I know it’s been over a week since I came home from Wisconsin. It’s also been over a week since I contracted a wicked (not awesome) head cold that turned into a wicked sinus/ear infection. I’ve been less than useful for the past week and more than a bit whiny. I managed to get some antibiotics for myself and The Princess (who also had a double ear infection from her cold) but we are both still feeling less than stellar and there’s the drainage from the congestion to deal with. Too much info? Oh well. You will survive – I promise.
Back to the business of our trip to Wisconsin. It was very nice. I knew it would not be super exciting as everyone (including Tom) would be working while we were there, and the kids were all in school. But – it was important to me to get out there since we hadn’t been in almost a year. The time we had with family was great and although the travel plans were a giant fiasco, I’m really happy we did it.
These conversations made me laugh:
– As we were getting ready to leave for the departing flight…
Ella: I want twisty buns today. (For her hair.)
Momma: Really? The last time I tried to do them, you freaked out.
Ella: MOM!!! Five year-olds do NOT freak out about hair-dos!
– After the 5th hour on a plane where we had been delayed and delayed again and I was ready to lose it from cabin fever…
Ella: Why can’t we live on a plane? It would be so much fun!
– After biting Ella on the arm and being reprimanded…
Sophie: It okay, Mommy – I pretending I a zombie!
– During a discussion about his younger days wherein I asked him what kind of music they liked to listen to…
Grandpa Metten: Oh, I liked a lot of different things – mostly big band. But the kids – they used to listen to that Beatles crap all the time.
– After watching a local high school football game, a boxing match comes on. I am knitting, ignoring the TV while Grandpa Metten watches…
Grandpa Metten: You ever watch any of that cage fighting?
Me: Um…nope – can’t say that I do.
(We then spent a good 10 minutes channel surfing for him to see if we could find a “real” fight.)
These were my favorite pictures:
iPads are serious business
A zombie and two toddlers visit the Jelly Belly factory
Our second annual Schroeder Sibling Date Night (bad lighting for a photo, but it was so much fun)
Pure joy. A Princess and a puppy.
Sometimes 5 year-olds take pictures like this while bored
Sometimes they take ones like this
Enjoying the beverages at the yacht club (you can tell how often we give our kids soda by their insistance on never letting go of it once it’s had)
Cousins are for being silly with
Showing Grandpa the reverse camera function (where you can see yourself) on my iPhone
Visiting the Kenosha museum
Uncles are also for being silly with
We will see you again next year, Cheese State – with love, The Schroeders from The Weird Hat State.