Colton has the cutest hat on. I think that must have been a souvenir from some place because I didn't see that hat in his suitcase while he was here. It's a good thing, because I may have stolen it from him! :-) Dustin looks thrilled to death here.......NOT. He must be taking on his Dad's attitude or something? I see Ted there in the background, again choosing not to participate in pictures. I'm sure glad they were able to do some site-seeing on their way home. Hopefully this won't be their first AND last vacation. We'll have to kidnap the boys every July and take them with us do to something fun. (I'll put Kysa in my suitcase as well!) Gage is still missing Colton and Dustin something awful. He is one of the most tenderhearted kids I know. He loves spending time with family and it always breaks his heart when that time comes to an end. Hopefully the distraction we have coming up this weekend will help. We will be spending Saturday in Fargo for Scout Day with the Redhawks. Gage will be attending a baseball clinic put on by the Redhawk players, then we have a pizza party. That will be followed by a Redhawks game, and then after the game we will come back into the stadium for an all night campout! This will be our first ever camping trip with kids. In fact, I think our last camping trip we ever took was in western North Dakota with our beloved friends, Jason and Julie Barker, just before Jason was diagnosed with cancer, then followed by Julie. We went to Walmart yesterday to get a few outdoor folding chairs so each of us will have our own chair. They will be showing a movie in the stadium and I'm guessing we'll need the chairs; however, I'm not completely sure about that. I'm hoping we won't have to sit in the bleachers for that, as I'm sure we'll have sat in the bleachers quite enough for one day and my back will probably be killing me, and then sleeping on the ground isn't going to help matters much. I think I am going to invest in an air mattress before we leave on Saturday. I also hope to get to do a little school shopping in Fargo at some of the children's stores we don't have here in Bismarck. (Too bad there isn't a payday before we go! HA HA!)
Not much going on here today. We have swimming lessons again at lunch time, and then I have an appointment with Warford's this afternoon. I'm hoping I can see the light at the end of the tunnel with these braces. If I could have them off in time for corn on the cob season, that would be GREAT! I'm not going to hold my breath, however. Gage also will have his final baseball game of the season tonight! We're gearing up for school to start, which is just only about 4 weeks away! This summer sure has gone by fast!