We were out of commission for what felt like months, but I think it amounted to a couple of weeks. Jack caught a cold, then Avery got it. Jack never really got rid of the cough, then 2 weeks ago he got really sick with high fevers, a bad cough and he wouldn't leave my lap. I ended up taking him to the doctor and she said it was probably the flu and pneumonia on top of that with an ear infection in the right ear. He's never been on antibiotics before so I feel lucky that we've gotten this far without a major illness (other than colds and stomach bugs). He perked up with the antibiotics and as he was turning the corner, Avery went downhill with the flu that he had. Luckily she never got the pneumonia that he did, but she was pretty miserable too.
Everyone is healthy now and we've been busy! We had a birthday party to celebrate Ian and Miles' 3rd birthday (before the bugs hit).
We went hiking at Twin Falls on the first dry day in a long time....
We had family come stay with us last week. Court's cousin, Mel, and her family came to hang out and visit over their spring break. Jack was in heaven playing with her boys the entire time. Avery warmed up a bit, but just about everyone morning when she woke up she told me she was a little shy, but she liked Auntie Mel. She was shy of Colton, Keaton and Mel's husband, DeVon. By the end, she came around and everyone got hugs goodbye!! They're on their way back to Salt Lake City now and we miss them already!!
While Mel's family was here, I snuck away with the kids for an overnight with other 3 year-olds and their moms. Cindi rented a house in Mt. Vernon that fit all of us and we had a great time. The kids played their little hearts out. In the morning we drove to the tulip fields and admired all the beautiful flowers. It was freezing cold and the kids were all crabby so we lasted about 20 minutes before we left. Poor Court, Mel and group made the drive up from North Bend that morning to meet us (2 hours) and then turned around and drove back after a half an hour.
8 of the kids at the rental house. We stayed over on Thursday night, but another group showed up on Friday for round 2. If we'd been able to all stay there together, it would have been pure mayhem. I think it would've been 14 kids altogether!!
Auntie Mel and Colton looking at flowers with Jack and Avery. You can seee Keaton off to the left of the picture.