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We’re in shambleeeees.


Well, at least the little one is!  Henry came down with a nasty stomach bug yesterday afternoon, and we’ve been couching it up ever since.  Poor kiddo.


Before everything fell apart (and got puked on), we managed to have a fun morning.  It’s crazy how fast kids go from perfectly normal to a hot mess, huh?  We watched the Husband play soccer – he plays on two intramural leagues, one on Tuesday and one on Sundays.  The Sunday one is super challenging.



It was fun, and Kristien played well, but his team lost.  Booo.


I had grand plans for productivity today.  Did you guys hear about that fire/suicide attempt at a Chicago air traffic control tower on Friday that resulted in 2000 flights getting canceled?  The fallout ended up impacting flights all over the Midwest (and probably further!) the entire weekend.  I wasn’t even sure I was going to make it home on Saturday – I ended up getting back at 1 AM, nothing but grateful that I was home at all!  So clearly, there is a ton of work for me to catch up on, but Henry is obviously staying home today.  So now I’m in a bit of survival mode.




Almond milk

Peanut butter

Oatmeal (straight up uncooked, trust me)

Chia seeds


Frozen spinach

Frozen berries


I hope your Monday is going a LOT smoother!  <3  Have a good one.



  • Emily September 29, 2014, 11:14 am

    I flew home Thursday and fortunately missed all the chaos from O’Hare. Hope your little man starts to feel better soon!

  • Elaine September 29, 2014, 11:35 am

    Hope Henry feels better! We had that stomach bug last week- what a bummer!

  • Linda @ The Fitty September 29, 2014, 12:20 pm

    Your “moan”-day doesn’t look that bad with those wonderful foods!

  • Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut September 29, 2014, 1:07 pm

    Awww, sorry your week is off to a rocky start!

    I tend to just throw things in a blender when I’m in survival mode, too. It’s actually not a bad way to discover tasty smoothie and soup combos!

  • Alice September 29, 2014, 5:15 pm

    Oh no! I hope Henry feels better soon. My little one (well, not so little, he’s 9) is home with strep today. Lots of bugs going around right now!

    Glad you made it home – things in Chicago were a big fat mess!

    (…and you probably know this, but just in case – for some people, strep presents with tummy ache/vomiting. If he doesn’t seem to be getting better, might be worth a trip to the dr.)

    • Caitlin September 29, 2014, 8:05 pm

      Ugh strep PLUS a tummy ache sounds miserable. Thankfully, doc says he’s in the all clear for that!!! I hope your son feels better soon.

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs September 29, 2014, 6:02 pm

    Awwww — Hope Henry feels better soon!

  • Carrie (This Fit Chick) September 29, 2014, 7:03 pm

    Oh no! I hope he feels better! The stomach bug is the worst. I’d rather just have a fever and no stomach pain:(

  • Ellie September 30, 2014, 10:01 am

    Sorry your little guy is sick. My daughter is home sick with some weird cold/stomach bug/etc. No fun.

    But on a side note – cute train set! I have started thinking about train tracks/sets for my kiddo for Christmas. What one do you have? Do you like it? Do you have a table for it (or do you wish you had a table for it)?
    Would love any thoughts you have on the subject. 🙂

    • Caitlin September 30, 2014, 10:08 am

      We have various Thomas ones… I will hopefully get a post up about this later this week because people keep asking 🙂 No table!!

  • Ashley M. [at] (never)homemaker September 30, 2014, 9:44 pm

    Things are always in shambles over here 🙂 Ada is finally getting over the nastiest cold ever . . . and she definitely sneezed snot into my mouth today. YUCK! Love the smoothie.

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