Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Sickness and fun

For the past 2 weeks the kids and I have been fighting a major war against a cold.
The Cold has won the battle but we will win the war!!

It started with Jakob(as it always does) He got a cold which quickly turned into the Croup(which it always does) I believe he has been cursed with my reactive airways disease poor guy gasps for air between every cough it is awful.
About 3 days after Jakob started getting sick, Katharine began to get Diarrhea pretty bad..Well all diarrhea is pretty bad so I guess I didnt need that extra emphasis.
She still about a week later has it off and on. I think hers is teething because she is getting about 4 teeth right now.
So the kids are feeling much better... but me on the other hand.... I am alot like Jakob...or Jakob is like me I guess.. I get a cold and it instantly becomes something else. I woke up gasping for air the other night, it actually woke Dustin up so it must have been pretty bad because he could sleep through a bomb raid. Luckily my grandmother brought me down an inhaler..Gramms to the rescue...again ;)

This weekend we went to the farm. Grampa needed some help with the feed and feeders for the cows so Dustin and I and the kids went. I figured it is ok since there are no other kids to infect up there.. And the kids were tired of being couped up. So off we went. It was so nice.. I love the farm it is relaxing and quiet.
Jakob was happier than a pig in mud. As soon as he jumped out of the car he was running around outside. FREEDOM!!

We also brought Kaiser and he just amazes me every day. We kept him off lead most of the time and he would only go about 50 yards from us and then come back when called. We did put him on the lead at dusk because all the critters came out and I didnt want him running down to the back 40 chasing a armadillo.

Katharine loved it as well. Grandpa and Grandma loved on her most of the time. She is pretty darn cute and its hard not to love on her.
She however was not being loving to her mother.
She woke up both nights about 2 am. Screaming in pain from Diarrhea. Her poor little diaper area was awful and of coarse I came unprepared. I didnt have any diaper cream with me..

Jakob and Kate got to see all kinds of critters, Cows and Deer.
They got to ride in the farm truck and see most of the farm.
There was one incident... Dustin got both kids out of the truck to walk around in the pasture.. he just so happen to put Kate down smack dab in the middle of an ant bed.
Well that poor baby swole up like a balloon.

I am telling you her feet were covered in bites and they were about 2x bigger around than Mosquito bites.
So now not only do I have to bring diaper cream with me everywhere ..but also add benadryl to the list..
She is fine now but I was a little freaked out for a little while there.
Yesterday her whole foot was swollen.. I havent looked at yet this morning..

Here are some pics of our adventure...There are not many of Jakob because he was out and about most of the days. In fact there was one time where we were all looking for him.. Turns out he was just playing outside by himself..


Kate and Mommy

Great grandpa and kate

Kaiser the farm dog

Meme and Kate
Meeting the cows

Keeping a close watch

Ready to heard some cows!!

Meeting the momma cow

My cute family!!!

Kaiser hearding the cows.. *turn down the volume to avoid my voice*


Kim H. said...

Fun in the country is always great for kids... I loved it when I was little, but now I'm a little to high maintenance...

Double the blessing said...

Ohhhh Dustin you just wait. lol It looks like fun, you will have to go up more often now that the kids are getting older and they loved it.

Jenn & Kevin said...

i love the picture with you and kate. So cute!