I talked to Brandon the day before he came home and he sounded like he was getting sick. The day we had to get him from the airport Rowen woke up with a cold. Brandon continued to get worse over the next 24hrs while in Seattle. When we picked him up at the airport he had a fever, a cough and did not look good. We didn't let him hug or kiss the kids because we didn't want them getting what he had. During the middle of the night Brandon got even worse, a high fever, chills, bad cough, and super fidgety. He ended up getting the H1N1 (swine) flu! So for the next 6 days he remained up stairs away from everyone so we wouldn't get it. It was hard on the kids because they didn't understand why even though Daddy came home they couldn't see him.
And of course you can't have one kid get a cold and the others not, so 2 days after Rowen started his cold, Corbin and Lily started theirs. We were a house full of sickness. I'm not sure how but I didn't get anything! I think my body knew it wasn't allowed to. Finally during the last week of September most everyone was doing better. Lily's cold lasted over 2 weeks, but she is now finally better, for the most part. She is crabby at the moment because she is getting a couple more teeth.
The weekend before Rowen started school we went to the Brookfield Zoo. They had a new exhibit called Dinosaurs Alive. It was pretty neat but much smaller than we had imagined.
They still had the butterfly exhibit that we saw last year, so we of course had to go see them again. It's really nice that they can see so many butterflies that close.
Brandon caught a frog for the kids to look at from the foundation that has been next to us since we moved here. We find all kinds of things in it. Brandon had to keep rescuing baby bunnies from it a few months ago.