I gave Jax a Pedialyte pump and he crashed for a nap. He actually ended up napping through the first 45 minutes of his party! He kept all his Pedialyte down and once he was fully awake and changed, he seemed to run off in the party and really enjoy himself. We tracked him down throughout the afternoon for drinks of water, and he did rather well. We had a light misting of rain for a few minutes, otherwise it was rain-free and certainly HOT outside.
The party was a lot of fun and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves with taking breaks inside from the heat. The kids all loved the bounce house, the pinata and the cupcakes which they all so patiently waited for until after we sang the birthday song. It ended up being a great day.
After the party calmed down and it was just our neighbors hanging out, Brady came over to us and put his head down on Jay's lap. I picked him up and sat him on my lap where he then vomited all over the both of us. Awe, poor Brady! This is really the first time he's really thrown up like that!
I brought him up to the bathtub right away, and after a bath, he couldn't get to his crib fast enough. He went to sleep immediately. We assume his tummy was a mess from all the sugar, cookies and multiple juice boxes in addition to the non-stop running around and bouncing in the heat. He doesn't get food or juice like that often, so a large amount in one sitting may have done him in. His poo was awful yesterday and today too.
The boys are doing well today, but I kept things very low key and it just so happened to storm out, so we played with some new toys in the basement most of the day! Jax has kept all his food down and Brady has taken some nice long naps :)
In other news, our trusty video monitor set has finally given out. It gave me 3 great years of daily use and it has finally bit the dust. I suppose most parents don't need to use those after 2+ years, but I still need to use one since Jax is connected to the medical pole while he's in his crib. (sigh) It's always something, right?
Otherwise, I'm so happy that the boys were so happy at their party, and I'm counting down about 48 hrs of having my babies at the age 2 be gone forever (tear), but I'm so proud to watch them run around and about to be THREE...(wow, pinch me!)
Enjoy the photos!
|My labor of love, Cookie Monster cupcakes!|
|Ernie's Rubber Ducky game|
|Cookie Monster's cookies and Elmo's Golfish and Crayons.|
|The party scene outside before guests arrived|
|Cookie Monster pull-string pinata.|
|Brady and Layla|
|Jax messing up Brady's lined up ducks.|
|Jax drinking water from a cup like a big boy.|
|Me with my girl Marley.|
|Happy boys during their birthday song.|
|These are memories I'll always have. Look at those happy faces...|
|Jax licked the frosting once all on his own!|
|Brady post-cupcake. He already looks drunk on sugar!|
|Cousins, Aidan and Anesah with Brady.|
|All the kids at the party. (Yes, that's Jax who does NOT want to cooperate!)|
|Jay with Adain doing flips in the bounce house!|
|The boys opened a few gifts.|
|The Bonin Bunch|
|Jason with Grandpa K|
|Hey, why not?|
|Janel and Steve showing Jax a toy|
|We found the boys playing with some new trains by themselves in the bounce house. They were in heaven!|
|The back of Brady's birthday shirt|