Max is scheduled to get tubes in a few weeks. He has consistently had fluid behind his ears for months. His speech has been okay and he didn't seem to be in pain, so they weren't going to do anything. But then he got a double ear infection. They treated it and I could really tell a difference in his temperament and sleep patterns. I think he WAS in pain until the fluid cleared out. THEN about 6 weeks later he had another ear infection .... so given his fluid on the ears history and Ethan's history.... we decided to go ahead with the tubes. Other than his ears, he's just a regular little monkey :)
Ethan has just registered for Kindergarten. He is excited, but I think to him it's just like changing schools again. We're working on lower case letters for his name and starting letters at the top. I think he is going to have a math mind like his mom and dad. He is already great at adding and subtracting.
Eli is currently studying to take an actuary exam. He hopes to have the first test passed and a new job as an actuary within the year. But for now, he was just offered a job at Brown Mackie College. It is great that this time around he wasn't in need of a job. They just called him up one day and asked if he would be interested in a financial aid position (as opposed to the admissions position he used to have). Of course with the pay raise he would get and the better hours, how could we refuse?! It will be great having my husband home before 7:30 three days a week. I should disclaim that I THINK this is how the hours will pan out because that is how the hours worked in admissions there. Either way, the pay raise is worth it. He'll be starting April 5th... right after we get back from out Seattle get-away.
Eli and I finally get to go away for a bit by ourselves (thanks to our wonderful parents who have graciously agreed to help with our kids for a few days each... THANK YOU, we really do appreciate you and love you). This will be the first time that we've been away by ourselves since our honeymoon. YAY! I'm excited.
That is all that there really is going on right now. We hope all is well with everyone. We love all of you!