Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss, Alleluia!
So our weekend didn’t turn out exactly as we had planned.
Charlotte started complaining Friday evening that her tummy hurt. I really didn’t think anything of it since she complains pretty often about her tummy. She didn’t eat any dinner and wanted to go up to the bathtub because she said the water would make it feel better. So we had bathtime, and then I went to put her in bed. As I was laying her down, I saw her face change. I knew what was coming. I quickly picked her up and dashed off to the bathroom. Charlotte leaving a trail of vomit along the way.
And she vomited four more times during the night.
Saturday morning when Charlotte woke up, she didn’t throw up any more, but she started running a fever. I immediately called the pediatrician to see if I could get her urine checked. They got us right in. And it took FOREVER for little miss dehydrated to pee. But once she did, they checked her urine, and it looked clear. So, the doctor said that it must be something viral.
Charlotte was starting to feel better, and I was happy that whatever the bug was seemed to be short lived.
Charlotte and I got home, and Daddy had the eggs boiling.
Last year we did all kinds of different decorating styles, but this year we took it easy and stuck with last years favorite – melted crayon eggs.
The rest of the day was fairly laid back. Jarrod took Trenton to the playground while Charlotte napped and I cooked for our neighborhood Easter dinner and did laundry for our upcoming trip to Texas.
This morning, Charlotte was the first kid up. She came into our room crying, “Mommy, I throwed up everywhere!” Poor kiddo was sick again.
I got her cleaned up, and by then Trenton had woke up and was excited about Easter.
Charlotte was apparently feeling a lot better after throwing up and we all headed downstairs to see what the bunny had left!
We had some excited kiddos on our hands!
Charlotte, who had just been throwing up 30 minutes before, even exclaimed, “This is the best Easter day EVER!”.
We knew that we couldn’t expose anyone to whatever it is that Charlotte has, so we split up for church. I stayed home with the kids and played Trouble while Jarrod went to the early Mass, and when Jarrod got home, Trenton and I went to the later service.
This afternoon we got together with friends for Easter dinner. Yesterday we were all kind of iffy on what the weather would do, but it turned out to be a beautiful day!
When Jarrod got home from the party, he told me that Trenton was doing something special for Charlotte. Since Charlotte couldn’t hunt Easter eggs with all of their friends, Trenton had decided to hide his Easter eggs in the back yard so that Charlotte could find them. Such a thoughtful brother!
Even though we didn’t have the Easter we had envisioned, we still made the most of it and are rejoicing for all that the Lord has given us.