We went straight to the hospital since I already had an appointment and Cody was with me he could see if they could fit Gavin in sometime that day. I just had to do a urine test (UTI ugh). They were able to get Gavin in right away. It appears he had a reaction to the amoxicillin that he was taking for the strep he had the week before. They are theorizing that he had mono on top of the strep because the rash was characteristic of the ones that happen with mono and amox. He looked awful. He stayed home from school the rest of Wednesday and on Thursday. By Thursday afternoon the rash was beginning to fade. Poor guy. The red around his mouth is a juice stain.
By Friday he was feeling better and didn't look like the plague was eating him alive so he went to school for the Storybook Parade. Each child dressed up as a storybook character. Gavin first wanted to be Scooby-doo, but I managed to give away all the books and we couldn't find one at the base library. Actually I didn't try to hard to find one. We had a pumpkin costume and several books to choose from. He chose "The Magic Pumpkin" Here he is that morning before school along with Cody and Norah.
He was happy. Of course on Saturday I found a couple of Scooby-doo books in a box we hadn't unpacked yet.
When I was in 3rd grade we had the same thing and I dressed up as Princess Sapphire from some book I had read. I'm the one in the blue dress.
Friday night was the first Middle School dance and Cody and I convinced Ethan he should go. He said he had a good time. I didn't take a picture of him, but he wore his blonde wig and a pirate hat! He was adorable and so many people didn't recognize him!
Friday and Saturday the base held "Autumn Fest". Ethan's Boy Scout troop had a booth where they put up a rope bridge and charged .50 to cross it. The Sicilian kids loved it as well as Americans. Ethan worked there for three hours each day. The troop camped out there on Saturday night, but Ethan just didn't feel like it so he came home with us.
Autumn Fest had rides, food booths and games. It was fun. I got cranky there....not sure what that was about. I calmed down once we ate. I suppose it was dropping blood sugar or may be I was just grumpy. Probably the latter.
|It's blurry, but Gavin and Ethan riding the swings.|
|Norah on the kiddie swings.|
|Gavin and Norah riding the train.|
All in all, we had a great time. It was a good end to a week full of ups and downs.