Only six more days...
To some couples this is a drop in the bucket. But we're not those couples, and I miss John terribly. His absence has really made me realize how much I love him. I can't wait to cuddle with him and watch Better Off Ted.
Simon has really gotten good at moving around in his walker (which stays downstairs, for the information of the concerned grand parents). And he's so good at it he doesn't get stuck very often. He goes into the guest room, the laundry room, the kitchen, the dining room. He has so much fun with it.
The other day Malachi fell asleep on the couch while Simon was in his walker. Malachi was snoring a bit and Simon thought it was hilarious and laughing made his way over to his brother.
I caught him right before he actually touched his brother.
Tonight after I got home from work Malachi was really clingy. And loud. While I was skyping with my brother-in-law and his wife he was yelling a lot. I told him to stop yelling which was followed by a yell. So he lost his Wipeout privileges tonight. So after dinner, which he didn't really like, he went to bed Wipeout-less. And he's been looking forward to it for so long (since the last episode on Thursday).
Work is really busy right now. We have a lot of arrivals in the next couple of months, which means a Newcomer's reception. Of course we have school starting so we have a Back To School Party for 6th - 12th graders with make your own pizza. The very next day we're having a Play Day for the younger kids with decorate your own cookies, ice cream, and water games. Costa Rican Mother's Day is this month so we're going to have a Bazaar to showcase some American small businesses in the area and give the Locally Employed Staff the chance to buy their presents right at work. Should be a good time.
And amidst all that I'm still putting together the Embassy Newsletter. This is a Sensitive But Unclassified document which means that only the people I send it to can have a copy. So if you don't get it from us already then I can't send it to you...so stop asking!
John we all miss you, please come home safe and sound.