So Leo's needed a haircut for a while and we talked to him about having Daddy buzz cut it. Yesterday, when Joe and Leo were leaving my work, Leo recognized that we were close to Kid's Castle, where he usually gets his haircut. He told Joe, "Daddy, I need a buzz cut from the store!" Joe agreed and Leo got his first buzz cut. He looks so grown up and boyish and when you have a face as handsome as Leo's, you can get away with any hair cut.
As for the house, we are still in the process of trying to make the deal. The selling agent, who is a relative of the sellers, has agreed to use part of his commission money to make the necessary repairs that we discovered in the inspection, but has requested that we put up $2,000 in earnest money. This means that for any reason, if the deal falls through, we are out this money, along with the cost for the appraisal and the inspection, but if everything goes as planned, the money will be used toward our down payment. We are hoping and praying that everything works out. The house is also getting appraised tomorrow, so things are moving along. The closing date is August 26, so that is the day we have to make it to and then we can breath a sigh of relief (hopefully).
The house has been a nice distraction. It has kept me from obsessing about the baby's arrival and all my nesting instincts have been invested in house hunting and now packing. What an exciting adventure!