My wonderful husband had his 34th birthday on the 21st and I threw him a surprise party and grilled dinner for everyone! We had 20 people over and he loved being able to see all of his friends and family. It rained on me while I was grilling but I didn't mind.
Our summer is slowly winding down and we are ALL ready for school to start again! Brad is very excited about being in 1st grade and seeing his friends again. Jacob is growing by the day and thinks his big brother is hilarious.
Next week is our last with daddy at home--he begins working out of town every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday next month. I have adjusted my work schedule to be Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday so that there is always someone home for the kiddos. I will again be on my own for the 3 days he is gone but it will be a bit easier when Brad goes back to school. This will help us bump our savings back up and finish a few more things on the house before we list it for sale again next year.
In other news....Bradley finally got in to see an ENT doc about his poor hearing and awful allergies. He has mild to moderate hearing loss from fluid in his ears and is scheduled for surgery on August 11 to have tubes put in and to have his adenoids removed. Of course it is a day that Nick will be out of town so I will be on my own with both little ones! I know he won't like the IV but I think he'll do okay with the rest of it. I'm going to have the pantry stocked with yummy soft snacks for his recovery. He should be good as new (and hearing MUCH better) in time for school to start the next week. They are repeating his hearing test a month later to make sure there was improvement. Hopefully after this we can cut back on the medications he is on!