The weekend started with a couple of Graham's basketball games on Saturday morning.
Graham told us he wasn't feeling well before the game started, but he didn't throw up and didn't have a fever, so off we went!
Ellie and Quinn brought some things to keep them occupied since the boys had to play two games in a row....
Faith came for a little bit too, but after the first game, Kenny left to drive her to visit her mom in Portland. Graham played in both games, but didn't really look like himself - it seemed like he was dragging a bit.
Turns out, that's because he really was sick :(
Shortly after we got home from the games, he threw up, and he continued to have trouble keeping anything down for the next 24 hours. He was a little disappointed that he didn't get to go on a planned outing with Pa-Paw and Grandma Chery, but I think he was too tired and sick to get very worked up about it (poor guy!)
Oddly enough, this photo from 3 years ago popped up on my Timehop app - 'tis the season for an upset tummy I guess?
We sent Ellie out with Pa-Paw and Grandma Chery, and they enjoyed a Duck Women's basketball game....
....with popcorn of course :)
She spent the night at their house (reportedly in her "cave of awesomeness"), while Graham and I spent the night on the couch.
Thankfully,we had Monday off from school and work, and Graham was feeling much better. So much better that he went with Kenny and Jim to help take care of some work on the Sheriff's department helicopter. I'm told they didn't actually leave the ground, just got it out and running :)
Kenny LOVED being out there and being able to help. I know he misses the crew at work, and even more, misses being around and working on the machine. It was so awesome that he was able to get out there with Jim and be helpful....
I really enjoyed the extra day off too - it's going to sound crazy, but I was excited to clean out the pantry and get that reorganized. As you can tell from the before picture (on the left), things were getting a little crowded and cluttered in there.
We ended up with a much more organized pantry, and some food items that we weren't getting to for donation.
I also had some extra work I wanted to get to - I had Ellie go to quiet time and I was able to take care of that too.
Faith came home in time for dinner, and hung around on the couch to help Ellie during quiet reading time.
And once again I sit at the end of a 3-day weekend feeling OK about going back to work tomorrow. I got to do some things I wanted to do, and took care of some things I had to do. And even though I had to take care of a sick kid this weekend, I still feel more balanced and refreshed than usual. It really made me think about my work and my sanity, and what a regular 4-day work week might look like....something to think about I guess.