Monday, July 11, 2011

Third Birthday Party

Whew! It's been a busy last few days. We spent all of Saturday getting ready for the boy's party, and Jax started vomiting again. He was up during the night and started vomiting again early morning on Sunday. We also some questionable skies that morning as well, so the party was looking to possibly be a bit gloomy!
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!

Elmo too!

Ernie's Rubber Ducky game

Cookie Monster's cookies and Elmo's Golfish and Crayons.

Favor Boxes

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!)

Pinata insanity!

Jay with Adain doing flips in the bounce house!

The boys opened a few gifts.

Transformer face!

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


Matt said...

Love the pictures they are so cute!! It looks like you guys had a great time and the cupcakes look AMAZING!! Happy Birthday to J&B :)

Pyjammy Pam said...

Fun! Cannot believe the boys are three. Dang! Love the shirts. :)

Wendy said...

That looks like so much fun. The pic of Jaxy licking his cupcake is too cute. Great work, Annie!

erinlaughs said...

What an amazing party! Love love love the cupcakes! Three has been an awesome age for us. Hope it is for you guys as well!

Allison said...

I'm a regular reader, but I don't think I've ever commented before. I did want to let you know, though, that you've given me some great ideas for our Sesame Street-themed party that we're having in less than 2 weeks (which I've done NO planning for). So cute!!!

Melissa said...

Looks like they had a great day, there were so many smiles! I love the cupcakes you made. What did you use for the eyes?

Annie and Jason said...

Melissa, I used the chocolate melting chips they sell at any craft store with a baking aisle like Michals or Joannes. They come in bags in white or regular chocolate.

Laney said...

You did an awesome Job, looks like a great birthday party. & wow can't believe the boys are 3 already. Great pictures :)