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We went and saw

Brave

. It was a cute movie. We all loved it. It was a fun way to spend the afternoon. Even Dad was able to join us. Of course he spent the rest of the day speaking in a Scottish accent! Oh the price we pay for a good movie!!!

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Ainsley swimming freestyle for first time

Ben swimming breast stroke

Ainsley wouldn’t put her face in the water at the beginning of the week.  Now she is a fish.  While Ben has just gotten the true hang of swimming, he learned the breast stroke this week and he coordinated his stroke and kick rather well for the first week!

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Quote of the day

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“Mommy, may I massage your feet?”
“That would be wonderful, Ainsley.”
Then Ainsley shows up construction gear. Are my feet that bad?

Yes. Yes they are.

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We stopped after church on Sunday and bought a ton of peaches and other produce. And as part of our tradition we washed one off on the way home and ate it.

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Poor kitty

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Yes. That’s right chicken pox.  Several years ago, we had chicken pox run through all 3 kids, plus Gordon and Aunt Debra.  All thanks to my shingles that went undiagnosed for a long time before I finally went to the doctor (I kept attributing the pain, rash, and other horrible symptoms to other things, because I was too young for shingles.  That’s for old people!  Wrong!)  It took MONTHS for everyone to get it and recover. It stunk!

So when Madie came to me last night covered in red bumps on her torso, I was perplexed. What could it be?  I thought bed bugs first.  We had been sleeping in very nice hotel on vacations, and I’ve heard of that happening but she shared a bed with everyone at some point (so shouldn’t someone else have bug bites too. and I thoroughly checked both of the other puddles. no bites.).  None of the spots were in exposed areas, so it had me stumped.  We went to see our pediatrician who specializes in their diagnosing skills.  We even managed to stump her.  All of the doctors came to look at Madie.  Madie has had both chicken pox vaccines and she had a small case in 2009, so theorectically she should be immune to chicken pox.  The doctors all said it looks like chicken pox, but she shouldn’t have chicken pox.  So they took a blood test, but we do not find out the results until Monday or Tuesday.  We have to assume it is chicken pox until we hear otherwise.

I even called back to the doctor to see if possibly it was chiggers, but was told no. I tried. Poor Madie. She is missing a slumber party tonight, a birthday party tomorrow, and acolyting on Sunday (which she has been waiting for  months to do).  Poor thing.  Our doctors are excellent and doing the best job that they can.  But sense they are ones that actually looked at the spots, stared at them under a magnifying glass, and have the initials M.D. after their names  . . . I will take their word first!  So we are in quaruntine until we hear otherwise!

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We went back to Girard cemetery after lunch. After we found Dad’s nana in the newer section we spent time cleaning up the families headstones. Madie recorded all of the info. She was an excellent family historian. We even found the death record of baby Grace, my Dad’s older sibling who was stillborn.

So we visited almost every town in Crawford county. For my family has lived in the county for generations and I think we visited every site!!!

It was fun to see everything and record the history if it all!

But alas, all good things must end. The kids are getting their swimming in right now and tomorrow we will be heading home!

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