Yesterday we had an absolutely gorgeous day! If you live in Ohio, or know anyone from Ohio, or follow anyone on Twitter that lives in Ohio you probably have seen your fair share of us complaining about the weather lately. It has rained almost EVERY day for many, many weeks! It has been cold, dank and dreary since Spring arrived. But yesterday, oh man, was beautiful, from start to finish. The sun shone through our bedroom windows to wake us up, and the temperatures were warm. So being a planner that I am and being a mom of two stir crazy boys, I had the whole day planned. We were going to get up and out of the house early and spend the whole day outside.
Our first thing on our "to-do" list was to ride our bikes to the park. Evan has decided he is big enough to ride his bike now instead of being in the hauler. And since Evan is riding his bike, Carter wants to ride his bike - which is a tricycle with a handle to push him.
We had breakfast and got dressed. Evan mentioned that his stomach hurt and he was still hungry. Which he sometime says when he is bored and wants to eat. I had him try to go potty before we left. After all, he didn't act sick. And he does have a sensitive gag reflex so he throws up sometimes out of excitement or anxiety! So I didn't think anything of it! Now you know where this is heading, right?
The boys rode their bikes to the pond first, where they eagerly watched the new baby ducklings and goslings and had a snack. Here are a few pics of Evan showing off for the camera:
After checking out the new life at the pond, we rode up to the park. The boys enjoyed playing at the park for about 10 minutes before Evan mentioned that his stomach hurt and that he wanted to go home.
At this point I became concerned. Because Evan never just wants to leave the park. Since I knew we had a way to ride our bikes, I quickly took that as a cue to leave. I started to convince Carter that we needed to leave because Evan wasn't feeling well. Carter was NOT happy about this at all considering we just got there. But as I was explaining to Carter that we could come back later, Evan started crying and laid down on the playground!
OKAY, now I am freaking out.
So we headed to get our bikes and start riding home when...you guessed it...Evan started vomiting EVERYWHERE! I quickly pushed everything that we brought out of they way so throw up wouldn't get on any of it. He threw up and threw up and threw up!
CRAP! We are about a mile from home. And I have to preschoolers and 2 bikes! How the heck I am going to get home. Evan fell on the ground and was crying that he couldn't ride his bike and Carter is just plain pissed that Evan just threw up and he has to leave the park!
So what am I supposed to do? I quickly called Jeremy and told asked him to come get us. Fortunately he was able to leave right away from work and come pick us up! But the poor people at the park had to witness Evan throwing up several more times before Jeremy got there.
This is where I should say "SORRY" to the grounds crew that had to clean up that mess! And to the parents who had to watch all of this go down.
Jeremy came and picked us up, and I am still hopeful that Evan isn't truly sick. That maybe he just worked too hard riding his bike! After all, the sun was out, and the day had just begun.
But no such luck. Evan had a HORRIBLE stomach bug. He threw up for about 12 hours! Fortunately my mom was able to come pick up Carter in the afternoon so at least one of us could enjoy the weather. But I could only longingly look outside the window in between clean ups!
Now all I can hope for is that Evan hasn't passed on that gem of a bug to the rest of us! But then again, it is supposed to rain for the next several days, so most likely we will all be well!