Friday, January 26, 2007

Very Vomitous Vacation

Well, our trip to San Marcos started out good...we were forced to sit in 1st class on the overnight flight to Guadalajara (on the way back too!). The first thing Meadow always does is read the emergency instructions.
The kids all got along really well. Meadow and Lane were best friends and played together a lot. Meadow enjoyed riding Lane's tricycle around the yard.
Here is auntie Katie, to whom I'm afraid we added lots more work! The third day we were there, Meadow woke up very sick, and spent the next 7 hours throwing up. We gave her medicine which calmed her stomach and helped her sleep, but the next night it was the same again all over our fresh clean sheets. You see, there in Mexico constant washing and drying of clothes and blankets is not possible. Everything is line dried, but unfortunately it was cold and rainy! The next day we took her to the doctor who said she had a virus that was affecting many people. He prescribed more medicine, and she seemed to gradually get better. Well, the following night Matthew came down with the same thing! The climax of it all was the point when in the middle of the night, both Matthew and Meadow were simultaneously throwing up on either side of the bed, and I was sitting between them not knowing whether to laugh or cry! It was like a nightmare! Katie graciously mopped the floor while William tried to calm screaming Logan. Fortunately through all the excitement, their kids never woke up! I'll just tell them when they come here in July, their kids are welcome to come vomit on our floor if they need to! ( Preferably on the linoleum!)
All 5 cousins at the park, one of the few outings we managed. Even through all the difficulties, it was good to be there and see all of them again!

10 comments:

6wickerts said...

What great pictures. I especially like the last one of the five cousins together!! I am so sorry that you had to got throught the whole sickness thing down there, it is miserable when you are home, even worse when you are away :( Thankfully you stayed well Caren, so you were able to handle it all.

Matt Caren Meadow & Logan said...

Yup, Logan and I thankfully stayed healthy!

Becky said...

Great kid pictures, especially the last one and the one of Emily holding Logan! I'm glad you all had a good time together despite the sickness.

The Walkers said...

Hi Caren,

Your Mom asked for prayer on Sunday regarding Meadow's stomach illness, so sorry to hear that Matthew came down with the bug as well. Great pictures of all the kids and aunties too. We're glad that you were able to make the most of your time together despite the illnesses.

Welcome home!

Love,

Rosie, Scott and Jenna

Auntie Christy said...

Wow! I love those pics of the kids! They are soo cute all together! Im sorry that Meadow and Matthew got so sick!!! Hope they continue to recover now that they are home! love ya guys!!

gmajohn said...

How neat to be married to a guy who has such favor in the company that they force you to be in First Class even with children ... both ways, no less! What a blessing that is! You really need to make your "show off the kids to relatives in England" trip while that kind of treatment is still available! It's amazing to see how grown up W&K's children are. Meadow and Lane look like they're practically the same size even though they're a year apart. Those are super photos. Thanks!

Matt Caren Meadow & Logan said...

Lane is actually 2 or 3 inches taller...and they are only about 9 1/2 months apart. (born the same year!)

Eric & Sarah said...

I love your description of the whole event. I'm sure it wasn't that funny in the middle of it!
Sarah

Stew Becky and Petal said...

Wow! What a trip. Caren, I can't tell you how hard I was laughing as I read the description of you sitting in the middle of simultaneous vomiting! I'm sure none of you thought it was funny at the time, but you have to admit, it is one GREAT story! I'm glad all of you survived. It is wonderful to read all of your updates. What a beautiful family you have become!

Katie Cooke said...

We had a great time with you guys here. You are welcome to come vomit here anytime. The kids are already talking about getting to see their cousins again in Alaska. See you soon!
Katie