Monday, October 26, 2009


The past week has been quite eventful around our house. Tim was scheduled to be out of town last week so I was going to be a single parent. I thought I was prepared as Tim has been out of town for a few nights in a row before. Sadly, I was mistaken. All went well for a few hours, then A.D.'s daycare called and he was running a low-grade fever. No problem. Pick up little man and monitor him overnight to see what was going on. I can handle this. Uhhhh, no. A.D.'s fever spiked to 102.7 overnight so I figured that earned him a MD visit on Tuesday. This is the point where I should probably say that my diagnosis for A.D. was a sinus infection (he had had a virus a week before). Due to the amounts of flu going around, the MD's office was swabbing all children with a temp over 102 to test for Influenza A or B. Lo and behold, he comes up positive for Influenza A. H1N1 is a strain of Influenza A but the test they currently have does not separate H1N1 from Influenza A. Long story short....A.D. most likely has H1N1 and I'm at home alone. I was happy Tim was out of town so he would miss the germs, but it is always nice to have backup when a child is crabby. And A.D. got very crabby. Luckily, the flu was relatively mild as advertised and A.D. recovered by Friday. I, on the other hand, earned myself a MD visit today due to a running a temp all day yesterday. A.D. is good at sharing already and I have now also tested positive for Influenza A. Tim was given a prescription for Tamiflu also, in hope of him not getting sick. And for all of those who know us, we need all the help we can get to stay well. Now, if I can just figure out where to buy some protective bubbles so that we can make it through the cough/cold/flu season in one piece!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Children's Museum

This past Saturday we took A.D. to the Greenville Children's Museum which opened late this summer so the crowds were pretty thick on a Saturday afternoon. A.D. did great though and had plenty of exhibits that he could enjoy.

On the farm...the eggs went into the holes above A.D.'s head and dropped down to the collecting basket on the floor. He must have watched the older children do this because he walked over and did it the first time. He definitely shocked me!

Don't let his smile fool you. He was like all the other children...he definitely didn't like the horse!

He loves carrots!

The slides were the biggest hit. A.D. didn't want us to hold him going down. He is my little adventurer!

Playing the piano!

He loves playing the instruments!

The water exhibits were awesome, and he didn't even get wet!

The wind tunnel made him giggle so much!

They had these tubes set up that you could put balls into and they would shoot out into various bins below. A.D. figured it out pretty quickly.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

LR Homecoming Weekend

This past weekend we headed back to Hickory, NC, for Lenoir-Rhyne University's Homecoming. Even though we had quite a wet start to the day, we had a great time catching up with all of our friends, many of whom are like our extended family. A.D. was able to experience his first "live" football game, but unfortunately, even A.D. couldn't help LR as they lost the game by 1 point. However, clapping is big around our house right now, so A.D. really enjoyed the band and cheering.

Mommy and A.D. watching the Bears

Daddy feeding A.D. to the Bear

Daddy and A.D.

Mommy and A.D.

We stayed overnight in Hickory on Saturday night and went on to Asheville on Sunday to see the Bonsai Exhibit at the NC Arboretum before heading home. Hopefully we'll add more pics to this post soon.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Lions and Tigers and Playgrounds, Oh My!

Over the past few weeks AD has had the flu, pink-eye, and an ear infection. This combined with a few weeks of rainy days, we decided to visit the local zoo this past Saturday. Here are a few of our fun pics...
It didn't take AD but one slide with Mommy before he decided it was much more fun to go by himself. Yes, we have a daredevil on our hands.
The park connected to the zoo has done some major renovations since I was little. AD had a blast crawling thru it all.

AD thought these were the best. He kept coming back to them, although he did have to share with ton of other children. Evidently we weren't the only parents with this idea.

Daddy was awesome showing AD all the reptiles. Mommy stayed a little farther back.

The pigs aren't so bad though.

Yes, we majorly cleaned his hands after this picture. The goat didn't seem at all phased by AD poking him.

The giraffes seem so much smaller than they did when I was little. AD seemed to like them though. He probably spent the most time here staring.

All in all, we had a great day and with our new membership, can go back as much as we would like.