Hello, August!

Weekly Happenings: It’s surreal to realize that it’s already August. This year is just flying by! We didn’t do very much this past week. Abigail has been fighting a tummy bug, so we mostly stayed home. Towards the end of the week, when we felt she was no longer contagious (still icky diapers but no fever) we ventured out for a couple short trips to have dinner out and run some errands. It made Abigail less fussy to be out, so I’m guessing she was getting slightly cabin-feverish.

The Weekly Weather: It’s been mostly sunny. There was one big rainstorm that came through. The humidity and warmth stuck around rain or shine (though it did get a teeny bit cooler when raining).

What Paul’s Been Up To: He’s been busy with work and home life. His two big projects were draining and flushing out the water heater (a must-do every six months or so, with how hard of water we have out here) and taking down our pool since the grackles (similar to crows) were turning it into a birdbath. We had a cover on it, but the cover has small holes in it as part of the design (to let in a small amount of air, I suppose) and they figured out how to land on the cover to make their weight cause more water to come through the holes. They made a thorough mess. Dumb smart birds, haha.

What Sarah’s Been Up To: I spent most of the past week tending to the sickie and making sure the well one didn’t get too bored since we were stuck at home.

What Joseph’s Been Up To: He mainly spent this past week entertaining himself while I took care of Abigail. I’m so lucky he’s good at that!

What Abigail’s Been Up To: She’s been pretty manageable, considering. I took her to the doctor to confirm that it was just a tummy bug and not an ear infection or anything else on  top of it. Here’s to hoping that we don’t have too much longer to deal with this thing! One thing we’ve discovered is that she likes to sit in the walker and look out the storm door. She also really likes to watch Baby Einstein videos. There was one evening when I was holding her and watching a show on TV. She started getting fussy, so I switched it over to Baby Einstein. It was an immediate reversal of behavior. Methinks she’s becoming quite the master manipulator. 😉

This Week in Pictures:

She played herself to sleep.
During our rainstorm, one of the huge toads that lives in our yards (at least we think there’s more than one since we’ve seen toads both in our front and back yards) came to chill out on the front patio. They’re quite large…about as big as one and a half of Paul’s hands.
Totally into Baby Einstein.
Watching Daddy mow the lawn.

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