We were blessed with getting the stomach virus the week of Christmas. Sara started with it on Tuesday and we thought we were home free with only her getting sick. But on Friday afternoon, Mya started complaining of a stomach ache. I knew when she turned down eating a christmas cookie at lunch that something was wrong. On our way to pick up Dan from work she threw up all over the car. We had to turn around, go back home quickly and call Dan to tell him to get a ride home from work. It was not a fun time trying to get the car cleaned with three kids....one of who desperately needed a shower. But we managed and were very glad to see Dan come home. We took care of Mya through the evening and things were going well at bedtime. We put the kids to bed and settled in to watch a movie. But Dan started talking about having a stomach ache. About two hours later he got sick. I felt so helpless and awful for the family. Needless to say, it was a very long night. As of Christmas Eve, Chloe and I have managed to bypass the illness. I continue to pray for health so I can take care of the family. Hopefully Christmas Day will be fun filled and we will all get to eat whatever we want.
Aside from the illnesses, we did have a fun evening watching Home Alone and letting the girls open up one gift....their christmas pajamas. Tomorrow I will post more pictures from Christmas morning with all the wonderful presents the kids have from family members back home.