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Sick Day

This boy woke up sick again this morning.  So I wrapped his sad, feverish little self – bedhead, mismatched jammies, bare feet, throw up bowl and all – in his favorite blankets, drove him to the doctors, and came home with another round of antibiotics and a referral for an ENT to discuss a tonsillectomy.  Oh my.

So anyway, this is Owen from this afternoon … on Motrin, with Popsicle stained lips, and bossy as ever with his, “21 million thousand thousand thousand awesome ramp and bumpy race track with jumps”.  In case you were wondering, his car wins every time.  Funny how that happens.



dena - yeahhhhh. he doesn’t look so sick to me…March 14, 2013 – 11:05 AM

Elisa - Sorry your little guy is sick again- winters in Ohio mean lots of sickies. My least fave part of living here (and the gray skies that go along with it). All the other good things outweigh it however (we just moved back after a year in Chapel Hill)- ready for Spring!March 18, 2013 – 9:07 AM

Rebecca - Thank you Elisa! And yes – so so many good things to outweigh the gray skies and various illnesses. We really love Columbus so much. How did you like chapel Hill???March 23, 2013 – 11:14 AM

Rebecca - You know, this kid has such a strong will. He can over-ride pretty much anything if it means getting to play Ninja’s for a few minutes … I think the only thing that will slow him down is a super high fever!March 23, 2013 – 11:15 AM

More Around Here

February felt quiet, but the good kind of quiet.  I have officially decided that from now on, I will make absolutely no plans for the months of January and February since it seems any plans to even make plans are immediately derailed by stomach flu or strep or snow days or teacher work days or three day weekends.  But it’s all good and fine because the quiet is both nourishing and necessary as I anticipate the explosion of Spring.  The coming months will be the usual whirlwind of guests and adventures and activities.  The pace is about to pick up, and we are rested, excited and ready.

Happy weekend!


Around Here

IMG 4398 from Rebecca Mudrick on Vimeo.

Jamie - thank you for a wonderful belly laugh on my end! I just had to comment as I loved it all so much!!

I’ve been a lurker for many years:) I have 3 boys of my own and have enjoyed ‘seeing’ your family of 4 boys. I grew up in Powell so love that you have moved to UA! I have big dreams of someday having you photograph my 3 boys (& their 3 boy cousins who still live in Powell) someday when we are in town visiting!

thanks for being so real on your blog…and keeping us smiling along the way!March 6, 2013 – 2:13 AM

Nicole - Ha ha ha. Love it.March 7, 2013 – 12:04 PM

annie - Love this for so many reasons: owen’s giggle, the fact that is was happening in the first place and I loved michael’s suggestion at the end to put it in owen’s mouth! only boys!!! made my day. love you guys!!!March 11, 2013 – 2:05 PM

Christina - I add my belly laugh to all the others. Only boys would think of such a trick, maybe even a big boy. I wonder if you should get Dash’s throat cultured since they just love to share so much. Hey, wouldn’t that be fun to have a 4 year old boy and 4 year old dog recovering from a tonsillectomy !?!March 19, 2013 – 8:53 AM

Rebecca - I’m way too scared to get Dash’s throat cultured! I just keep telling myself all those doggie germs are adding to up stronger immune systems, right?March 23, 2013 – 11:12 AM

Rebecca - Thanks Annie! This video makes me laugh every time I watched it … I was hoping it would make a few others smile too. xoxoMarch 23, 2013 – 11:16 AM

Rebecca - Thanks so much Jamie! I can’t believe you grew up in Powell! What a coincidence. We love UA so much … we love the whole area so much and are really glad we get to raise our boys here. Anyway, give me a call if you’re ever in town – if I have time to photograph your boys I totally will!March 23, 2013 – 11:17 AM


Love when this kid smiles.  Absolutely love it.



p.s. Only a few more inches, and he’ll be taller then me.  And only a few more months and he’ll be a teenager.  Oh boy.  Oh boy oh boy oh boy.

Metta - Oh my word! That image top left is seriously a grown, handsome young man photo. Almost no more kid left in him… what a great guy. Thanks for taking a few minutes to capture him now.March 1, 2013 – 9:47 PM

LJS - He’s gorgeous! : )March 4, 2013 – 3:21 PM

Steph - I hardly recognize him, he is so grown up!March 4, 2013 – 8:59 PM

Rebecca - Can you believe it Steph? But then again, I hardly recognize your kids either. It’s been too long …March 23, 2013 – 11:17 AM