Been a fun day already and it's only 2 o'clock :) I had my usual time out by myself while Isaac was at school and Samy was with Keith. Enjoyed my time at Panera going over yesterday's message on Isaiah 55 and also seeing some friends from church there. When I picked Isaac up he could hardly contain himself and told me he had a surprise! Each student in his class has a little money box that the teacher occasionally gives them pennies to put in when they do a good job on something, and then she holds a "school store" where she lays out little toys they can buy with their pennies. Well, today was the first "store" and he was so excited to get a little plastic Theodore (from Alvin and the Chipmunks)! It's like a toy from a Happy Meal, but he thinks it's the greatest! You push a button and it says, "My name is Theodore." and then laughs. He would push it and laugh hysterically and then started saying, "Whose your name?" (His version of what's your name) and push the button and laugh again in that great, genuine Isaac laugh of his :) All this is happening in the back seat while I'm driving and just smiling from ear to ear.
Then we got to go on our date together. He wanted a ham sandwich (yeah, he doesn't get those at our house) so we went to Jersey Mike's Subs (one of my favorites anyway!). After we had sat down to eat the man who had helped us brought over two cookies for us :) The best part was getting to talk with my little guy. Hearing about school and friends in class, getting actual answers to my questions! I can't believe how much he's grown up. Wasn't I just seeing him for the first time on an ultrasound screen?? Can this really be my baby boy? Now I'm crying :)
We got home and he was so excited about showing Samy Theodore and they immediately set up their own "store" to buy things from. Keith and I started talking about moving Isaac in with Samy since the baby will be taking over his room, and decided to do it this weekend since Isaac will be off school the next two weeks. I told the kids and Isaac asked if we could do it today :) It's precious what sweet friends they are! At least most of the time :)
Oh, and our ultrasound will be this Thursday! We're going to enjoy the extra anticipation of not finding out if it's a boy or a girl this time around!! Keith still isn't convinced that I'm not going to cave in when we get there, but I really think I can this time :) Only 19 more weeks to wait, no problem :)
So there were a few of my joys in there, though they aren't numbered. There are so many more than I can remember when I sit down to the computer! My memory was bad enough before getting pregnant again!