The kids have been wanting to set up the pool all summer but I've been holding out. Mark left for Turkey today so I figured the blow-up pool would be a good distraction. It's a lot more manageable than taking all four to the real pool by myself.
Tonight we went to Aldi and I let them pick out a few treats for the week ahead. Cameron wanted chocolate cookies so we got them. He was very disappointed when he tried them later. He said they tasted like raisins.
This may sound pathetic to some but having Mark gone is somewhat traumatic for us. Normally if Mark is home he will put the kids to bed but in preparation for this trip I've been doing it for the past couple of weeks. I always ask the kids for prayer requests and then we pray. The general theme tonight was that Mark wouldn't get killed. Beck prayed that Dad wouldn't slide off the plane. I keep reminding them that the time will go fast and we're going to do lots of fun things.