16 March 2008

our candyland adventure!

yesterday we celebrated renée and elijah's birthdays in candyland!!! the kids had tons of fun and we had lots of yummy sweets to eat!! although, i have to give all the credit to erica for the super cute cakes!! she even put the castle back together after a little transportation catastrophe....you would never know! i'm sure you could guess, but the train cake was for elijah and the castle for renée.

it was definitely a day of mixed reviews--although the party itself was really fun. renée was so excited to see her friends from preschool and her playgroup, but she woke up that day with a fifth disease rash, which seemed to make her less energetic (notice her bright red cheeks). she had been so excited about her party for weeks...but was very mellow that day.

she "got just what she wanted"--almost everything she received was disney princesses and she loved it all! she even got some new princess make-up, pjs, and dishes! she was very excited about all that....she also loved the fact that the cupcake part of her cake was strawberry!

i forgot to mention we had awesome cutouts of the candyland characters...thanks mo! they were so cute!!! here we have brooke as the gingerbread man, cora as lolly, and the birthday girl as mr. mint.




















now for elijah's dramatic highlights...he was very excited to have his party at the park because he LOVES to play outside! he also had uncle jerry and papaw there to follow his every move. he tried to multiple times to blow out his candles, and with a little help from aunt sarah katherine he was able to do it. he opened a couple of presents and then off to the playground he went...while having fun with aunt heather on the slide, there was a little incident with his foot. trying to make him feel better we pulled out his power wheel jeep hoping it would do the trick. (just a side note, santa brought "his truck" for christmas, but this was the first time he ever rode in it. we all know how much i love outside. he's just been sitting in it inside and sometimes pushes it around a little. now that i'm writing this...i seem so cruel! to say the least he LOVED it!by the time we left he was driving with no hands going around in a circle.)



back to the foot...he wasn't complaining, but even after cruising in his jeep for an hour or so he still wouldn't walk on it or put weight on it. so off we went to get it checked out. (yes, he was also developing his fifth disease rash) six x-rays later and lots of screaming--he left with a dose of tylenol and a splint cast. we were told that there were no breaks, but that it's possible with toddlers for fractures to appear on film 2-3 days later. so, we have to go back in a couple of days.

he's really pitiful. he wants to walk, but can't-although, the limited mobility is kind of nice. we went to eat afterwards and he sat in a booster seat the entire time and ate his food! THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED! he is usually up and down and running away and climbing out of his high chair buckles and onto the table, and taking everybody's knife to cut his food, and reaching for my drink or someone else's food, so although i HATE to see him hurt and in that "sock" (as we've been calling it)...i think i'll take advantage of this little perk.

he hasn't been too bothered by it. i know that it really hurts, but he finally started crawling a little bit with it today as long as it's for something he really wants! we hope it heals soon! oh, and he got his "pa pa" back...he got to go to the store and get a new one for all the torture that he was put through with the x-rays! he was begging for one...i don't think i have ever wished that i had one more than i did then. (i still can't believe that i bought some for my almost 2 year old!)

1 comment:

Russ & Kylee Farnsworth said...

Bre, that is quite the adventure. What a cute party! I loved all the decorations and cute cakes. I hope Elijah gets better soon. It is not any fun to see them sick, but that is very true about the added freedom since he is immobile!