My Niece Lexie before her t-ball game
Surprise Nicole! We gotcha!
We returned from Dallas and the boys both had a nasty case of swimmer's ear. Joey's was by far the worse. So no pool for us for a week! Of course that week was the hottest so far. It was pretty miserable. I felt so bad for both of them. Joey was in far greater pain than Andrew. This swimmer's ear is going to come back to get me...but more on that later.
On June 8th, I hosted book club. We read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. SO good. I of course had to create a theme and served theme food for the night! So much fun and it helped break up our week of "no swimming" due to swimmer's ear.
I was going crazy being stuck at home by the end of the week, though. By Friday, June 10th, Andrew was all back to normal and Joey was on the mend, too. So, I decided to get them out to attempt to have some fun. I just couldn't take another day inside! Although a bit warm, we went strawberry picking (a first for us), to the library and then finished our morning out by getting 25 cent slushies at "On the Run." If the Cardinals score 6 runs, all 20 oz. drinks are only 25 cents! I gotta say, the smiles I got from the boys made that the best 50 cents I've spent in a LONG time! As Andrew told me "Mom, this is what summer is all about!" God, I love that kid! Here are a few pics of our day:
12 pounds of Strawberries!
We've also had a handful of baseball games so far this summer. Andrew even got the "game ball" last week! Coach Chris (who is also Dad, ha ha!) awards the game ball to the player who shows the best effort on the field. Usually, since they are the coaches son's, our boys are the last to get the game ball. However, Andrew had such an awesome game that he was given the big honor mid-season! He was EXTREMELY excited, to say the least. I unfortunately had to miss the game because Joey was still down with the swimmer's ear. Damn swimmer's ear! It just keeps coming back to bite me in the ass!
This week has been a wild one! We've has some crazy weather. Lot's of thunderstorms that like to hit at 3 am. They wake me up, Chris up and of course the boys end up sleeping in our room. Since the storms make sleeping hard, we are sleeping in much later than I'd like. I've missed most of my morning runs because of the crazy weather. That and a nice little stomach bug I picked up. Luckily it was short lived, but I gotta tell ya, I felt pretty cruddy on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. I'm back to normal now and enjoying a glass of wine to celebrate! I haven't had a glass of wine since Sunday, so you KNOW I was sick!
Well, that's about all so far...oh wait. I forgot about that damn swimmer's ear. After seeing some nasty discharge from Joey's ear, I took him back to the doctor. Actually a new doctor because I'm fed up with my pediatrician (but that's another story). Anyway, Dr. Williams wants us to do another 7 days of drops in the ear and NO swimming until our ear recheck on June 27th. Seriously?!?!?!? It's going to be SO HOT this weekend. I have to say, I HATE this thing called swimmer's ear. The only good thing is that I didn't splurge and get a membership to a pool this year and I still haven't been able to convince Chris to put a pool in our backyard. What a waste that would have been. I guess this is all a part of God's plan...but seriously, I could do without the swimmer's ear, and I'm sure Joey is done with it, too. Here's to the rest of the summer and many adventures to come!