I'm going to start out this blog post with a disclaimer...as I was going through pictures for this month, I realized something...I took a ton of pictures of Lizzie in February, and hardly any of Joseph. I honestly don't know how this happened. I certainly have no favorite child, and I typically take roughly the same amount of pictures of both of them (not on purpose, just naturally). But this month something apparently went askew. SO, please don't take the lack of photos of Joseph from February as anything other than a weird, unexplainable occurrence!
The first couple of days of the month started off with a continuation of the flu. David and Joseph slowly recovered right about the time that Lizzie came down with it. Much like her brother was when he had it, she was so hot, lethargic, and pitiful. I miraculously avoided the entire thing, possibly due to the preventative Tamiflu. In any event, Lizzie spent several days just laying around and sleeping.
|Laying on Daddy's chest is the only thing she likes to do while sick|
Once everyone recovered I still kept the kids quarantined at home for a few days so as not to spread germs. These pictures capture that quarantine period perfectly...the chaos and misery of bored children.
Once the flu saga was over we continued on with normal life. We went to the special "Wicked Plants" exhibit at the Science Center (about dangerous, deadly, and invasive plants). It was pretty creepy.
|My mother is extremely allergic to English Ivy, so I took a photo of this in her honor|
|We bought and planted a burning bush from New Garden Nursery back in the fall because we thought it was pretty. Winning.|
|This Biblical fertility food is not for me.|
|I don't even know what to say about this, other than I think someone captured a photo of me on a Monday morning|
|"High Fructose Corn Syrup." Interesting little statue.|
We attended a Children's Dental Health Month event at our local library. Joseph got to play the patient at one point.
We went to the Mardi Gras party in my parents neighborhood...always lots of fun...
I took these fun pictures one evening when we were downtown eating dinner at The Corner Slice...
Finally, here are all those photos I took of Lizzie in February, followed by some of both of the kiddos together!
|Her mischevious face|
|Since Lizzie is my "rainbow baby" (baby born after miscarriage) it only made sense for me to buy her this outfit when I saw it at Carter's ;-)|
|She can start ballet at age 3. Can you tell that I'm ready?|
|Many of you know that we co-sleep, which leads to adorable picture opportunities, like this one I took at 4am one Saturday morning (I'd gotten up to use the restroom and, when I saw them holding hands in their sleep, I just had to document it)|
|Whenever I go outside during the day to check the mail or take something to the trash I often look up to this|
|Love these two!|