Well, Charlotte’s birthday didn’t exactly go as planned. She kept having diarrhea that led to what looked like a sunburn on her bottom. That progressed quickly to bleeding and open sores and then I started vomiting (not from looking at it). Basically, we’ve all got norovirus and she’s got an epically irritated bum and groin to go with it. My husband and I are both on the upswing, but she’s a tiny baby, so there’s still vomiting, diarrhea, and lots of tears. I’ll post about the fallout later when I’m feeling less overwhelmed.
ANYWAYS, rather than focus on more misery, let’s talk birthday party! Luckily we had it before her birthday instead of after and she was relatively healthy enough to enjoy it. We had about 20 people here, including 5 other kids (4 toddlers and a 6 year old). That being said, I don’t feel comfortable posting pictures of kids other than Charlotte and Avery because I haven’t checked with their parents (and said parents don’t know I blog).
I had the house setup way in advance because I’m crazy like that. I would have put all the food out hours in advance if I could have gotten away with it. The puggles, for the record, spent the day at daycare because I thought they’d play a rousing game of toddler bowling during the party.
Most of my family had come in (my stepdad can’t travel, but my mom, dad, stepmom, sister, and brother-in-law came) and it was so much fun to spend some time with them! Once the party guests started showing up, the house was packed full!
After presents, a child informed me that it was cake time. Frankly, I never know when to move on to the next activity at a party, so I found it refreshing!
The kids played with pretty much every single toy on this floor of my house, so I vote this party a success!