Sunday, February 20, 2011

Viking in Training

Nick and his buddies have a floating group called The River Vikings. I don't think I have written about them before, but some of you know who they are. For those of you that don' are better off.

The River Vikings planned a day float for this Saturday. Nick thought it was time for Eastan to go floating with the Vikings. Eastan was very excited about going on the float. On Thursday night, he came down with a temperature of 100 degrees. He ended up staying home from school on Friday but as the day went on, he started to feel better. Before he went to bed, his temperature returned. Nick told him that if he wasn't feeling well in the morning, he wouldn't be able to go on the float. Eastan was very upset and told Nick he was sure that he would feel better. He took a Tylenol and went to bed. In the morning, his temp was gone and Eastan joined the Vikings.

When Eastan returned from the float, he immediately told me that he earned $30. I figured he earned the money by hauling some one's canoe to the car. I should have known better. I mean, he was with the Vikings, after all!

Here's the story:

He was standing on a rock by the river. Micah told him that he would pay him $10 to jump into the river. Paul joined in and said he would pay him $20. Fully clothed, Eastan took the challenge and jumped in. When his head popped out of the water he said, "I've been sick. My mom isn't going to be happy." The water was very cold and E was a little panicked. He changed into his dry clothes (thanks for being prepared Nick) and went on the float.

About four hours later...the fever was back.

To be a Viking, you have to earn your horns. The official word hasn't been given, but I think Eastan's horns are budding.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Snow Much Fun

Eastan, Sienna and I have been snowed in since Tuesday morning. Other than the occasional visit from Mrs. Irritable, I think I've managed better than expected. Technically, I could make it out but Nick has been driving my car to work every day. I decided that taking the risk of getting stuck in the Civic with Sienna and Eastan was not worth it!

Eastan has played in the snow EVERY DAY. Even when the wind chill was around 10 degrees. He LOVES it. He gets super hyper. And laughs A LOT. Sienna is a different story. She also LOVES being outside. She will actually fuss when you bring her inside. Unlike Eastan, she is extremely serious while outside. She doesn't even crack a smile. It's like she is just taking it all in.

Today was the first day all four of us played outside. We met Josh, Zoe, Link, Mary and Shannon at Mary's house and went sledding. We had a blast. Here are a few pictures.