This weekend, though, I have a rash and horrible itch from head to toe from an unknown origin. I'm wondering if the steroids they gave me have run their course, and things that weren't completely eradicated are now able to rear their ugly heads. If it goes on much longer, I'll be heading back to a doctor.
BUT, before and through the entire itchy, oozy episode, some good things happened in our little world.
The little boys and Buttercup and I got to spend a long, relaxing, fun day in Cincinnati with one of our most favorite families in the world.
Despite my poison ivy, we had loads of fun at my dad's 4th of July party. While it was a small crowd this year, there was a crowd, so my dad was happy.
We stayed a few extra days in Ohio, so I was able to spend Sunday with Donna and Melody and their families.
On Monday, Bryan, the kids, my mother-in-law, and I headed to Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania, for a day of white water rafting. It was cold and rainy the entire day, but we all had a fabulous time.
Because of age requirements, we had to split up. I took the big kids on the middle-sized rapids (unfortunately, everyone had to be 16 in order to go on the part of the river with the biggest rapids.) and Bryan and his mom went with the little boys on the smallest rapids.
|In case you noticed, there is one extra big kid. Buttercup's friend came to Ohio with us this year.|
|At the Garden Center. There's all sorts of things to keep kids occupied, including a touch garden, a taste garden, a tree house, trails through the woods, a maze, and music.|
|There are lots of pretty, old stonework and water areas in the park.|
Other good things...
We bought a minivan. With the number of drivers we have in the house and the schedules we keep, we rarely need the big van to transport the family all at the same time. But, we do need it to go on road trips to visit family in Ohio and Kentucky, and to take vacations. While we were in Ohio, the big van flipped 200,000 miles. We want it to last as long as possible, so we got the minivan for every day driving.
AP and SAT scores have come in, and I couldn't be more proud of Buttercup and Phoenix. They done good.
Green beans are coming in fast and furious. I'll be able to do some canning this week.
It was the high school's moratorium week (aka no practices allowed), so we were able to have everyone home to eat dinner together every night.
Seeing as how it's 10:00 on Sunday night, I'm wrapping this post up. Time to take some more Benadryl.
Have a lovely day!
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