Monday, August 04, 2008

"O" is for...One Hundred and Four

104 degrees. That is how hot it is outside today. It is also how hot Anali has been on and off today. Coincidence???? She is being a trooper, but a high fever, headache, and throw-up is not fun for anyone. She has worried all day that she will not be better in time for school, her gymnastic meet or the week that our neighbor girl gets to stay with us. She also mentioned that this is a "really bad bad day".

Since Anali was not feeling well, the other two kids had a lot less Mom and Anali time. Aden showed his disappointment by drawing a wonderful picture on the carpet in yellow marker! I was too mad to think to take a picture, but it would have been a great addition to this post. Instead I quickly tried to clean it up...can anyone say "yellow pea looking stain"? Aden will be happy when Anali gets feeling better and uses her imagination to keep him going in a world of make-believe.
Avalon was really, really missing her sister today. Anali plays with Avalon so much more than I realized. Her newest favorite thing to play with Avalon is pretending that Avalon is some type of animal on a leash. She is so good with her and loves to make her smile and laugh. I know Avalon is hoping Anali is better soon so she has a play pal.
Unfortunately I think today was just a taste of what it will be like to have Anali at school all day. Everyone is going to miss her SO MUCH!

Get better soon sweetie, so we have a few more fun days to play before school starts!

9 comments:

Becky T said...

Oh, poor girl! That does not sound like fun (for anyone involved!). And I'm so glad you're back to blogging. I've missed you! It looks like you've had a great summer, though. Just the way summers should be. (oh yeah, and Tyler has that same swmsuit as Aden!) Hope you all get feeling better at your place!

eRiCa said...

poor little girl! I hope today is better for her and for you guys!

Sarah said...

Poor Anali, I hate it when Anna is sick, its so sad. So as much as I am sorry about your carpet I really wish I could have seen it. It sounds funny but I have no doubt I would have exploded if it had been Anna.

NeuroticMom said...

Loosing the first one to kindergarten is hard...it is crazy how much we can depend on a 5 year old child, isn't it?

The great thing, though, is that Aden and Avalon will have a lot of time to bond AND the dinner mania hours are a lot more fun because the big one is homeb :)

jdandlori.blogspot.com said...

I hope Anali gets feeling better soon she is such a cutie. I can't believe summer is almost over and our little ones will be going to school crazy. Sounds like your vacation and summer have been tons of fun. See ya soon!

Taylor said...

That picture of Avalon in the stroller looks so much like Paisley. If I didn't know better I would have said it was a picture of her. I can't wait to get our little girls together in about a week! See you soon!

Andrea said...

Umm...time for a new post eh?? HAHA j/k! I know your busy :) I just wanted to thank you again for that adorable "Recipe holder" Seriously that was so thoughtful of you. (You will have to tell me where you got it, because my sis-in-law's b-day is coming up soon and she would LOVE that.) Thanks again Joann.

Andrea said...

I can't believe you made that adorable recipe holder! Quite the crafty one you are. Ok so I thought you bought it somewhere, so don't worry about it! Thanks again though! YOU are the BEST!

Jessie James and the Outlaws said...

She always gets high fevers. Poor kid. I hope that she has a great year at kindergarten. I can't believe that we were just at storytime at the Waukee Library. Good times.