I am back home in Indiana and so much has changed since I departed on Wednesday.
Anna lost her first tooth. While I was gone. Her first tooth. I’m so sad that I missed this milestone, one that she has been anticipating since the dentist said “this tooth is a little bit loose” back in June. We didn’t think it was loose, but that’s all Anna needed to hear and she brought it up everyday and had me check it everyday.
Three months later, it fell out, before I had even arrived at the airport. Crazy thing.
The tooth fairy waited to come until last night so that I could see the tooth before she took it away. (she’s a very nice, patient, little fairy) Which means the tooth fairy came on a Friday night, which means Anna woke up too early this morning, AT 6:45 ON A SATURDAY because she was so excited. DO NOT EVER DO THIS. That is award winning advice. You are welcome.
Another thing that happened was both of the kids caught colds. I blame school starting. Kids and school are dirty, germy things. That in itself seriously makes me want to home school.
Also, Noah started wearing socks. All of the time, “except in the bathtub.” This is interesting because he has never enjoyed wearing socks. He still had to wear them to school everyday, despite his feelings towards socks, but now he never wants to take them off. Which makes me sad. His toes are extremely cute.
Finally, Brian bought a van. HE DID! WITHOUT ME! I need to go on record saying that I am SO.THRILLED that I missed the rest of the experience. To me, buying a brand new car is fun, buying a good, used car is hard, really hard. But I am so happy with the way that we did it. Tons of investigating, ridiculous amounts of shopping around and we came in right at our budget.
And the car? Is beautiful. While I was in Minneapolis, Brian drove over 600 miles total looking for cars, all while dropping the kids off, being home for them when the bus drops them off, taking care of homework. lunches and dinner. Oh and also while WORKING FROM HOME. He turned into Super Man. Well, he was always Super Man, but he turned into Super Man times SIX THOUSAND.
We bought a Toyota Sienna in perfect condition…it’s beautiful. I’m serious. It’s beautiful.
And the trip to Minneapolis? Was so fun and we really did eat the entire time.
More on that to come…