Sunday, June 14, 2009

Weekend Top Five

The first full week of summer vacation is over and we seem to be in full "summer break" mode.

Now that we are getting the hang of the new schedule, things have definitely gotten more relaxed around our home.

5. The Flu
I don't know that it could actually be classified as "the flu" but something "flew" through our household this weekend. As Steve and I were heading to bed Friday night, Noah woke and started throwing up, which continued every couple of hours all night long. On Saturday, he was done with that part, but was kind of under the weather all day, needing to lie down every so often.

All day Sunday, we had a great day and he was feeling fine.

Until bedtime.

As I was sitting down to write this post, Aaron stood at the top of the stairs and proceeded to throw up all the way down, not missing a single step (about ten of them). Yeah, EWWWWW!!

We put him to bed on the floor of our bedroom so I don't have to keep running up the stairs if he gets sick tonight. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

4. Library Carnival
With Noah being under the weather all day on Saturday, Aaron and I went to the carnival at the library to kick off the summer reading program. I had already signed the kids up, but there were fun activities like carnival games, bubbles, balloon animals, and the surprise of the day, a miniature pony hooked up to a little cart giving rides.

I think those miniature ponies are just the cutest thing in the world.

3. Swan Boat Rides at the Zoo
Each time we go to the zoo (and it's a lot since we got the gift membership for Christmas), the boys always beg to take a little ride in the swan paddle boats in the little pond. We finally did it Sunday. The highlights were having a little turtle swim right by us and running into a big huge boulder that rammed the bottom of our boat.

2. Waterfall at the Zoo
When I took the boys last week to the zoo, I didn't let them climb to the top of the waterfall since daddy wasn't with us, so that was at the top of the agenda this visit. I got some great shots of the boys together.

It's making us think about doing next year's vacation at Niagara Falls. Does anyone have any suggestions for a vacation there?

1. S'Mores

After a beautiful day on Sunday, Steve decided to throw hot dogs on the grill and I went to get stuff for S'Mores. Steve had gotten a fire pit a couple of years ago for the marshmallows.

Nether of the boys were interested in eating the made up s'more. Aaron just wanted to eat marshmallows, and Noah searched the s'more after I made it and pulled out the chocolate to eat.

The Week Ahead:
Provided the flu stops and doesn't hit the grown ups in our household, it should be a nice week.

Last week got off to a VERY rough start as both boys took a few days to adjust to the new status quo (vacation and all of us home all day). This week Noah will be going to a bible based day camp called KidsGames all week, which I hope he will really enjoy. I finally broke down and went to the Dr last week so I'll be praying to NOT hear from him this week.

I also started a new piano student in our home last week, so I will be nagging Steve all week to install the hand rail that I bought over the weekend.

Mr. Linky doesn't seem to work anymore, so let me know if you posted about your weekend.


The Bumbles said...

We're headed to Niagara the end of July. I'm sure I'll have lots to say about it when we return. Anything in particular you are curious about that I keep an eye open for you while we're there?

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

Ugh, I am SO sorry about the whole flu thing! Hannah likely has it too now - she hasn't thrown up yet, but I'm expecting her to any minute now. That'll just leave Ron...

Mine isn't exactly a top five this week, but I posted my update:

Courtney said...

I hope the flu stops there...I hate the flu. I hope your boys are well soon and you enjoy your week. Your weekend seemed a little relazing...very nice

After Hours said...

Wow I guess that flu is everywhere. It hit us 2 weeks ago. Both girls threw up for 3 days. It was aweful. I'm hoping once you get it it is gone for good and doesn't strike twice.
I feel for you guys:)