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Beyond the Bug

2015 February 22
by Becky

The bug is gone! Everyone is healthy. Barf has been banished.

So we took advantage of our beautiful snowfall and 30 degree weather to put on four layers of clothing to go sledding for exactly 20 minutes. At least we were out long enough for our neighbor to get a quick family shot, we only have like three.


Neither kid looks all that thrilled. But I swear, it was a really fun morning.

Stu took Ethan down the only sled-able spot, which turned out to be ridiculously steep. Just get a load of that look of sheer terror joy on Ethan’s face.


The hill was steep but he said he liked it…for about 15 minutes. Ethan’s enthusiasm dwindled and the snow turned to mud after the small group of us took a few turns each.

In our effort to extend the outdoor fun for at least as long as it took to put on the gear, Stu pulled Ethan around on the sled while Finn and I watched the remaining sledders.


Finn has seen so few nice days that he’s still a little confused when we hang out in the great outdoors for more than a run from the back door to the garage. He was all “Mom, my cheeks are FREEZING!!! What about the cozy couch?”

Any excuse to put him in The Bear.



Pretty bad when you can’t get the world’s smiliest baby to crack even a grin.

Anyway, Ethan has made a FULL recovery from his five day tummy troubles and may be even more energetic than before. I’m more than a little thrilled he’s back to school tomorrow. Let his teachers deal with the post-flu high.

Three days of no food made him skinnier than ever so we’re adding butter and whole milk and cream cheese to everything…it’s quesadilla and pasta city around here. I’m kind of wondering if catching this bug would have been my ticket to fitting into my regular jeans…

Otherwise it was all PJs, all the time this weekend while the chilly wind howled outside.



Finn is pretty pumped his big brother is back to his super-fun-and-entertaining self.

5 Responses
  1. Linda Johnson permalink
    February 23, 2015

    Good to see Ethan smiling and feeling better. Love the picture of Ethan reading to Finn and both of them smiling.

    Hope the bug stays away!!!

  2. Stacey permalink
    February 23, 2015

    Your boys are SO cute!

  3. February 23, 2015

    Glad you guys are feeling better. I saw you going into school today and you had on your “I love this weather!!!” smile (grimace). It made me laugh because I’m right there with you. I should have rolled down my window to say “Hi!” and share the laugh, but it was too cold for that kind of nonsense.
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  4. Breezy permalink
    February 23, 2015

    If you had gotten it you totally would’ve fit in those jeans, I lost 5 pounds in two days with that damn bug. But the down side is all the puking and then being famished when you get better! Glad to Voborils are illness free!

  5. Vi Spinner permalink
    February 24, 2015

    Here’s to staying healthy. Lose your pounds a different way. You will get there. Boys look wonderful.

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