Friday, August 10, 2012

Not Just Another Day at the Park

Backstory: W had roseola virus, a horrid little sucker that brings high fever and a rash (that we learned about later) and does a number on blood counts (at least for our little toddler). Basically said numbers were tested, of course were knocked low, and the doctor gave us the unnecessary scare of our lives. We won't go any further than saying a change of doctors or a talk about what happened will be in order. But, we were quarantined for a couple of weeks now, leaving both of us staring at the door and jumping out of our shoes when I mentioned the word "park" when we got home this morning.

Today he's cleared. See, bandaid to prove it! 


And let's just talk about how this is the third finger prick and FIRST decorative bandaid. Come on, nurse! (I may or may not have brought one to put over his fingers last time.) 

The sickies aren't the only reason we've stayed away from the old park. It's been so hot after all, but today we put on our sunscreen and ball caps and grabbed some ice cold waters to take with us, and found ourselves reacquainted with swings and slides.

Reunited and it feels so good! The Sheriff was timid at first since I can't remember the last time he's been on a swing (a sad story I know!). 


But it didn't take long to get this silly grin.


For a kid who is somehow into throwing objects, an empty park full of wood chips and a mother allowing his latest obsession as there were no other kids to get hurt, this was the highlight of the trip.



Someone even was a fan of the slides today which was a big win since they haven't been his favorite as of late. 


Our spontaneous and sweaty park trip was just what we needed to get back into the swing of things around here. 

10 comments:

Faith said...

goodlordhavemercy! poor little fella witht he sickies!! thank God he has fully recovered! and great pics at the park!! so good to see that happy face!

Katie @ Chronicles of KT said...

oh man, so sorry y'all had to deal with being sick for so long :( He certainly looks super happy to be at the park though!!

The Preppy Student said...

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Erin said...

Oh wow, I am SO glad to hear W is on the mend. I cannot imagine being stuck inside the last few weeks!! He is such a sweet little one, I bet he loved you for taking him to the park :)

Mrs. Mama said...

great pics! i'm taking him home and making him be best buds with E!

KERRY said...

Oh I am sorry to hear your little man has been sick but how wonderful is it to hear he's on the mend!! I bet you guys had fun getting out of the house, long overdue by the sounds of it. Just a shame wherever he picked it up from didn't stay home too :(
Have an awesome day Jenn!! xo

Jamie said...

I'm glad he's feeling better!

Our Little Fam said...

So glad that he is doing better! Cute pictures, love his smile!!

Angie said...

Poor little thing!!! So glad he is feeling better, but what an ordeal! Kal has had pink eye/ear infection and it is no walk in the park when those toddler's are sick! Praying all is better now!!!

the workaholic momma said...

aawww...I just LOVE these pictures...that smile of his is just precious:) I'm glad he is feeling better...hoping the ickies stay away!!!