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The Storm Has Lifted

Sorry for missing last week.  Langdon + I were in the midst of our own personal torment together.  The 3 Week Cold.

 

 

 

 

 

If you remember from the last post, I was recounting the monstrous cold that Langdon had caught.  Well folks – IT GOT WORSE.  Let me set up the story first.  After 2 weeks of dealing with the coughing + congestion + stuffed up nose, Langdon woke up from a nap + I finally received a happy smile!blog - 02

We went downstairs to play, I put my buddy in his exersaucer.  A costume designer I had worked for made a bunch of white rabbit fur head bands for a commercial she had done.  It is one of Langdon’s favorite accessories.  Here he is getting ready for his debut at the Ziegfeld Follies.  Haaaaaay!!!!blog - 03

Things were looking up!!!!  But then…..on Remembrance Day we went too far with the small human.  Jeff’s dad was visiting from Ontario + we got too over zealous!

A visit to Vancouver Museum…blog - 04

1940’s + 50’s fashion on display now – very well curated!

I LOVE MATH!!!!  Don’t bother me when I’m making my calculations!!!  There was an abacus on display + I’m buying one for my future accountant as soon as possible.  He was losing his ever loving mind – his fat little fingers were a blur of activity.blog - 05

Having a chill out moment in their ’60s room.  Like, totally groovy man.  Love is all around, man.  Feel the vibrations.blog - 06

After the museum, we went out for drinks + happy hour appetizers.  Grandpa caught the jolly little imp trying to swipe a swig from dad’s beer.  “‘Ere, guvnah *hick* giv ‘er ‘ere!  Wouldn’t mind ‘notha pull! *hick*!!!” he chirped.blog - 07

ZOOM IN!!!! *hick*!!!blog - 08

It had been a long + really, really cold day.  Baaaaad decision.  Langdon became horribly congested, cranky, crying + painfully coughing the days following (I became more sick as well!).  I would pray for the torturously slow days to end!!!!!  Here he is gloomily slumped in his high chair eating a snack in a smock + his rabbit hat.blog - 09

No joy here.  Void of joy.  What is the opposite of joy?  MELANCHOLY.  WOE.  SORROW.blog - 10

After a visit to a naturopath over the weekend, a bit of perk reappeared!blog - 11

On Sunday we attended a Christmas craft fair with grandpa.blog - 14

This will be Langdon’s first Christmas!blog - 15

Later that evening we all met up for a family dinner at his aunt + uncle’s house.  Here he is straight up chillin’ with the boys!blog - 12

Already getting into the video game action, giving cousin Tobin heck!  “Dude, dude, naw dude – you’re doing it all wrong! You gotta jump through the window + land on the roof of the truck!!!”.blog - 13

Dad + Langdon watching on as Grandpa meticulously catalogs + dates family heirlooms.blog - 16

Langdon’s wee brain exploding while looking at the family tree that goes as far back as the mid 1600’s!blog - 17

After a hearty dinner we bid adieu, but not before taking a picture of the Fayle men surrounding the patriarch of the family!blog - 18

It was a great visit with grandpa!  The weather was shockingly cold but sunny + gorgeous!

I finally feel like my baby returned to me only 2 days ago.  This was probably one of the worst months of my mom career.  I felt like every day Langdon + I would step into the ring.  At night I would again be beaten down, completely exhausted + defeated.  On Sunday I would be filled with dread because I knew the next day was Monday + the two of us would be alone for the week, as always.  Every week I count the days until Friday when I knew the weekend would come + I could get a little relief from Jeff.  Langdon + I BOTH cried a lot this month.  I am so completely burnt out, that I will bask being surrounded by friends + family when I visit Los Angeles next month!!!!!  I CAN’T WAIT!!!

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  1. kenneth '' Dad's - Papi '' nishino #

    Hi, Nan, great 2 hear ur back,…kicking your cold
    and also LangLang’s, that must have been a chore
    both of U being sick at the same time, but the cutie
    pie Langster, regardless of having a cold is one cute
    handsome lad,…glad U’All enjoyed GrandPa Fayle’s
    visit, and Langster, hanging with cousin’s, Tobin &
    Gecko Whisper, more terrific photo’s of LangLang!!!!!
    ok, enjoy the weekend, best 2, Jeff, Lang, Meg’s !!!!!
    cheers
    regards
    Luv U, Dads

    November 21, 2014
    • It was horrible!!!! Yes, Langdon is lucky he is cute, because it was a very trying month!!! I’m so glad he has family in town!!! He loves his big cousins + admires them so much already!

      November 22, 2014
  2. Ouch! I was thinking this week that it’s been a while since I heard from you, and I was going to check in today. Sounds like you’ve had a bit on your plate – good to hear things are looking up! 🙂

    November 22, 2014
    • To be completely dramatic – I was in a deep, dark pit of despair!!! I’ve finally made it out!!!! We’re back!!! Thanks for checking in, friend!!!!!!!!! 🙂

      November 22, 2014
  3. Urgh sounds awful! Glad you guys are finally on the mend. xxx

    November 24, 2014
    • Thank you! It was like 3 entire weeks of having a completely different baby! And 3 weeks is a lot in baby time! Almost a whole month of his short life being sick!

      November 24, 2014
  4. I trust the virtual kitten therapy was helpful. Hey, are you eating your bee stuff? I am.

    November 24, 2014
    • You don’t even know how helpful virtual kitten therapy was!!!!!!!! I am so not eating my bee stuff. I SHOULD be! Jeff yelled at me for not taking my vitamins either. I can’t even remember to take my slippers off when I step out the door! Then I have to turn around + go back to the house!!!!!!! Miss you!

      November 24, 2014

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