almost home

Posted on January 5th, 2013 by mountain girl  |  7 Comments »

He comes home today, and we’re oh-so-ready.  A very excited girl has been counting down the days, letting me know at the crack of dawn each morning exactly how many days are left until the glorious Day of big brother’s return.

We have a very yummy cookies ‘n cream cake ready and waiting, a burlap welcome banner sewn and hung, and a pile of tiny presents.

The presents are made of pipe cleaners, Sculpey clay, paint and paper.  There are also a few found presents, a dollar bill, a toy from McDonald’s (gasp.  Yes, she has had a Happy Meal or two in her life, courtesy of Dadda.)

“I did a horrible thing.”

“What’s that?”

“I wrapped one of his presents in Tinker Bell wrapping paper.”

Along with all these preparations have been the necessary distractions, or we would all go crazy. She’s been writing grocery lists, painting pictures, taking photos.

In the first two days after I taught her how to use the settings on my camera she took just over 300 pictures.  I heard lots of groaning over the blurry ones, then shrieks of joy when she finally got one in focus.  Poor Cash must have thought the paparazzi was after him.

And now she’s off to the airport with Dadda to pick up the boy, and when they come home, we’ll party.

7 Responses to “almost home”

  1. Mimi says on :

    Gonna be VERY exciting when Caleb comes home!!! Mimi

  2. Hannah says on :

    Oh happy day for your family!

  3. GRANNY says on :

    YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!!! OUR LOSS IS YOUR GAIN BUT THE IMPORTANT THING IS HOW HE WANTED TO GO BACK. HE TOLD ME ALL ABOUT THE CAKE AND THE BANNER AND ALL ABOUT THE YUMMY CAKE. IT DID MAKE HIM FEEL VERY SPECIAL. THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH.WE MADE SPECIAL MEMORIES WHILE HE WAS WITH US, BUT HE DID MISS HIS SISTER AND BRO.DAD AND MIA ALSO. HES VERY FOND OF U MIA!!! LOVE YOU ALL GRANNY

  4. mountain girl says on :

    Thanks Granny! We are glad to have him with us again, and Zia is in her glory. Thanks for all you do for Caleb–I’m sure he misses you lots when he is here.

  5. Lisa Coffee says on :

    What a sweet homecoming. Enjoy it!

  6. Melissa says on :

    How sweet! I hope they always remain that way with each other.

  7. Tiffany says on :

    So very sweet!

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