Jackson and I woke up first this past Saturday morning and made pancakes for everyone. Since he was the big helper, we made his name.
Then Micah took us down to the Gateway airport for a families of employees special to see this HUGE airplane… the C17. It is used to transport tons of cargo and troops in a war setting and someone there told us that they also use these to take the President’s vehicles wherever he goes. It was really neat – we were able to go up in the cockpit and see everything.
We had to take a van out to the C-17 and on the ride we past these other cool jets. Jackson loved it!
That night, like the night before, Lacey woke up with a terrible dry cough and had trouble breathing. We got her calmed down a bit, and then about 1:00 AM took her temperature at 104! Micah took her in to the pediatric urgent care and after listening to her breathing, breathing treatments, and x-rays decided she had croup. It was one of those crazy nights – we were all up until about 11:00 or so and finally Jackson fell asleep, Rachelle was up and down most of the night, and by the time Micah and Lacey got home it was about 4:00 AM. Then Rachelle was up again, and the morning was here.
Sunday was Rachelle’s blessing.
So we put some drops in to clear our bloodshot eyes and went to church! I decided to try to make a blessing dress for Rachelle, knowing that if it didn’t work out or get done in time, I could use Lacey’s dress. Well, if I could just understand a dang pattern I would be awesome! I’m slowly learning by trial and error; I didn’t get to the little jacket that should have gone with it, but the important parts, the dress and the slip were done enough.
Grandpa and Grandma Stubz flew in right before church and the kids were so excited to have them here. We had a beautiful blessing and we were so grateful to everyone who came! Mamama and Papa-dad, Mama and Papa Great, Devan, Chip, Erin and family, the Geigle Family, and the Arnett family (did I miss anyone?). I called Lori before church and asked her to stay at our house with Lacey (who slept until 2:00ish). Thank you! Rachelle started a little cold Sunday and the cough has stuck around! After the blessing Rachelle and Grandpa took a nap.
Monday we were planning on going to a park or the Botanical Garden or something, but when I picked up Jackson from school he was acting pretty mellow. He has still been sick, and although Lacey was feeling better, I decided not to push it with them. So sorry Grandma and Grandpa, we weren’t very exciting hosts! We watched a movie and relaxed that afternoon. That night we went to Joe’s BBQ (Joe’s Farmgrill was randomly closed for ventilation issues),
and came home to celebrate Grandma’s b-day with cake! Happy B-day!
Other than everyone being sick, we had a fun and exhausting weekend!