Tyler is sick. He's really congested, he's got a cough and a fever and a major case of the grumps. Which means our house has turned into WHINE CENTRAL. Tyler whines. Alexis whines. Tyler whines some more. Alexis whines some more. And then I whine to you all.
Here's a small sample of the things Tyler claims to have forgotten how to do while he's been sick: walk up the stairs, be nice, eat, find anything he's looking for, watch TV, play with toys, and sleep in until a reasonable hour. Fortunately he hasn't forgotten how to squirt diarrhea on my floor, and he even picked up a new skill: how to dump a whole lot of sand into his diaper and mix it in real good with diarrhea. Do you wish I'd stop talking about diarrhea? So do I.
So, since he's been sick and we can't go anywhere there are people, we retreated to the mountains. Two of us were still basically in pajamas when I said, "Get in the car, we're going for a drive. And it's going to be a silent drive!" Turns out it wasn't silent (I can dream, right?), but there wasn't any fighting. We drove up the canyon, parked at a reservoir, I rolled down the windows and let the kids stick their heads out to look at the water. Fun, huh? Then we drove home and did nothing for the next 6 hours.
I guess technically not "nothing". I didn't get dressed or put on any make-up and Tyler's still in his pajamas, but we did watch a lot of TV, and Alexis and I made her a tiny little purse. Then we sat in the hammock and Alexis gave me what she called "a pedicure of making your hair pretty", also known as a ponytail. And then we took pictures in the backyard with her purse. We all took turns taking some pictures.
Also, here's a picture of Tyler sleeping on his grandma yesterday. He wore this new shirt yesterday and Oh My Goodness was he handsome in it. Handsome but sickly.
And then here's a picture of Alexis at her dance recital last week, I still haven't put the video on the computer, and to be honest, I may never. But didn't she look cute? I tried to blur the face of the little girl she's hugging because I don't even know who she is, but that seemingly simple task is beyond my photo shop skills. I like this picture because it is a true representation of how Alexis is. She makes friends EVERYWHERE she goes and is hugging them within minutes, and then they are BFF's before she leaves.
Now, I've got big plans for the night. They involve the gym and watching The Office. And hopefully no diarrhea.