After a very crazy week at work, I know are there any that aren't crazy? And a teachers conference, Little Buddy is doing fine but can be a bit of a pistol, are we surprised? We headed off to a whirlwind trip to Wisconsin and Chicago last weekend. We arrived late Thursday evening. Met with the the Aunts and their friends for lunch on Friday and headed off to pick up Mr. 20 from the airport. He had a class Thursday evening he could not miss so arrived after us. We quickly dressed for the wedding and had a wonderful time. Little Buddy has been sooooooooo excited about this trip. There is the train to ride at the airport, it is more of a tram but don't tell him that. He had an airplane ride and we got to rent a van! And best of all we got to dance at the, "dance party" after the wedding. He had a wonderful time. I am not going to show you our family picture yet as it just might be our Christmas picture.
But I will show you my two handsome older boys. They are rarely dressed up so I took the opportunity to take lots of photos of them. We danced and danced and Little Buddy had the best time ever.
This is one of the last smiles we saw because after the reception Little Buddy started to cough and cough. My poor little guy got so sick. He was droopy on the drive to Chicago on Saturday morning and looked even worse when we got into our room.
He took a long nap during the afternoon.
Actually, the nap was four hours long. I had to wake him up because we had big plans. We were meeting a good portion of my family for dinner.
Uncle Don could only be with us a short time but while he was there he paid the most attention to this little boy. They talked and snuggled, and Little B even ate a bit of toast for his Uncle. After Uncle Don left it was all downhill again. Little Boy sat on my lap and was not all that happy.
Here is a photo of my beautiful family. Claudia and I are so proud of my niece and nephew. They have become wonderful parents and truly amazing adults. It is so nice to see them all grown up and responsible. I enjoy who they have become so much. My other nephew, their brother, was not in attendance, he lives in Michigan with his family but you bet I am proud of him, too. You can see Little Buddy is not that happy in the photo above, he was not feeling well at all by this time.
Little Buddy had a big fever all night long, boy was he restless, I should know because I slept with him. He got up and promptly fell asleep during breakfast with his Aunt Claudie and Uncle Don at our hotel. He woke up at the end of our meal and mustered up a little smile. After the big boys left for the Green Bay Packer/ Chicago Bears game (Please go visit Kathy B's Blog for a little surprise) it was up to our room for another nap.
Aunt's are just the best aren't they? We had to stay in due to Little Buddy being ill, it was raining and cold out. Not much fun as we were so close to museums and the aquarium and of course Kathy B. So close but so far when you have a little one with a fever. After the game the big boys came back and showered and ended up going out for pizza, Chicago style. I stayed in with a little one that had me very worried. Kathy B was a pediatric nurse so she was texting me what to do and where to go if needed. If we were home I would have taken him to the Children's Hospital, I was so afraid he was dehydrated. I just kept pushing fluids, and more fluids, when he was awake.
We made it home Monday morning but not before yet another nap on the plane. Here he is nestled up to my lap. I worked Monday afternoon so Dad and biggest brother were in charge. Little Buddy fell asleep on the floor and they gently covered him up and left him there for several hours. He actually just returned to school today. He barely made it through the day and fell asleep on the ride home. The doctor says it is just a nasty virus, seems all of my patients are ill, too. Now I have a cold but I am not surprised. I got very little sleep with a sick one next to me all night. He is perking up gradually and now once again we have to fatten him up because he has lost 2 pounds!
I am so far behind reading blogs and also a bit behind with work. I will catch up when I can. Hope you are all well. And very special thanks to Kathy for her wonderful friendship. We were literally 1 1/2 miles apart but were not able to meet up this visit. I know we will in the future. Now I had better get back to that progress note I was writing. Have a great day.