Grandpa.


Monday, February 13, 2012


My dad came to stay with us over the weekend, and it was so fun to have Grandpa around! We hadn't seen him since our move in August so it was great for Evelyn to see him up close and in person rather than through Skype {which I thank my lucky stars for every day. I don't think I could do this coast to coast thing if we couldn't video chat with fam}. On Thursday we took him to the Air & Space museum out in Chantilly, which actually ended up being our only outing the whole time he was here, for on Friday evening Evelyn had a bad reaction to her MMR shot and broke out in itchy chicken pox. {Luckily she didn't break out until after Jared and I had our date night out - Cheesecake Factory never tasted so good!} This resulted in her sobbing uncontrollably all night, Jared and I giving her a baking soda bath at 4am, me crying a half hour later, and Evelyn finally falling asleep on me at 5am, where she tossed back and forth on my chest until 9am. It was the WORST experience and Jared and I both felt so helpless trying to console her. So yes, Dad had to endure all of that and so we ended up just kickin it around the house the whole weekend.

Despite plans going out the window, we were grateful to have you, Dad!

P.S. Pediatricians are sometimes stupid and waste my time, which causes me to dislike them.

26 comments:

  1. So sorry about little Evelyn! That is no good. I' hope she is feeling better now!

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  2. Ughhh...what a frustrating time for your family! Poor baby girl!

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  3. I hate that helpless feeling when baby is misreable and you can't do anything to make it better. I hope she is feeling better today.

    She looks so happy with her grandpa!

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  4. oh no. poor little girl. but I bet your dad was just happy to see you, jared, and the little one!

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  5. Hope she get better soon. :( Wow that place looks like it was from the movie Night At The Museum. I went to a Boeing museum in Seattle, WA but they only had pieces of planes not the whole things!

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  6. Best wishes to that lil cutie. Also...I will crave CHeesecake Factory all day now thanks to that mention :) -Melissa

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  7. seriously? my niece that's evelyn's same age juuust got chicken pox after getting that same shot i think! there's like a 5% chance you can contract it? anyway - my point is, so sorry and hope she starts feeling better soon!

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  8. chicken pox=the worst ever. i am so sorry, that made me so sad to read!

    I hope your beautiful girl gets better soon!

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  10. Ooooooh fun museum! I went to an air force museum once and I thought it was so interesting to see the planes and how they changed through the different eras.

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  11. Oh im so sorry about the chicken pox thing that happened to Evelyn! That is sad : ( Glad everything was ok, even though it was a unrestfull night for you guys. Those planes are so neat! What a fun thing to do! Evelyn is so so pretty!

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  12. oh no it's so hard when we see somebody we love in pain and we can do nothing to calm down faster. Hope she're better, love her face with her grandpa.

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  13. I was thinking these pictures look familiar, and so I looked up the Boeing Hangar. My inlaws live in Northern Virginia, and so we visited Udvar-Hazy when we were there for Christmas a year ago. Isn't it such a cool place? There are so many different planes in there it is so huge! Where are you guys living, if you don't mind me asking.

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  14. Love your P.S. ha. And that sounds like one terrible weekend for sweet Ev and the family! Hoping she's better now!

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  15. awe! i hope she gets better soon!

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  17. Oh my gosh, those pics of Evelyn and her Grandpa are adorable! Soo so cute! I hope she gets better soon, that ordeal did not sound fun for you guys!

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  18. the air space museum looks incredible! and your sweet Dad looks like a wonderful Grandpa :)

    i'm SO sorry your sweet E broke out with the chicken pox!! :( It's so hard to see our little ones go through pain and discomfort... Hope she's better and you guys have caught up on your sleep...hugs!

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  19. Ugh..poor thing. And poor parents. Isn't it funny how you get so used to getting sleep, and then something comes along to disrupt all the progress you've made? And by funny, I mean frustrating. Really, really frustrating.

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  20. Oh, no! I hope Evelyn is feeling better now! The Air & Space Museum is very cool! My parents are only a state away, but we love our Skype/FaceTime.

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  21. glad you had a good time with your dad! And i'd be so sad it if weren't for skype too. I love being able to see my niece and nephew!

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  22. Ok, I cannot get over your darling little girl... and precious family :) You are a great writer and truly enjoy reading your blog!

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  23. I'm glad you managed to have some fun with your dad! I hope she is feeling much better!

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  24. aww ! She's adorable :) First time visiting your blog ; love it !

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  25. oh my gosh are you kidding me? i would have been such a wreck. so sorry little ev had to go through all that! but glad she's feeling better. we need to get the girlies together again soon!

    xo

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