Sunday, March 16, 2014

Girls Weekend Followed by Boys Weekend

I got another break from the winter that will not die last weekend.  I went to New Smyrna Beach (just south of Daytona) with two of my friends for a short weekend.  We left Thursday night and came home on Sunday evening.  It was a quick trip, but lots of fun!  The weather was unusually cold on Friday in New Smyrna Beach and unusually warm in Peoria.  So much that we were only 4 degrees warmer than Peoria!  Ugh!  I have the best luck when traveling sometimes!  But, Saturday and Sunday were beautiful so I am not complaining.

Dinner view on Friday night

Beach time on Saturday
Watching the boats during
happy hour on Saturday
Remember when I got home from San Diego and Ryan welcomed me home by throwing up during the night?  Well, Kayley wanted to ensure some extra time with me this time.  She complained of a sore throat Sunday night when I got home.  We gave her some motrin and put her to bed.  She woke up crying at 4:15am with a fever and complaining about her throat.  I stayed home with her on Monday.  She had a fever and complained of a sore throat and headache.  Dr. Mom went to work (i.e., I did some Google research) and figured she had strep throat so I took her to the pediatrician.  The nurse was skeptical that we would get a positive rapid strep test result because she had only started complaining.  But, it came back positive.  The poor girl was wiped out by the time we left the pediatrician's office.  She has bounced back pretty quickly though.

Are you feeling bad for Andy since he has been home a lot with the kids while I was traveling for work in San Diego and then in Florida with my friends?  Well, don't feel too bad.  I have been single parenting it since Wednesday while Andy has been in Phoenix for MLB spring training games with two of his brothers.  We've been doing just fine on our own, but we are excited to see him tomorrow!

Sunday, March 2, 2014


I spent 6 days in San Diego for work this past week.  The weather was amazing and it made me really miss Phoenix!  If it wasn't for missing my kids and Andy, I wouldn't have gotten on that plane home!

Andy and the kids got along fine without me, but it was nice that everyone was happy to see me when I got home Thursday evening.  Ryan was so happy to see me that he threw up in the middle of the night so he could spend extra time with me at home on Friday!  What a welcome home that was!

Ryan on Friday morning

A friend of mine and I took Drew, Kayley and her two kids bowling on Friday night.  Andy had to stay home to take care of Ryan who was still feeling a little off.  The kids had fun with their friends and Jamie and I had fun catching up.  I'm sure Andy enjoyed a little time to himself too once Ryan was in bed.

Ryan loves Elmo so I ordered him some pajamas that were on sale for around $5 before I left.  They came while I was gone so I washed them and put them on him last night.  He was SO EXCITED!  About 95% of his clothes are hand-me-downs from Drew and his cousin Noah so I figured it was ok to buy him one thing of his own (even though he has at least 8 pairs of pajamas).  :-)