Sorry there haven't been many posts in Feb. We were plagued by the strangest stomach bug I have ever seen. It started while we were on our way to visit Nana and Poppy (Did I forget to mention we visited them? Sorry. It was probably because we didn't get any pictures because Lucas had the camera at the youth retreat...). Allie threw up in the car. At the time, I thought it was because of a cough that had been hanging around for a while - that she coughed so hard she threw up. We got to their house, played the day away, went swimming the next morning, and had a really great day. We were just talking about how it had been a strange fluke since she hadn't been sick since, when she started to erupt again...I'm pretty sure there wasn't anything left in her stomach after. It went on like that for 4 days. She would seem completely fine and have no other symptoms and then all of the sudden she would be dramatically ill, and then she would be fine again. I've always heard with a stomach bug that if you have been symptom free for 24 hours, you're good to go, but there were more than 24 hours between every time she got sick. It was maddening. And then it was gone.
And then 4 days later, Ryan got sick. And the cycle started all over. Granted, the first day Ryan acted sick, but after that the sickness stuck around as long, but presented as few symptoms as Allie's. I would get surprised by the onset each time.
Not sure what exactly they had - or how to tell when we were no longer contagious - and not wanting to spread it, we stayed home from church. Sick days call for big, comfy sweats, so I pulled their most cozy clothing out of the closet.
I know, I know, they don't LOOK sick...
A few days earlier they informed us that Allie cheers for Go Big Red because mommy cheers for them so it is the GIRLS' team, and Ryan cheers for Go Big Blue because Blue is his favorite color. I was a little heartbroken (he had been a faithful Huskers fan), but he insisted that he couldn't cheer for a team that wasn't his favorite color...and I want to support his conviction.
So they were thrilled when I picked out the clothing that reflected their current favorites. And I enjoyed the kind of back and forth banter about teams that we usually don't have outside of football season!