Birthday Season

I promise I will have lots of pictures and a birth story for Miss Lucie soon, but I can't simply ignore the fact that my first and oldest baby is now 9.  Someone tell me how I blinked and that happened?

My mom has been staying with us for the last week and will be here for a few more days, but since my dad flew down for the weekend we decided to have Aidan's birthday party on Sunday before he left.  That actually meant a hospital room party, but I think everyone was still able to adequately enjoy themselves :)

The request was for a Captain America cake, which Tim and Aidan bravely took on all by themselves and I think did a very nice job.  Aidan had the idea to use blue jello to color the frosting...totally ingenious!  I hear Tim even cut out parchment paper circles to do the red rings.

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Did you know cake tastes great even off of paper plates on a hospital room floor?  (Before you are too grossed out by that, this is a recovery only unit...)

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Again, present opening is no less fun in a confined space.  Lots of big boy things this year, including new fishing gear and a 2 person tent for "boys only" camping.

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Since Caleb uses a lot of technology stuff for his therapies and some for his school, and Aidan is so good about being patient with less iPad time Tim and I decided to give him an old iPod touch that we have from a million years ago (before we both had iPhones).  We bought him new headphones and a small itunes gift card.  Tim has been teaching him how to get music from our computers that he likes and there is a nice password so he can't buy anything without us seeing it.  (We also removed the internet browser from the screen completely.)   There will be rules about when he can use it forthcoming....just as soon as I feel better and wish to enforce them ;)

After presents, all the *boys* checked out the technology while the girls snuggled on the baby some more (Kylee absolutely cannot get enough) and Logan went back to eating cake....

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Not exactly your average birthday party, but it was a fun something different to do and I think the nurses got a kick out of us.  When we were done, Mom took the kids back to our house and got supper ready while Tim took my dad to the airport to catch his flight back to Minnesota.

Lucie and I took a nap.

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