The Verdict is In

I thought I would have received all my blood work back today but in all honesty I don't even need it now.  When Ella woke up with screaming red checks I knew that my theory had been right.  It was Fifths Disease that made me so sick and now Ella has it.  Luckily in children there are no major side effects or symptoms.  A nasty rash, a little fatigue and that's about it.  I let her stay home today so that she could rest and give the rash a day to heal.  Lucy went on to school and stayed all day so it was just me, Ella and Jack.

This is what Ella did all day......

I took her to Wal Mart this morning to grab some new books and she chose a Dork Diaries Journal and a Wimpy Kid Diary and worked ALL day on her projects.  I don't think the TV came on for more than 30 minutes.  Ella is an avid reader and she can do it crazy fast!  For the most part she didn't mind staying inside, but by 3:30 my little bird was ready to fly.

So was this one.  How cute is he with his popsicle?

Everyone turned in early tonight.  I have to be honest and admit it was nice when everyone was sound asleep by 8:00.  It's been so very quite in this house tonight.  Ah...I better enjoy it now.  It will be a long time until it happens again.

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  1. Hope she feels better soon! I always enjoyed reading when I was younger, I still do some.


  2. Sorry to hear Ella has Fifths. Yucky! It's going around here too and we're having to be super cautious as my SIL is pregnant and it can cause miscarriages. Enjoy your long weekend with your sweeties at home. Praying Lucy does not catch this as your little gal has been through so much!

  3. I have never heard of Fifths before, I had to search it up. Rest well Ella praying for you sweet girl!

  4. Love the picture of Ella sleeping - so sweet! Glad to know it's Fifths. Hope everyone is feeling better.

  5. I am so glad that it is only Fifths Disease! My mind was reeling because of your symptoms. I have an auto-immune disease and you were describing it perfectly! Thankfully for us, God takes good care of us! Even through all of your trials, you are a blessed woman.
    What a little beauty Ella is. Her features are looking more grown up than in the past. And Mr. Jack, what a handsome little man! I miss seeing a picture of Lucy though.
    Kate, you do have a precious family; from Eric on down.
    Enjoy your weekend!

  6. Poor Ella. Praying she is starting to feel better.

  7. I had fifths disease as an adult. MISERABLE! My ankle joints sere so stiff I could not walk up or down stairs. Like you we only figured out it was fifths after my son came down with that they had been testing me for everything under the sun.