Friday, January 1, 2010

Home again, home again, jiggety jig

I can't believe it's 2010! Kaylin will turn double digits this year. Wow!

Yesterday was our final day in Chicago. Logan and I got up early and went down to breakfast. We had a great window view of a busy pedestrian corner and watched the crowds of people on their way to work. We poked around and took our time. When we got back up to the room, Kaylin was still sleeping. I got her up but she seemed unusually tired. Kaylin and Gene eventually made their way down to breakfast and she returned perked up and ready to go to the museum.

Thanks to the holiday the traffic was minimal. We got a great parking spot and walked right to the ticket counter with no line. Our Lakeview membership was accepted and we started our museum adventure walking through the vast collection of mounted animals. The kids were both really interested and enjoyed it. By the time we finished and were in front of the Egypt exhibit entrance, Kaylin began complaining of being tired and uncomfortably full from breakfast. She dragged through Egypt and the dinosaurs and then really enjoyed the mineral and gem exhibits. The rest of us were starving so we went to the museum McDonalds. Kaylin got a fruit and walnut salad and when finished she felt much better and wanted an ice cream cone. Sure! Except that after the ice cream she felt awful. She was completely miserable. We tried to "walk it off" but it soon became obvious she was actually sick. We headed out and started home.

The traffic on I-55 was shockingly non-existant! We stopped at the Wal-Mart in Pontiac and it was only a little over an hour after we left the museum lot. By this time Kaylin was coughing horribly and her nose was incredibly congested. We got some medicine that did nothing. The exciting event of the Wal-Mart stop was finding the two fairy dolls I never found for Kaylin for Christmas. She was at least happy about finding Fawn and Iridessa :) We made it home in good time and spent the evening (hee hee) playing with Legos.

This morning we all have nasty colds. I'm assuming Kaylin's upset stomach is/was due to excess mucus since she never vomited or had diarrhea. Neither kid wants to eat anything this morning and both are pitiful and puny. At least we're all off work and school anyway.

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