Poison Ivy/Oak, Summer Nights and Weekend Randomness

Our weekend kicked off on a instead extreme observe. On Thursday evening, Ryder experienced a minimal redness on his appropriate cheek that concerned me. We lucked out with my in-legislation in city because Les is a nurse and seemed at Ryder for us on Thursday evening ahead of mattress. He inspired me to deal with Ryder’s cheek with a small hydrocortisone product if he complained of any itching (at that stage he had not) and continue to keep an eye on it.

By the time Ryder awoke on Friday morning, his deal with and neck were red and puffy and he had small oily blisters on his arms.

We have dealt with poison ivy in our home just before and the blisters on his arms appeared like that to me so I was not panicked about a foods-linked allergic reaction regardless of his puffy-confronted overall look. I felt self-confident he was uncovered to some type of poison ivy and/or oak and my mother (also a nurse) and Les believed the same.

There is poison ivy and poison oak in the yard of the property we’re now leasing (we uncovered a bunch soon after Ryder’s reaction) and I distinctly remember Ryder managing at the rear of tall bushes although playing exterior on Thursday afternoon and imagine that is how his confront was exposed to the poisonous crops. Yikes!

I had an e-check out with Ryder’s pediatrician who recommended him a steroid which assisted rather a bit with the puffiness and over-all irritation. Even with the steroid and hydrocortisone product, Ryder had periodic bouts of intensive itching and soreness (typically in the middle of the night on Saturday night) and we just felt so negative for him. It appears to be miserable at moments and the redness appears to fade and then intensify again which is so odd to me! For the most part Ryder is dealing with it like a champ and does the very best when he’s distracted and enjoying. Fortunately it is not at all contagious.

We stored our Friday night time very low-essential for Ryder’s sake and hung out at home with my in-regulations, earning my cilantro lime shrimp to love on best of a chopped salad for dinner.


Ryan’s 50 % Ironman schooling is formally in comprehensive swing so he was out biking, working and swimming in the lake until finally about 7:30 a.m. (Bless Ryan for knocking out his exercises super early so he can dangle with us in the morning!) The big kids joined Ryan in the lake at the close of his training and loved having in an early morning pre- 8 a.m. swim!

Following early early morning swimming, everybody toweled off, ate breakfast and then I took the boys to a birthday party though Ryan, his mom and Les went to brunch. (Ryan had strategies to rejoice a friend’s birthday Saturday afternoon so I encouraged him to dangle with his spouse and children though we have been at the birthday social gathering so he wouldn’t miss a whole working day with them.)

We celebrated Dane’s 3rd birthday celebration at Sweetwater Farms and the youngsters experienced a blast! I especially liked catching up with some of my buddies and skipped them a ton though we were being in Florida.

I imagine Rhett favored the birthday doughnuts…

We produced it residence around the same time Ryan, Diane and Les wrapped up brunch (adopted by a pit end at the new household — I owe you guys an update!) and then I got Rhett down for a nap even though the major children performed and Ryan headed out for an afternoon birthday celebration for his close friend Tony.

After everyone was awake and Ryan was back home, we headed off to the pool for an early evening swim followed by a poolside supper.

It was severely this sort of a fantastic Saturday evening and we had the best time swimming, having and sipping drinks with Diane and Les!

We could not resist a vacation to Andy’s for frozen custard just after our swim and plainly Rhett could not be deterred from stealing some of my ice product to smile for a pic.

(These tremendous-smooth jammies are eternally my fav! I just ordered the prolonged-sleeve edition for the boys for tumble!)


Sunday was a rather laidback day. We desperately wanted some time all over the dwelling we’re leasing to unpack from our major transfer and get arranged so which is exactly what we did until finally immediately after 10 a.m. By then the little ones ended up restless so we headed out on a stroll close to the community right before heading property for lunch and naps for Rhett and Ryder. (No, Ryder does not commonly nap anymore but he clearly required a nap on Sunday and slept challenging for a couple hrs!)

The relaxation of our day seemed like plenty of hang out time at house and swimming in the lake!

Diane and Les were being form enough to provide to choose about supper for our gang on Sunday and designed a mouth watering spread of steak with watermelon, biscuits and corn. Yum!!

Now I’m off to sneak in a tiny operate whilst Chase is at faculty and Rhett and Ryder are at a mom’s morning out method for a number of hrs this morning. This afternoon and night will be spent soaking up time with my in-laws ahead of they head back again to Florida tomorrow morning. I hope to check out in with you guys later this 7 days and, as generally, take pleasure in you creating my site a aspect of your working day!

Have a great Monday, my friends!