Our Thanksgiving Break was a little different this year… The change started back in August when Micah was asked to help chaperone the history trip to Europe for 10 days starting the Saturday before Thanksgiving. So, when we woke up at the start of our break, Micah was gone to Europe!
Audrey climbed into bed Saturday morning to have a little cry-fest! Afterwards, I got a sweet smile!
That afternoon, we got invited to open swim in Stayton with friends. The kids had a great time!
Afterwards, we stopped by the cemetery to see my grandparents’ headstones. When I was a kid, we always went with my grandma to look at my grandpa’s headstone.
Sunday, was a low-key, stay-at-home day! We enjoyed just being still!
Monday, we went to Super Bounce!!!
The kids enjoyed getting all their wiggles out!
After lunch at McDonald’s the kids got to watch cartoons! Audrey had tried on snow clothes for our trip to Mt. Hood & just decided to leave them on!!!
Sweet sleeping face! I let the kids camp out in my room to help make the nights easier!
And that is where the fun ended! Tuesday morning, Audrey had a stomach ache which got worse as the day went on & pretty soon had a fever. We had plans to go away on Wednesday & I was beginning to plan out what Thanksgiving at home might look like: 7-up, saltines, & sweet potatoes!
Wednesday morning, I took the kids to the pediatrician & Audrey was confirmed to have strep throat! I went ahead & had them swab Ezra, but his test came back negative. We headed to the pharmacy & got antibiotics for her and finished packing as my mom graciously allowed us to still come on the family vacation!
Ezra playing a game with Uncle Caleb!
Crafting! (Obviously, after she’d been on antibiotics for a full 24 hours!)
Swimming in the hot tub
The neighbor kitty that came to visit us!
Valiantly, cheering on Daddy’s Cowboys!
A pretty rainbow outside our vacation rental
On Friday, we had a little ‘adventure’ & went to find Lost Lake (which we’d tried to visit two years prior when we stayed at the same house, but we’d been unsuccessful due to a tree across the road). We encountered a gate across the road right as we got to the entrance to Lost Lake. We decided to walk in & see the lake!
We found it!! Lost Lake isn’t lost anymore!!! And yes, it was cold! Silly boy didn’t pack a coat!
Throwing snow into the lake!
On the way home from the lake, I got a call from the pediatrician that Ezra’s test had been sent away & that after further testing, he did in fact have strep! So, my wonderful brother drove me into Hood River where I had a swab taken of my throat (thankfully, it came back negative) & then went to the pharmacy to pick up yet another bottle of antibiotics!
The break certainly didn’t go quite as we expected, but we are thankful for warm houses, doctors, pharmacies, antibiotics, family, & yummy food!