Our whole family got to go to St. Louis this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ First time in over a year!
The majority of my relatives on both sides of my family live there and 4 or more visit per year have been the norm for my entire life.

The big adventure of the trip was the minivan having transmission problems 1 1/2 hours into the 4 hour drive. Thankfully, my sister and her family where traveling the same road and came to rescue us. 6 people, 2 giant carseats and all the luggage crammed into a CRV made for some interesting seating arrangements ๐Ÿ™‚ —The kids were quite comfortable at least.

It was great to see family and watch Gabriel playing with my cousins kids.Brought back lots of memories of my cousins and I playing in the same houses, with some of the same toys ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  It was kind of a bummer that Gabriel spent most of the time sleeping and didn’t spend as much time getting to play with the little kid cousins on Sunday. The pneumonia seems to be taking a good amount of time to get over. Hopefully we continue on our good health path and get to visit again soon when he has normal kid energy.

We took him in for blood tests yesterday because of the fevers and the extreme sleepiness (he missed school Monday and Tuesday). The lab tech drawing his blood kept double checking that we were really running as many tests as she had listed……we were running our standing order along with 3 or 4 other things…double checking everything. Got a call back today that everything was “NORMAL”. Happy Sigh! “NORMAL” is a beautiful, beautiful word in our world!

and even better than normal……still 0 seizures….over a month! HAPPY DANCE! HAPPY DANCE! (yes readers…I expect you to stand up and do the happy dance)