Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A very nice Sunday.

The whole family has been taking turns being sick for the last 2 weeks. DH fell ill first and was the one who brought the germs home. By the end of the week, Melody had a high fever. She recovered the next day and then it was my turn. I could not get out of the bed that whole weekend. The last time I was this sick, it was during the end of my pregnancy and I caught a cold that wouldn't go away.

This past week, Melody got sick again and it was a full on cold. Believe me, it was hard taking care of a sick child while I was sick also. We were both pretty miserable and the weather here has basically matched our moods. We have had more rainy days here in NYC than sunny.Mother's Day gave us some relief because it was a beautiful day. I woke up to Melody clutching a Mother's Day card and then DH surprised me with a beautiful necklace that he and Melody had secretly bought for me. On Saturday, he had taken her to the park so I could rest, but obviously they had more than one agenda. Those 2 were sneaky! I had admired that particular necklace 2 weeks ago and DH remembered.

Even though I was still suffering from a bad 3 day headache caused by sinus congestion, I knew some fresh air would do us all some good. So, we took her to the park and walked around the neighborhood.I made sure to bring my camera, so I could be in some pictures with my special girl. There has been way too little photos of me and her.She is growing up so fast, so I want to capture every moment. I think we look pretty happy for 2 people that were still sick. Unfortunately , she has been waking up in the middle of the night crying from the coughing. She is very congested and it's always worse at night. Some times it sounds like she is choking. Before we headed home, we stopped off at a new bakery in the neighborhood. They make beignets every day and that was the Mother's Day treat I wanted. Unfortunately, they didn't make any that day because of their increased cake orders for Mother's Day. So, I came home with these two beauties, Cannelés Bordelais. Little french cakes that are caramelized on the outside, but the inside is a soft custardy center. They are small and can fit in the palm of your hand, but they are a delicious little treat. After Melody went to bed that night, I had one of these with a cup of tea as my dessert. I saved the other one for DH's breakfast the next day. You can read more about them here.

I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I am almost back to 100% and Melody is about 90%.

28 comments:

Jeanne said...

Sorry that you have all been sick - nothing worse than taking care of kids when you don't feel well! Sounds like a happy mother's day...and the cakes look so good!

Allegra said...

What wonderful pictures!!! Such happy girls, I never would've guess either of you were sick! I hope everyone is feeling better and Happy belated Mother's Day. Those cakes look and sound amazing!

hyeknitter said...

Those pictures of you an Melody are so sweet! Glad you finally got some nice weather and that you're both feeling better:)

Rima said...

Glad to know that all of you are feeling better. I havent slept well for the past two days--worst seasonal allergies. I am all clogged up.

caitlyn said...

Those are beautiful photos of you and Melody! I'm glad that you are both on the mend.

kim said...

Cute pictures with Melody. Glad to see you two are feeling a little better. What's the necklace look like?

MarieR said...

What lovely pictures! You're both just beautiful! Happy Mother's Day. Your DH sounds like a sweetie, too. I'll bet he had fun taking Melody with him to pick out your necklace. You've got a lovely family!

littlebirdbigcity said...

I love Cannelles! So buttery and tasty! Happy Mother's Day! I can't believe how big Melody is getting. You two make an adorable pair!

Muddling Through said...

Glad you're back to feeling better. The only thing worse than being sick is having to take care of someone else who's sick while you are. You and Melody both look happy and healthy now! Your rain actually sounds pretty good to me. We're near ninety all week here with lots of sunshine.

Micki said...

Great photos! Sending you some healthy vibes...

piddleloop.com said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures of the two of you!

Hannah said...

I can't get over how beautiful you two are. And you certainly fooled me- You definitely don't look sick in these pictures!

opportunityknits said...

These photos will make precious memories :) Hope both of you are feeling much better already.

Jackie said...

How are you feeling today ?

See the way Melody smiles, i'll smile too.

Elaina said...

Hope you all are feeling better. Melody is so big now! You guys looks great. Happy belated mother's day!

Sam said...

Beautiful pictures of you and your daughter. Hope you are both starting to feel a little better.

My Best Friend Calls Me Martha said...

Those pictures are so pretty, obviously Melody takes after her mommy!!!

Jennie said...

Great photos, Melody has gotten so big =)
Hope you all feel better soon.

Rebekah said...

I'm glad to hear that you're all on the mend...yay for mother/daughter pictures!

Melody is starting to look so old

Agnes said...

Lovely shots of mother and daughter together! I love these photos!
Wish you all get well soon and stay well.

hetty said...

Love your photos! You and Melody look so good together! Glad to hear that you are all on the mend. Those spring colds are no fun! Wishing you sleepful nights and lovely warm spring days ahead!

Ivy@PaperElixir said...

Hope you're feeling better by now! I guess all the trials and tribulations as a mom (as in caring for a sick child when you're sick) is all worth it when you get that handmade card from your little one, right? I can't wait till that day comes for us :)

Cindy said...

The pictures of you and Melody are precious!

LadyTr0uble said...

Happy Belated Mommy Day!! It looks like you had a great day, despite your colds. I would've never know from looking at your pix. I hope you and Miss Melody are feeling loads better =)

CelticCastOn said...

Hope you both have a better weekend this time around. Melody is the spitting image of her mummy I see!
Love her little outfit, soooo very cute.

c.Rachel said...

Those are wonderful pictures of you and Melody!

I had beignets for the first time this past week...twice. They were good. Hope you get yours soon. Also, hope you and Melody are 110% soon!

Judy said...

Ah, what nice photos of you two. Hope the little one feels better soon.

Stephanie said...

happy belated belated mothers day :) I'm this far behind on my blog reading - how embarassing. You and Melody are so beautiful in your photos! Hope you all finally managed to shake the ick from the household.