Back and Forth, Back and Forth

We had a great Thanksgiving holiday, with my parents, step-brothers, step-grandparents, sister, brother-in-law, and of course, Senor Fussypants.  We got our fill of homemade dressing, turkey, sweet potatoes, and chicken and noodles, and got some cuddle time with the baby.  He’s so sweet!

On Saturday, we went to a park near the river and took some family photos for Christmas cards.  We took 416 photos!  My sister got a great new camera a few months ago, and I am green with envy.  She let me play around with it and take some pics of Sr. Fussypants and my boys, which came out amazingly.

 

 

It never fails that when a child gets sick, it’s on a holiday or a weekend. 

Little J has had a lingering cough (due to allergies) for a few weeks, so I had planned to take him to the doctor this week anyway, but on Friday afternoon, he started running a fever, which continued throughout the weekend.  He kept saying that nothing felt bad except his stomach from coughing so much, but the fever bothered me.  I decided to keep him home and take him to the doctor.

So, this day was spent driving the hour to the doctor and back, settling Little J down in the house so I could go to class, mad dash to campus and back, to the pharmacy to drop off prescriptions, across town to pick up Big J, back to the pharmacy to pick up prescriptions, then finally home.  I was driving all day, and am completely worn out!

Tomorrow is the day of the big standardized exam that is mandatory for all teaching students.  I am decidedly NOT looking forward to the 4-plus hour test, but once it’s over, it’ll be a relief.  Think good thoughts for me!

10 Responses to “Back and Forth, Back and Forth”


  1. 1 Ron November 30, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Hope Little J is feeling better. I would wish you luck on the test tomorrow, but I have a feeling you don’t need any luck. Aw heck I’ll wish you some luck anyway just for fun.

  2. 2 vinomom November 30, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Those pictures are beautiful!

    Good luck on your test – and I hope Little J is feeling better.

  3. 3 Karen November 30, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Your boys are both very handsome, but I want to eat up that baby right now! Good luck on the test!! I am sure you will kick booty.

  4. 4 Ms. Moon November 30, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    What gorgeous children! All of them!
    And hey- at least it’ll be really quiet and peaceful in the testing room, right?

  5. 5 mumma boo November 30, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Gorgeous photos! Your boys are so handsome! Good luck on the test tomorrow – you’ll do great!

  6. 6 lola December 1, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Love the photos! Can’t go wrong with such handsome models 😉

    I hope you’re acing that test right this minute!!!

  7. 7 Evil Twin's Wife December 1, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Great pics! I hope the test was smooth sailing! 🙂

  8. 8 dadshouse December 1, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    That first pic of the boy in the leaves is precious! Great shot

  9. 9 Ginger Magnolia December 2, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Ron – He’s feeling better already!

    Vino – Thanks!

    Karen – I know! He is so squeezable!

    Ms. Moon – Thank you! Funnily enough, there was one lady testing who coughed non-stop for about the first hour. It was quite distracting.

    Mumma Boo – Thanks!

    Lola – Haha I was!

    ETW – It was pretty easy.

    Dad – Thanks! I’m very proud of that one. 🙂

  10. 10 The Dish December 2, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    I bet you kicked that test’s ass. Because you kick ass.

    Great photos! All 3 are handsome devils.


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