Monday, March 16, 2009

Spring Break Fun?

Spring break is here and I am scrambling to try to find something for the kids to do. Am I the only mom who does nothing for spring break? The guilt is killing me that we aren't on some fantastic trip somewhere or we aren't on the go every day. I'm hearing all the other moms who have something scheduled everyday! I think I am lagging here on the mom front.

On Saturday Tony decided to take the kids to the Ostrich Festival here in town. I declined. Ethan was sick and I was puking and certain that I would be puking in public if I went. Tony thought I could do it, but I decided public humiliation was just too much.

The girls were still sick (it's been over a week now) but they still had a fantastic time! Bailey wanted to ride the Ferris wheel but no one would go on with her so she wasn't able to. She kept telling me she is really brave and so it would have been fun for her. Fortunately they had more mellow rides that Grace and Hannah were willing to go on with her. Grace's fav was the spinning Kangaroos.

They had Cotton Candy, and Corn Dogs, and saw the Ostriches, rode rides and even bought a souvenir so I think the day was a success.

They came home happy and tired. Bailey went straight to her room and got out her PJs and put them on and climbed into my bed. Definitely not feeling 100% yet.

By 9:00 that night they were all crying and we ended up having to hit the Urgent care. I just couldn't handle many more nights of kids up all night crying. Besides feeling sick from being prego I had the flu from them too, so I was hoping the Dr's could give us something to put them on the mend.

Here they are at the Dr's at about 11pm. Done.Cooked. Stick a fork in them. Ethan kept telling Tony and I and then the Dr. I wanna go home...I wanna go home. Pitiful. Just plain pitiful!

But it was worth it. We got antibiotics for everyone and some meds for the pain. Ahh rest is in sight!

So, we are feeling better but I don't think I have much umph to do much. I'm thinking taking Hannah out for a mani and pedi as a way of thanking her for helping out so much this past week and maybe taking the kids to lunch at Peter Piper Pizza. And if I decided to really get crazy, maybe we will go to a movie. Walk on the wild side. we'll see. I am a total slug right now. Sad but so true!

Last week when I was having a rather bad day I remembered a meal a lady brought to me when I was pregnant with Hannah. I loved it and got the recipe from her. I wondered if I could find it since it has been over 10 years and I wasn't sure if I knew where the recipe was. It just sounded really good to me.

Well, I found it! Yeah! So I made a big batch of it and have been eating it daily. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Yeah...I am weird like that.If some kind of food sounds good I will eat it. Over and over again. Especially since not much sounds good.

You've probably seen this recipe before, but I will post if for those who haven't. It's easy and delish. Plus I used a rotisserie chickens so it was almost no cooking involved. Nice

Let me know if you try it and like it!

Party Chicken Salad
2 C. Shell Macaroni

1 C. Coleslaw Dressing

1 C. Mayo

2 C. Diced Water Chestnuts

4 C. Cooked Diced Chicken

1/2 Green Onion
2 C. Chunck Pinneapple

2 C. Red or Green Grapes

2 C. Celery

2 C. Chopped Apples

1/2 C. Slivered Almonds or Cashews

Cook Macaroni. Add mayo and dressing. Chill. Add chicken. Dice apples,sprinkle with lemon juice. Dice onions and celery. Drain pineapple add ingredients together and chill until ready to serve.


Kricket said...

You poor thing. I hope the kids are feeling better. I remember when I was pregnant with my second getting the stomach flu and having morning sickness. It was the absolute worst! My heart goes out to you girl. I am so glad you found something to eat that sounds and tastes good!

RhondaLue said...

Oh boy...sick kids and momma-NOT a good combo! It's times like those when I was most desperate for sleep and relief. And when it goes on for several days. Oy vay.

I'm glad that things are looking up with meds and hopefully that'll help in the sleep department.

The ostrich festival looks so fun! We aren't doing much for spring break either. can't go anywhere so it's pretty much video games, playing outside w/ neighbor kids and maybe I'll take some sandwiches to the park for lunch so the kids feel like we did *something* out of the house. lol

Shelli said...

Our spring break is WAAAY more exciting than that! We have two very popular games going on -- 1. How many rooms can you clean before the end of the break, and 2. Guess the day that mom goes off the deep end for good! (Here's a cheat: whoever guesses Day 1 is the winner!)

sherry said...

You are a much nicer mom than me! I am making my kids work all week. I am not really taking them anywhere. I am still a little overwhelmed by the punky infant. If you end up going to PPP for lunch, or hitting a movie, we will go with you! You will make me a better mom, and I can help with your kiddos while you puke;)

kristifritzel said...

I am even worse than you. For spring break I work all week. I am hoping to pawn the kids off on some neighbors to play. Hey, that salad looks great. Protien, carbs, and some fruit for vitamin c and fiber. You crave it cuz it has everything you need in one shot. Good for you!

Jenifer said...

I still have school all week and leave my kids home. So guilty! bummer about all the sickies!

Crazymamaof6 said...

OH i love that salad! my friend makes it and it's heavenly ! LOVE LOVE IT! thanks for sharing the recipe and making me crave it now. YUM!

we aren't doing much. movie. playdate at cousins. park. we even bailed on the drive in. Ah well. rest up. hope everyone feels better soon! looks like a super fun time at the ostrich festival!

The Northwest Bunch said...

We do not have spring break until the second week in April!! We have plans to hit the ortho for braces(Mackenzie). We never seem to have the funds to do glamorous vacations. My kids are just now realizing that people go away for spring break. So see I am also a winner of a mom!!

Ginger said...

I think you need to get everyone on an immunity builder. You need to at least have healthy kids while you are preggers. Can you put kids on Airborne? I've been taking it and haven't even had a cold all winter. It is working for me. Who ever hear of an ostrich festival? Just goes to show you, anything can be fun. Can't wait to try the recipe, I will use already cooked chicken too.

Cheffie-Mom said...

You are not the only mom. We did not do much for spring break either.

It looks like the kids had a blast at the festival!

Thanks for the recipe! I LOVE finding new recipes!

Amber said...

I am so so so sorry for everything you are going through. You really are a trooper. I would never have survived one pregnancy with how sick you get and you selflessly do it over and over again!