Yesterday was my 49th birthday. 49 seems so much older in my mind than 48 … but not near as old as 50. I remember when we had a big celebration for my Dad’s 50th birthday. At the time I thought he was so old. Now that’s me! 50 isn’t old at all!
I had a very nice birthday. My Dad and CJ arrived on Tuesday and are staying until Sunday. It was great to have them here for my birthday. I took the day off from work, and while the kids were at school we had a quiet and relaxing day. I even got in an unplanned nap on the couch. Then all the kids arrived home from school and it became an evening of activity. Eli (3 yr. old) has asthma, and when he gets a cold, he can have trouble breathing. Around 5:30pm he began having great difficulty breathing even after a nebulizer treatment. We called the doctor, and they told us to go the emergency room. I am the designated ER transporter when it becomes necessary to take our children. I think I have enough frequent ER points for a free visit sometime in the future. Well – after a combo albuterol and steroid treatment and an X-ray to ensure he did not have pneumonia, Eli was doing much better. I was sent home with 5 of our own combo doses, and a prescription. We even got home in time for the wonderful birthday dinner Lisa had prepared! Then I opened presents. I now own a whole bunch more of my favorite clothing items – Ohio State gear!!
This weekend is the Perfect Storm – everything coming together all at once! It is packed full of entertainment for Pawpaw and Mimi. They saw Jake play basketball on Tuesday and again today (Friday). Isabella will play a basketball game tonight, then two games on Saturday. Luke plays two games on Saturday and another on Sunday. He also will be representing his team in the mid-season tournament free-throw contest on Saturday. Jake will be refereeing 4 youth games between Saturday and Sunday (we are forbidden from watching any of those games!). On Sunday we will take Pawpaw and Mimi to the airport. We had to write everything down and coordinate who would be where, and who was doing the transporting. All four of our family vehicles will be called into action!
Eli: “Mommy, will you fix my sock?”
Lisa: As she reaches down to straighten Eli’s sock, “Sure Eli, I’ll fix your sock.”
Eli: Sweetly he replied, “Thank you Mommy. You’re not stupid.”