Aug 12, 2009

Luck of the Irish

As luck would have it, Oliver got really sick for the first time while I was home on vacation. His temperature reached 105 degrees which landed him in the ER. The diagnosis: an ear infection. He was quite the trooper and managed to have fun. Luckily for Oliver and me, we had two professional moms to help us get through this tough time - thanks to my mom and sister! (can't forget a thanks to my dad who got up with Oliver at 5 am so I could sleep in!)

While we were home, we went to the new bakery in town three times, went shopping six times, swimming twice, to a family reunion, to Grandma's house twice, church, a Branch picnic, the movies ($4 for admission, $1 for popcorn - I love small towns!), the salon for a much needed hair cut, and the park, and managed to do all of this with little sleep and a sick baby.

Here are some pictures from my trip home to the little town o' Clare. (Funny Fact: My town not only celebrates St. Patrick's Day, but it also celebrates Half-way to St. Patrick's Day.)

My rosy cheeks baby

What's weird is this picture was taken 4 or 5 hours before going to the ER.

Cute Uncle Steven showing Oliver how to roll.

I wish I had a better picture of Oliver playing with Flash (the cat). Oliver would start crawling after Flash, and then Flash would take a few steps ahead, stop, turn and wait for Oliver to catch up. It was so fun to watch.

My grandma and the white fluffy cat that all of her great-grandchildren love to play with - I'm pretty sure Oliver thought it was real.

This is my best friend from middle school and her son, Weston. She had her little boy 4 weeks before Oliver. I hope we get together every time I visit.

Oliver hanging out with the boys at our branch picnic celebrating Pioneer Day. Notice that my dad is wearing a jacket and Oliver is wearing long sleeves and pants - where did summer go?

My niece, Olivia, is going to be a good mommy some day!

Bye bye Grandma and Grandpa!

Home at last in familiar arms!