Tuesday, August 28, 2007


So Joshua started out last week by taking a tumble down 6 or so steps with no major injuries, just a little red eyebrow. Then Monday he had a low fever, no big deal, right? Or are they related? And did he have that bump by the front of his soft spot before?? We talked to his pediatrician and he seemed okay, just a little tired. Then Wednesday afternoon he woke up from his morning nap with 103 degree temp., which continued until Friday morning, at which time I took him in to his pediatrician. He had no symptoms except for the fever and the tiredness and fussiness that goes along with that. The dr. said he had a sore throat and diagnosed him with a "viral sore throat". Okay, sounds good. By Saturday mid-morning, he was off of his Tylenol and his fever was gone. Great! Then I got him up from his nap and noticed some pinkish spots on the side of his face, so I checked his belly, and sure enough they were all over his "trunk". So after talking to his pediatrician again, it turns out, after all that, he had Roseola - basically a high fever for a few days followed by a benign rash for a few days. So, you don't know what it is until it's basically over. The good news is that it's basically only found in children under 2, so we had no other "candidates" in our home! You can't see the spots real well in the picture, but I tried!

Grandma's New Friend

Joe's parent's got a new pet - a miniature horse named Liberty. We went up there a couple of weekends ago to meet her.

More family fun!

When we got back from PA, Joe's sister, Amy, and her family were already here from New Hampshire to visit with his parents. We were able to get together one afternoon, for dinner, a trip to show them the new church building, and some play time for the cousins. We were glad we got to see them, but wished it could've been a bit longer!

Some "down" time

After the craziness of the wedding weekend, we had a few days to take it easy and enjoy visiting with our family.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Aunt Sharon & Uncle Derek's Wedding

We took LOTS of pictures!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Our Sanity Break

We left to drive out to PA the Tuesday before my sister's wedding. We stopped half way in Washington, PA at a hotel with a swimming pool and then spent Wednesday morning and early afternoon at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh before driving the last half of the trip out to Lansdale. It was a nice time and the kids really enjoyed the science center.