4:00 PM DS#3 just called to say that he is coming home instead of going to Iraq now!!!! We are so happy. Apparently, the ones in charge decided that no more personnel needed to go for the position he was to do for one year. If he goes later, it will be for 4 months and would probably be in January - not as bad as a whole year. Our DIL is very happy!
The last leg of our trip we detoured to DS#3's home so we could see him before he deployed to Iraq. Also to spend some time with our DIL & 2 GSs for the adjustment period after Daddy left. The adjustment is hardest on Mommy and we hope we have been helping in some small way. Tomorrow, both boys will start a Mother's Day Out program for 2 mornings per week. At least this will give her time to shop and take care of some errands. She is also looking for someone to come in to help in the evenings.
DS is actually in New Jersey for 3 weeks before he leaves for Iraq in order to get some training.
Saturday my DIL & I took the boys to the park for a little while - time needed for Jonah to run off some of his energy. Of course, the only picture that turned out of him is while he is sitting down. I can't believe the energy he has after supper! We always go for a walk, but that's not enough. We then have to hit the T-ball or throw the frisby. Luckily, he chases it most of the time. This Grandma is too tired by then!
|Eli swinging at Park|
|Jonah digging at the Park|
|Big brother helping feed Eli|
Grandma & Grandpa (us) are getting ready to go home next Monday. We are looking forward to sleeping in our king size bed again! The trip has been wonderful, but in the future, I would prefer shorter trips - maybe 5-6 weeks at the most. We'll see, because I don't see any long trips in our future for a while (except to visit little grandchildren).
Thanks for all the sweet comments.