After our trip to Oklahoma, I was looking forward to taking it easy the last bit of spring break. We had a few appointments, and Kevin's surgery was on Friday, but other than that, the week was clear to do whatever.
Well, my plans changed quickly, when Monday night, Arthur started throwing up. My poor baby was really sick, and all I could do was try and keep him clean and give him comfort. It was awful, and lasted about 24 hours.
Luckily, by Wednesday, he was starting to feel better. He still had almost no appetite. Thank goodness, I have my secret weapon - frozen peas. For some reason, he always loves frozen peas - what a blessing.
Just as I thought things might settle down for a bit, Kevin woke up with the same thing Arthur had. He was up all night, and not only was he supposed to have takes his Arabic language test the next morning (which he had to reschedule), but I was terrified that he would not be well in time for his surgery on Friday.
Then I woke up to snow. A LOT of snow. Like 7-8 inches of snow.
Luckily, I was able to cancel all my appointments, and although I did have to shovel the driveway to go pick up supplies for Kevin and get Lily from a play date, it was a pretty low key day. Kevin was not feeling well still, and Arthur still wasn't at his best, but Lily and Derek had a great day. The especially loved getting to go out and play in all the snow.
Friday morning, we dropped Kevin off for his surgery. As much as I would have loved to stay at the hospital for him, we both realized that I would be better served taking the kids to have some fun. (Which turned out to be a good thing, since his surgery was pretty long, and he didn't wake up from the anesthesia until after 4pm.)
To make sure that the kids ended their spring break with some fun, we met up with some good friends to go to Focus on the Family. We had originally planned on going to a city park, but since everything was still covered in snow, we decided on the indoor playground at Focus on the Family. It was awesome, Arthur loved the toddler room, and Lily and Derek especially loved the two story slide.
When we got home, we took advantage of the amazing weather, which was a great distraction for Arthur, who was very tired and was refusing to nap. Eventually, I wore him out enough that he passed out on my lap when Kevin called to tell me how his surgery went.
On Saturday morning, my friend Natalie watched the kids, while I went to the hospital to get Kevin. I got there early, and so we had a nice time talking, while we waited for his discharge papers. He was in good spirits, but a lot of pain. It sure was good to get him home.
Once we got Kevin settled at home, the kids all went in the back yard to play. I thought it was pretty fun that they ended their spring break the same way they began it - by playing on the swings in the back yard :).
All in all, it was a wonderful spring break, and my favorite thing was all the extra time we had with the kids. It may not have been the last week of spring break we had planned on, but it still turned out pretty well, in spite of the sickness, snow and surgery :).