Saturday, June 11, 2011

School Day, Sick Day and A Day Off

On Wednesday Sean and I took Aiden to visit his new preschool. It was both a relief and and a little anxiety inducing to finally meet everyone and take a look around. It was nice to have an image of where he'll be going in the fall, and both the teachers and the children were so nice and welcoming. I think Aiden was a little overwhelmed but later in the day he told us that everyone was very nice and he wanted to go back and play with all of the new trucks (of course). However, I can't believe he's going to go off in his little backpack (oh yes, they get to bring backpacks) to school. Where is the time going?!

The next day Aiden kept complaining that he was sick. Sometimes he says this because he thinks he can get a movie or a popsicle out of it, and he was pretty upbeat, so I didn't think much of it. By that afternoon he'd slept through naptime and dinner and was running a fever of 103. It was scary how quickly it had escalated. I gave him some Tylenol and fluids and he went to sleep. The next morning he woke up, drank down two huge glasses of cold water, ate his breakfast, my breakfast and Sean's breakfast and was as peppy and energetic as ever. Thank goodness it was just a 24 hour bug and nothing more serious.

Since Aiden was feeling better we decided to drive to Fort Ticonderoga just to get out of town for the day. Once we had completed the winding two hour drive Sean and I agreed we should have picked a better place to escape to. The fort is neat, but not exactly worth the two hour drive, and it's Americade (a huge motorcycle rally) this weekend so it was jam packed with bikers.

Nevertheless, we had fun just doing something out of the ordinary. The people watching was certainly fun. One big burly leather-clad biker even stopped to tell Aiden that he liked his orange sunglasses. And really, you can't get a better endorsement than that.

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