March 28, 2011

MIA

I know, I know, I've been a terrible blogger lately. I have some pretty good excuses though!  My little sister got married on March 19th in Columbia and things were busy, busy, busy while getting ready for the big event.  Of course me and my boys came down with yucky colds just a few days before the BIG day and up until the Friday before, we were in the middle of "operation get well soon!"

Man were we lucky, not only did we all feel much better by the rehearsal dinner on Friday night, but the wedding was a huge success!!!  Catherine was calm and relaxed and so beautiful and the wedding went off without a hitch!! The weather was gorgeous for an outdoor wedding, 80 degrees and not a cloud in the sky.  The reception was so much fun and Austin stayed on the dance floor ALL night.  Like seriously...we couldn't even drag him away.  Ryan and I were bringing him cups of water and little snacks on the dance floor because he just couldn't stop!!  Owen made his rounds going from one person's arms to the next and was just soaking up all the attention.

While I was in Columbia the entire weekend tied up with wedding festivities, my sweet, sweet husband was taking care of the boys, driving them up and down the road from Greenville to Columbia and back, feeding them, dressing them, putting them to bed and being Mr. Mom.  Even better was that he didn't complain about it one.single.time!  He even managed to keep them both quiet and entertained for the entire wedding ceremony (with a little help from my friend Keri)! I really am incredibly lucky to have such a wonderful husband and father to our sweet boys.

So, the wedding was a success, the boys had fun and were healthy, and we were all happy to finally be home and relaxing on Sunday afternoon when...BAM...attack of the stomach flu!!  It started out pretty mild at first, Owen was the only one sick and the vomiting and diarrhea were manageable.  He was still eating alright and keeping things down for the most part, but it just kept going and going!  No 24 hour bug here...it was more like a 6 day bug!!  Thursday night it got worse, Owen started running a fever and dry heaving, so to the doctor we went first thing Friday morning.  As I expected, there was nothing they could do and we were instructed to just wait it out.  Friday and Saturday Owen was the most miserable, but by Sunday things were looking up until...BAM...Austin's turn!

We had finally made it out of the house on Sunday afternoon, both boys seemingly ok, and after the playground, Build-a-Bear and frozen yogurt at the mall, it was getting close to dinner time so we stopped by Olive Garden on our way home.  Austin, who had been fine all day, wasn't being himself and kept saying he was tired.  He wouldn't really eat or drink anything but was content to sit there and color while the rest of us enjoyed our meal.  A few minutes later he started whining and saying his stomach hurt.  All of a sudden we heard some coughs and gurgles and Ryan grabbed Austin out of his seat and the giant Olive Garden salad bowl just in time to catch the contents of his stomach as they made their way back up...at the dinner table.  We felt pretty lucky to have avoided a huge and messy disaster and most people around us didn't even notice what had happened....except for one unlucky table in front of us.  One lady had to get up and leave the restaurant and I'm pretty sure we ruined the rest of their meal.

So, in a matter of two months we have somehow managed to have both boys throw up at a restaurant dinner table.  There really should be a prize for such a feat....or we should be banned from taking our boys out to restaurants  for the rest of their lives....I'm not sure which one.

Both boys were in bed last night by 8:30 and slept like rocks all night long.  So far today, however, Austin hasn't been able to keep anything down.  So here I am on week #2 of diarrhea and vomit duty and it's probably going to get worse before it gets better (I imagine my turn is coming up next)...

So yeah, that's what's been going on around here....aren't you glad I shared??

Austin feeling not-so-hot...

Owen feeling much, much better....
and ready to get in trouble!
(Yes, he opened and climbed inside that drawer all by himself...silly little booger!)


**Better blog posts and wedding pictures coming soon!

1 comment:

Keri said...

This is probably not very charitable of me, but can I just say, "ahahahahaha" to the woman who had to get up and leave the restaurant. :) Austin, if you have to throw up in public, you might as well go big and make someone have to leave their table!

Seriously, I hope you guys feel better! Keep the water flowing!

The boys were angels at the wedding. You are raising them right, mama!!

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