When Brad's gone, I try to text him pictures as often as I think of it. It keeps him connected to the kids and what's happening here at home while he's away. When he was gone in February, I was sure to send him his daily "Rubygram" amongst all the other texts I sent. The theme was kind of fun (and who am I kidding? I love a good theme!) so I opted for one again this last week. If I sent nothing else, I was sure to send him daily "Good morning, Daddy!" and "Good night, Daddy!" photos.
(I crawled into bed and realized I'd forgotten. So he got this.)
Simple and fun way for Brad to know that we're thinking about him and missing him crazy bad.