There’s really not a lot to report here. We get through the weekend, start back to work and school on Monday. We come home, have dinner, get things ready for dinner and take care of everything that needs to be done, and go to bed to get up and start all over again.
Reed has been feeling pretty good, minus the fact that we have to clean his chin each night. His wound is still draining, and it’s very painful for him when we touch it, but we gotta do it. I just hope he can stay this well til surgery. I can also see his two year molars right under his gums. I am hoping those come through very soon!
He also is getting really into Christmas. He loves when we go in a store and see all the Christmas things out. He ooooooohhs and ahhhhhhs and says, “MAMA! LOOK!”. He also likes his “Missmas” clothes, which is why he is already sporting some Missmas jammies. :)
Zach had to be gone Tuesday evening so I’d lined up some help for that evening so I didn’t have to take Reed to gymnastics with us. Unfortunately before we made it to gymnastics, Ava had come down with a fever. She had told me on the way to school that her eyes were burning, but I didn’t really know what that meant. Her fever was mild though and as soon as I got some tylenol in her, it went away. She perked up majorly and was fine the next day. She said her teeth hurt too so I think she may have had some sinus stuff going on. Let me say, 2013 has not been kind to our family in the way of health. I know kids get sick, but this was the 8th different illness Ava had this year. I guess I need to document what all we’ve had this year so that one day I can look back and laugh (maybe).
On Saturday, Zach had to be gone all day for a school function. He left at 7:00 and didn’t get home until almost 8:00. So instead of hanging around the house all day driving each other bonkers, I loaded up the kids and we headed up to NWA to see Stephen, Leslie and Caroline. Before we left, I was getting Ava ready and when I put her bow in her hair, Reed told me he needed the orange one.
We knew since we’d been gone all day Saturday that we had lots of stuff to do on Sunday, so we woke up early and went to church at 8:00. (disclaimer: Yes, Ava is wearing the same thing two days in a row. Yes, I washed it. Gotta get use out of our holiday wear and since we wear uniforms during the week, the weekend is where’s it at!)
We came home after and worked on the house, did some projects, took naps (the lucky ones did anyway), and then had to get ready for a late afternoon birthday party of one of Ava’s classmates. His parents own a restaurant and they had a cooking party. It was so cute! They got to decorate their own cupcakes and they all had so much fun!
It was a great weekend! We had fun, got a lot done, and enjoyed our time. As always, it was over way too fast and before I know it, we’ll be doing it all over again!