Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sick Birthday, Sweet Grandma

I am amazed at how old I am...

no, it's not my birthday...

Baby turned 2!!!

That makes me feel old, I can't believe that she is 2!

I was a little bummed, though, because she was sick for her birthday so we didn't have a birthday party because I didn't want anyone else to get her cold.

Grandma Judy and Grandpa James stopped in for a few minutes to give her a video and stuffed puppy toy for her gifts. They weren't there long but I am glad they could at least wish her Happy Birthday.

Later Grandma Lynne and Grandpa Gary came over and we decided to sing to her and eat the spiced pumpkin cupcakes and cream cheese frosting I had made.

I wanted to try a cake with a lot of flavor because with Baby having Fragile X Syndrome it can affect her oral sensory and because hers it a bit low she won't really "eat" anything unless it has a lot of flavor. She LOVED them and actually swallowed them instead of spitting it out after tasting.

When we were getting ready to sing she had quite the runny nose and Grandma Lynne was doing a good job on keeping up on it.
Here she is getting ready for all of us to sing to her (notice Grandma on the ready in the background)

Oh! And she swoops in for the kill!

She was getting ready (I think) to blow out the candles here, she never did, but at least she thought about it.
Grandma Lynne and Grandpa Gary are really good about trying to give the kids cards by mail for holidays, even Halloween. They brought over cards for the kids on Baby's birthday so they could have something to open too.

They gave each child a card with a dollar bill inside. They got so excited. Which is really cute, because Brother really has NO concept of money at all, Sister gets excited because she loves to play with it and Baby is just happy to have the card and this time she got 2, one for her birthday and one for Halloween just like her brother and sister.
I just noticed that all the cards in a row look like 2011
(2, a pumpkin=0, alien standing=1, monster standing=1. Cool. I feel like Google!)

The thing I like about the cards with the dollar bill inside is that it reminds me of my sweet Grandma Ruby. She sent me a card with a dollar bill in it on every birthday until I was about 12 and by that time she kind of stopped that tradition because she was getting older and had a LOT more grandkids (I have 80 or so cousins just on my mom's side and then there's the great grandkids...)

Anyway, that dollar bill was so exciting to me. I remember I would save it so that I could go to the the corner gas station and buy a big treat, not just a 10 cent or 25 cent one, but a candy bar and a sucker!!

I hope my kids have memories like that, the good ones.

Birthdays are such a fun way to create those special memories... even when we are sick, right on our birthday.

4 remarks:

Umma said...

I feel like Google! Made me LOL :-)

Paola said...

Happy Birthay baby!!!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog!

Rochelle said...

And balloons too. I love that grandma did that, especially because my mom said Grandpa only gave her like $20 per month to spend on anything she wanted or something like that.