The day was a bit windy/rainy on Saturday, so it was a very lazy day, but we still managed some fishing from the dock, rides on the 4 wheeler and a nice little walk. Today was beautiful. We went on a boat ride, did some fishing and basically let the kids play in the water on the slide. It was nice to get away!
Ah yes, and there's another rash. Brady was itching during the car ride home. He has a rash all over his stomach and most of the trunk of his body (sigh). We gave the boys a bath, put Brady's prescription eczema cream on him, and even gave a teaspoon of Benadryl to help him stop itching to fall asleep. We assumed he brushed up against something while swimming in the lake, but it just didn't make sense. We even used soap from home for his bath last night. AH, then we realized it may be the towels he used from the bath and after being in the lake. OR it could be from his life vest when he didn't have a shirt on. Can someone get rashes from life vests??
So I'm hoping the rash goes down by tomorrow and that's the end of it. Seriously, I don't know how people who have kids with food allergies do it, because this is just simple,very avoidable skin sensitivity. So it would make a lot of sense if that was the cause, so let's hope it is because I like easy fixes!
When we came home, there was an amazing pile of boxes for the toy drive, AWESOME! There are very few boxes that have the sender's names on the receipt, so please take this as a THANK YOU a million times! We're up to 36 toys, so amazing. Jason and I organized them and hid them for the time being and I must say, I'm so impressed with the generosity.
I forgot my camera this weekend (I know, the horror!), but Sidney took tons of photos with her nice camera, so there are some great shots!
I do have these lovely photos... let's look at fun (read sarcastically) things to spend money on:
|Large patches of peeling paint from your cedar siding.|
|Lovely peeling gutters and downspouts.|
|Does it get prettier?|
We had to have the gutters and downspouts painted because they were an odd color that went with the original red color of the house. They are totally done and need to be completely replaced. Thankfully the new ones come in white, so we will never have to touch them again.
But man... gutters and downspouts... what an unfulfilling way to spend money right? Like say, a kitchen, living room or bedroom would be so much prettier to look at with money spent on. Can I get a witness? Yup, the joys of home-ownership and a savings account!
Here are fun cottage photos:
|The kids after their bath and ready for a bedtime story!|
|Jax and Macy on a date|
|Jax looks like a little elf|
|Brady is concentrating on a fish|
|Jason fishing with the kiddos|
|Too cute to not share! (Miss Layla)|
|Livin' the dream boys!|
|Sidney started the bath water and they all jumped in!|
|The "fishing boat" on Saturday afternoon.|
|Love them Garbers!|