Well, it happened...... the first 9 years of Evan's life just flew right on by, leaving Tracie and I with a 10 year old son as of yesterday!!! It's true, Evan has reached double digits now.... and starts the fifth grade in just one week from today!!! Another bitter-sweet moment in life for Tracie and myself, as we are so happy for Evan, and so proud of the young man he is becoming. But of course, we miss our little baby boy at the same time!
Evan has had a great birthday experience this year, as he got to bring his good friend Adam Dugger with us to Oregon for a week. While in Oregon, the boys got to play mini golf, go watch the truck and tractor pulls, along with the Combine tractor demolition derby, spend a day at Bullwinkles Family Fun Center, and spent two full hours jumping around at Sky High yesterday. In addition, the boys had lobster for Evan's birthday dinner, at Red Lobster!!! They have stayed up late every night, watching movies, and they have spent a great deal of time riding bikes around the "loop" at Grammy & Papa's place, or playing football together in the street. Adam learned to play "hand and foot", and there have been a couple of Monopoly games thrown in as well.
I would have to say that Evan has had a really great 10th birthday!!! In addition to all of these fun things, Evan got a new pair of motorcycle riding boots from Grammy & Papa, a new OSU Beaver football from Sierra, A new Monopoly board game from Grammy, and a new Pellet/BB air rifle from Mom & Dad, along with some money from others.
Today, we make the long trek back home. Time to get back into our own routine again, if that can even be possible. It will be nice to have our own little family together at home once again, just us. Football season is now in full swing for us, and school starts for both kids next week. Tracie still has to get back in the groove of being home from Africa, since we immediately came to Oregon after her return. I need to get back into my groove of fitness and eating right once again, and need to get my cycling and running game back in gear.
Hard to believe, but it appears that August is about gone, and Fall will be here shortly.....................