upon returning from our super fun aquarium adventure, Anna starting complaining about some stomach pain. we got her all snuggled up on the couch and sort of assumed it was just travel and sedentary life induced constipation.
we managed a decent night of sleep with our new arrangements (the crazel and me on the full sized bed above the cab, derek in a back bunk with the kiddos). the rain had dried up considerably, so we attempted some playground time.
everyone was super cold, so we headed back for lunch and naps and football.
one of my biggest concerns about the nomad life was cleaning the kiddos. they all like to take baths, but our camper isn’t really equipped with all the comfy bath amenities we are so used to. after isaac showered, Hazel announced that she wanted to shower too. after I hosed her off, I realized she was just as happy with just a small bit of water as a full luxury bath at our house. hooray.
and. it’s bittersweet. because this is the first time in my kids lives that I haven’t made their birthday cake. derek picked up a mini chocolate cake from publix. he also snagged me some cookie icing which was too runny to decorate with, so I just went with a big old 9.
I woke up to her crying and then vomiting. her fever spiked to above 104 and we medicated her and peeled off her clothes and wiped her down with a wet cloth. she was miserable and shivering. :(. but her fever came down and she’s watching “big” while I keep watch (and blog).
so. we arent off to the best start. but we are hanging in there. if we can survive these miserable, cooped up, rainy/cold, puke filled days, then we can handle anything. right?
and i am pretty happy with how good the kids have been. there have been moments here and there. but they are getting along better than i could have hoped for.
so thats that.