Friday, August 31, 2012

Father-Son Dates with Dad

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).

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Joe texted me some pics from the game. I just LOVE this!

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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.

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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

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…and the Princess with her unicorn

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Hilarious to watch these rapscallions pedaling down the street

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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.

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…while Daddy took Ben and Ethan for their Daddy date to the ballpark!

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All Ben talked about was getting a hotdog…guess he’s really into it in this pic? lol

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Rain delay…

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…but still in good spirits!

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The memorial for the man who died trying to catch a ball for his son (so incredibly sad)

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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!

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Alyssa said...

Man, I feel for you! I've had one ruptured eardrum and it was horrible, let alone two at the same time! It took me a month before mine healed and I got my hearing back. I hope yours get better SOON!

Cassie Channell said...

I busted an eardrum when I was in High school. It was the WORST!! I can't imagine busting a hole in both at the same time!

Dawn Matt said...

OMG! Both ear drums! I hope you get better soon!

The kids helmets are fantastic!!!! I need to get my little man one too!

Anonymous said...

So sorry! I had the ear infection fiasco last year... only in one ear. I can't imagine both. Hate the constant crackle in your ears... I got a new appreciation of the ear infection as well.

The Rodriguez Crew said...

I had no idea that they made that memorial for the father/son! That is AWESOME! So sorry to hear about your awful ears, I hope you are back to normal in no time!! :)

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures of the kids. They seem like bundles of joy (and energy). I noticed a couple things though. It looks like there weren't many people at the game. Don't you think they should just make an announcement and say, "Hey, everybody, come on down and sit in these good seats!" Or maybe the good seats were in the rain. Anyway, I notice the Twins jerseys while you guys are from Texas. How'd that happen? Just curious.

Lainey-Paney said...

two busted eardrums?????
...bless your heart.

Anonymous said...

Bless those boys :) A rain delay couldn't even wipe the smiles from their little faces!

Kelli said...

Ear infections are the WORST pain ever. I can't imagine busting BOTH eardrums! OUCH! Glad you are feeling better.

I never realized how much Sav and Ben look alike until this post. Your kids are so cute!

Mama2Kayden said...

Oh OUCH! Just reading about your popped ear drums just makes me hurt for you. How does that happen? And, does it do permanent damage or can it heal? Hope you Feel better SOOOON! Thank god for good friends and husbands that return so quickly from out of town trips!

Barbara Manatee said...

What great experiences for Joe and the boys!!

But poor Mama!! Yikes! Hope you're back to feeling 100% by now!

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