Monday, April 13, 2009

Hoppy Easter!

On Thursday I took the children to the mall for a picture with the Easter Bunny. By the time I had all of the kids dressed and we were walking out the door, Sid drove up. He was suppose to be completing his 12 hour clinical at our local Immediate Care, but was sent home due to illness. He complained about having a really bad headache on Wednesday, but it was so bad that it caused him to get sick. We left him to sleep in a quiet house while visiting with the Easter Bunny.

Even though the line was not very long, we had to wait FOREVER while the mother in front of us required at least 15 photos to be taken of her 1 child...his shirt was crooked, his hair was sticking up, his smile wasn't as big as she thought it should be, the bunny's bow was not formed properly, Blah, Blah, Blah! My kids were great even though we had to wait forever. When my kids were finally on the Easter Bunny's lap, Liam was not up for having his picture taken. Unlike the mother in front of me, I chose one of the first pictures taken and we were out of there!

Waiting in line to see the Easter Bunny.

The Smithson Children with the Easter Bunny 2009

At 3:30 am on Friday, Sid drove himself to the ER. My parents were out of town and I did not want to drag the kids to the ER at that time of day. I hated that he had to take himself, but I think Sid enjoyed the peace and quiet at the ER versus our house! After giving him a lot of fluids, a CT scan, morphine, and numerous other drugs, Sid was diagnosed with a "really bad" sinus infection! My friend Jenn came over to watch the children at 10:30 so that I could pick Sid up from the ER! We are glad to have him feeling better.......because when he is sick, it is like having 4 kids!

On Saturday Lainey began to sound very congested. You could feel the rattling by putting your hand over her chest. She was already on her second week of Bactrim and she sounded worse than before taking any additional medications. After calling Dr. Caplan, he called in another, much stronger prescription....Problem: too late to get the new medication because the pharmacy was closed! Needless to say, Lainey coughed ALL night! I barely slept because I was so worried about her. Lainey NEVER coughs and if she does, she is either faking (mocking my mom) or she is choking on food or formula. I caught myself checking her video baby monitor off and on every half an hour to an hour. After some intense chest physio therapy, she sounded much better.

Logan and Liam decided that their Easter Baskets should go on the rug in front of the door. This picture is after the Easter Bunny visited our house! The Easter Bunny knows that the boys do not need a bunch of candy and would rather have a few new toys! Lainey got some baby food and a movie...Logan decided the movie was really for the whole family, Lainey just had more room in her basket! Sid also got some goodies from Mrs. Bunny.....a huge jar of Gourmet Jelly Beans and some chocolate candies!

The boys were so excited about their Easter basket goodies! They played for a while before we got ready for church! We were actually on time for church! Getting three kids dressed and fed, myself dressed and fed, loaded into the car, and to church on time by myself is a HUGE deal! It felt great to sit down once I got settled into the pew....although we were practically sitting on top of each other! Lainey loved being in church with all of the music as well as sitting next to her Gigi and Papa! After church, my parents, my sister and her family, and the kids and I went to IHOP to eat. YUMMY!

Lilly Anne eying some sausage!

Lainey waiting on her food.

Logan sporting his shark necklace (no he did not wear a t-shirt to church, I made him change before going to eat strawberry syrup!)

Lainey scarfing up egg and pancake!

After eating a yummy brunch at IHOP we all went back to Gigi and Papa's house. The Easter Bunny brought a gift to their house.....another movie for the boys! The boys watched movies while the rest of us hung out and took a few pictures!
Brad, Dayna, and Lilly Anne

Lainey and Gigi

The Girls!

Lainey, me, Gigi, Lilly Anne, and Dayna

(This is a good DIET gives me even more motivation!)
Liam found Gigi's jelly beans!

We had a great day celebrating Jesus' life and his forgiving of our sins. Now it is back to work and school for the kids and I. Only 29 days left of school! Woo Hoo!!!
Lainey sporting her Baby Leg tights!
Well, That's ALL Folks! Have a good week! :)


Aspiemom said...

I hope that Sid is starting to feel better. Sinus infections are miserable!

I hope Laineyis okay, too. I'm a CFer who doesn't cough much - well, I don't cough stuff up much, anyway. When I cough, it tends to be more asthma and allergy related. These days I cough a lot in the evening and at night.

The pictures are adorable!

Christy said...

Those pictures are awesome!!! Grrrr to the lady in front of you requiring a million pics.

Hope Sid feels better!

Anonymous said...

What a great pictures! It looks like you had a wonderful Easter!
We did get the clothes, thank you so much.
Hope Sid is feeling better soon.
Would you mind being our Sharing Saturday family? Let me know!
Once again, thank you so much!

Carrie said...

Just like a mom with 1 child!! I remember being like that when I only had Daniel....everything had to be perfect...a few kids later and I take what I get :0)

The pictures are great..looks like you all had a great Easter. Sorry your husband has been sick and Lainey too. I can't stand to hear Sawyer coughing when he is sick like that...I just cringe all over everytime he coughs.

The Easter bunny picture is cute!!

Katey said...

Beautiful pictures! I'm glad you had a good Easter....sorry about Sid being sick. I think he and I can sympathize with each other! Glad he is better!!! And thanks for the sweet comment on my blog!!

I hope Lainey got that prescription and is feeling much better! I'll be praying for her!

Unknown said...

Hi Smithsons!! I have a 13 year old son with CF and I found you through a mutual acquaintance. My Ricky was born at 33 weeks in distress from a ruptured bowel and had surgery right away. He was diagnosed genetically shortly after that.

It has been a roller coaster for sure. I just want to put this out there and offer my support... Feel free to pop on over to my blog if you want.

Your children are gorgeous! :)