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May Days

May was CRAZY.

I spent the beginning of the month ordering home school materials, potty training, celebrating May holiday, Mother’s Day and Sianna’s birthday all with mastitis.

Somehow, after 16 months of nursing, I mysteriously developed mastitis on my right side. After three very painful weeks of constant nursing, I started taking an antibiotic. We couldn’t get the medicine in single pill form so I had to take four pills three times a day. The medicine made me sick, but I think the mastitis is now gone.

Just after I started feeling better, Schäfer suddenly got a virus. By the time the first virus was taken care of, a second virus came into his system. He ran a fever for over 7 days. Sianna and Selah were also sick for a few days.

Since my body was coming off antibiotics, I also got a virus and spent time in bed whenever Hubs could watch the kids. (Jen came and watched the girls one morning too.) I was in such bad shape even Ayi offered to watch the girls so I could rest.

By the final week of May, we were all healthy again.

Here are a few memories…

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05.19.12
Schäfer paints a Komodo Dragon – his favorite animal.

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05.20.12
After an art project, I was washing Sianna’s hands while Hubs was washing Schäfer’s hands. I asked Hubs, “What’s Selah doing?” Hubs ran into the living room to find Selah painting the floor and window with red paint. She was very happy.

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05.21.12
We have a strong crop of squash and Bradley tomatoes. Grow garden! Grow!

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05.22.12
Schäfer looked this lethargic for over a week. He felt so miserable he could hardly play with toys. Right now, his favorite movie is Wall-E. He wore his Wall-E shirt and sat next to “Eve” (a robot from the movie) while he watched the movie.

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Hubs and Schäfer made a Wall-E.

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The summer students are here and culture is being exchanged.

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05.27.12
It’s hard to believe Selah can sit at the little table.

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All the kids like watching Hubs water the garden… and the windows.

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We took the students for a boat ride on a nearby lake. Schäfer did most of the driving.

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After the boat ride, we ate at a local restaurant. Selah sat in Hubs lap and fed herself.

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05.31.12
Our garden is coming together nicely. Hubs put in poles for the bulging Bradley tomatoes.

1 comment to May Days

  • I think this has to be the biggest understatement I’ve read in a long time: The summer students are here and culture is being exchanged. Oh, the memories. Hopefully it was/is fruitful also.

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