Sunday, March 20, 2016

First Day of Spring

We were supposed to have this crazy busy weekend; I had been looking forward to it all week.  Two toddler parties for Liam, and then I was hosting a blessingway for one of my very best friends.  Well surprise surprise, our whole family came down with stomach flu.  Yes, we in fact are sick again.  It was absolutely awful.  I felt so sad watching my poor boys go through it, and then was terrified for myself when I felt the symptoms coming on.  Fortunately, Conor didn't get it until about 12 hours after me, so he was able to take care of the boys while I was out.  It broke my heart to hear Finn crying for me half the night and not being capable of caring for him one bit.

However, pity party is over.  Today was the first day of Spring, and we were all feeling just good enough to get outside in the sunshine.  70 degree weather was the perfect start to this season!  My tulips are blooming, my perennials growing back, and my garlic has even sprouted.  I can't wait to tackle a bunch of yard work next weekend.  And conveniently enough, my mom will be in town to help us get started on the garden per usual!




We picnic'd.  Rode bikes, scooters, wiggle cars.  Had a dance party.  And tossed around the football.  Liam has quite the arm on him already!  However, catching...not so much.  He still seems to think the ball is going to attack him every. single. time.  We're working on it.  Finn is Liam's biggest fan.  He crawls after him as fast as possible (a bear crawl since he doesn't like his knees on the sidewalk), and claps for him nonstop.  He'll also wave enthusiastically at every person & car going by, but usually with a good 5 second delay.


A good start to Spring indeed!
However, I'm worried Finn is allergic to grass (grumble, grumble)...  Anyone else's baby have this issue?  I would love any suggestions on how to help him!

20 comments :

  1. Goodness. You guys cannot catch a break! I'm so sorry the flu bug hit you all.
    However, it looks like the first day of spring was good to you!
    Fingers and toes crossed that all the sickness is done and over with for you.

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  2. Oh no... Sick again! This winter was not kind to your family! Now that the nice weather is here deep clean that house and air it out... or at least that's what my grandma would say ;). Yay for a beautiful first day of spring... We were back in our sweaters and winter coats. And I'm smiling just picturing Finn bear crawling :)

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  3. Oh no! It sounds like you guys are going through the same sicknesses we had, just a month later! The stomach bug was miserable for me! I couldn't even move. I hope you guys are feeling better now!

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  4. So sorry you were sick again. Odette has a slight allergy to grass too :( I really have no secret though, I just limit her time rolling around in it as much as possible. I also give her a bath afterwards.

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  5. Ugh. I hate to hear ya'll were hit again!!!! Glad it didn't ruin the entire weekend though! Loving that super sweet last picture. Liam looks like such a little stud in the picture where he is throwing the ball. So I had a contact grass allergy when I was younger. I grew out of it somewhere around middle school. Anytime I touched the grass my skin would itch like crazy. Not sure if this is what Finn is experiencing or if it is more eczema related. Basically I had to wash off before the itching would subside. Wash & lather in coconut oil, maybe? Hopefully he outgrows it soon & it doesn't bother him too much! Poor guy.

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  6. Your poor family! I'm so glad the sickness is over with now. I hope it stays that way for the rest of the season for you guys. You've definitely had enough! Love the photos of you all playing outside, and I'm excited you'll be able to get started on your garden with your Mom's help. That'll be special!

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  7. Ahh, you guys just cannot catch a break! So sorry that you were all sick again! Glad you're feeling better and YAYAYAY for spring!

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  8. So glad you all are healthy again.
    It's a little hard to get excited about spring over here.. we still have some snow on our grass.. but we are waiting and it is coming..

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  9. ah you guys can't seem to catch a break!! hopefully now that the nicer weather is here you'll be able to get fresh air and get everyone healthy! so sorry you were out for the count, too! i love watching the sibling relationship unfold as they get older... so neat!! what a great bond they have already!

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  10. Ugh that stinks you were sick again but at least this was a quick bout of illness! Hopefully it's your last for a while!

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  11. You have the most handsome boys that there ever were!

    My Mom is coming this week! Yay for grandma visits!! Either she is going to play with girls and watch them...or help us paint Abigail's room that we're working on. Ha!

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  12. Oh my goodness, I'm sorry you're all sick again! You really can't catch a break lately. Sending well wishes your way and hope everyone gets healthy ASAP! Glad you were able to get out a bit and enjoy the nice weather. Great pics!

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  13. hallelujah for enjoying the first day of spring! the stomach flu is the absolute worst EVER. i'm actually not sure k ever got 100% better from it all. so now we all get to be healthy for the rest of the year right?

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  14. oh my goodness, can't believe you were sick again! that sucks, but i'm glad you're all feeling a bit better. love that Finn waves to the cars on a delay, hilarious. and hey, i understand Liam's concern. a ball flying at you is terrifying haha!

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  15. Oh Laura! I hope the bug is rid from your house once and for all! I just put in some sproutlings yesterday and here's hoping a garden sticks haha.

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  16. I had to google blessingway. How do you ladies celebrate it? Like a shower? I am so sorry you guys all got the stomach flu. I had it in the middle of February and it was not fun at all. Yay for Spring! I wish our spring-like weather would return. It’s been a bit cool here lately. Great pictures of you all. You have such a precious and sweet family. Mason has very sensitive skin and grass certainly does not help it. We have found that the Aveeno brand lotions and creams work best for him.

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  17. The universe needs to give you guys a freaking break. I'm so sorry you guys were sick again. We are so happy it's spring. Love all of the pictures. Your boys are so handsome.

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  18. Goodness, hopefully now with the warmer weather and being able to be outside in the fresh air, you guys will get the sickies out of your house! Sounds like you had a wonderful second half of the weekend with tons of playing outside!

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  19. Goodness, I'm sorry to hear that the flu made its way to your house but I'm glad you were able to enjoy the Spring temperatures! Xo, Stephanie

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  20. YEA spring..!! Usually our biggest 'snow/moisture' season but I can't wait for blooms and buds. Looks like you guys are kicking it off just right, and hopefully that means no more sickness for quite a while!! :)

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