We are officially on vacation!
It's been a whole year since our last vacation to Myrtle Beach. It's actually quite rare for us to have a whole year in between vacations. We usually try to take at least two vacations every year to get away and spend time together as a family. But with this past year being filled with pregnancy and the sickness that goes along with it, not to mention all the house renovations and church youth center renovations, we've had no time to sneak away, not even for a night. Needless to say, we are quite thankful to get away from it all.
Although one thing I cannot seem to get away from, of course, is blogging :)
We had a pretty good eight hour drive here, considering. (Keep reading for the considering part.) It was eight hours of actual driving, but if you factor in all the stops a family with four small children has to make, it took us more like ten hours to get here. Two extra hours was actually quite good considering what we had to deal with - poor little Chloe got sick on the way.
A few nights ago, Gabe was up sick all night long vomiting. We had hoped no one else would catch whatever bug he had, but unfortunately it 'bit' Chloe today.
I could spare you the details, but really it was quite amazing so I just have to tell you about it. I won't get too graphic, but if you don't want to hear it (or shall I say read it,) go ahead and skip the next paragraph.
Now, for those of you who aren't squeamish, here's how it went. Chloe would be singing a song and start a coughing/gagging fit. She would then throw up all over herself and her car seat. The smell of puke is still stuck in my nose after being trapped with it for the whole day in the car. Really, how well can you clean a car seat up with wet wipes, which was all I had to work with. And then there was the puke-soaked clothes that I had no where else to put but in the car. But I digress - back to Chloe. After throwing up, she would go right back to singing. Seriously, it was the strangest thing. Chloe would be singing away..."Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder" *VOMIT* "what you are." Jason and I were both amazed that it didn't phase her one bit.
It just goes to show that Chloe just doesn't stop for anything, even vomit!
I wanted to share a few photos from right after I changed her clothes at a gas station. Notice how happy she is, not really the vision of a sick girl...
Then she proceeded to play in the car, finding the mirror on the visor and talking to herself in it. The conversation went like this, "Hi! I'm Chloe! How are you? I'm on vacation!" *Notice all the exclamation points. They're an accurate portrayal of both her excitement and her volume :)
I know she's a happy girl, but really, one does have permission to be a little somber when they're sick. I guess this doesn't apply to Chloe!
Hopefully all that is behind us and we can look forward to a sick-free week of fun. But you can rest assured, I'll keep you posted!