{Weekend Wrap-up}

Our weekend was filled with lots of sickies, cuddling, rest & relaxation. All of last week Mason had a runny/stuffy nose and a bit of a cough. We thought it was allergies, or the summer cold he always seems to get when temps hit triple digits here. Then Nathan came home from work on Thursday feeling crummy and called it an early night. He worked some overtime on Friday, but came home with a fever, body aches, headache, cough & congestion. He was pretty much in bed all afternoon & night. I went and grabbed us a pizza and thankfully both of my boys ate! I kept Mason in the living room and Nate stayed in our bedroom. We weren't sure what Nate had, but with the fever we didn't want Mason catching it. Nate watched Netflix in the bedroom, I watched Twilight's Breaking Dawn part 2 and Mason played games and watched Netflix on his iPad. We finally went to bed around 12:30. I slept with Mason in his room so that Nate could have our bedroom to himself. 

Saturday morning we woke up pretty early, around 7:30. Totally not normal for Mason to do so. We laid in bed for a minute and Mason complained of his right ear itching. After some twitching and whatnot it went away. I took him to the living room to get him away from Nathan. We hung out for a bit and then decided to go get donuts. On the way back Mason started complaining about his ear hurting. And within seconds he was miserable and crying and screaming. We came home and Nate got a heating pad ready and I called to get a dr apt. The next available one was for 5:30pm. Ugh! It was only 10amm but I made the apt and prayed we'd be okay until then. I got some homeopathic ear drops into Mason's ear and also got him to take some medicine. Within about an hour he was comfortable and perking up a bit. He tried playing on his iPad, but got sleepy. He crawled into my arms and fell asleep. He hasn't done that in a couple of years!! After he was good and asleep I was able to transfer him to our bedroom. I laid down with him and read a book for a while and then ended up taking a 2 hour nap beside him. Mason slept for 4.5 hours. I had to wake him up for his dr apt. And when he woke up he didn't have any pain in the ear. I had a feeling that was the case because he slept good and solid for that 4.5 hours. I figured if the ear was still hurting he would have tossed and turned and not have slept as good. I kept the apt anyway because I didn't want the earache to come back and then be without an appointment or prescription {if needed}.

Nate's mom picked Mason and I up and Nate stayed home to rest because his fever came back once again. The doctor checked him out and said that he had a really bad ear infection and the drum looked like it was close to bursting. She said it would relieve some pressure if that happened, but could lead to other infections. We just have to watch it closely. She prescribed him a pretty strong antibiotic he has to take for 10 days as well as a numbing ear drop to use when needed. I am so amazed by this little guy. He hasn't complained at all since early Saturday morning and the dr says it's pretty bad! Such a champ.

 photo 1b_zps2iryojkg.jpg

That evening was much like Friday night...Nate quarantined to our bedroom while Mason and I watched movies in the living room. But not before Mason and I ran to Target for ice cream. While driving there we saw an amazing sky & also the moon & venus. 

 photo 1a_zpsldnwprho.jpg

Sunday morning Nate went into work for overtime and was actually feeling much better. I went to the grocery store and Mason stayed at his Nana's house. Then Mason and I ventured out to lunch and to Home Depot. Nate came home around 3ish and we hung out inside for a while. He was feeling better so we wandered off outside. We took the trail wagon into the pasture looking for a stump to cut for a little DIY. We spent a couple hours outside and then back home to prepare for the next week.

 photo 1c_zpsb53cp5lh.jpg

It's Monday morning and Mason is feeling better and Nate's getting there. He stayed home again today because he didn't sleep much last night between a headache, leg cramps and Mason having night terrors {more on that later}.

How was your weekend?


  1. Being sick in the summer is horrible. I find its worse than being sick in the winter. It has been crazy hot here in Houston, so I know your pain about the temps spiking up. Hope your boys start feeling better soon.

  2. Oh no! That does not sound like the best weekend. I hope the night terrors don't last. Two of my kid's went through that and it was AWFULLY there is absolutely no consoling them in that moment and it's heartbreaking. I hope things turn around for you this week!

  3. So sorry to hear your family was sick. What a little trooper you have there to withstand such a bad ear infection. Thanks for sharing your beautiful sunset!

  4. Awww poor little guy. Its the worst when kids are sick. Especially a summer cold. YUCK. Btw, your texas wall hanging is super cute :)

  5. so glad he is feeling better! Poor thing!!!! We went to Home Depot this weekend too - fun times ;)

  6. Aww he was so brave at the drs! My kids are NOT into the dr. visits at all!

  7. Oh no! So sorry to hear your guys are both under the weather.
    Mason is such a champ to handle such a terrible ear ache the way he has!
    I hope everyone is 100%, and soon!

  8. Poor guys!! Hope everyone is back to feeling good soon!
    I love your wooden TX, I need to pick me up an Ohio one.

  9. Glad everyone is feeling better.

  10. Aww, I'm glad he's feeling better. As someone who suffered from chronic ear infections as a kid, they are just the worst!

  11. Poor kiddo! Glad he is better, at least you got some cuddles!


Thanks for the comments! Hope you are having an amazing day!!