I have to admit I am pretty frustrated. My new camera has not wanted to turn on for 2 days now. I have pictures that I wanted to post, but it will have to be delayed until I can figure out the problem. This update will be pretty long since it's been a week.
Last Saturday, Kerry, Caleb, Josiah and I hopped (not literally) on a plane and headed to Texas for a visit. We arrived around dinner time and were greeted by my parents at the airport. I always love seeing Caleb's reaction when meeting people at the airport. He runs into their arms and gives them great big hugs. Josiah slept pretty much the entire flight and all the way to baggage claim. I didn't even pack a book to read, because I wasn't expecting him to sleep that long. I was pretty bored on the flight. Nate, RyAnn, and Brock came over for dinner and a nice visit. Then I had to get busy decorating Josiah's first birthday cake. I will post pictures hopefully of the final product soon. Then we all turned in since church was the next morning.
I am so spoiled by not attending church on Sunday mornings. It was so hard getting up and everyone ready on time. Why can't everyone have Saturday or Sunday night church? Oh well. We went to Fielder, the church we came from and enjoyed seeing old friends and seeing the shock on their faces when they learned we had another one on the way. It cracks me up. Yes, we know where babies come from, obviously. After a family lunch, we celebrated Josiah's birthday. Brock and Caleb were more into opening the presents than Josiah. But Josiah loved his cake, especially the mini M&Ms on the cake. Sunday night, we went to church to see some friends of ours, the Bartleys. Caleb chose a swim party with Uncle Nate, Aunt RyRy and Brock. After church, we enjoyed a nice dinner.
Monday was an okay day. We decided to get a rental car for the week that Kerry was here. Kerry had a few things he needed to get done. The boys and I along with my Mom went to the pharmacy to see what they thought the rash on Caleb's leg might be. He had a couple of spots on his ankle before we left California, but it got pretty bad by the time Monday came around. The pharmacist thought it was probably poison ivy and suggested some over the counter stuff. After dinner, my parents took the boys to Putt-Putt (Josiah loves anything outside) and Kerry and I went to get snowcones and tried to get my phone fixed which mysteriously started working again on it's own. The boys had fun and I really enjoyed my snowcone.
Tuesday, if I can remember, was a pretty relaxing day. Caleb's rash still looked pretty bad, but I was hopeful that it would get better with the medicine we had. We enjoyed visiting with RyAnn and Brock for a little while that afternoon. That night we went swimming with the Bartleys and they cooked for us. I get so spoiled with all this visiting and being fed. I won't know how to cook when I get home. We all enjoyed a nice visit.
Wednesday did not start off well at all. Caleb's rash had gotten worse and Kerry decided that we needed to see a doctor. Caleb's old doctor was out for the entire week, but my parents' doctor was able to fit us in that morning. The doctor did not think it was posion ivy, but something similar. We have no idea where he got it in California. The doctor prescribed him some medicine and cream. This was a big deal for me since Caleb has not needed a prescription for anything since he was a small baby (cough medicine). But it was definitely needed and we could see a difference soon. That afternoon, we headed to Gladewater, TX to see Kerry's mom. It was a very quick trip, but we were all glad that we could visit. Granny is flying back with us in a week and a half and we're looking forward to spending time with her.
Thursday on our way back to Arlington, we stopped to see Caleb's cousins. He was so excited to see Joshua, Abigail, Morgan and Elizabeth. I know he must have exhausted them all. He had enough energy for all of them. Josiah even was in pretty good spirits and enjoyed walking around the house and exploring.
Yesterday, we spent all day at the Hagans. Caleb had waited all week for this day to see Ethan and Kylie. I have to admit that I enjoyed seeing those two as well since I easily claim them as my own even though they have two wonderful parents. I helped take care of them until we moved to California and have seen them grow. They were so big. Ethan is starting Kindergarten this year and Kylie turns four in November. Where has the time gone? We sat outside on their porch and we watched as a house was being put on the lot next to theirs. That lot used to be ours which we sold before moving to California. It was so peaceful out there in Granbury. You couldn't hear any cars or people talking. It almost made me wish it was our house that was being built and our kids would continue to grow up togther and we could pick Ethan up every day after school. But, we're where God wants us to be. Caleb was sad to leave, but was soon sound asleep on the ride home.
Today, we put Kerry on a plane to go back to California. The boys and I will stay for a little while longer before flying back. I'm looking forward to this week to catch up with a few more people and help take care of my nephew who hopefully will say my name by the end of this week.