Lyla Drinks Everett’s Gatorade

If you see my kids with Gatorade it means someone was sick. Everett most likely. I’ve given my kids Gatorade when they’re recovering from a stomach bugs for pretty much all of Everett’s life so he associates it with getting better and asks for it whenever he’s sick, even with a cold. It’s a pretty cute thing about him 🙂

And if Everett has something you know Lyla is going to steal it.005efbblog007eblog011efbblog020efbblog

New to Us Park!

Over by where we take swimming lessons there is this really cool looking park that we pass by. I decided to google it and see if it was a public park (it was in the same parking lot as some apartments) and it is! So off we went to check it out!277efbblog281efbblog

The kids really, really miss our trampoline. Everett especially asks about getting a trampoline all the time and tells me he misses our old one. Hopefully someday in the future I can rent a house and get another one.283efbblog289efbblog293efbblog300efbblog

The weather was nice and the view was nice ♥307efbblog314efbblog317efbblog323efbblog327efbblog340efbblog341efbblog346eblog365efbblog372efbblog374efbblog380efbblog388efbblog

I keep a couple things of sunscreen in my bag and all summer we used it. I love the stick sunscreens that are like deodorant containers and glide right on!390efbblog395efbblog

Lyla especially loves having sunscreen put on! 397efbblog401efbblog405efbblog

The kids were excited about this water play area.407efbblog410efbblog415efbblog417efbblog418efbblog

Laughing over throwing his shoes in the fountain.424efbblog429efbblog440efbblog449efbblog

Ember fell when she was at her dad’s and had this insane injury! I felt so bad for her. We cleaned it up and bandaged her up really well but it took a while to heal.454efbblog456efbblog

Chocolate face.

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POOR Everett!!!

Everett was sitting at the counter on a barstool with his legs tucked under him and his feet through the bars on the back. He fell backwards on the chair and his poor legs got squished in the bars!!! The worst part is I wasn’t even home! I was at therapy and I didn’t hear about his injury and tears until the next day when it was bath time and I noticed his bruised up legs! I was shocked and went to find Allan and show him and he told me about the barstool fall and I was so sad for poor Everett! It looks like it was so painful and I was told that he cried a lot. I asked him if his legs still hurt and he said they didn’t. I ended up taking pictures just to show him his bruises because he asked to see what they looked like. And so, I have these photos to show and this was over a month ago so he’s all healed up and gets a kick out of these pictures now! I still cringe thinking about how much it must have hurt 🙁

Everett Gets So, So Sick!

Everett develops a fever. He doesn’t have many other physical symptoms besides being super cranky, not letting me put him down for even one second, and being super sleepy. I manage to get him to sleep while breastfeeding and then slide him onto the couch sometimes. I rush around trying to do laundry or cook meals during those times.

I usually don’t treat fevers unless they’re causing serious issues like my kid won’t drink or sleep at all and I think the pain relief will help them do those things, which help them recover. But this time around day 5 Everett still had a 103 degree fever so we took him to the doctor. Allan was out of work for a doctor appointment of his own so he met us at the pediatrician.

The pediatrician diagnosed Everett with stomatitis and said baby tylenol would be great for him not because of the fever but for pain since that’s a really painful virus. Poor Everett! 🙁

So that night and the next day Everett became crankier than he had been. His fever didn’t go down and I worried about him. He kept pulling his legs up to his chest in his sleep and grabbing his ears and crying. We ended up in the ER.

It’s a good thing we’d gone because Everett had developed horrible infections in both his ears! We got antibiotics and added motrin to the regime.