|My friend brought over cupcakes on Laila's actual birthday|
|please ignore my bare chested boys--they don't like to wear pj's to bed for some reason|
|Piper was there to make sure we stayed on task|
As mentioned before, we had planned on celebrating her birthday on her real birthday, May 2nd, but Isaac ended up having a field trip that was rescheduled due to snow for that very day. I didn't know what to do because I didn't want to make him miss his field trip. While I wanted to celebrate her life I didn't want to celebrate to the detriment of the boys and making him miss his field trip would be wrong. I really like her birthday to be a day with no interruptions where Mike takes off work and they boys get out of school and we just spend time together as a family the entire day. So we decided to let Isaac go to his field trip and celebrate the following week. Mike planned to take the day off and we made plans for the boys to get out of school.
Unfortunately, Tuesday night when I got up to feed the baby, I found myself throwing up. I was certain that if I just got a blessing I'd be better in a few hours. That didn't happen. I continued to be sick throughout the day. Mike had already taken the day off so he stayed home and took care of me and Piper. Since I wasn't able to do anything but lay on the couch, we decided to send the boys to school. We had to cancel finishing the service project because I could not do anything and our plans for celebrating were once again ruined. Plus, it rained the entire day.
I was really upset. Every time I planned anything something went wrong and I was just frustrated and mad. I decided that at this point nothing was going to work so what was the point? Mike convinced me that it would be fine and we could plan something the following Saturday--two and a half weeks after her birthday.
We finally got to celebrate her birthday on Saturday. We bought balloons and flowers, some KFC, and went to the cemetery. We had a nice picnic and then released balloons. When we got home we sang happy birthday and ate a frozen pie (chosen by the boys).
I'm glad that Mike convinced me to go through with our celebration because I really think it's important for us to celebrate that day.
|Eli wanted his dinosaurs to share in on the fun|