Our flight wasn't until 4pm.
Check-out was 10am
Someone was checking in to our room that day, so we weren't allowed for a later check out. After packing everything up in an organized way to still allow us to swim until we needed to leave for lunch and then the airport.
Bye pretty view
One last debate of who's turn it is to push the button
She complained again that it hurt and I said, if you're going to throw up make sure you tell me with enough time to find a bath... "MOM, I'm gonna throw up!"
Luckily we made it to a garbage can near by. She said she felt great after it was all said and done. I was still thinking junk food and nerves.
While waiting to board our plane we called home to check in on Mason :)
Sally had her "motion sickness" bag ready, and I told her to tell me if she was going to throw up so I could help.
Luckily once we made it to our gate and they turned off the seat belt sign she said she was going to throw up. We made it to the toilet on the plane...poor thing. At this point I knew it was more than junk food and nerves
Meanwhile Emma was chatting up a storm one minute and the next she was out cold, of course while we were taxiing, so was only allowed to sleep for 10 minutes until we had to get off the plane.
Mind you, it's spring break, we're in one of the busiest airports and as soon as we find a seat to sit down to wait for our plane, Sally gets sick again.
I know what everyone is thinking. Please PLEASE don't let that family be on our flight and don't let me be seated next to them.
We waited to be one of the last to board so we didn't have to risk Sally throwing up while walking back to her seat in front of everyone. Fear not, she did it in a bag in the gate walking to the plane.
Reid was worried if the Flight Attendants saw they may not let us on the plane, so we tried our best to hoover around and hide her.
She made it back to her seat and the entire flight keeping everything down. We tucked her in by the window and she slept for pretty much the entire flight.
Poor thing, how miserable to feel like that and to have to fly.
We made it off the plane, down to baggage claim and then out to the car where Grandpa was waiting to pick us up. Good thing mommy thought to have Grandpa grab a plastic Target bag just in case, because the minute we got in the car, Sally was sick again.
and then all 3 girls were out for the drive home.
We pulled in to the garage and I sighed a big sigh of relief that we survived a parent's worst nightmare.
The next day I continued to praise Sally for doing the unthinkable and that she's stronger than she thinks she is. She powered through and handle the situation better than I could have imagined.
1. That it was Sally, the oldest, who has good aim and can still handle certain things while being sick
2. If it had to happen at least it was at the VERY end of the trip
3, A solid stomach of my own to be able to help console her and not have to turn away and be sick myself.
She got a nasty bug, she was down and out until Easter Sunday night. We were thankful to still be on break Easter Monday and then ANOTHER day off with Tuesday being a snow day. Of COURSE Libby and Emma got it too,,,what are we doing wrong?! So many stomach bugs this year!
We had a BETTER than expected vacation. It was absolutely wonderful. Reid and I didn't have many expectations because you just never know how it's going to go when traveling with kids. It was beyond anything we could have prepared for. So So many cherished memories. We have some awesome little travelers. Yes, we will do it again, maybe next year, we'll see. Mason still won't make the cut until he's at least 3 and there were times when we said what a ride it will be when we can travel as a 6 pack!!
God is so Good!