Well goodbye May. It's been wet, we have been super sick, and I'm ready for this month to be done.
But we are starting June off with a VERY SWEET START to a trip to Colorado. I'm looking so forward to it and hoping to come back to a dryer Texas.
So lets wrap up May and move on.
Like I said, we have been sick and that included me as well. And I mean sick. Like knock me out, and sleep in bed mostly all day. (Dan was home, so kids were taken care of) I hate being sick. I hate the feeling of just laying in bed all day. I hate the feeling of laziness and a day wasted. So I don't take being sick well. But I pushed myself too hard and with Dan being gone over the previous week, my body finally just shut down and it knocked me down hard. I told Dan that I honestly don't think I have been this sick in 10 years. It really has taken a solid 2 weeks for me to get my sense of smell back and taste. It was a horrible feeling! I guess on the bright side I lost the last 5lbs left from Owen's pregnancy, because I had no desire to eat! But now I know I will never give up "bad for you" foods! Ha!
My little June bug was also hit pretty hard and she slept a lot of the week. I took her to the doctor and she ended up having croup. My pediatrician heard how awful I sounded and asked if I had seen a doctor... I just kind of chuckled it off and told her I was feeling fine and I just wanted to get June better. Though I felt like dying. We got a prescription for June, and also got Owen's ears checked since he always seems to get an ear infection with colds in our house, but he walked away with a clean bill of health! Whew!
We spent our days just snuggled up, while Owen was his awesome self and kept himself entertained... (enter mom guilt!) but June needed me and Owen was content so it was justified!
I have to be really sneaky with washing Owen's blankets. If he sees any of them in the washer, even if the other 10 are all nice and clean, folded in his room, he freaks out and it has to be pulled out instantly. I wasn't quick enough, and he grabbed a couple that were in the washing machine while I was getting the remainder of the load. Him and his blankets!
With being so sick, we did a lot of indoor and at home activities. I dumped every ounce of flour I had, put it into a dish and let them have at it. It kept them busy for hours! They loved it!
One night when the kids were down to bed, and I was feeling up for some cleaning, I decided to clean out the garage that was in desperate need. So I backed out the cars, and started unloading everything from shelves, and just pulling leaves and garbage from nooks and crannies. I found this old diet coke bottle hidden behind a bag. It was from when my parents came and visited last May. Their last visit before their mission. It made me extremely homesick and brought tears to my eyes. It just really made me miss home, and miss the freedom my parents had to come visit. I sent this to my dad telling him how much I missed them. It's a good thing we are going to see them so soon!
I also mentioned the rain. I have blogged about this recently, but it has gotten so much worse! SO MUCH RAIN! It's been national news, and it has been so crazy! Every night these storms blow in and just pound rain. It's just insane!
The good thing is, is that when the weather would break, and when we had enough energy, we headed out and played on the trails next to our house.
I had just planned on taking the kids for a short walk, Owen was walking, I didn't bring a stroller, and June was pushing Sally in her stroller. Well we just kept walking and ended up down by the park. We do that walk all the time, but usually the kids are in a stroller. June walked the whole thing. It's a solid 1.5 miles
But it was enjoyable to play and get some fresh air.
Walking back was a bit more rough, June was pretty beat, and I was carrying Owen. We crashed pretty hard when we got home.
One night after a storm has just come through, the sky was SO BEAUTIFUL! I tried capturing a picture of it, but even in the picture it doesn't show how much light and color was shining in the sky! It was so pretty!
By Memorial Day weekend, I was finally on the mend and we had plans with friends to BBQ. That morning June was complaining of a stomach ache and ended up being sick. Both ends people. It wasn't pretty and another huge storm rolled through, so we were stuck inside and close to a potty. We made a hopscotch inside to help keep us entertained.
Just one morning playing outside
Then the sun finally showed its glowing face, we were all feeling better and spent the entire morning at the park. It was a glorious feeling!
I was helping June on a twirly ride and I just thought this picture was funny. I don't even remember taking it. I just found it on my phone. hahaha
More outside playing between the rain storms
We had lunch with daddy one afternoon and then headed to a park close to his work. It's a fun park thats pretty quite and hardly anyone knows about. We know about it because we lived so close back when we lived in Irving! It's one of our favorites!
One afternoon it was pretty warm and muggy from the humidity and June asked to get in the pool.
we splashed around for a bit. I wasn't even in my swimsuit when June asked to try out her floaties. We have been trying to get her to use these for a year now! So, when she asked, I instantly put them on her and got in the pool with her. Clothes and all. Hahaha a mothers dedication right?!
It was a really big deal for her to want to do this, and I wasn't about to let that moment pass by running in and getting in a swimsuit! I was in shorts and a teeshirt so it wasn't a big deal.
SHE LOVED IT! and now can swim all over our pool, plus jump off the edges. She swam for so long! It was so so so much fun and now we cannot wait to get back in that pool!!
Really May wasn't all bad. I'm just happy to be healthy again, to have my babies be healthy, to be traveling, and to welcome the sunshine!