We enjoyed beautiful sites and had some sweet times. There were several challenging parts to the trip that we had not anticipated. First off, Jack got sick 2 days before we were leaving. The day before our trip, which just happened to be the day before Thanksgiving, I took him to the pediatrician who said he had an ear infection. This is #2 for our sweet boy, and this one was much more nasty than #1. It made #1 look like a beautiful spring day. He also had a wicked cold-- like the kind where you can't breathe. So he got started on antibiotics, and on Thursday morning we hopped on the plane for his first ever flight! He did awesome-- especially considering his poor ear. His ear hurt him a lot and he kept pulling on it. But we made it. Then he had some rough days and nights with high fevers, lots of crying, nasal suctioning, antibiotics, ibuprofen, ear drops, Vick's baby rub, and temp taking. My diaper bag was a pharmacy. Then he stopped peeing, which seriously scared me. 2 1/2 days of almost completely dry diapers, and we were up in the mountains! Thankfully, his little body started healing and he is much better. Still struggling to breathe, but much better.
Glad we went. Love being with friends on their special day. Happy to be home. Ready to start celebrating Christmas!
|visiting with sister|
|the oldest of friends|
|man, i love this boy!|
|could he look any cuter all bundled up?|
|back in his element scraping snow.|
|my handsome boys|
|Jack's 2nd snow fall on his 6 month birthday|
|first plane ride|