eventful...you could say that


Well this week has been eventful.  

Last Thursday, Jake lost his first tooth while Jim was helping him brush them all before school that morning.  Sigh.  My baby is losing the last thing that's "baby" about him.  I was dreading the first to be honest, but when he showed me his toothless grin, all I could do was squeal like I did the day he got it at seven months old.  Ridiculous.  

That afternoon and Friday, we were out of school and off of work for weather reasons.  Friday was a scheduled day, but Thursday was a pretty nasty day out with strong chances of severe stuff.

Late Friday morning, Jake, Parker, and I left to go spend the rest of our day and night with my family.  I made a wreath for our front door, helped my mom pick out artwork for her bathroom, and soaked up the peace and quiet of home (If you ever went with me, you'd see what I mean.).

And on Saturday morning, Jake woke up with awful stomach virus symptoms.  His stomach had been cramping since Tuesday, and he'd been waking up once or twice a night in pain.  By Sunday night, he had an appetite for McDonald's french fries and held them down, but even today he's still not completely well.  And like brother, like brother, it hit Parker on Tuesday.  I've heard from other survivors of it, that it can last up to a month so to say that I'm having a hard time seeing the light at the end of the tunnel would be an understatement.  Weariness is definitely setting in, and I might be more tired than I was when they were newborns.  At least my sanity is still in check.  I realize in the grand scheme of things, this is minor and temporary.  Between that and moments like these (recently)... 

Reading one of his favorites...Have You Seen My Cat?


When it rains...

At Grandma's picnic table digging his hands in what you don't see...Playdoh. 

I'm totally still smilin'.


  1. I hope the boys feel better soon. I can't imagine something like that lasting for a month! Keep smilin' because like you said, in the grand scheme of things, it's just a minor bump.

    Have a great weekend!