Caleb had his first church camp this weekend. First and Second graders go with a parent the first two years of camp, so Ben went with him. Camp Kum Ba Yah is at the lake (the same place we went camping this spring). Caleb finally lost his front tooth on the way there. I say finally because this tooth has been loose for over 6 months. Like me, he does not like to pull or wiggle loose teeth. They have to fall out on their own or better yet, while eating. We have been working on this tooth for months and wouldn't you know it, he loses it on the way to church camp! The tooth next to it is ready to come out any time now as well. So he will soon be whistling, "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth." Check out the pictures of some crazy games at church camp.
Cody and I headed to Bowling Green for the weekend. Abbi was having a birthday party and we thought it would be fun to hang out with fam, just the two of us. We visited with Memaw and Peepaw, went to visit Great Papaw Howard, and saw Uncle KK.
Uncle KK knows Cody has a love for art and brought him a paint by number project that they worked on together.
Then we went to the Humane Society and Adoption Shelter to check out some kitties. Kevin has been wanting to get a friend for his kitty, Sydney. We picked out a huge cat named Jax. He was already declawed, immunized, and neutered. He has a very laid-back sweet disposition, so we thought he would fit in good with Sydney. This cat is huge, not only of the overweight persuasion, but very long. We were in an adoption room with him for about 30 minutes to see his personality and to see how he got along with another cat they brought in. Cody was bouncing off the walls and tossing puppy toys all over the room. The cat was not fazed one bit. We later found out that he was raised around children. He really reminded Kevin and I of my old kitty Kobe, so laid back and good-natured. After seeing how great he was, Kevin had to get him. Later that night I went over to Kev's apartment to check on kitty progress. We flipped through the pet name book and decided to change his name to Bentley. He had made himself at home and seemed very comfortable and content. Sydney however was not having any of this, she hid upstairs and when she came down she let this newbie know that she was not happy about the situation.
I think Cody didn't know quite what to do without Caleb. He went outside and played with Peepaw. Finally after some of the crowd cleared, he went out and played bubbles with Abbi. Then we found all the cousins digging in the dirt, happy as clams. Fun times!
Sunday we got home in time to find out some bad news on our house. We had a family come see our house on Monday and make an offer. By Wednesday we had a contract signed. We were so excited we began looking at houses ourselves and found one that we loved. We told the people we would come back on Sunday when we got back in town and see it again, probably discussing an offer. Well just as we were about to go see that house...the realtor called about the couple that have a contract on our house. They have pulled out and cancelled the contract. Apparently at the inspection of our house on Friday, they found water in our crawl space under the house. Ben went out immediately and looked because we were shocked. Sure enough there was about 2 inches of water. We have NEVER had water under our house. Ben has been under there numerous times, messing with wiring, cable, etc. In fact he was just under there a month ago and it was totally dry. We have noticed the back faucet leaking alot when we use the hose to water our garden, but hadn't noticed it to be a problem when the water was off. We checked it out and it was slowly dripping water out constantly. What a disaster! The couple didn't want to have it checked out because they feared for mold growing under our house. We had to call the couple of the house that we liked and cancel our meeting with them. Then off we headed to another birthday party. Kiersa turned four and had a birthday party outdoors in their backyard. It was a beautiful evening and it was nice to be around our friends after receiving such depressing news. We are trying to be hopeful that our house will sell again quickly and the house we like will still be available. Or perhaps there is another home out there in our future, yet to be found.