Sorry for the delay, everyone. Things have been a little crazy here. The kids have been sick with runny noses and coughs since the first of the month, and we're just now getting past them. As it turns out, they probably have had RSV. Reagan saw the pedi who said she was so sure that this was our problem, that she wasn't going to bother testing for it. Hurrah for saving us some money!
RSV can be a Really Scary Virus if you have an infant, especially a preemie, or a child with chronic lung issues, but for older, generally healthy kids like mine it is just a Really Stupid Virus that produces a lot of snotty noses and coughing and lasts forever and keeps you from being able to go anywhere. The kids have FELT FINE the whole time, no fevers, no fussiness, no Ladies Bible Class, no playgroup, no church. So annoying! The worst it has done for us is cause some wheezing in Reagan (we have had wheezing issues with her before) that required some breathing treatments and one puny morning with Jonathan. That's it! The rest of the time has just been annoying that the kids felt fine but we couldn't go anywhere because we didn't want to spread our contagion to the world.
But that hasn't kept us from going outside when the weather has permitted! And one of those nice weather days just happened to be Valentine's Day!
The day started out with the cards I stayed up way too late the night before to make for them.
Not bad, if I do say so myself! I'm particularly proud of the puppy. Their names are on the cards, but they're kind of hard to see in the picture. They also got some candy, but not much because Bud and Kaykay had sent them some too. And Daddy made pancakes! A perfect V-day morning!
In the afternoon, we went outside to play. It had rained recently, so we went out front to run around in the driveway instead of the wet backyard.
Zachary, Reagan, Jonathan, and Thomas
Spreading the love!
We hope you all had a great Valentine's Day! Thank you Gammy, Granny Kat, Bud and Kaykay for all the cards and goodies! We love you all!