Wednesday, January 31, 2007

A holiday of sorts...

As some of you may know - Kev loves strategy boardgames! His obsession with games probably explains why he can put up with my obsession with scrapping. Anyway each year over the January long weekend there is a convention in Canberra - CANCON - and this year we decided to travel over as a family. The idea was that we would take two days to get there, but as often happens with plans...they changed and so we drove over in one day. The boys coped really well with the journey over and loved all of the bush biscuits and treats handed out from the front seat. We stopped at various parks and they played and charmed people with their willingness to give out loads of cuddles to anyone in close proximity. The time in Canberra was special because we caught up with our dear friends from Sydney - Mick, Jenn, Zac, Charlie & Mikaylah. Mitch & Harry loved spending time with the big boys and it was wonderful to spend time with Jenn each day. The day before we headed home Mitch seemed a bit miserable, but I wasn't overly concerned. On the journey home it rapidly became apparent that they were both unwell with chesty coughs and conjunctivitis. We had the option of staying overnight somewhere or push through to home - and we decided on the latter. The last few hours from Renmark to home were dreadful as both boys were feeling miserable, had temps and sore eyes. I dosed them up with Panadol and we headed to the emergency department. Turns out they both have a viral illness, conjunctivitis and ear infections. As a result they are both miserable and irritable - and who better to irritate than each other! So there have been quite a few fights in the Reid household. I think poor Kev is quite looking forward to going back to work next week! As for me...I am counting down the days until they are their usual happy, energetic selves...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa
Sorry to hear the boys are well, but glad to hear you had a great time in Canberra. I am working so much that I haven't had time to do any scrapbooking for weeks & i am having withdrawals....
Love
Kate xxxx

Lisa - Mum to Mitch & Harry said...

Thanks for dropping by and checking out our latest adventures. Sounds like you need some serious scrapping time.
Hugs,
Lisa