Son had surgery this week. We went in for for the pre-op blood draw on Monday and he didn't exactly enjoy the procedure, so I was a bit concerned about how he'd handle surgery on Wednesday. Prayed a lot for him, as well as for MY state of mind so that I could be supportive rather than making it worse. Everything went very well. He had tubes inserted in his ears (the type that are designed to stay in 2-3 years) plus had his adenoids removed at about 8:30 am. We were home before 11:00, and he laid on the couch watching Top Gear. This picture was taken at 2:25 pm after he chowed down on a bowl of cherries. Yes, he's doing just fine :) Still waiting to see if getting all that fluid out will help with the hearing issue, and if not, we'll most likely be getting him some sort of amplification device.
Took the kids to meet their teachers this morning and drop off school supplies - so happy to have those piles outta here! I'm happy with the teachers the kids have, although both of them are disappointed to not have many friends in their particular classes. AWANA starts back up next week as well, and both kids are also interested in doing karate, but I think we're going to hold off on that for a few more months.
In other big news from the D house: we have become pet owners. The kids have been wanting something forEVER, and D had recently taken to catching lizards (the rule is that he can capture 1 in the morning, then release it before bedtime). A likes the idea of animals, but is still quite fearful of most of them, which is yet another reason that I'd like to have something around. Really wanted to move up to something fuzzy, but not quite ready to commit to a dog or cat. One trip to PetSmart later, and we now own 2 gerbils. The one you see here is Spike, and there's also a black one named Rocky (who's definitely quieter - amazing how I'm already noticing the rodent's personalities!) The biggest challenge thus far is letting the poor little guys have quiet time away from their overly loving owners...
And a final bit of silliness on this fine Friday: it's kind of tough to tell your kids not to play with their food when Daddy is building a snowman out of the mashed potatoes and brisket!