It's time for lazy summer blogging. You know, where we are so busy bumming on the beach or doing that elusive strawberry picking that I have no time to write. Oh, I wish. The sad truth is we have all been sick in one form on another for a couple weeks now. It started when Simon came down with a high fever and vomiting. After a couple days of that, he was back to his smiling self, but then Clare came down with the same virus. Of course, since this is Clare, it also entailed a doctor's appointment, near dehydration, and two miserable days of Clare whimpering and moaning between her bed, the couch, and our bed. Thankfully, we avoided the hospital this time and Clare also was back on her feet. Then Shawn and I were both struck down with severe head colds at the same time. And finally Clare developed a severe double ear infection as a lingering result of the virus, so has been a short fuse of temper lately. Add to that, my never-ending all-day nausea, and our house was not a pretty sight. Only Jamie escaped unscathed. (I think he paid his dues with weeks of allergy attacks early in the summer.) Now everyone is more or less almost back to normal, Clare is on antibiotics, and my mother-in-law (God bless her) is here for a few days.
In other exciting news, my sister Christina announced she was pregnant last weekend! (Thus the Baby Bou timeline along with Baby Bonita's.) She is due just a few weeks after I am, so it is exciting to be pregnant at the same time and that the cousins will be close in age. And my other sister Erin is coming for a long-awaited visit in a couple weeks. The kids have missed her dearly since she moved about a thousand miles away, so we are all looking forward to her trip!