Thursday, July 30, 2009

Navy Pier and Poor Little Carson

Well, I guess most trips have a "not so great" part, and ours was a sick little Carson.

In the middle of the night, Corey and I heard a pitiful little cry from the pack-n-play at the foot of our bed, and then he unmistakable sound of a sick little guy! We immediately realized that Carson was throwing up in his pack-n-play, so we rushed him to the bathroom. As we were trying to comfort him, and get him cleaned up, my mind was also spinning...we had a bed full of blankets and sheets that had to be washed, and had no washer and drier! Aaagh!

Oh well, we had more pressing things to worry about at the moment. We moved the big kids into our bed and we slept with Carson in the living room for the rest of the night. Every 30 minutes or so, until about 5 am, he got sick. Finally though, he fell asleep and rested.

When we all got up, Carson seemed to feel better, although he was kind of dragging. We already had tickets to a show and a boat tour at the Navy Pier, so we decided that we could still give it a shot, since Carson would be able to ride around and sleep in his stroller if he didn't feel like participating in the activities.

We still had the dirty laundry problem though. During the night, I had tried to wash sheets and blankets, etc., in the bathtub, but it didn't take long to realize that the bathtub was NOT going to cut it! As hard as we had tried, it is just almost impossible to get through a night with a sick child without creating a fair amount of yucky stuff, so we decided that we were going to have to get to a laundry where we could drop it off, and then pick it up after we finished with our activities of the day.

We found a taxi, and asked the driver to take us to the drop-off laundry.

I think that we flagged down the worst taxi driver in Chicago! It was like being on a terrible, never ending amusement park ride...and with a driver that would NOT STOP TALKING! Carson cried, and we ALL felt like we were going to be sick by the time we got out of that horrible car!

But, moving on, we had a fun day planned, and were really hoping to turn things around!

Here is a picture of Corey and the big kids after we finally arrived at the Navy Pier.

Can you tell that they were all still feeling car sick!?!?

We went to the show in the outdoor theatre, and although it was a good show, with lots of amazing acts, we didn't stay for the whole time. We had seen shows that were similar before, and since Carson wasn't too interested, we decided to move on, and take a look around before our boat tour.

The Navy Pier has a lot to see, places to eat, and fun things to do.

After walking around and checking things out, it was time to get on the boat. Carson had fallen asleep in his stroller already, so he got some rest, and we all enjoyed the interesting boat tour.

After the boat ride, Corey, Caylie and Christian rode the big ferris wheel, and I hung out with Carson, who was still sleeping in the stroller.

Since Carson wasn't at his best, we decided to spend the rest of the day taking turns in the apartment with Carson. Caylie and I did a little more shopping, and they guys hit ESPN zone again.

By the end of the day, thankfully, Carson was bouncing back.

After a pretty good night of sleep, we had another fun day planned...

Writing the Waves,



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