I'm still not feeling well today. :( I woke up Sunday morning feeling fine but then noticed some tenderness & could tell I was probably coming down with mastitis. I knew I'd start feeling really icky (like when you have the flu) so, after starting to get ready to leave, I opted to stay home from church. Ray still took the girls & I kept Clay - who slept nearly the entire time. It was so strange virtually having the house to myself for four hours without any responsibility. It was quite the nice break! I had a list of about 10 things running through my head that I could do but, since I wasn't feeling well, I merely rested. (& read mind candy - I'm finally caving to the Twilight series - the rainy weather we had yesterday morning was perfect for reading it, too!)
The rest of the day was spent simply resting, convincing Ray that I needed him to stay home from church that night to help me take care of the kids & Ray surprising me with Five Guys fries! I felt just horrid as the day went on - aches, chills & a 101+ fever. Thank the Lord for those meals I've been cooking & freezing, I pulled one of them out & we had beef stew for dinner.
Anyway, before feeling ill on Sunday we took our family day on Saturday & first went to the library for the end of the summer reading program party for the kids. You had to read at least 20 books to your kids & record them & if they had at least that many than they would get a certificate & could attend the party. It was really quite nice - they had a guy there singing, doing magic, making balloons & he just interacted so well with the kids! They also had snacks & each child got to pick out a book to keep.
After the library we took the kids home for naps & I went out to the mall, taking Clay with me, of course. After that it was time for IKEA! For one, I always love going there & looking around. Two, right now kids eat free. While I was standing in line getting the kids food I saw Rach & Con walk in! They were there with their kids & Rach's three sisters. I love randomly running into people I know & we ended up eating dinner together.
After parting ways we walked the top floor & Addison had to test out some furniture & gave us her verdict.
Addison had the best time playing in one of the preview kids rooms they had set up. She'd go through her whole day - declaring "the sun is up!" & getting out of the bed, pretending to get dressed, etc. By the time we made it to the kids toys & let them play for a bit Kate started losing it. She was just too tired & we made a mad dash through the bottom of the store to leave.
One day, someday, I hope to go completely alone & look to my little hearts desire. However, I was so exhausted after our day that after putting Clay in the bassinet I crashed into the bed on my stomach & fell asleep - thus resulting in my mastitis case the next morning!