boys had to adapt to a brand new city/surroundings far from home all on their own. They survived and in fact, they are thriving wonderfully. They love it over there and have many wonderful friends!
The boys were so happy to see their daddy after he had been gone for a long time!
Happy Birthday Allan!! Your YaYa & Pops & Uncle Dakota love and miss you so much!!