Almost everyone has been sick in our family some way this weekend. We had some belly aches, lots of runny noses, coughs, fevers, bloody noses, body aches, chills, and a pinkeye scare. I think we've covered it.
Thankfully Taylor and I (and Carter and Jack now) are fine. Joe is sick. Mason is still coughing. Spenser and Sawyer's fevers have broken, and we are now left with runny noses and the occasional cough. It's the cough and runny nose that are lingering forever.
Yesterday Taylor played at an indoor soccer tournament. It was his first time playing indoor soccer. In fact, it was the first time this "team" has ever played together. There were no practices beforehand. Even though they lost all four games, they played great. The teams they played against are traveling teams. Teams who have been playing and practicing together.
Indoor soccer is fierce and fast. 24-minute games. No half-times. Balls bounce off the walls and nets and the game doesn't pause. It was fun to watch. In the last five minutes of the last game, a ball ricocheted off the wall and hit Taylor in the side of the face. Ultimately he was fine, but it hurt. When the ball is bouncing off the walls, it's so unpredictable where it's going to go.
I'm just happy he had this opportunity to play. I think there might be another one on President's Day.On Saturday night I cut out a few things to sew. Some flannel "lounge pants" for Sawyer. With matching tops. Last night I sewed them up after the kids were in bed (and as Joe crashed on the sofa).
Appliqueing flannel is not an easy task. The flannel was peeling off the Wonder Under as I tried to stitch it on. The result was some bunchiness around one edge. The rectangle was worse than the circle. I always use a ballpoint/jersey sewing needle when appliqueing on onesies.