Last week was a PERFECT opportunity for Father/Son, one-on-one outings. The Minnesota Twins were in town to play the Texas Rangers. Andrew was thrilled (albeit, somewhat apprehensive to leave his brothers behind).
Joe texted me some pics from the game. I just LOVE this!
It’s so important to have one-on-one time with each child---but SO difficult to do sometimes. Joe and I have serious parent guilt when we only take one child somewhere…but it must be done.
Saturday morning, we headed out to let the kids choose their new bicycle helmets to go along with their new bikes!
Are you surprised?
(Giving me their best “reptile-intimidation-faces”)
Ben- orange, Ethan- green, Drew- blue
…and the Princess with her unicorn
Hilarious to watch these rapscallions pedaling down the street
I had been dealing with a very annoying cold all week that seemed to be getting worse. Joe left Saturday afternoon for an out-of-town trip and by that evening, my ears would not pop! You know when you are on an airplane, and your ears will not pop---you feel like your head is about to explode???
Well, the kids and I went to sleep around 9pm and by midnight, I woke up with so much pain---it felt like someone was stabbing me in my ears. I did what any mom of quads with a husband out of town would do---yep, I woke up all four kids and shuffled them into the burb at 1am and went to the ER.
Now, if you know me---you know that I do not even go to the doctor unless I am extremely bad off. I have a VERY high pain tolerance. So, for me to take 4 kids into a germ infested ER at 1am…I had to be dying.
Come to find out, I had busted both ear drums…bloody and busted. Doc said it was one of the worst ear infections she had seen. After some pain pills and antibiotics, she sent us home FIVE HOURS LATER!!! ugh.
Needless to say, we were all exhausted. Thank GOD for my friend, Liz~ she came to get Drew and Sav Sunday morning and they spent the entire day and night with her.
…while Daddy took Ben and Ethan for their Daddy date to the ballpark!
All Ben talked about was getting a hotdog…guess he’s really into it in this pic? lol
…but still in good spirits!
The memorial for the man who died trying to catch a ball for his son (so incredibly sad)
Meanwhile, Mom was home- in a coma for 9 hrs. No kidding! I passed out. Thank God for good friends and a great hubby. I’ve been recovering all week- but it has been ROUGH. I had to call Granna in for reinforcements! I’m feeling much better now, but my ears are no where near back to normal & the cough is lingering. It still sounds like I am under water and my ears continuously pop and crackle. Let me just say~ I have a whole new appreciation for my kiddos when they have ear infections. NO FUN!
The first day of preschool was yesterday! Stay tuned for some super cute pictures!