House For Six

Oh Weekend, I Heart You

Deme CrinionComment
I hoped to get at least one post up this week, but visitors, followed by a week of solo parenting, a few sick kids mixed in, and getting a coherent post up just wasn't in the cards.

My sister-in-law had a conference in Toledo last weekend, so she brought her three kids along for a long overdue cousin visit.  The kids stayed with us while she spent a few days at the conference. Our goal?  Wear. them. all. out.  Because we like sleep.   We had a fun, non-stop, very loud weekend and the kids were pretty sad to say goodbye on Monday....especially since James had to leave the next morning for a business trip.

About 30 minutes before he left the house, Mia (after complaining of a stomach ache) threw up all over her bed.  Her and Sully came down with some sort of stomach bug or food poisoning.   Thank you sweet baby Jesus it was very short lived, but quite the start to our week.   Single parents and spouses of deployed service members - you are heros.  Truly.

The next day the baby woke up with a runny nose - her first official cold.  Is there anything more sad than a sick baby?  At that point in time, no.  Fortunately, that has been fairly mild too and she's still been throwing around plenty of smiles.  And making all kinds of advancements on the baby development front, as evidenced here:

I'm so not ready for this.  I thought my house was fairly childproof until I really thought about all the non-safe things lurking behind my very non-child locked cupboards.  I have so much work to do and so many baby gates to acquire.

James gets home tonight and we're ready to soak up these last couple of weekends before school starts!  And by "soak up" I mean pull weeds and other yard work.  Maybe we'll throw dinner with friends in there too.   Have a great one and we'll catch you back here next week!  I finally decided on a paint color for the kitchen/great room and think we actually have a plan in there now.  Why is it so hard to make those choices for your own house??

Thanks so much for reading! We would love to hang out!
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