Friday, October 24, 2014

The Party that was Almost Canceled. Story of a Sad Birthday Girl.

This was our little pumpkin the day before her birthday party. YIKES!

Backing up.

That Wednesday when Bill picked Elyse up from daycare, she had a low fever - nothing serious. We kept her home from daycare the next day. She seemed OK - just low energy. Her birthday was that Friday and Bill and I were going to spend the day with her. We had planned to take her to the fair, but with still a minor fever, we thought that would be too much.

We took her to make her first Build-a-Bear. She excitedly chose a unicorn.

She gave her unicorn a bath.

And picked out a dress and shoes.

And she and Daddy printed her birth certificate and chose a name (wow, that was a deliberation). We settled on Sparkle.

We went to lunch at the Spaghetti Factory. Soon, we had this. Uh-oh.

But, she sparked up.

We picked up some cupcakes at Hello Cupcake and got some to take home.

She and Sparkle napped on the way home and she slept several hours when we got home.

When she she woke up, we met up with OJ for dinner and took her to the movies, Dolphin Tale 2. She said she didn't feel good a few times and we ended up leaving the movie earlier (sorry, OJ). She ended up getting sicker and sicker and we were up most of the night with her crying and crying. What a sad ending to her birthday.

Thankfully, fever and other ickies stopped by Saturday morning. She was still sluggish all day. Saturday night I decided to email the parents and warn them of her symptoms.

Happy to say, she clicked in gear when her friends arrived and as you saw from the pictures, the party was a success.

Seriously, I can make big decisions at work, but I found myself Google'ing - "When to cancel a child's party".

Oh my.

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