Hello Friday before a three day weekend!
It's been an exhausting week.
So that nasty cold of Brody's last Friday
landed us in the doctor's office by that afternoon.
It wasn't just a cold.
It was Croup.
I've never experienced Croup until this week.
And all I have to say about it is:
Croup is the devil.
The Devil I tell you.
AJ earned a new Lego set last Friday
and surprised me with this little kit for us to put together.
I thought it was an awesome surprise.
I mean Halloween Legos.
Abby and AJ went to Nana and Papa's last Saturday to spend the night.
Andy had a big date day planned...
all three kids were suppose to spend the night at Nana & Papa's...
there was going to be indoor sky diving, a couples massage, a manicure for me, dinner out...
But remember Brody caught The Devil...
so instead we spent the day with sad, sick Brody.
We had a casual lunch and did a some shopping.
I got a fabulous pair of boots for the fall...
which is way better than massage or a manicure if you ask me.
Lasts longer anyway.
And I got to snuggle love Brody a lot.
as in all night.
The older kids were getting kinda needy.
One afternoon we tried to make some chocolate doughnuts as a special treat.
But I kept smiling.
And snuggle loving a very sick little boy.
And loving the family dog...
even when he did stuff like this...
after I had not slept a full night all week...
because of The Devil sickness.
I finally put away the laundry I kept folding and just setting in neat piles.
Because the kids were running out of pajamas.
I started a new book over some cold root beer and apple chips, but kept falling asleep.
Wild by Cheryl Strayed.
I think it's going to be good.
I did some cutting and gluing for AJ's teacher.
I have to admit when AJ's teacher asked me to stay for a minute one day after school...
Oh shit. What has he done?
But she just needed me to cut out some bears and glue them to construction paper.
Those moments that she was dismissing the other students
before she talked to me
were nerve racking.
I got to doll Abby up for school pictures.
I love polka dots.
I love the classic look of black and white.
I love korker bows.
I love sparkly shoes.
I love that little girl.
And I love my father-in-law that sends Andy home with
amazing homemade peach pies.
It was much needed after this week.