The good news of the week is that Sadie has been as happy and smiley as ever! So far, she really seems to know her birth order and realizes that life in Chaos is a mix between the Triage room in an ER and Darwin's Survival of the Fittest. Whoever yells loudest, swings hardest and/or has the lowest blood sugar gets first dibs on the parental attention and so on... luckily she is very laid back and easy-going most of the time. Until she wants to eat...and then she does generally yell the loudest! (Eamon hits the hardest, Colin bleeds the fastest and Liam pouts the longest. Just in case you're keeping score).
Here's Mr. Lip himself... but he had good reason to be unhappy because the bad news of the week is that he had a bout with Fifth Disease and spent Monday through Wednesday lounging around the house with a fever of 104. Then he felt better... and the rash came on. (The photo above is just the first day.... it got worse!) After a full week out of school for Christmas, another full week off because of water problems at his preschool and the better part of this week home with a fever... he was getting QUITE bored with Mama. We have played a LOT of Wii this week. And read a LOT of books. And watched FAR too much TV. He's got his spark back now and seems no worse for wear and most of all... he got to go to school yesterday and see his girlfriend Madisyn so he was thrilled.