We've been sick. Really sick. A horrific stomach virus has marched it's way through our family, starting bright and early Friday morning when I woke up to the sound of Katie retching in her crib. It's been awful. Really. No, really. You don't know. I won't go into details because honestly, they're truly disgusting.
LaLa seemed to have it the worst, the poor little thing couldn't stop throwing up Friday afternoon to the point where I was ready to call 911... and she has in turn recuperated the fastest. I'm chalking it up to her love of Pedialyte -she guzzles it. Any flavor, doesn't matter, she'll drink it. No dehydration for her!
Katie is not a fan though, and she is fighting me on every sip of fluid I've gotten her to take over the last four days.. and believe me, I've tried EVERYTHING. Every flavor of Pedialyte, Gatorade, water, water with lemon, chamomile tea, even flat ginger ale. All she wants is milk - but if I give her milk, well, it ends really badly. It's been a vicious cycle. And now she doesn't even want to drink the milk - I think she doesn't trust me anymore. I can't imagine why.
PJ got it. And I got it. We are all slowly getting better but it's been a bad bad few days. I am fervently hoping we are all well by Christmas Eve.
I have been wanting to write about Jack's Toy Drive, I am so sorry I am late in posting this. It was such a HUGE HUGE SUCCESS!! I think we were all overwhelmed by the generosity - the number of toys received is absolutely incredible. The girls and I went over to PJ's family's house where the drop off day was... here's some pictures of the girls inspecting all the toys...
This past Saturday his cousins dropped the toys off at The Children's Hospital of New Jersey - unfortunately we weren't able to go due to the aforementioned TYPHOID but I know everyone was thrilled with all the toys. I will hopefully be able to help hand out some of the toys on Christmas.
Thank you thank you THANK YOU for helping - it will make a difference in so many families lives, I can tell you that first hand. I am missing Jack something fierce right now, this first Christmas without him, his stocking hanging on the fireplace, his ornaments on the tree, but no Jack. It is a sadness I didn't know existed, an emptiness, a constant missing of something, someone. Christmas just doesn't seem right this year, doesn't feel very jolly. But this toy drive truly helped to make it feel a little bit more like Jack is here with us.
See, he was always Santa's helper....