Sickness and a Thanksgiving Party

We've been sick over here.  Well, not Nate or me (I'm coughing like a maniac, but that's beside the point because I feel fine), but the kids (see them lying all around the living room?).  Tommy got it first and then the older boys and finally Emilia.  Thankfully Tommy was completely over it (after one whole week of sickness) when the other three got it.  They are on days 4 and 5 of a (possibly) one week sickness.   Long lasting fevers, hacking coughs, snotty noses, sore throats, and overall weakness.

I've got my command center going on.  It's been pretty handy. 

It's been an interesting, but (actually) fun couple of weeks since we really can't go anywhere or have anyone over.  As soon as the Ibuprofen kicks into their system, we have a good 5 hours or so of time to do a lot of reading and learning and playing of games.  Emilia asks, "How much time do I have until I start feeling sick again?  Better take a shower/do some math/play this game before the medicine wears off."  (We've watched a lot of Netflix and movies as well, but that's mostly after the Ibuprofen stops working and nothing else sounds fun...or when I have no other ideas.)

Jonny was pretty bummed today because he wasn't going to be able to go to his Thanksgiving party for Wednesday school.  I had volunteered to run the games and the craft, so I passed on the information to his teacher and decided we needed to have our own little party at home.

We made a craft that my sister-in-law found on Pinterest.  Thanks Juliet!  :) 

Look at those smiles!  You'd never know anyone was sick.  Ibuprofen, I tell you.  How did moms ever live without it?  ;)

We also played two games that you can read about here and here.  Then we skipped ahead a couple lessons in The Mystery of History so we could read about the Pilgrims and then about Squanto.  

Although it's no fun to be sick (and this has proven to be one nasty virus), we've had some good family time.  Here are some precious cards the boys wrote to each other.  Matthew (yellow paper) obviously asked for some spelling help, but it was their own idea to send each other "get well" cards.  Sweet brothers.

Hoping your family is well...or gets well soon!

Hey, this is my 200th post!  I should celebrate.  ;)

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Happy 200th! Hope you are all feeling better soon!!!!

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Heidi, Those Mayflower hands are precious...please consider linking this post to "Look What We Did." And I hope everyone is recovering!

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What a cute Mayflower craft. Gotta love Pinterest! Congrats on the 200th post. So far we have survived fall without any sickness...but of course, now that I write this, we're in for it!

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