Monday, July 7, 2014

Independence Day

 Our 4th of July week got off to a rough start.  During our trip to Yellowstone last Monday, Parker began complaining of a headache, and by the time we headed home she was running a low fever.  She didn't sleep much that night as her fever spiked higher and she had nightmares.  She didn't eat anything at all Tuesday and instead spent the entire day curled up in my life, feverish and complaining that everything "burned" her.  I took her to the Dr. on Wednesday where she was diagnosed with tonsillitis. Dr. Smith encouraged me to try and get her to drink whatever we could to keep her from becoming too dehydrated and to keep the motrin in her for the purpose of controlling the fever.  We finally got her to eat some cold watermelon and popsicles, but that's literally all she had for three days.
 But it was enough to help her feel well enough to make the trip to the cabin with Nana and grandpa on Thursday.  It was a little cloudy when we arrived, but we didn't really get rained on.

 The 4th of July dawned bright and beautiful over the reservoir.  Travis (who'd had to work on the 3rd and left straight after work to drive down) arrived around lunch time on Friday.
 And he arrived bearing gifts.  Somehow he found Cheerwine in North Dakota and brought several bottles for us to enjoy.
 Parker is definitely her daddy's girl.  She insisted on wearing cowboy boots with her shorts.
 After a short hike, a bad bike crash and cooking out, it was time for pj's and a few fireworks.

We didn't make it down to see any big fireworks displays because both of our children decided they were tired and wanted to go to bed by about 9pm.  That was okay though because it had been a long and tiring day.  We made it home Saturday afternoon and enjoyed a barbecue on Sunday after church.  All in all, it was a good weekend and we were blessed to be able to spend it together as a family.

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