Lilypie - Fifth Birthday

Friday, December 18

We Got It

So you know that real neat GI bug that has been going around...oh yea, it hit us too. Drew was a mess last Saturday; woke up with blood shot eyes and runny nose. I thought he was just starting a cold - awesome, let's get it out before the holidays. Sunday was their church Christmas program and we dropped them off for rehearsal at 9:30 and at 9:50 they called us to pick up Drew because he vomited. SUPER. So we headed home and Drew was sick until 3. He rallied pretty good, even went to school Monday but when I picked him up it seemed a fever had found him. He spent Tuesday at the sitter's for a day of rest. Wednesday I had worked until 10:45 pm only to be woken up by Drew at 2 am because he had diarrhea. And at 6 am Kelsey was up with diarrhea and vomiting. Drew seemed to have recovered from his 2 am mishap and was out the door to school with dad while Kelsey bought some couch time with mom. Craig texted me from school around noon saying he wasn't feeling the greatest...oh no! It sucks when the parents go down and the children aren't at 100% either. Kelsey spent the day vomiting and then ate a full dinner at 5:30. Craig was down for the count as soon as he got home Thursday. Friday everyone went to school and now mom is praying (and washing her hands incessantly) that I don't get it too! (And we are out the door right after school/work for the annual weekend-before-Christmas Bonin Christmas!)

~Totally unrelated photos. We went downtown for their tree lighting and then caught the holiday train going over the river.





Sunday, December 13

Santa! I know him!

So I was waiting for some good photos before I posted again...I know it's a little bit my fault for not taking any since the beginning of November. Last month whooshed by and now here it is almost Christmas! We had pretty low key Thanksgiving with family and picked up our Christmas tree that same weekend. The kids have been very involved with the holidays this year. They helped decorate the tree and some of the house. They are sure to turn on the Christmas lights when they get home from school. We attended the annual pancake breakfast with Santa at my step-dad's fire station in rural Beechwood. Last year, Kelsey was not on board but she did pretty good this time. Both kids were pretty shy when it came to actually talking to Santa but he knew just what to say to them!

This past weekend was a welcomed break at home before our holiday travelling really picks up. Friday night we celebrated my brother's birthday. Saturday, the kids helped me wrapped all the presents; very picky about who had which wrapping paper and gift tag! Sunday, today, was supposed to be their church Christmas program but Drew got sick during rehearsal and we had to leave :( The preschoolers were just doing a song and a poem but their Sunday school teacher said Drew and Kelsey were her strongest "performers". There's always next year.

Next weekend we head to the Dells to celebrate the Bonin Christmas in a cozy, wooded cabin. We're diligently washing our hands and disinfecting to keep everyone healthy for the holidays!

Sweet girl

Just a little shy ;)

Mr. Benson, not so sure about Santa