Unfortunately, the second half of November got off to a bit of an unpleasant start. Elizabeth spent all election day throwing up, then was fine for two days, then threw up once that Friday, then was fine for a day, and then threw up again on Sunday. The Monday after election day, Felicity and Cecilia got what she had and got sick, but were fine Tuesday and Wednesday, then threw up most of Thursday.
Thankfully they recovered in time to celebrate Felicity's Birthday. We went to the Country Springs Water Park for a fun-filled birthday outing
(No worries... no one else was in the locker room with us)
|I wiped the blue icing off his face.|
|When you steal Grandpa's hat but get distracted by Mr. Mistoffolees.|
|Teresa fell asleep reading Ten Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed|
Friday and Saturday I got the outside lights up and the house ready for Advent. I needed a new advent wreath this year so I went to a local Catholic store and picked up 3 purple 3 day candle holders and 4 inserts and then picked up some evergreen branches and made our own. The pink holder arrived after the pictures because I had to order it online.
When the band joins your family rosary...
What is a rosary band without a jumping half-clothed symbol player?!
Unfortunately, but the First Sunday of Advent, we had two kids sick again. Teresa and Elizabeth came down with a fever. By Monday, Cecilia and Felicity had it and while Teresa seemed improved a bit, Elizabeth's was spiking at 103.8. We managed to get schoolwork done but by the end of the week, Elizabeth was behind in math again. We did read all about the Visigoths and the Vandals and the Huns though in our History text books as well as The White Stag and we read five more pages in Chemistry though we didn't get to any experiments this week. Getting hit with illness after illness makes it harder to keep up.