Monday, April 12, 2010

Easter Weekend

Last weekend was an eventful one! Friday night, Tom and I took the three kids I babysit for on Fridays up to my family's cottage in Wisconsin. The whole family was going to be there, so I figured, whats three more kids?! Ha, it was utter chaos and so much fun. The kids have known each other since I started watching them six years ago. They each had someone to play with and play they did. They stayed up super late and got up way too early.

Me and Laney being silly with my sling.

LOVE these kids! Brady, Annie, Trevor, Delaney, Charleigh, Tyler, Ben, Mikey

We hoped to go to an Easter egg hunt Saturday morning, but it was pouring outside. We made our own fun inside. In the afternoon, my Mom went to lay down. She hasn't been feeling well for weeks and has gone to the doctor multiple times. She has had tons of tests..and they keep finding everything to be healthy. Well, she came out of her room and almost collapsed. She said her heart was pounding and she felt like she was going to faint. My sister told me to call 911 and we sat her on the couch. She was more concerned in the kids seeing her than about herself. Luckily, the kids were downstairs and didn't know anything was going on. Tom ushered them into the attached garage to watch TV while the paramedics came in. We told them we were hiding Easter eggs..They had no clue the ambulance came or anything.

Anyway, they came and took my mom to a local hospital. The rest of the weekend is a bit of a blur. Ben, Annie, and Charleigh were picked up as planned and then all the focus was on my Mom. They told her she would have to wait until Monday to see a specialist. We all kinda moped around the house, feeling bad for her and unsure of what was to come.

Sunday was Easter. Trevor was enthralled by his basket and toys.

I love this shirt and I love the blue/brown combo.

My Mom had bought all the kids matching Easter outfits for us to go to brunch in and get some great pictures. We still dressed them up to take pictures. What a disaster!! Everyone was happy and looking great on the way down to the beach..

Trev, waiting to be buckled in.

However, once we got there, all hell broke loose. Tyler wouldn't sit for one second, Trevor was not a fan of the wind, it just wasn't happenin'! Here a few hilarious outtakes.

This is my personal fave. Eric was trying to get Tyler's attention with a stick, as you can see on the left. Laney's expression says it all!

I did manage to get a few cute ones of the older kids.

I think were going to JCPenney this weekend for another attempt..
So, we took turns visiting Mom aka Ama to the grand kids, in the hospital. Tom and I went with Trev, Mikey, Brady and Laney and stayed for almost two hours. It was not a great way to spend Easter, but we made the best of it.

Here they are on the way home from the hospital.
Monday morning came and my Mom had her tests done. Get this..everything came back great. They said it was stress and anxiety?! She is NOT happy with this diagnosis. She says she knows there is something more. She went to her regular doc this past week and then to a neurologist. She has to have a MRI on her spine to see if its something there. This whole process has been such a nightmare for everyone; her mostly!
That brings me to the totally dramatic conclusion. Family Florida trip=CANCELLED!


Saffy said...

You and Trevor are THE most photogenic Mom and baby I've ever had the pleasure to see. Seriously - you're adorable!! :)

Sorry about your mom. That must be incredibly frustrating for you all - not to mention scary.

I was just looking at Trevor's ticker. Where did those 5 months go??? He's so smiley and sweet.

Mrs.Joe said...

Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that your trip has been cancelled - I was looking forward to adorable vacation pics. But good for your mom - don't let her take "stress and anxiety" for an answer! Praying she gets answers and feels better soon!

Peppermint Patty said...

I hope everything works out with your mom. :(

Crack me up the Easter picture in the sand. haha

Stephanie said...

That picture of you and Trev is awesome!!!
So sorry to hear about your mom..I will be praying that find out something minor and treatable very soon! Atleast so she can have answers!
Sorry your trip is cancelled :(

Amber said...

I'm sorry to hear about everything with your Mom! I hope they figure out something soon. Please keep us posted and I will keep your family in my prayers. As for the outtakes...HILARIOUS! Sometimes outtakes are better than the actual pics :) The one with the stick had me literally laughing out loud!

April said...

I'm so sorry to hear that about your mom! That has to be hard, not knowing what's going on.

The Easter pictures really crack me up!

Bill & Angie Ryan said...

I love the matching outfits for the kids! What a busy Easter weekend that you guys had. Sometimes the most hectic times are the most memorable!

How scary about your Mom! We know our own bodies so when we say something is not right...then something is not right! I hope she continues to advocate for herself with the doctors.

Big Hugs,


Kami said...

Oh my goodness!!! I am so sorry about your mom. I will be praying that it really isn't anything. Love the pictures. You look wonderful and of xcourse, baby boy is adorable!!


Melissa said...

Looks like you shop from Faith Baby? I do to!

Love the coordinated outfits and the pic of the all the kids sleeping - to cute.

Jodi said...

First - I love the Easter kid pictures! It totally sums up what life is like sometime. Cute!

I'm sorry about your Mom, I hope she gets an answer. We have to be our own advocates for our health, good for her for not giving up!

Sorry about your trip! Bummer!

The Patterson's said...

Sorry to hear about your mom! Hope she is feeling better. It's so frustrating when you can't find an answer.

I love that onesie! I have been looking at those for Drake, too.

Meant to be a mom said...

How terrible. I'm so sorry to hear about everything that happened to your mom. That's so scary. I will most definitely keep her in my prayers. Poor women.

Also Trevor is a doll baby. I love all the attempted pics of the kids. Too funny.

Saffy said...

I just left you a beautiful blogger award over on my blog. The reasons? You're such a warm person - it comes through loud and clear on your blog, Trevor is gorgeous, and I think your story is so positive that it's nice to share. I hope your mom is okay.

Tiffany said...

So sorry about your trip!! Hope your Mom feel better soon. Where did you get that awesome shirt? "Mommy's answered prayers" I SOOOOOOOOOOOOO want a couple.