We were having a blast over the weekend Papa was visiting when Mike commented that Reese felt warm. Fast forward to the end of her nap & she had a 103 temp & felt miserable. I've never seen the bugger feeling worse. Thank goodness Grammy was willing to stay because we've missed a lot of days of work over the holidays from sicknesses. Sick kids is what stresses me the most about being a full-time working mom. When we notice a fever, we both look at each other like, "who's missing work tomorrow?" I've not been able to build up a great vacation bank since taking nine weeks of maternity leave & the constant, random days I take with sickness, holidays, etc. But, Reese is MUCH better & she had a week of bonding with Grammy!
There was tons of fun in between all the visits with plenty of game playing,
Reese experiencing bowling for the first time,
a rare, kid-free outing with our friends,
sneaking out on a weeknight date night,
playing hooky from work to spend the day on the water & go on a dolphin watching boat,
enjoying a girl's lunch at high tea where Reese got her own little kettle & cup,
and walking, walking & walking some more. Grammy decided to pick up a Fitbit Zip like mine & we made sure to get 10,000 steps every day. Sunday we went for a nearly two hour walk! It was such a fun excuse to catch up & get some exercise.
Grammy rescheduled her flight to Monday evening but it ended up getting cancelled because of the extreme cold in Chicago. I dropped her off this morning & was very, very sad to see her go! She's such great company & amazing help, so I cry every time she heads back. I had a good cry in my car, driving back... I'm an emotional mess! And today is my last Wednesday off for the next month as I cover my co-worker's medical leave. We'll be severely short-staffed so I have tons of anxiety over the upcoming weeks. I've been spending my day, cleaning & organizing like a fool which always helps ease my anxiety. An anxious Allison always equates to a tidy home! Anyway, hope you've all been doing well over the past few weeks!!