Joshua and I have had a very busy week, getting everything ready at my parents’ house.
For the last five nights, Josh and I have helped my mother clean the house and get the bedrooms ready. We have also been making a nightly late-hours run to a different food store, picking up different food items.
Everything is ready, and tonight we have something special planned.
Tonight, Joshua and I and my mother are going to go shopping. We are going shopping in order to buy birthday presents for my nephew.
My nephew officially turned two years old a few days ago, but we are planning to celebrate his birthday on Sunday, his second day home.
It will not make any difference to him that we will be celebrating his birthday a few days late. He does not even fully understand the significance of his birthday yet, so he will not even realize that we will be celebrating on a somewhat delayed basis.
What he will understand is that he will get presents, and birthday cake and ice cream, and have lots of fun.
We pretty much know what gifts we are going to get for him, so it should not take us too long tonight.
Tomorrow afternoon, my Dad returns. Tomorrow night my brother from Denver arrives. On Saturday, my older brother and his family arrive.
We are all getting excited.