Well I am finally feeling human again. Maddie and I got hit by a pretty nasty tummy bug that lasted four days. We both woke up on the 21st and felt bad. Things only got worse. We ended up canceling the girls family birthday party and my side of the family's Christmas party. That was pretty sad, but we felt so bad we hardly noticed. Luckily for me, John came home the night of the 21st so he was able to take care of us. Not so lucky for him though. I do not know what I would have done with out him either! At one point I was so weak, I thought I might have to head into the ER. That was actually on Christmas Eve and I really did not want to do that! But I turned around fairly quickly after that low point and by Christmas morning I was actually feeling better. Then as I was finally feeling better after four days in bed, I bent funny and hurt my back. I spent Christmas at my mother-in-laws house either with a heating pad on my back.
But even with all those set backs, we had a great Christmas. The girls were a joy to watch. Izzie and John went to Nanny's house for a gift exchange while Maddie and I stayed home to watch Polar Express. The next morning we all tip toed down the stairs and saw that Santa had visited out house! The girls were so excited! They got a small indoor trampoline, two plasma cars, new blocks, a cash register, play money, jump ropes, playdoh, the movie Brave among a few other small things. After playing with toys for awhile, we headed over to Grandma and Grandpas house to exchange gifts with the cousins and Grandma and Grandpa. Boy did they make out there! It looked like Grandma and Grandpa did a one-stop shop at Disney Store. They got so many princess dolls, I think they are in bliss with it all. They also got a cool music set, a globe, night gowns and more.
My side of the family Christmas is rescheduled for this upcoming weekend. I just hope we are all feeling 100% at that time! Tomorrow is the rescheduled Pirate Birthday party with the girls playgroup. I've got a scavenger/treasure hunt planed and I can't want to see the kids do it!