Aggghhhh... Blehhhhhh... Strep has invaded my house. We battled fevers last week with Dozer, flu for me this weekend, and then David got strep. Then Dash. Then Tank and Dozer. Ick.
But hooray for insurance, a great pediatrician that will see them right away and for drugs! It's amazing that something that tastes like drinkable bubblegum can actually kill those little guys that make your whole throat swell up, ears ache and head want to explode.
Since we're still contagious and all, it was a nice family day outside today. We didn't want to get the new babies, momma's and other kids at church sick. So we stayed home and played outside. Strange, huh?
But we're already feeling better and really enjoyed the comfortable 70 degree weather in the yard this afternoon. Trimmed hedges, picked up branches, toys and debris were cleared from the yard and then we had a big giant burn pile. Life is good!
The boys also had fun catching and releasing toads. Okay, releasing waaaay up in the air. Okay, catching toads and throwing them back into the tiny pond thingy... then catching them again and throwing them again and again and... I don't know why they didn't hop away while they had a chance.
I guess it was also the first time that Dozer really saw an earthworm. I was digging and was surprised by one on my hand. Dozer was immediately running to see the cause for my "concern"-- er...my one jump and scream (notice the lack of the -ing at the end-- this means that I'm not afraid of them, just surprised...that's all). Tank tried to catch it but it kept wiggling out of his hand. Such SQUEALS of delight and joy ensued! There is just something so supremely satisfying and endearing about listening to a 2 year old's squeals of delight, laughter and utter abandon. I so wish there was a way you could capture that in a bottle-- or even just on video!!! *sigh* Why does it always disappear upon the production of a lens?
So that was my weekend and my day. I should say it was terrible and horrible. But it wasn't. Well, Saturday night and Sunday were misery when I couldn't even lift up my head, but the rest was still good. Nothing like being forced to stay home and be with my kids, instead of our usual running around and overcommitment! I'm a weirdo, I admit it. But maybe thinking about childish joy makes one wonky in the thinking department.
(Which, dear ThinkingBlogger buddies, I thank you kindly for the awards! I just cannot pass it along right now as it requires way too much thought that will surely overtax my gray matter. But I daresay that I will transfer said honor to others in the near future.)
On the agenda tomorrow: Possum Watch. The boys found a child-size possum outside their window tonight. They insist on lying wait for it tomorrow night. I hope they just intend on watching, keeping a science notebook or just laughing at it. Please oh please don't let them actually want to catch it or *gasp* keep it!
I'm off to deal with my allergies-- stuffy but runny nose. What is the solution to such a horrid problem, you ask? You know it without me even having to answer. But since you must be insisting...it is looking like a walrus.