Tuesday, May 13, 2008

From Riches to Rags...

by riches I mean the joy and fun of vacation and by rags I mean puke rags. Ugh. We got home on Wednesday, had a VERY lazy day Thursday because I was going to conquer the world on Friday (that was my excuse for being so lazy)...then came the puking 3 year old. Poor poor baby, he HATES to throw up - not that anyone really enjoys it, but he REALLY REALLY hates it! He still doesn't understand exactly what is happening or why. It was so sad. He was sick ALL day and finally crashed hard at 8pm and woke up feeling like new. Too bad I didn't. Ugh, Ugh, Ugh. I told Mark I just felt "pregnant" most of the day, it's the only way I can associate the mild nausea that accompanied everything I did on Saturday, kind of like how I feel while I'm pregnant, not really like I'm going to throw up, just not 100%. It was totally bearable until about 5pm and then I was miserable - I made it through the night without puking though so I considered myself very lucky...although sometimes you wish you could just so you could feel better. Josh wasn't feeling too great on Saturday either so we just took it easy and Mark finished the basketball hoop (more about that later). We all woke up feeling about 90% better so we made the family decision to go to church. This was really quite cute as Sam, sensing a possible "out" said he thought that maybe we shouldn't go since we had a "cough" (which we didn't) to which our little 8 year old missionary replied "I really think we should go Sam, we'll feel better if we do". I was so proud of him. Sam too, as he also made his own decision that going would be a good idea after all. We all felt better as the day went on until yesterday morning when Mark woke up sick. GRR! Poor guy came home from work (which just doesn't happen) and everything. I'm happy to report however that he woke up feeling better today and I think we are officially out of the woods. WHEW!!

Okay, enough about puke....moving on...

I saw this on Tib's blog the other day and it got me so excited so I thought I'd put it on mine also. I'm still not "feeling" Robert Pattinson for Edward. I mean SERIOUSLY?? I don't think he's that cute to be perfectly honest, and Edward is supposed to be the most beautiful thing on the planet, right?! Oh well, the part on the preview where he smiled and "took off" into the woods with her looked cute, so he might have promise afterall. I'm really REALLY hoping the movie will be at least 1/2 as good as the book. :)




Oh, and I also wanted to share some of my highlights of Mothers day on Sunday. I made Mark promise that he wouldn't buy anything else for me since I got so spoiled on our trip. Since the boys hadn't seen anything that I had bought yet I told Mark to let them give me one of my dresses. When he told them he found me a dress in Seattle they were SOOOO excited. They said "how did you buy it without her seeing it DAD?!!!" So funny. They were glowing with anticipation as they handed me my dress on Sunday morning. They made me a steak lunch with salad and baked potatoes and brownies! YUM!!!

Sam made "me" a plate at school, that he has now officially taken back for himself. Little stinker. It is really cute, it has a rainbow and a picture of us on it. Joshua made one in Kindergarten too so now they both have one, I think Sam was just excited to finally have his own after watching Joshua use his plate for the last 3 years. :)

Joshua made me a darling card that I just loved. The front of it has a picture of him and says "I love my mom because she helps me with school and she feeds me and she buys clothes for me"

The inside says "My Mom is best at doing: Cooking, Throwing(? - not sure what I'm good at throwing - but it gave me a good laugh!), shopping and scrapbooking". Then on the other side it says: "My Mom's favorite food is Burritos, Dessert is Strawberry Shortcake, Color is Blue, T.V. show is American Idol, Clothing to wear is Nice Clothes, Hobby is Cooking, Place to go is the Mall. The picture he drew showed me with a shopping cart.

So, do you think my 8 year old thinks I like to shop?! Funny, funny. He should talk though, this is definitely something he got from me. He LOVES to shop so I guess now we know he comes by it naturally at least. :)

Anyway, then at Church I took Gabe to the bathroom and while I was straightening my dress in the mirror Gabe said "That is sure a pretty shirt we buy'd for zyou mom!" So cute! I just LOVE these boys! I'm so so lucky!!

Hope all of you had a wonderful day too!!! You all inspire me SO MUCH!! I'm so thankful for our blogging world!

12 comments:

Trish in Texas said...

Sorry you got so sick right after such a fun trip! I hope you're all feeling better now. It sounds like you've got such sweet kids. You're a lucky girl!
I loved reading about your fun getaway. I think I need to get myself and my hubby to Seattle for some romance and shopping!

lisareneenielsen said...

Happy Mother's Day, Mel! YOU are one amazing mom. How you juggle it all, I don't know. I would like to sign up for the Melanie Cain "do a week of work in 10 hours" seminar please. Glad you are all feeling better! Can't wait to see you and the babies on Thurs!

The Forney Four said...

Seriously, your kids kill me! they're so hilarious! It sounds like you guys had a fabuloso vacay for which I'm SOOO jealous (and so happy for you). And what a fun way to spend mothers day! Man, I wish I lived by you. I would want to partay alllll the time.
love you mucho mucho.

DIANE said...

To be so sick after such a fun trip????? Sad. Why didn't you call? I would have given you sympathy since I'm sympathetic now!

Christine said...

I'm glad you had a good mother's day. I hope you all get feeling better too!

Christine said...

PS Thanks for posting the Twilight movie trailer! I am so excited! I can't believe that we have to wait until DECEMBER!!!

SM said...

Hope everyone is feeling better. Glad you had such a wonderful Mother's Day!

Danielle said...

Oh my! I hope everyone is on the mend! I heard so much about Twilight from my e-friends, that I asked for them for Christmas. Fantastic! Can't wait for the movie! Happy Belated Mother's Day!

PS Sorry for all the exclamation points. It's difficult to show emotion while typing. :o)

Peggy said...

I was sick for mother's day too! And it was so not fun. Glad you guys are feeling better!

Dickson Circus said...

What a bummer that on Mother's Day you were reminded of BEING PREGNANT!!! How evil is that?
However, I'm glad you got spoiled! You deserve it, dear lady. I'm glad you are feeling the love, too!
PS...can we organize a huge woman field trip to the opening of Twilight?? Does anyone know if there will be a movie per book? or if they are condensing the three?

Joel said...

They actually wanted ME to be cast as Edward but I'm much too busy these days. Besides, I would have to be kissing on young starlets and that would make Lisa quite jealous so I passed.

Sorry to hear about you getting the flu. I find sickness so inconvenient. Glad that you are feeling better now and keeping up with those four boys. FOUR BOYS? Why you must be MAD my lady!

Shill and Company said...

There is nothing worse to me illness wise than the stomach flu. I HATE IT! I get anxiety even just reading about it. Yuck!

I too am looking forward to the Twilight movie. I am almost done with the 3rd book. They are a fun read.

Your Mother's Day sounded very nice. I am glad that you were pampered. You are such a cute mommy. I love to read about how much you enjoy your sweet boys. They are lucky to have you!