My brother and family came to visit over Memorial Day weekend. The kids had an absolute blast!
Brian surprised me on Valentine’s Day with a trip to Sweet Pete’s Candy for dinner and sweets. Sweet Pete’s was featured on the TV show “The Profit.” They have two levels of candy, a dessert bar, chocolate factory tours and more.
The kids got a special delivery from Edible Arrangements – Thanks Papa D and Beth!
Papa and Addison took turns trying to stuff leaves in each other’s jackets
If you were here on vacation or simply made it out to the beach, it was a perfect long weekend for time on the sand and in the surf. Conditions were small, but fun with a solid waist high wave on the main bars breaking across all tides at choice spots. Southerly winds ramped up each afternoon providing fun side to side-off conditions for WindSUP action in the surf zone.
I caught it each afternoon on the Sealion, and the spot of choice was Loggerhead St in Nags Head where a nice outside sandbar produced breaking surf at all tides. It did get quite shallow at low tide, even for the short Sealion fins, but it was not much of a problem. Water temps were perfect for trunks only. Only catch was the number of people in the water within the surf zone swimming, surfing, SUPing, and boogie boarding. No worries though as all are out to have a good time, and with myself the only one holding a sail in hand, I simply had to keep a keen eye where people were and judge a given DTL run accordingly. I had to pass on a few waves due to folks in the zone/path, but that was ok. I enjoyed seeing many out having a FUN time and enjoying likely their last tastes of summer.
Bill’s OBX Beach Life
When it rains it pours and this weekend was exactly that! Friday I received a call from school stating Enzo had a fever. I picked up the kids and off to the Doctor we went. They swabbed him for the flu and strep and both were negative. They concluded that he had bronchitis and would need 10 days of antibiotics. Friday night he was up off and on all night due to the fever spiking and him not feeling well. His fever continued until Sunday afternoon.
The toddler bed that neither child uses got lots of use this weekend. We decided to move it into our bedroom so we could monitor the kids while they were sick. Enzo used it Friday evening, then Sunday night Addison slept there and was up every 2 hours vomiting. I was convinced it was the flu as she had chills and a high fever.
I took her to the Doctor this morning and she threw up twice in the waiting area then three times in the exam room. We ended up staying there for a little over two hours. The Doctor swabbed her for the flu but it was negative. Then she looked at her throat (back story – she just ended antibiotic a week ago for strep) and her tonsils were bloody, swollen and have an ulcer on them. The Doctor was concerned about dehydration from her vomiting over 10 times in the last 12 hours so they gave her some liquid Zofran…she threw it up within seconds. The Doctor then called the Senior Doctor at their other location to consult about next steps. They decided to give her an injection of Zofran and if she throws up within 2 hours of the injection that we are to go to the hospital. She slept almost the entire time we were there. We waited in the exam room for 45 minutes after the shot to ensure she wouldn’t be sick again. They gave her some Motrin since she’s had a fever for over 12 hours that was untreated due to the fact that she wouldn’t keep anything down.
Yesterday we celebrated Enzo’s birthday by going to the Alligator Farm in St. Augustine. He is obsessed with alligators now and refers to everything as a “baby alligator.”
|Thanks Papa S and Nana for my train table|
|After the kids went to bed Brian and I played a few competitive rounds of bowling|
This weekend we took the kids to a local fall festival in our area. It’s their 2nd year and they had lots of fun activities for the kids. We even did the crop maze and made it out after several attempts.