Sunday, August 5, 2012

Survived our first playschool sickness

We’ve been just as busy as always, but with a holiday and a cold thrown into the mix. On July 24th the boys school was closed for the holiday and we had no other option available, so they got to go work with Cody. They did really well in the office, of course Cody set up the projector screen and built a train track for them. I picked them up as soon as I got home from work. That night the boys seemed a little cranky, but I assumed it was just from being off the normal schedule.
Wednesday they went to school as usual, by 11:30 we got the phone call that the boys had a fever of 101.3 (all of them) so I traded some hours to work on Friday instead. By Thursday night fevers had broken, but returned with a vengeance the next day. Nicholas ended up running a fever just shy of 103. Everyone was tired and cranky, including Cody and I since the boys had us up roughly every 45 minutes for two nights in a row.
Since I had to make up hours Friday the boys got to hang out with Cody in the morning until I was off at 9 am. I met Cody at the office to trade cars and take the boys home. We spent the weekend trying to keep the boys from over exerting themselves, that meant a lot of long drives and more screen time than we usually allow. We spent some time coloring and doing quiet activities, or at least as quiet as it gets around here.

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Color Wonder paper are pretty awesome. The boys did almost no drawing on the table, but since they don’t work there was no fun drawing anywhere but on the paper. We also spent some time tracing the alphabet and drawing on their dry erase boards.
By Monday everyone was back to normal, we got back on schedule. On Tuesday we went to a make up gymnastics class, it was complete chaos. Many kids were making up classes from the holiday and the class ended up being at capacity. We more or less just stuck to the normal schedule the rest of the week including a Friday afternoon visit to the zoo.
As of Saturday Cody has been officially scheduling and doing photoshoots, he has done one family and one couples shoot with quite a few more already on the calendar. It’s been very exciting to see him getting to use his gear, and the pictures have come out great. I’ll post a few once Cody has them processed.
This afternoon we took the boys out to the Kaysville Botanical Center to walk around, see the ducks and run around on the trails and bridges.

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The boys enjoyed throwing rocks into the pond, but make a hasty retreat when the ducks and geese came over in hopes of being fed.

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We ran a lap around the area then headed back for some shade and a snack.

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We’ve found a new snack called Foodles, basically they are Mickey (think Toodles from Mickey Mouse Club House) shaped snack packs with fruit, cheese, and pretzels or grapes. They make other kinds, but I’m not ready to give the boys loose granola or yogurt dip. The boys love them and always get so excited when I buy them.

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Look at those red faces, that’s what running in 90+ degree weather does.

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Everyone sat down and drank a bottle of water, ate their snack and it was back to running.

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They were running races, sort of; no one said go and they never lined up just random racing from us and back to the rocks. We think this will become a weekly tradition. Find a park or other scenic area to let the boys run around then have a picnic lunch. It’s also a great way for Cody to find new photo locations.

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