A lot of things are happening in Oklahoma, in the Fay family that is! Ricky has the flu, just about everyone has had the stomach bug, (horrible story below!)Keenan lost his other front tooth and Kanyon is finally wearing big boy underwear!! (Super excited to think we are so close to just having one child in diapers!) It seems like there isn’t a whole lot happening in this state so all the above is keeping us extremely busy! Thankfully we found another great campground to stay at called Wah-sha-she state park. This campground is right on the shores of Lake Hulah. Due to it being the winter months, the park is not officially open for camping yet. Therefore we are the only ones here and it is FREE!
We really need daddy to feel better so we are trying to allow him as much time as he needs to rest and sleep! Almost all of us have had a few horrible hours of being sick but besides that we seem to be okay. The kids still want to be out playing even though its very windy and chilly here off the lake! The scenery is gorgeous and to be able to full enjoy it we are bundling up big time. We come inside to warm up and fill our bellies, then back out we go! There is a storm shelter here that the kids have enjoyed checking out. They are relieved to know we now have somewhere safe to go if our Noaa radio goes off! I told them that it would definitely be a toss up for me to either stay outside next to a raging tornado or go inside this storm shelter. A shelter that has been sitting there forever with creepy crawling things waiting to crawl on someone!! 😉 I had been doing some prior research before we came and know that scorpions are found in this state! So gross and freaky right? Well Kaleb has made it his mission to make scorpion traps to see if he can catch any. I’m pretty sure it’s too cold for them to be out and about but we will see! It has kept the kids busy for hours making these traps. I told him to make sure he is leading them miles away from our RV and not right in front of our steps 🙂 Poor Keenan came into our bedroom in the middle of the night crying saying he was having a bad dream that lots of scorpions were getting him. I was thinking to myself, I sure hope this is in your dream and not real life!
One of the neat things about driving around on these plains is seeing herds upon herds of horses!! We are use to just seeing tons of cows everywhere in Florida. Just last night as we were all laying in bed, we heard the coyotes! One started howling and before you knew it, there were howls echoing from all over. The kids all came running making sure we were hearing it too. It was super cool! After a few minutes from hearing the coyotes, Ricky asked Kaleb if he could go get something important from the car. Kaleb said “YEAH RIGHT DAD! I’m not going out there with all those wild animals!” Ricky sure does love messing with his kids. 🙂 We are hoping everyone feels better, stays better and that daddy is feeling better soon. Once he feels good, we are going to take 40 west toward Amarillo, Texas. Then we will travel further on 40 west into New Mexico and then hit 25 north to Colorado! PLEASE pray that this sickness leaves our home. We are having too much fun to be sick. Trust me when I say we are using clorox wipes like never before!
Horrible/gross scene from the other night: Ricky is sound asleep on our bed. I am in the bathroom being sick when I hear that dreaded noise sound come from where the kids are sleeping. You know that noise when you can tell a child is starting to get sick and throw up! I begin panicking thinking who is going to help whomever child this is. I am sick. Ricky is sound asleep, also very sick. I yell to him to RUN someone is getting sick! Of course he is all disoriented going the wrong direction. I decide it is up to me to help this poor child and save our RV from this mess! As I approach this horrifying scene with a trash bag in hand….I become extremely nauseous. Spaghetti noodles are covering Lyla’s head, all embedded in her hair, everywhere. I am yelling to Ricky to get with it and get over here quick. Mind you, the bag I had brought for Lyla, I am now using for myself. Mishka is now standing in her bed crying because we are scaring this poor baby by all this commotion! Lyla is crying, I’m crying, daddy is doing his best to remedy this scene. It was awful! I said Ricky just put the pillow, the blanket, the child, everything that has throw up on it, into the garbage! We just can’t deal with all that on the road like this. 4 hours later, 1 in the morning, we finally felt like we were okay to go to bed. As I am finally drifting off to sleep I hear Keenan now screaming, “Alison, ALISON! The tooth fairy brought me $2!!” Okay, that was a really weird outburst but as long as it’s not because he is sick, we are good! What a night! 🙂
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