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Monday, April 7, 2014

Our 14th Week ~ 2014

I'm so excited that April is here!  April means more sunshine, flowers blooming, birds chirping, and the world waking from its slumber.

This week was kind of crazy.  Keira stayed home from school again on Monday because she still wasn't feeling well.  Nick came home from school on Wednesday with the whole right side of his face swollen, so we scurried right down to the doctor.  We were only scheduled to see Vanessa, the PA, but our doctor ended up coming in to help solve the mystery.  She ended up ordering blood work to check for mumps and mono.  I guess mumps is going around and since we don't immunize, they wanted to be sure.  (I'm not telling you this so you will lecture me about shots.  I did my research and made an educated decision.  End of discussion.)  I wasn't concerned about him having mumps.  If he did, great.  We'd just get them out of the way and he would be immune for life.

Anyway, I checked the symptoms of mumps when I got home and the only one that Nick had was the swelling.  No fever, no loss of appetite (ha! like that would ever happen!), nothing.  And only one side of his face was swollen.  So our doc thought it might be a clogged salivary gland.  Weird.  He had to miss school on Thursday which made him mad because he had a perfect attendance record this year.  By Thursday evening the swelling was completely gone and we hadn't heard anything from the doctor's office (I had called them to check), so Friday he went to school.  He just didn't see any reason to miss another day.  (Don't most kids like to stay home from school?)  :)  It is Monday night and we still haven't heard anything, so I'm assuming his blood work all came back normal.  I will call tomorrow just to make sure.

We had Family Fun Night at school Thursday night.  The science center came and set up stations for the kids to play at while they learned.  It was fun.

I started participating in Fat Mum Slim's photo a day challenge for April, so I picked up my camera every day.  I have no desire to do another P365, but I can do a photo a day for a month.

Here are some of the pics I took this week (that I didn't already share in Sunday's Scavenger Hunt post).

I shared this on Facebook, but I also have to share it here.  Alex was baptized on Sunday and was so excited.  I took pictures but I wish I would have had Keira record it also.  He was just so stinkin' adorable!

A random shot of the new ironing board cover I bought recently.  My old one was falling apart.  I'm not sure when this one will get used since I hate to iron.  :)

I splurged and bought myself a new tablet - a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.  It is pretty cool.  I'm still figuring it out, but so far I like it a lot.  (I took this photo for April 2nd's prompt "in my hand").

I love getting photo books from My Publisher because when you open the box, this is what you see.  Ta-Da!  :)

Nick is excited because he will be getting my old Kindle Fire for his birthday.  He and Alex have been "practicing" on it for a few days now.  :)

The boys did well at their Bible Quizzing Invitational on Saturday.  Nick only missed two questions and got Gold; Alex got Bronze.  Nick is giving me his "I hate having my picture taken" face in this photo.

A woodpecker that visited our maple tree.  I haven't taken any bird photos in a while.  Mostly because I haven't had the time to sit and be patient for a good shot.  :)

So that was our week.  I hope you had a great one!

Linking with Tamar.


Tamar SB said...

So scary about Nick! Glad he's better now!!

Busy week - enjoy your new tablet!

Kim Cunningham said...

What a mystery! I would say I hope he is feeling better but I saw the stomach bug comment. Prayers for healing for all afflicted this week!