And they're coming home on Saturday. Yikes.
I was expecting at least another week. Its going to be a whirlwind day Friday.
We're very excited. The only disappointing thing: the timing. We were having Zev's birthday party this weekend. Obviously that has to be cancelled. Instead, a quick dinner tonight with whomever can come by. We felt way too bad to do nothing and just not do anything. On his actual birthday we did go out to the Cheesecake Factory. We told the waiter it was his birthday and we had them sing to him, and he blew out the candle on the strawberry shortcake we ordered him (that was the size of his entire body...the CF portions are just ridiculous).
So while we did celebrate just the three of us, the 'big' party was going to be on Sunday. Bad timing. While he won't know the difference, we will. While it will not be the same, at least he'll get another cake and candle, and some people will be able to enjoy and have a good time. I'd hate to start out their sibling relationship on a sour note: "I had to cancel my birthday because of you!!" In a way, it will be our last chance to enjoy him alone. Which makes me cry.
He'll be a good big brother. I know he will. But I feel bad for him at the same time. He has no idea what is coming. I really really really really hope he'll be ok with everything. It worries me.
And then the rush begins on Saturday..... Oy. Excited, nervous, scared...all these things. It will be fine, but change is always difficult. Even good ones......