sample rhetorical essayWhat a whirlwind of a weekend. It started solid and ended a little rough but we made it and had fun along the way. Friday night we had our town’s annual Cruisin’ Main. “Dragging Main” used to be a huge deal for teens in our town for decades. Over the last 10-12 years there isn’t much of it anymore so we make it a fun event once a year for families to come out. There are food vendors, a lot of cool cars, music, and more. Each year it gets bigger so that’s exciting!
We left the store open late and had a lemonade stand out front (more photos and a separate post on that soon). Our sweet friends Jess, her mom, and two girls came to play and hang out with us. I think Sadie and Paisley ate more than they made but they had fun for a solid 20 minutes and decided playing was more fun than selling. :) Here is a little snippet video of the girls Friday night.
Saturday was Paisley’s best friend’s 4th fairy birthday! Her mom puts on the cutest parties. We weren’t there 15 minutes and had Scout’s first boo boo (a skinned nose) and Paisley spiked a 102+ fever. Off to the ER we went. Paisley was so upset to leave but she’s had a history of febrile seizures so any sort of temp keeps us on our toes. Her pediatrician says a temp shouldn’t be an issue after six, kids typically grow out of it. But, considering she’s had a febrile seizure with a rapidly temp drop, AND a 101 fever, we don’t play around with it.
I snapped a few shots (and borrowed a few from Shelley) from the party. I wish I would have gotten more. The party was absolutely precious and Tinkerbell even showed up!The kids made their own pixie dust and got their choice of tutu and fairy wings. Tinkerbell came shortly after our lunch and then after we left, Shelley had a fairy garden station where everyone made their own to take home. SO CUTE! Right before the great fall and skinned nose. Scout fell asleep on the way to the ER so she and I waited in the car while Zack ran Paisley in. She woke shortly after so we played peek-a-boo. Her nose looks great here compared to how it looks now. Sunday morning she looked like Rudolph. It’s blistered, bloody, and scabbed now. I’m applying lavender essential oil and an ointment, while praying it doesn’t scar. Any recommendations would be appreciated!
Paisley had a fever until 5 am Sunday morning so needless to say, we had a long night worrying about her. Zack went on shift Sunday morning so we missed church and let her rest all Sunday. She’s back to our Paisley now and I am so thankful for modern medicine. We try to go the natural route when sickness surfaces but sometimes it’s necessary. I am thankful we have access to medical care when in need, especially in scary times like that.
I hope you all have a wonderful week. I am starting to plan our blog posts for July and get back into a blog routine. I’ve missed it and love that I have an outlet to share and write. If you don’t already, follow me on Pinterest! I will be pinning a lot of my projects there and would love for them to be shared. <3