Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Two birthdays to celebrate

Today is Summer's 3rd birthday party. It is also her sister's 19th birthday. So, I will be celebrating along with these two pretty girls, friends and family. It is really Summer's party since I mostly invited toddlers and their parents. Amanda will have an aunt and uncle their as well. :) Sorry Amanda. It just kind of worked out that today was the perfect day for the party. And, by perfect, I mean the weather outside is GORGEOUS!!! Summer's counts were over 5000 yesterday so she is ready to be around other kids. Plus, she has to go back in the hospital tomorrow so if not today, then when??? I am so excited and so is she although she will tell you that she wanted to have her party at Candyland. LOL. I decided that an outdoor party is better for her health wise. Plus, can you imagine two and three year olds actually all sitting around a table doing crafts and not rummaging the candy bins filled with yummy goodies??? I got the idea for a park party from one of her nurses who had a similar party for her child. It just sounded perfect so we are having a playground / beach party with a Barney cake and Dancing Princess decorations (Thanks again to our lovely child life specialist Ashley!). They do NOT sell Barney decorations at Wal-Mart or purple plates so we are going all pink! I think she'll like the color. :p I made up some homemade chicken salad, egg salad, pimento cheese and PB&J sandwiches today. We'll also be having chips, cake and ice cream. This morning Summer helped me make a couple of gallons of lemonade. She really enjoyed that and was sure to say "sorry Mommy" when she made a mess on the counter. It was no big deal to me, but I did think it was cute how she fessed up to it and apologized. I am hoping to raise an honest kid, but these days it seems to be tricky. Or maybe the sour apples just really stick out and make you hope your kid doesn't turn out to be sour. I want a sweet apple! :) Even though if I were actually going to eat it, I'd want the sour one. Hmmmm.

Last night when I went to the store to pick up stuff for the party, Summer didn't want me to go. I gave her a little attention and sat with her for a few minutes. Then for some reason she started whining and I decided I was going to the store after all. Well, I left and she started pitching a fit. I kept going, but when I got home she was in my bed asleep. Clint told me she was very bad and apparently she agrees. Today when he asked her if she was bad she said, "Yes." When he asked her what she did she said, "I wanted my Mommy." Well, when you put it like that..........LOL. Anyways, he said he got some of it on video tape, but I haven't taken the time to watch it yet. I'll save it for a day when I'm bored. I have lots of pics to upload too, but they are on my laptop. Maybe while we are in the hospital I will get some time to sit on my computer. Although, it rarely works out that way unless she is on Benadryl and sleeping. If she is awake and I pull out my computer, she usually wants to sit in my lap and cuddle. I always choose the cuddling over the computer unless I am finishing up a blog post. Then, I try to do that quickly so I can hold her. One day, she just might not let me so I'm taking all I can get now.

I am not looking forward to this trip to the hospital. Last time she got these meds, she was nauseous most of the time. It makes me so sad to see her like that. Fortunately, she has been flying high on life the past few days. Giggling, laughing, acting silly, running, jumping, and having fun! I feel so blessed to see her like this. After the rain, there is always sunshine. You just never know how long it will last. So, enjoy it while you have it. That is what I am doing with her. It makes all these trips to the hospital worth it knowing that I will have her in my life for at least a while longer....hopefully until she is all grown up and has a family of her own. I am so thankful for my little "SUNSHINE" who lights up my life every day. I made her a birthday card on her birthday that said "You are..." (outside) "my sunshine!" (inside) I cut out a sun and put it in the middle of a heart I made from construction paper. Then I wrote her name in the sun. It was very clever if I do say so myself. Anyways, it just came to me when I went to make it and it turned out awesome. I have always sang that song "You are my sunshine" to her whenever she needed comforting or just to hear me sing. Anyways, I am so thankful for the sunshine in my life. All of it!!!!


Susie said...

I'm glad to see that she is getting to have her birthday party. I know she will have a great time. It sounds like she is really getting close to you through this all. There is nothing wrong with that. You must be a good comforter.

lmt1073 said...

Happy Birthday girls!! Hope you enjoy the rest of your day!!! Here's looking forward to alot more of Summer's birthdays!

Stephycce said...

Aww Happy Birthday to her!
Hope it goes well! Enjoy the weather right?

the mol said...

Another hospital stay means one more is done! Sounds like a fun party. Good idea to do it outside too.

Bridgett said...

Wow..her counts went up fast! Excellent news.

And her party sounds wonderful.

Hoping there's no nausea involved this time around.


ginger said...

your Summer sunshine! how perfect! happy birthday!

Tricia said...

Hope the party goes well for them both. A 19 year old sister? Neither you or hubs look old enough for that. LOL