This week Kaylee and I got to spend a little extra time with Tim. Last Sunday he started feeling sick and had a sore throat. It was bad enough Monday and Tuesday that he stayed home from work. By Tuesday evening his throat was still really sore even though he felt well otherwise. He was worried he might have strep throat, so he took Wednesday off as well in order to go down to the clinic and spare possibly exposing his students to strep. His strep test came back negative so he was able to go back to work on Thursday. It’s no fun being sick, but it sure was fun having Tim home with us.
On the flip side, we didn’t get to see Tim much this weekend because there was Saturday school. Before Christmas break we had a school cancellation due to drifted and blocked roads. Unlike some other, wiser school districts, we do not have any extra days built into our calendar. Any time school is cancelled we have to make it up. The attendance was pretty bleak. Girls and boys basketball teams for middle school and high school were out of town for a basketball trip. That took out a good percentage of the kids. Since it was Saturday a good percentage that were left just simply didn’t show up. It sounds like there were about 15 students in the middle school and 15 in the high school that day. Classes of one or two were pretty common.
I was so relieved not to have to go to school on Saturday, but it’s amazing how much it affected me too. I didn’t realize until now what a break it gives me to have Tim home on the weekend to help out with Kaylee and to give me a chance to catch up on sleep. I find myself balking at how quickly our Saturday afternoon – Sunday evening weekend has gone.
Our Short Yet Fun Weekend
Tim and I tried to pack all our weekend fun into one evening. On Saturday, Heather came home from work with Tim and hung out with us all evening. I loved having her. It’s crazy how much I miss seeing her each day, even though it was only for a few minutes at work. I find myself wishing she could come over nearly every evening. I told her that I’d make dinner: twice-baked potatoes, ham, cabbage salad, and fruit salad. As long as I was going to the work to make so much food we decided we should invite the Crabtree family over as well. It was a full house: 5 adults and 2 kids. Hannah, the 7-year-old came over armed with some new games, but opted to ask if we could try out some of our games instead. We taught her how to play Spot-It it was a hit. I wasn’t around to witness it, but I think she soundly beat Heather more than once.
An Update on Kaylee
Kaylee is growing so fast. This Wednesday (7 weeks old) she weighed in at 11 pounds 10 ounces. She also started following things with her eyes. She is now paying attention to her mobile toys and at times her flailing arms are lucky enough to actually bat them. She has been smiling quite a bit and Tim and I are debating on whether or not they are due to “good gas” or if they are “real smiles”. I don’t know what the technical definition of newborn is, but it hit me this week that this little baby is no longer a newborn. I can’t believe how fast she is growing.