Sunday, May 22, 2011

Family Reunion

It’s another Sunday evening, meaning another blog post!  Another week flew by.

Lindy stayed home from school on Monday and Tuesday.  Her fever broke in the middle of Sunday night.  She got the cold portion of fifth disease after that.  Lindy struggles with colds because she gets so much drainage.  She was technically probably okay to go to school Tuesday but we’d had a few rough sleeping nights and she was still struggling with the drainage.  Whenever Lindy gets drainage then we see an increase in vomit.  Eating causes the most vomit.  A ton of stuff made her gag and if she gags, then it’s over.  I’ve become so desensitized to vomit though.  One night I would take a bite of my dinner, wipe up some vomit, take another bite, wipe some more. 

We did start getting things back to normal Tuesday afternoon.  We went to swim lessons and then to eat with a church member.  Wednesday Lindy went back to school and we had our last music class.  The kids thoroughly enjoyed their music class this past year.  They love music so it was perfect for them.

Thursday we had swimming lessons again and Will started ‘swimming’ by himself!  He was doggy paddling all by himself!  He was very proud of himself.  Lindy really enjoys swimming lessons but so far she just kind of lets the instructors pull her through the water.   After swimming lessons we met Mike and Janice at the ‘ice cream shop’ for dinner.  The kids were so excited to see them, it has been awhile. 

Friday night we had supper club with friends and the kids had Jennifer come babysit them.  We talked about it all day to Lindy.  We told her that Jennifer would put her pjs on her and Jennifer would put her to bed and we’d be back after she went to sleep.  I don’t know if it worked or it was just coincidence but she didn’t throw up!  Jennifer has babysat lots before and Lindy has always done well with her.  Congrats Jen on getting your CNA!

Saturday was the most fun day of the week.  The kids had a make-up swimming lesson at 9am.  It was kind of nice because it was just the two of them and the head of swimming lessons. 

After swim lessons we headed to the 1st Annual Banister Family Reunion.  Drew’s grandmother (Bob’s mother) had two sisters, Margaret and Jean, all Banisters.  I never met Jean, but Margaret lived with Drew’s grandmother for many years so I knew her well.  Nanny had 3 kids, Margaret had one son and Jean had one daughter.  Nanny had 8 grandkids, Margaret had 4 grandkids and Jean had 2 grandkids.  Most all of those grandkids are married with children.  We met at a local park and we had a pot-luck lunch and then a big kick-ball  game.  Drew’s family has played kick-ball at Thanksgiving and Christmas for years and years.  We introduced it to Margaret’s and Jean’s family yesterday.  The reunion was really a lot of fun.  I knew all of Margaret’s grandkids but had not met all of their children.  It was a gorgeous day to be outside.  Our kids had a blast running around and playing with their family.  It really was a great time and we hope there will be a 2nd annual Banister Family Reunion!

I got my camera back this week!  Yay!  Although one of my issues wasn’t resolved – which has me now thinking it’s operator error!

Ms. Beth – our favorite music teacher!DSCF0289Me and my girl Abbey.  I love Drew’s cousins!DSC_9102A couple of the kids there had brought their scooters and Lindy and Will LOVED them.  Will could do it by himself and Lindy needed a little help.  That girl just makes me nervous.  That is all Will wanted to play with all day long.DSC_9111This was just one of the ‘men’ who chased Lindy around all day.  She always seems to have lots of people to play with her!DSC_9107This is Will pouting because he wanted a scooter.  I wonder who will be getting him a scooter for his birthday?  Any guesses?DSC_9108DSCN0188DSCN0189DSCN0190DSCN0191Abbey and I photo bombed the boys’ picture!DSCN0192DSCN0194DSCN0196Dividing teams out for the kick-ball game.DSCN0197We want a pitcher, not a belly-itcher!! DSCN0206DSCN0212Bob and his siblings, Mike and Joan.DSCN0213The kids looked super cute going to church today.  I’m planning on them wearing these outfits for their 4 year old pictures.  (aaack…they’ll be four this summer!) DSC_9129Silly Lindy playing in my shoes after church.DSC_9131DSC_9133It got up to 90F this afternoon so we headed outside and filled up the water table.  They had fun and of course Lindy soaked herself!DSC_9134DSC_9137

1 comment:

Amanda said...

My kids got scooters for their birthdays last year and LOVE them. The novelty hasn't worn off. The ride them in the house and outside. :) Definitely worth the investment. Ours are the Radio Flyer My 1st Scooter - red and pink!