A Special Visit!

It’s been a rough couple of days for the Smith boys. But we’ve had some really good things too. Sunday evening we went to our church’s annual caroling event. Elias was super excited about using his jingle bells….that is until it was actually time for caroling. He was jumping around and shaking them everywhere at home, but out actually singing he was too shy. No matter. We all still had fun.

Sunday night, though, Nathan came down with a terrible stomach bug. He was hidden away in the bathroom while Elias and I tried to avoid him for the rest of the night. Unfortunately, the damage was already done. Elias woke up in the middle of the night with the same stomach bug. No fun for any of us! I think I had to change outfits four times between 2:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday. Elias may have changed even more! Luckily, it was a quick bug, and even though Nathan did take Monday as a sick day, he was feeling better by mid morning.

And to meet the requirements for a Smith family visit…they were both sick just in time for Grandpa Smith’s visit! Nathan went to pick him up at the train station. He rode the Empire Builder all the way from Chicago! Poor Grandpa Smith had to come into a house with a stomach bug…but there is hope…I still have not gotten it!

On Monday we just took it easy at home to let everyone recover. The same went for Tuesday morning. Elias was feeling a lot better, and even held down food, but was still not his usual self. He did have lots of fun playing with the cookie cutters with Grandpa Smith.

The Smith boys in the snow at zoo lights. Elias is looking intently at his favorite display…the mama and baby elephant!

Tuesday night we were ready for some action. We bundled up, and headed out to zoo lights once again, and met Nathan on his way home from work. It was a magical time because it was snowing! It might have been the most snow we’ve ever seen at zoo lights. Elias had a lot of fun in the beginning, but tired out after about an hour as usual.

Grandpa Smith took us out for dinner afterward, and then the boys settled in for the night while I went to pregnancy water aerobics. We look forward to the rest of the week and Grandpa Smith’s special visit!

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