My absence over the last few days has been really refreshing. Ed and I decided (pretty last minute!) to skip out of town for two days. It's always when we do this that I am extra grateful for the amazing women in our lives that are happy to spend time with Gavin and Brian while we're gone. Miss Sara and Miss Katja split the time and it sounds like they had a lot of fun with the boys!
Stealing away together here and there is quite nice if you can swing it. We didn't do much of anything fancy... but we did reconnect. An important thing to do when you're raising small kids. At least to us. We came home refreshed and recharged... and, unfortunately, to a sick little boy.
The girls reported that Brian took naps both days that we were gone. That's pretty unusual - especially two days in a row - and there were no other "symptoms" - so I chalked it up to a growth spurt and assumed I'd be buying bigger clothes this week. Then, twenty minutes from home in the car I got a call from Katja telling me that Brian felt warm. I pushed my foot down on the accelerator and got home as fast as I could. Sure enough... a fever of 103.2!
He was up a few times during the night. Today, he's been pretty lethargic with no appetite, but no other symptoms except high fevers. Looks like he'll be missing school for a few days. Poor kid.
Maybe it was the fever - but Brian was overwhelmingly sweet to his big brother all day. He kept seeking Gavin out to play and interact!
And, even more of a surprise - Gavin wasn't overwhelmed by Brian! He loved every second of his attention and hung on his every word.
Looks like someone may be following in his Mommy's footsteps with the camera!
He even asked Gavin to say "EEEEEE."
After naps, Brian insisted we hang out in his room so he could read a book to Gavin and me.
It was such a sweet time. Brian chose a book about a bunny - which, ironically, is MAJOR foreshadowing for an upcoming blog this week. Stay tuned!
All in all - despite Brian's illness - it was a lovely weekend filled with heartfelt connections in our little family.
I hope you enjoyed your weekend, too.