Saturday, April 14, 2012
Birthday Man in Bubbles
Blair turned 5 yesterday and could hardly wait to make his birthday cake. The boys wanted to help make the cake, especially to decorate it. The night before they rummaged through their toys to find some cool cake toppers. We just decided to let it be their work, and thus it was! I helped as Blair requested that I draw a little man on the cake with frosting. Being that I'm an expert cake decorator his man turned into an alien. He didn't mind, he said, "This man just has one eye." A one eyed man is quite cool to a five year old. We washed all the cake toppers of course before contaminating the cake. It was yummy!!
We played a fun game called pin the tie on Blair. Tyler and Blair tied for first place, so they had a retry and Blair was almost right on again...he thought he won until Tyler placed it dead on. Well, Tyler was peaking through the blind fold...no cheating Dad! Blair won a giant beef stick for taking first place.
Blair really wanted this game for his birthday because of Toy Story
Interestingly Tyler and I looked back in his journal to see what we had done for Blair's birthday last year. Not quite the same excitement as this year.
Tyler's entry reads:
"Today was long again. I took the kids to work with me while Lisy was with Natalie at the hospital. Natalie had her PICC line removed this morning. I have a big dead line at work so I had to meet Lisy on the highway to send the rest of the kids home. Blair's birthday was today, I missed it because I have to make up lost time at work, got home around 2 am. Alice is quite ill with the chicken pox, the sores are really starting to come on heavy. She looks terrible and is becoming very restless. I'm tired and worried."
I remember the day being very difficult as well. It's wise to assume that we all have challenging days...like everyone else we just move ahead and make the most of it. Simply doing the best you can in the moment, is enough sometimes.
p.s. Natalie and Alice are still doing fine. Natalie is still as she was a few days ago, thankfully not worse...same little cough, no more fevers.