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Dan didn't make it home on Wednesday. The whole plan I had went down the tubes. I still didn't tell the boys and when a couple of more delays came into play we decided that we would ask that someone from the office go pick him up and bring him home. I sent the boys on the bus and about the same time they were arriving at school, unbeknownst to them, their dad was landing at Ramstein Air Base. After going through security and everything else he finally got to our door just in time for some lunch.
Then the fun began when we went to the school to surprise two little boys that had no idea how good their day was going to turn out.
The video link is at the end of this post. We went to Joe's class first. I brought the video camera in under the pretense that I just wanted to video him in his class. The little ham went for it and you can see the big smile he put on for the camera. Then you'll hear me say, "Okay...okay...." That was Dan's cue to come in the room. Joe was in such shock that he just said, "Hi, Dad." like he just saw him yesterday. He started crying though when Dan was holding him and the stun wore off.
Then we hit Daniel's class. My friend works in the office and went in and called Daniel out like he was in trouble. You'll see her running out of the room and then Daniel come out and spot Dan right away. He was a little misty-eyed too. It was so good to see my men all together again. It was fun and we definitely made the right choice in not making the boys wait.