Thursday, July 3, 2014

catch the moment 365: week twenty-six

OFFICIALLY at the halfway point in this project - I feel like celebrating!

This week of photos represents two very different weeks -- the end of a bad one and the beginning of a new, fresh one.  If anything COULD go wrong the last week of June, it DID go wrong. Something - no, multiple things, went wrong every day and the week just kept getting worse and worse.  Sunday afternoon things started turning around for the better and this week has been great.  Thank goodness.  Glad to bid adieu to the end of the first half of 2014 and move on to the second half.

Linking up with Mindi, Sarah, and Stephanie -- the hostesses of this year-long Catch the Moment photo challenge.

176/365: June 25th.  The boys wanted to go swimming but in the midst of our crummy week, I didn't feel like packing and lugging all our stuff to the YMCA after dinner. They were more than satisfied with the little blow up pool we got for Dexter's 1st birthday. They had fun showing off their jumps. I think the neighbors enjoyed the show too. 

177/365: June 26th.  Twenty minutes before I was going to walk into a meeting, I got a call from the babysitter. She said Dexter had thrown up and had blisters in the back of his throat.  Nine kids had already come down with Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease that week so there was really no question as to what was going on.  He was sick the rest of the night but woke up Friday feeling better. Ryan stayed home with the boys. 

178/365: June 27th. After an early nap, Theo woke up late Friday morning blazing hot.  He slept off and on all day between temperature checks and Ibuprofen & Acetaminophen doses.  When I got home at 2:30 I took Dexter, who was feeling much better outside to play.  

179/365: June 28th. Theo's fever continued throughout the day Saturday.  It's so hard seeing him so miserable. It's so hard being cooped up in the house. Especially when one kid feels good and is going stir crazy.

180/365: June 29th. Theo's fever continued through about 1am Sunday morning. He had his last dose of medicine and woke up Sunday fever-free and feeling fine.  He had blisters in his throat too so we thought it best if we stayed home yet again Sunday.  In the afternoon I decided to clean out my car and the boys enjoyed their little pool again, which turned into making mud puddles!

181/365: June 30th. I kept the boys home one more day from the sitter to be on the safe side and worked a half day.  In the afternoon we went swimming with a friend but I didn't even get my camera out.  I realized I still hadn't taken a picture on my way to Target later Monday night. 

182/365: July 1st. Last day of soccer clinics. Thank goodness. They didn't put forth their best effort, let's just say that!  But we had a decent night at soccer (not their worst!) and went swimming right afterwards.

Not a thrilling week in pictures, but not a thrilling week in real life either. I'd have to say my favorite one from this week is day 176 - Theo making a big splash in a little pool!  Which one do you like best this week? Might be a struggle to choose, I know! And not because they are all so fantastic! Meh. 



  1. I like the splashy pool one and the very last one. Beautiful profile shot. :) I hope things continue improving for you guys!

  2. The water splash photo is awesome! Great shots this week

    1. Thanks Alisha! Hope you're having a good week.

  3. Hi there! I'm Heather and I just wanted to know if you could answer a quick question I have about your blog! If you could email me at Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com I would greatly appreciate it!

  4. Poor sick boys!!! These photos make me sad. Glad your week got better though!!