Poor Sam

August 2nd, 2010

So, I took a good bit of time to write that blog post about Liam on his birthday, but I failed to mention Sam on his birthday. Well, Sammy turned 4 on July 24th, a mere two days after Liam turned one. Unfortunately, I had plague. Well, not plague, but I did have strep throat. I came down with it on the afternoon of Liam’s birthday, and thought it was the flu. So, I was sick… really sick. It took me 5 days to go see the doctor about it, and finally when I did I was properly diagnosed and given antibiotics. After that, the pain, the fever, and the vomiting cleared up within a day. I wish I had gone sooner. So, as you can see, I was really quite sick for Sam’s birthday, and I barely got out of bed. We did have a cake for him, and I did get some pictures, but it wasn’t the party that I had planned. I had imagined a really fun Thomas the Tank Engine party, complete with shish kabobs, baked beans, rice pilaf, fruit salad, a jello salad, and cake, with an electric Thomas train chugging along the track laid out on the table, but unfortunately that didn’t happen. Maybe next year…

Fortunately, I was able to recover in time for Andrew and I to celebrate our 7th anniversary. We went up to Victoria on Friday morning, and stayed one night. It was a lot of fun. We didn’t really do very much besides relax, but it felt really good. It was just the sort of break we needed, and now that we’re home again, it’s back to reality. I have so much to catch up on. One of these days I’ll put up pictures… well, at least I keep on telling myself that, but unfortunately, I’m not entirely sure if it will ever really happen or not. I’m finding it very hard to maintain a blog these days!