So anyway...like my title says - what a week! It all started a week ago today (last Friday evening) when Brooklynn got some kind of stomach bug out of nowhere and was throwing up all night - EVERYWHERE! My mom and I had run to Walmart to grab some stuff when we got a call from Andy when we were on our way home. Brooklynn had just thrown up all over the living room floor and left a trail to the kitchen where Andy had managed to carry her to. By the time we got home, she was stripped down to her diaper, confined to the tiled kitchen area while our living room carpet was drowning in Resolve Carpet Cleaner (we really should have taken out stock in that stuff......) So we get it all cleaned up and she seems to be ok - not really acting sick so she played some more and then it happened AGAIN - all over the place. Same routine - clean her up, clean the carpet, etc etc. Well this continued several more times in a couple hours timeframe. We just basically kept a towel right there with her. By this time she was starting to act like just maybe her stomach was actually bothering her...just became really clingy and whiny. So I decided to just giver her a quick bath and put her to bed - she seemed to be doing better after her bath - she finally managed to drink some pedialyte so I was happy to see that she wasn't getting dehydrated so that made me feel better. Until I got up from the rocking chair with her to put her in bed and then it happened - AGAIN - projectile this time - all over me, the rocking chair, floor, bookcase - EVERYWHERE! I felt so awful for her - she was terrified - she just kept gagging and didn't know what to do with herself. So we figured - it was going to be a loooong night. So back to the same routine - everything was cleaned up and she finally got to bed and guess what? She went right to sleep, and never got sick again! So she was all better. We kept her on a very bland diet the whole next day - just dry toast, apple sauce and bananas and of course pedialyte and/or apple juice. So I was glad that was behind us - our first stomach bug with her - defintely not fun!
So then it was Easter weekend - the kids had tons of fun - lost count of how many Easter Egg hunts they had....but lets just say - there is no question Brooklynn now knows what to look for once you give her a basket...hahaha.
Easter Egg hunt#1: practicing in our backyard...
Couldn't resist this pic of Brooklynn and DAISY!
Can you believe they were actually this close
to one another? Daisy must have had a temporary
moment of confusion....she ran away pretty quickly
once she realized how close they were...
I just love this close up pic....she's so fascinated
with the camera - she loves trying to see the
screen on the other side....
Easter Egg hunt #2 at the church (the building
on the right is her new school that she will be
going to in the fall....I'll explain at another time..
that's a post in itself down the road.)
And...they're off!!! She just needed a little
reminder about what to do - she never had
to worry about all the other kids before
Almost done with her basket full.....
Checking out all their loot.....tons and tons of
candy....I was too late in trying to get pics of
Andrew's Easter egg hunt in a different area...
Those hunts for the bigger kids are wild....
its like a mad dash when they tell them 'go'.
Andrew just about got run over by a father of
another kid trying to get pics of his kid during the
start of the egg hunt....crazy!
And finally for Easter Sunday, we had a nice
lunch with Andy's family...
On her way to Grandma & Grandpa Hill's house...
We call her "Superstarrrr" with her shades on....lol
Guess what?? ANOTHER egg hunt.....all 3
great grandkids had their OWN area for hunting
their eggs.....they had a blast...
Andrew had to actually 'hunt' for his eggs
high and low....definitely makes it interesting
once again checking out their loot - candy and
money this time!!!
Hope y'all enjoyed our week in pictures.... :)