That sounds like a bad combination doesn't it. Well the flu was horrible but my anniversary was pretty good, even though Ben was miles and miles away. In what seems like a never ending road trip since we left VA, we took off last week to go visit a friend for a night. Aya and her kiddos were our regular Friday playdate in VA and as she was out here for a visit to in-laws we managed one more play date. The boys had a great time seeing their friends and getting spoiled rotten by my friend's in-laws. They had their first slumber party or lack-of-slumber party. They went to bed at 10 and were up at 5:30.
We continued on from this visit to Northern CA to cabin camp with my two sisters. The view of Mt. Shasta was amazing and the lake water felt great BUT... I managed to catch a stomach flu on the drive up. By noon our first day up there I was out of commission. Lucky for me my mom had decided last minute to come with us and she was there to help my sister with the boys. I don't know what I would have done with out my sister and Mom. I don't remember being that sick in a long time. Thanks to Nana and Auntie Meg and all their cousins, the boys had a great time. They got all sorts of treats and adventures. I was just thankful to be left in a dark, quiet cabin by myself.
Kayaking with their cousin.
Taking his little brother on a ride.
Nati with his cousin who is SO good with him and he likes her A LOT.
My sister and her husband are moving overseas this week so we were glad to get time with them before they left. This was taken on their Anniversary, one day before my Anniversary.
The whole group of cousins watching movies at our cabin.
Yared covered himself in mud and then started giving hugs.
Reason 1005 why I love my mom is she took the hug and then grabbed him and wrestled him into the water.Plus she is classy:).
My sister and little niece, again she was a massive help through the flu and then managed to catch it herself the next week.
Mom helped me drive back to her place and I am planning to sit still here for a few weeks. On the way home Nati started complaining that his stomach hurt. We had stopped for dinner and he ate two bites. As we walked out the restaurant everything he had eaten all day came exploding out of him. I was so thankful to be out the restaurant and with my mom. I was still feeling lousy as I think I managed to get seriously dehydrated. We stocked up at the store on all sorts of things we might need for a sick kid. But he sat back in the van looking 100% better, in fact he was better. That was the extent of his flu. Yared's lasted about 10 minutes and he was better.
One night that week I gave the boys a bubble bath and was doing something while they played. I heard hysterical giggling and thought they were up to mischief. I walked in and found that my mom in swimsuit had jumped too. They loved this. Reason 1006 why I love her.
Tuesday of this week was our 8th Wedding Anniversary. It could have been a sad day as we were far apart. But Ben did a great job of remembering it and had a present here waiting for me and we got to talk on the phone. Also we were married at my parent's place, so I was able to walk down to the wedding tree and just be thankful for that fun day and the great 8 years we have had. We took a picture under the Wedding tree. The boys wanted some of themselves too.