Sunday, September 6, 2009

Long time, no posts!

Yes, I've been absent from the blogosphere for a while, but for good reason! Remember my last post about sick kids, take two? Well, this one could have read sick kids, take three and four! Yes, I've had 2 more sick kiddos since last time-my 2 and 3 year olds. My 2 year old was the sickest by far. Her fever was 104-105 for a couple days and her little body just did not handle it well. She didn't sleep well and would be up on and off during the night. This was also while dad was out of town on business, so needless to say, Mom was exhausted. She is doing much better now, though, but still has the lingering diarrhea. Whatever this illness is, I wouldn't wish it on anyone! We're hoping that we're coming on the tail end of this in our household and that we'll be illness-free in the next few days.
With Dad home, I was able to take some of the well ones out yesterday to Heritage Park in downtown Katy, the city we live in. They have several old houses-original houses-from over 100 years ago, that were here when the city was first founded and they open them to the public once a month. This is one of them-isn't it beautiful?
What was so fascinating was how simple they were inside. There wasn't such a need for huge spaces for everything or lots of "stuff". Makes me long for that simplicity back then! Here are Sarah and John working the water pump behind the post office.
They also have a museum showcasing some of the older artifacts, including machinery. Here is John posing on one of the John Deere tractors. No, I didn't ask him to pose, he just did it himself!
In one of the houses, they also had a craft for the kids. That day, they were doing weaving. The girls were in heaven! John even tried it. It didn't turn out quite as expected, but he still had fun.

Mary made her's into a nice bracelet.
Rachel didn't get too much done, but she made what she finished into a bookmark.

All in all, they had a good time. It was neat to visit this part of the city we hadn't seen and even more fun just to be out amongst other people! :-)

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear all are well! Sounds like a great day out of the house. I love the pic of John.