We haven't had much energy for blog posts or anything else recently, so here's a quick summary of the past few days.
Wednesday evening we (meaning Becky) decided that we missed Rita's free ice day as well as Ben & Jerry's free cone day, but we were not going to miss Baskin Robbins' 31 cent scoop day. We ate a quick dinner and headed out for the kids' first taste of ice cream. As we suspected (and secretly hoped), they weren't too fond of ice cream because "it's coooold!" Patience ate half a scoop, but Joshua turned his over to us pretty quickly. Garty never tasted his. We just wanted an extra cheap scoop. As a bonus, the fire company had a truck there, and the kids got to climb behind the wheel and "drive." This was extremely exciting for one little boy who is obsessed with all vehicles.
Thursday while Peter was at work the rest of us ventured out to our friend Michelle's house for a few hours. I wasn't sure if it was a good idea when she invited us, but I'm glad we went. Michelle is also an adoptive mom, so it was nice to hang out with someone who has been there and done that.
Friday we went to Worldlink to have a picnic lunch with Daddy. We managed to distract a good portion of the staff of the company that hosts our offices. The kids have no concept of a job, but they were excited to see where Peter works.
Saturday we drove Peter to the airport and sent him off to Uganda for his conference. He will be returning next Saturday. We all hope he'll still have a sane wife at that point. So far the kids are handling it alright.
Today we stayed home and were visited by Grandpop, Grandmom, Uncle Phil, and Aunt Meg. Grandmom was brave enough to spend the night and stay through tomorrow. She'll probably sleep really well tonight.