Monday, January 20, 2014

Happy Birthday, Drew!

Other than Drew's birthday, this past week is one I'd rather forget.  Sickness, sickness, sickness!  Andy picked Ryan up from daycare Monday afternoon when we got a call that he had a fever.  He also appeared to have croup.  Andy ended up taking Ryan outside at 2:30am when Ryan couldn't sleep.  The cold air seemed to take care of the croup, but the fever was not gone for long.  He seemed happy Tuesday morning, but by the afternoon he had a fever again.  Wednesday was worse than Tuesday.  Thursday was worse than Wednesday so we took him to the doctor.  He had an ear infection and was started on an antibiotic.  He woke up Friday and was worse than Thursday.  Poor kid just couldn't kick it.  His fever finally broke on Friday late in the day.  He still isn't 100%, but he is finally a little less crabby!  However, as I type this, he has been up 3 times already tonight so it isn't looking to be a fun night!

Ryan wasn't alone in the sick department.  Drew woke up with a fever on Friday morning so he stayed home too.  His fever broke Saturday afternoon though so it was pretty short for him.  Kayley didn't want to feel left out so she started in with a bad cough on Saturday afternoon.  So far, she has been fever free.  We'll see if that lasts.  After missing part of every day of work last week with sick kids, we think it will likely be our luck that Kayley wakes up with a fever tomorrow!

Drew's 7th birthday was Wednesday.  How can that be?!?!  I still remember the day he was born like it was yesterday.  It is crazy how fast our kids are growing up!  As soon as Andy got home from work, Drew opened his presents.  He picked pizza as his birthday dinner.  Then it was time for his ice cream cake.  We were supposed to go bowling with friends on Saturday to celebrate, but we had to cancel due to everyone being sick.  Drew was pretty disappointed, but understood we couldn't get our friends sick.

Crystal mining kit from Macie and Noah

Books from Macie and Noah

Bulls jersey from Kayley

White Sox shorts from Dad

Iowa jersey from Mom and Dad

I didn't take a picture of it, but Drew also got a bike for this birthday.  And it was about time.  He was WAY too big for his old bike.  He has been wanting to ride it so Andy let him ride it around our basement.  It was warmer today (upper 30s...our kids definitely aren't from Phoenix anymore if they think that is "warm") so Andy took Drew and Kayley out for a bike ride this afternoon and Drew got to test out his new bike.

1 comment:

  1. I love the birthday pictures! Hope everyone continues on the road to getting fully healthy. It has been a bad winter!