Thursday, July 9, 2009

There's No Place Like Home


The Parsley family are all happily back under our own roof and in our own beds!!!! HOORAY!!! Lilly was released from the hospital on Wednesday around lunchtime so we are trying to get back in the swing of things while fitting in breathing treatments, steroids, and antibiotics, all while trying to keep her from getting too hot or too wound up (both things which trigger horrible coughing fits!!!)

This has taken some thought since most of our summer days consists of playing outside and the kids running around and swinging. So today I've had to get creative. For Lilly it wasn't too hard, she slept until 10 and after her pancakes and morning breathing treatments she was content to play baby dolls and to watch Little Bear.

Noah however, was a little harder to entertain inside. He played jungle animals, sword fighter, watched cartoons, and helped me clean out the coat closet.

They finally were so bored that I filled up my big bathtub with bubbles, plastic cups and spoons, stripped them down and let them "swim" indoors! That lasted for over an hour and after that they finally took some naps...I'm not sure how we'll entertain tomorrow...or the rest of the weekend, because Lilly still won't be getting out until next week at the earliest!!! Email me some ideas...

5 comments:

Carol said...

I love the picture and I'm so glad Lilly is feeling better! I'm not sure what to tell you about not going outside. Evan LOVES his train table, so that's always our solution. Maybe there'll be an i-carly marathon on today! :-)

Anonymous said...

Try watercolors! Or Playdough!!

Staffanne said...

So glad sweet Lilly is better and you guys are home! Playdough is always great. When Hallie was that age she loved to play with shaving cream...make all kinds of funny things. Messy, but she loved it!

The Butlers said...

Glad you all are home. That picture of her is just precious. Love those shoes! I would say just give us a call and Isaac would bring over his super hero costumes...but that would only keep Noah occupied and it certainly would not be a calm activity! lol

Jessica M said...

I am so glad you all are home and she is doing better! I wished I had ideas, but I can't think of any at the moment!