Well, Sam's strep got better with a 10 day course of antibiotics. He had his Pirate birthday party that went rather well considering we had 9 kids here ages 8-11; mostly boys.
Unfortunately about 3 days after he was done with his medicine, he got a new fever and swollen tonsils. We went back to the doctor that day and they gave him a new (different) antibiotic. She said it was definitely tonsillitis and she could do the swab to recheck for strep, but since she said she would treat him with the same medicine either way, I didn't put him through that painful step.
So now we wait. He has his yearly 'well child' (hopefully) check up on Tuesday and we'll see how he looks then. Hopefully this is the last of it.
In other news, we're thinking about buying a new car. We have a van now that isn't in terrible condition but we've had it 5 years and we'd really like something else. With my oldest 19 and driving herself everywhere anyway she never rides with us anywhere. We don't need 7 seats anymore. We've decided we really like the Jeep Liberty. Tony and I test drove it today and we both love it. So, we'll see.