Wednesday, July 7, 2010

1 month down, 11 to go

None of us are counting though!

We've survived the first month. I treated Macen to day all about him (which is pretty much every day anyway) and I think we'll do something special at the beginning of every month to celebrate we're 1 month closer to James coming home. Last Friday we headed out of town to Weiden about 30 mins away and went to a toy store. Macen picked out a Toy Story toy since we were going to the movie that evening. He was so excited and was completely hooked the entire movie!

We've kept busy the last month with projects around the house, hanging out with friends, meeting new people, making a routine of hourly care which he loves going to, lots of outside playing and potty training. Until last night, I would have said Macen was fully trained but he had accidents at bedtime last night, naptime today and this evening. It was bound to happen because we started doing only underwear at sleepy times about a week and half ago and he had no accidents until now. That's pretty good and I am impressed. We'll see where we go from here but he has been a champ with potty training.

It looks as if we'll stay pretty busy atleast until the end of year. We have friends coming to visit next week and will continue to have someone visit for the next couple of months.

We got to Skype with James tonight for the first time and I think we all needed it. Macen loved getting to see daddy! Hopefully we'll get to do this more. This deployment looks as if its going to be as emotionally draining as the first. With James' conditions being similiar to his first deployment and new challenges we are facing, we are going to need one heck of a vacation come next summer. Good thing we are in Europe!

Please continue those thoughts and prayers for James.