Well, my baby is three years old and the weekend is over. I feel like I can finally breathe again. (Almost.)
On Saturday, Cate turned three and we held a joint party for the girls. We had a lot of friends and family coming in from out of town, and it seems half the base invited. Then trouble hit.
On Friday night, Cate started running a fever. Even with her grandparents here, all she wanted was Mommy and to go to bed. On Saturday morning we made the decision not to cancel the party, but to call the parents of all the children invited to make them aware of the situation and let them decide whether or not they still wanted to come. Most people did, but understandably, a few decided not to attend.
Then, more trouble. There was a hydrochloric acid spill on the interstate between here and New Orleans – exactly the route Chris’ family was going to have to take. It took them much longer than it normally would to get here, but everyone made it.
With the illness and the spill, I was sure the party was going to be a bust, but I was so wrong! It was wonderful. With the help of our good friend, Motrin, Cate was her normal self all through the party.
So now for some pictures.
Remember that Pepto-pink icing I made? Here it is on the cupcakes.
Also, I had the house decorated in pink everything.
The girls looked so cute sitting at their new kid-sized table while we sang “Happy Birthday” to them.
And Meg made sure to icing into her fancy dress. (It all washed out after some stain treatment.)
Here is one last picture of my beautiful big birthday girl:
I must mention before I finish up that we ended up in the emergency room on Sunday morning when we took her temperature and at first it said is was 105. Turns out it wasn’t quite that high, but pretty high nonetheless. Looks like she has a urinary tract infection, and since she is refusing to swallow her antibiotics, we’re going to the doctor every day this week to have injections in both legs. Poor thing. I sure wish I could make her swallow the medicine, but neither force nor coersion nor bribery did the trick.