Uncle Josh flew in yesterday and we've had a good time so far hanging out with him. I think the boys are enjoying having an extra playmate in the house. He's more fun than LT or I regardless! We did come to the realization last night that our boys aren't good candidates for bunkbeds or sharing a room. We had to change our sleeping arrangment at about 10:30 last night after over an hour of screaming from some little blonde kid who shall remain nameless.
Today was a big day for us, too. This morning, we frantically rushed around so that we could get the boys to school and then make it to LT's promotion ceremony by 9am. I got there right at 9am and they were about to start the ceremony without me. Thankfully, they didn't! I got to pin (velcro) LT's new rank on. His one line emblem simply changed from gold to black. The Col who was in charge of the ceremony told me I had it upside down. I laughed and then sort of tapped him on his side. We all know these Army pomp and circumstance type things get me all wigged out regardless so having a Col making wise cracks did throw me off a little bit, but put me at ease, too.
We also had our first official housecleaning by the lady that is going to be our every other week housecleaner! YEAH! I can't tell you how relaxed I feel knowing that all the big cleaning will get done every other week. When I have to do it myself, it doesn't get done that often. The only problem we have is that she speaks little English and I speak even less Spanish. I'm determined that this is going to be the thing that pushes me to learn to speak some Spanish. For now, I'm doing better about making sure I pick up after myself and put things away immediately. That will probably wear off, but I need to start somewhere!
Bailey got a new Thomas plate set at Big Lots today. It came with a fork that's handle looks like Percy and a spoon that's handle looks like Thomas. He hasn't let them out of his sight since we took them out of the package. Only my son would carry around a fork and spoon everywhere he goes and play with them like they're really trains. He's a weird kid and I blame all that on LT.
At this point, someone is reading the proclamation that LT is officially promoted from 2nd Lt to 1st Lt. Either that or the Col is saying all kinds of wonderful things about LT like he thinks he should've skipped 1st Lt and been straight to Captain. That would've been a great pay raise! The Col thinks alot of LT and so do I!
The Col is probably telling me right now that I have put the single black line of velcro on upside down. Ha!
Here we are 1st Lt and Mrs. Wade. Aren't we a cute little couple?