It has been a week and we are all alive so this is good. Last Sunday I woke up throwing up at 0730 and stayed in bed the entire day. Never mind that we were having a lot of company over for a belated family birthday party Sydney and Gabby. The party kept on as scheduled, I did not. By Monday Syd and Gabby were throwing up and sick as dogs. Tuesday I decided to take them in to the pediatrician because they were so miserable. When the nurse was taking their vitals I was just making conversation, maybe trying to distract her from my unshowered self. I said to her, "Have you guys been busy?" She responded, "Yes, I am surprised, you would think with the nice weather people would want to be outside!" I kept to my pretend civil self and didn't respond, "Idiot, we are sick…..we don't want to be here!" Then the doctor saw the girls and Sydney had a virus and Gabby tested positive for strep. While we were there I mentioned that Cece had been really fussy and asked her to please look in her ears. She looked and yep, double ear infection. As we were leaving I said to the doctor who I know, work with and like, "How are you doing? Have you been healthy with all of this around you?" She responded cheerily, "I really don't get sick much, I guess good hand washing!" Ouch, I smiled and left but had so many good come backs in my head that I wanted to say. None of which were kind so I kept them to myself. Wednesday Steve was also home sick, so pretty much everyone but Tess is on the mend. I may have had a little cry this morning feeling overwhelmed with everything that all of this sickness involves. Maybe if I wasn't recouping myself it wouldn't have been so bad but wow. As of today I may have washed every piece of bedding, clothing and surface in our house…all this week.
Enough complaining now lets take a look at the photos from the party. The party was a great group effort I hear, Beth and Mike were awesome and came over early to get things going and then everyone else pitched in. Thank you to everyone that helped. I think the photos were taken by Tess, they made me laugh, here are a few of them.