Kass got up right before Frank and I walked out the door. She said she had a bad dream and needed water... and maybe an extra hug from daddy. ;) Then we headed out to Carson. I helped Frank get his stuff inside and hung out for a few minutes and then we said our goodbyes. He didn't want me out until 1 or 2 in the morning and I have been to LOTS of goodbye ceremonies, so we agreed it would be best to just say our goodbyes privately and go on... it's probably a whole lot less emotional that way, too.
When I got home, Keeghan was awake, and not happy. He was crying and saying that his ear hurt. Tiffani said he had been awake most of the time I was gone. poor little guy. He climbed into bed with me and he slept horribly. Even the Motrin I gave him didn't seem to help. This morning when we woke up I asked him how he was doing and he said he was fine and wanted to go to school. Whew!
When I picked Keeghan up from school, he said his ear was hurting again so I called their pediatrician and they were able to get him right in. His ears looked fine, so he said it could be some congestion draining into his ears or something. He seems to be doing ok tonight. They also reminded me that he needs his shots for Kindergarten. Keeghan was NOT happy about this news at all! We'll get them done eventually... but don't tell Keeghan!
After the trip to the pediatrician, we came home and rested for about an hour, and then Kennedy had dance class... Keeghan asked last week if he could try dance too, so he joined her tonight. He really seemed to like it! I guess we will enroll him and see how it goes. Kameron has been missing Tae Kwon Do because he got a part in his school play and they've been practicing after school twice a week. Thankfully one of his friend's mothers offered to take Kameron back to her house after practice so he could do homework with her boys until I got back from dance. When I went to pick him up, they were having a great time making an Angry Birds play. (They said I can even have a part in it! haha)
We came home and grabbed a quick dinner and now everyone is showered and bathed and we're getting ready for bed. Ahh! I'm praying that Keeghan will sleep well tonight and wake up refreshed in the morning. Tomorrow will be a little less hectic, which is a good thing!
As for Frank, we've talked a few times today. They went to San Diego this morning to pick up some Marines and then headed off to Alaska. Here's a picture he took while he was there... it's -3 degrees! Brrr!
I just talked to him a little while ago and he was getting ready to fly again to somewhere else. He said he's been fed well, the plane is only 1/2 full so he can stretch out, and hopefully he'll be able to sleep on the next leg of his flight.
Thank you to everyone who has sent prayers and words of encouragement over this past week. I'm feeling much better about things even though I lost a "friend", and I'm going to keep blogging... maybe not every day, but when I have something to say (which may be every day! HA!). Thank you to those of you who love our family... I appreciate you more than you know!