...its what i'm holding in my hand. my hair looks awful because my friend janet and i had just come back from taking a walk with our boys. as we were walking this morning, i got a call on my cell phone from a delivery guy with a package for me. we caught up to his truck and he handed me a package to sign for and inside was...... MY PASSPORT!!!! i just about peed my pants! you see, it was only 3 weeks ago that i was told my passport application would take 15 weeks to process. it was only 2 weeks ago that i faxed off a request that my passport be expidited. and it was only yesterday that i spoke with passport canada and was told to expect it in the mail on october 10th. my flight leaves on october 2nd, so the very nice gentleman told me that he would make a few phone calls and try to get my passport to me by october 1st. so to get it the Very Next Day is nothing short of a miracle and i THANK YOU all so much for your prayers!!! my mom is not home yet and i'm so excited to tell her the good news.
in just over a week, tristan and i will be in lovely rainy british columbia enjoying the crisp autumn air, the green all around, the changing leaves and, of course, a great big thanksgiving dinner! i am so looking forward to relaxing with my family once again and getting to see my friends. as far as being away from my husband for a week....i'm just not thinking about that part of it yet. i will keep the freezer well stocked with frozen pizzas and will ask any friends down here if they would mind inviting my dear husband over for dinner while i'm gone.
some other AWESOME news that we got yesterday is that gramps' cancer is in remission!! we are so thankful to God for healing him! we just adore gramps and i'm grateful that tristan will get to know him and grow up with his love. God is so good.
tristan had his very first experience at the san diego wild animal park on wednesday. he seemed to enjoy himself, though was much more interested in looking at people than at the animals. we went on a little tram ride and got quite close to a giraffe. i kept pointing and signing "giraffe" to him, saying "Tristan, look at the tall giraffe!" he glanced over at it, then just looked up at my face adoringly. his latest thing is helping me turn the pictures of his storybooks! he just started doing that a few days ago. he also knows exactly where the flaps are on all of his lift the flap books and loves feeling the different textures in his touch and feel books. oh yes, and he's been biting lately. hard. not so much when i'm nursing him (thank goodness!) but he likes to bite my shoulder when i'm holding him. up until now, i've very firmly told him "no" and flicked his cheek with my finger. so far, it hasn't seemed to sink in very well. anyone else have any ideas on how to discipline such a young child? i really don't want to get into the habit of raising my voice at him; i'd rather speak to him calmly, yet firmly, but i definitely need him to understand. today he left little teeth marks in my arm!
well, i'm off to get ready to go into town and do some groceries. have a wonderful weekend, everyone.