We’ve had an interesting past week or so around here. I kind of fell off the blogging bandwagon so I could focus on other things.
My middle daughter, Miss Curls, began running a high fever at the beginning of last week. The fever lasted for 3 days in addition to vomiting and diarrhea and on day 4 she was admitted to the hospital for dehydration. They ran tests to rule out possible infections and she was diagnosed with gastroenteritis (stomach flu).
It wasn’t quite what I had planned leading up to Memorial weekend since we also had some big changes coming up in our family and we wanted to spend some extra quality time together but we were happy to have her feeling better.
Thankfully she was discharged Friday afternoon and after taking it easy the rest of the day, on Saturday we visited the oldest lighthouse in Michigan, the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse.
We were able to take a tour and then go up the 92 steps to the top (I think that’s the number the tour guide said since I didn’t actually count them), where we stepped out onto a tiny balcony that surrounds the top of the 86 foot high tower.
You can’t tell from the picture but I’m terrified (I’m gripping that ladder for dear life)!
After the lighthouse adventure, we went home and gave our oldest daughter an early 7th birthday present- a Pink Radio Flyer Style N’ Ride Scooter! It’s her very first scooter so she had a little trouble balancing on it at first but still loved it and is getting better at it.
The next day, Sunday, was not a day I was looking forward to. The reason we gave our daughter her present early is because my husband won’t be here for her actual birthday. He’s in the Air National Guard and was leaving for a two month summer deployment with the Air Force.
It’s not that long but it’s the first time that daddy will be away from our girls for any length of time. The last time he deployed was when he was in the Army before our oldest daughter was born about 7 years ago. At that time I didn’t have to worry about anyone but myself, and the baby growing in my belly of course. It’s actually much easier this time around- I’m not as worried about him since he’s in a non-hostile zone and we’ve been able to Skype and chat online.
I’m hoping for a calm, quick summer with the kids. We’ll be trying to stay busy until daddy gets home.