We are in fact still alive and kicking around here. This week has been the first week that has felt "normal" since mid-February. And by normal I mean that we haven't been to the doctor more than once this week. This means I have been home more which makes me very happy. I am perfectly content to not have to start up my car and go anywhere for 3 days in a row. That will be ending next week as Shane will be starting baseball. Not sure how we agreed to an organized sport except that we experienced a moment of weakness. Not that we are opposed to having them in sports. We really want them to play organized sports. Its just the carting around a lot of small children to accommodate the practices that have me feeling moments of anxiety. But we will somehow get through it. Hopefully with smiles on our faces.
I do believe its safe to say we are on the upside of all the illness. Although the last time I dared utter those words the school called within 30 minutes to say Eden was throwing up. So I say "we are better" with fear and trembling. Tristan had 2 ear infections and is on antibiotics again since at his recheck this week his ears were filled with fluid and getting red again. Eden has had bronchitis, an ear infection that was resistant to antibiotics and had the pukes, Heidi has had 2 ear infections and Naomi has had 2 ear infections. All within 5 weeks! It has been loads of fun at our house! I keep thinking surely spring will come but seeing snow flurries again yesterday has me second guessing. Never have I craved spring like this year! I really need to feel the warmth of the sun and see my kids running out the door in their bare feet. Hoping that is in the near future!One of the nicer and warmer days recently found all my children outside traipsing around collecting things to make a small "fairy garden".