Happy Resurrection Day!
I hope you all had an enjoyable Easter with friends and family. Unfortunately, ours didn't quite go as planned. . .
We did a couple of Easter egg hunts on Saturday morning and everything was going fine. The girls had a good time, we saw friends, had some cookies and punch, and they brought home some candy and little prizes. One place had an egg walk which was simple, but fun for the kids.
Here are some pictures from the day, which seemed to go innocently enough. Ted later embarked on his journey to build me a storage cabinet and fired up his new table saw. Thankfully there were no injuries!
Saturday evening we brought F's toddler bed into the big girls' room and prepared to have her spend her first night there. We pulled out the spring dresses for church and all the girls were excited. We sat down for family Bible time, and during our discussion of the passage G had read, F started saying "tummy hurt, tummy hurt" and within about a minute she had thrown up all over me and the floor. Ted cleaned up the floor while I dealt with F and myself and the big girls hid in their closet (because the wet vac was loud, and they like any opportunity to hide in their closet--and hey, it kept them out of the way). With that all dealt with, we all prayed and F went to bed in her crib in her own room instead. I went down to tackle laundry and Ted went out to get us some ice cream after a hard ordeal (what a guy)!
In between loads, I kept hearing F over the monitor throwing up again and again. She got a second and third bath, and after I had changed her crib sheets for the third time, I had the brilliant idea to just lay down some puddle pads and receiving blankets so I wouldn't have to change the whole bed. This worked for the next two episodes before I had to change the bed again. More laundry. I pulled out some new cleaning products I had received from My Blog Spark and started sanitizing (more on that in another post). Ted arrived with ice cream and we sat down to watch "24" from last week while the washing machine cranked away. More throwing up by F, poor thing.
About midnight, things seemed to settle down so Ted and I went to bed. I wasn't even asleep yet when I heard crying from down the hall. H was throwing up in her top bunk bed. Being big and pregnant, I just stood down on the floor, not knowing what to do exactly. Once she finished, she was able to climb down and I gave her another bath while Ted tackled the mess of a bed (thank goodness he wasn't out of town!). And oh, what a mess it was. Because we had just moved F's bed in there, she managed to hit 3 beds as well as the floor. I set H up in our room on the floor and went to help Ted. And start more laundry (now adding pillows and comforters to the mix).
About 2am I sent Ted to bed while I babysat the laundry. About 3am I noticed that the washing machine had leaked all over the floor. I tried to mop it up, but didn't know the cause or the extent, so I woke Ted up at 3:30 and he went down to try to fix it. I tried to sleep, but H kept throwing up and Ted was banging trying to fix the machine downstairs.
I think Ted came up about 5:30 and we slept until 6:30am when G came into our room dressed in her Easter dress and excited about church. I caused tears when I told her we wouldn't be going to church this morning, due to two sick kids and a complete lack of sleep. I got up with G, M, and F while Ted tried to get a little more sleep. I realized I had been planning to fill and hide Easter baskets after the kids were in bed last night, but it obviously hadn't happened. Oh well, I guess we'll celebrate late this year. At least we had done resurrection eggs and resurrection crescents!