Thursday afternoon was our big shopping trip--I try to plan for two weeks at a time--which was surprisingly not bad. I brought snacks, which helped, and both boys had decided to use some of their saved money to buy Mixel lego sets, which really helped.
After the tour, we had lunch, played a bit, then went to Reed's school to meet his new teacher, Ms. Sears. Reed is in a portable this year, which was a new experience. He was excited to see Sofia from his class last year and the two of them chose out spots at a table by each other. Ms. Sears seems quite nice and Reed is excited for a great year. Directly after going to Reed's school, we went to the surgery center for a tour! The lady giving us the tour was super nice and loaded Asher down with all kinds of swag: socks, a surgery gown, a mask to get him ready for the anesthesia mask, a surgery cap (times three--one for each kid), and a wrist band. We also got to see the red line--a literal line on the ground--where the scrubbing in process begins, and thus where Asher and I will part company. I'm really glad we got to take a tour because Asher's nerves were eased and I really think Tuesday's surgery will be less traumatic going in! Also, I noticed later when I look at the pictures I took that Lila's shoes were on the wrong feet--and must have been the entire tour!