Kevin and Lucy are at the Pumpkin Festival. Daphne, Norah and I are not – we are all sick. I have been pretty miserable since Thursday and Daphne and Norah have been miserable since yesterday morning (EARLY morning for Norah). We have all had coughs, green snotty noses, fevers, etc. Bleh – no fun at all. After 18 months of no breathing treatments for Norah, we are now doing them every 4 hours.
Lucy was actually the first one to get sick and the first one to get over it. Actually, she still has a little cold, but that may hang on for a while. My mom was in town for a couple of days this week, so on Thursday Mom took Lucy home with her – assuming we would all be coming up on Friday. Kevin had signed up to run in the Pumpkin Festival 10k, so he decided to go up last night, run this morning, take Lucy to the parade and then head home after lunch.
Let me just say that Norah has sobbed over the fact that she didn’t get to go. To people like me, the P-fest is a HUGE deal. I mean if you are from Morton, the pumpkin capital of the world – it is a part of who you are! I think I have missed twice – that’s it. This makes the third. It is not as big of a deal to Kevin – since he didn’t grow up in Morton. However, after 9 years of marriage – I think he is learning. It is a HUGE deal to Norah. She has been talking about and couldn’t wait to go! My mom bought shirts for the girls to wear while we were there.
So even though, the Norah and Daphne are still in St. Louis, they are there in spirit (and yes, I fixed their hair even though they are sick. They had pumpkin bows to match – I couldn’t resist):
Norah seems like she is starting to feel better. We will keep up the treatments until the cough goes away, but poor Daphne seems sort of miserable today. She slept well last night, thankfully, but her nose is running, her eyes are puffy, and she is just sort of fussy.
Kevin emailed me this picture of Lucy at the parade: