Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sick Days

Amidst a very rainy, foggy and so far, cold summer, we've got sickness in our house.

Claire is in her third week at home with a bronchial infection that just doesn't want to clear up. We were back at the doctor today for blood work, just trying to cover all the bases and make sure there's not something else going on. We'll get the results tomorrow.

She's missing school as our Czech schools don't actually finish until June 30th. And believe it or not, that's hard on her! These are the last weeks with her classmates that she's been with since second grade. Next year when they all head back to school, it will be to different ones since they all start high school in the fall. So it's k
ind of a bummer that she is missing these last days.

But not one to wallow in any self pity, she's been keeping herself busy at home being artistic. Generally if Claire has any extra time on her hands, she spends it doing something creative! So these past weeks she's been working on a few fun things.

For Father's Day she did this pencil drawing for her dad, based on a photograph she'd taken a while back.

Thanks to a sweet gift that Dave brought back from a friend in the States (thanks Sandy!) she's spent the last few days learning the art of calligraphy.

We hope she gets better soon since our Frydlant English camp is coming in a little more than a week (starts July 4th). All three kids will be at it this year. Pray that they're all healthy and well for it!


  1. I've actually gotten some productive things done while being sick! :)

  2. Connie, that picture Claire made is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Please tell her to keep on drawing :) Romana