Tuesday, April 8, 2008

From the weekend...and random things to get you up-to-date:

We had a great weekend. It was so fun to see family! Friday night we got up to see Terry's Mom and Grandma about 8:30 PM. We visited for awhile, and then went to bed. Saturday morning we lounged around. That was so nice, because I rarely do that much anymore. We had a late breakfast. Then, we went outside to play with the kids. We decided to go on a walk, and that ended up being about 4 1/2 miles long! The weather was so nice, and the walk was very fun. Madelyn slept most of it, and Caleb had a nap, too. We walked in the woods, and there was a dirt road. We also walked along the river, and it was so relaxing (even though it was exercise). Lena was with us, and she got a great walk in too. She was just as pooped out as we were when we got home. We ate supper/lunch when we got back, then went to a movie that night. We went to see, "Horton hears a Who" with Terry's nephews, his mom, our kids, and our sister-in-law. It was a great movie! I think the animation was great! The only thing I really didn't care for was they used the name boob in reference to one of the Who's a couple of times...like to call him a name. Other than that, I think it was a fantastic movie! Nathaniel said it was one that we have to own. :) After we got home, it was about 9:15 PM, and Terry gave Caleb a bath. Terry's mom watched the kids, and we went to get Terry's sister (about 35 minutes away). We picked her up and met her boyfriend. We were going to go out for coffee, but it was too late, and we were tired.
Sunday, we got up early, and got ready. Terry and I went out for breakfast, then met everyone at church. We were pretty tired, and Terry even nodded off to sleep a few times in church. I really think the weather had something to do with it, though. We were blasted with cold MN chill and more snow on Sunday. Actually it snowed really hard and really big flakes! After church, we had lunch. Then, the kids looked high and low for plastic eggs. We celebrated our Easter late because we were home bound over Easter with sick kids. We didn't get to color eggs over the weekend, because we ran out of time. So, we will probably color eggs tonight.
On the drive home, it was slick in a few spots, and the visibility was bad for the first 45 minutes-hour. We also had our van door jammed somewhat open. It was a bit freaky, and it was also a little loud. We gave Terry's sister a ride home, then we decided to drive around Mille Lacs Lake. The drive was so pretty and scenic (yes, even with the snowy yuck). That night, we just did some laundry and relaxed. Terry did find the culprit to the door being jammed, a McDonald's toy was stuck in the side. So, all is good now. :)
Monday, we didn't make it to babysitting, because Nathaniel stayed home from school with a sore throat and ear pain. I had a terrible headache, too. (Which is why I didn't put anything on my blog). I did make it to my stamp club last night, and that was fun. I got to see my friend Naomi, too, because she came for a visit. Late last night, at about midnight, Caleb woke up with a terrible cough. We gave him cough meds and got him back to bed. This morning he woke up with a fever, cough, sneezing and a runny nose. So, yippee, we get to deal with more sickness. I wish I could buy an immunity bubble for my kiddos. Know where I could get one? I am sure he got it at church Sunday, or something that his cousins had. I know 2 of the nephews had runny noses, and their little one always has a terrible cough. I am not sure why, but he seems sick a lot. Poor little guy.
So, being Tuesday, we are home bound once again. I feel frustrated today, because my kids are sick again, and I can't help my friend out with babysitting Claudia! Grrr....


topaztook said...

Oh, man....sorry you guys are sick again. (We are just sick of the *snow!*) How does your little one do at a movie? We haven't tried that yet.

Jen said...

I'm so sorry to hear you guys are sick again!! Hopefully this was your year to be sick so next winter you won't have any sickness!!

Your walk sounded wonderful!! I can't wait till it warms up like that again here so we can do that too!