Saturday, April 14, 2007

Ethan's 3rd Birthday Party

Ethan's 3rd birthday party was held on a lovely Saturday afternoon. The weather was fantastic and we were outside pretty much all day.

We got a "Spider Man" bouncy castle in which was great for keeping the kids busy, though I wouldn't recommend it later in the year when it gets hotter. We also hired a snow cone machine that everyone enjoyed too (which I would recommend later in the year!).

Thanks to everybody who came: it turned out to be really nice and went really well.

Ethan blowing out the candles

More photos are available via my flickr account.

Tummy Bug

Ethan hasn't been sick (in the throw-up sense) since before I moved out here. So it was a little surprising when he threw up at about 6:30 on Thursday evening.

Poor kid didn't know what was going on. He probably couldn't remember the last time it happened!

That night I slept on the couch with him sleeping on the smaller one so I could be close in case it happened again, and it did: several times.

On Friday we took him so the doctor who said it's just a tummy bug and he probably won't throw up again, but the diarrhea might last a bit longer. So there's nothing to worry about!

Funny thing is, he's such a cheerful kid normally that even while he's being sick he's still smiling. After one of the episodes I was cleaning up the mess and he was standing watching, tears still on his face and his little body shaking like you do after throw in up, and he just looked at me and said ,"Daddy, I'm so happy!".