Here is a picture of Meadow while sick. It was a very scary fever with her temperature spiking at 103. I had never experienced this as a Mom and hope I don't have to again any time soon. But, thankfully as quickly as it came on, it quickly left and she was back to her normal self by Tuesday morning. It is definitely hard watching your normally very active, energetic child be so innactive. She stayed on the couch all day Monday until about 6pm. Then as her temperature dropped she came back to life again.
Mark enjoying some down time on the deck.
Meadow insisted on having these balloons come along with us on the hike. Meadow has definitely become very particular about certain things. Everything was great until one of the balloons fell while she was running and it landed in the creek. Todd tried with all his might to get the balloon, but while he was attempting to retrieve it, he got stung by a bee and then the balloon popped. I think they both wanted to cry, even though Meadow was the only one who shed any tears. I had been hiking ahead with Jerri and Mark and didn't realize the drama that had unfolded. This may be a note of advice to other parents that it may not be a good idea to bring balloons on a hike. You just never know what is going to happen.
In front of Little Zig Zag falls. Meadow now with only her one balloon. Zoe was so cute, she let me hold her a lot during their trip and really enjoyed walking with me. I think I was at great hand holding height for her.