Thursday night we had a surprise bday party for our second oldest. This is the first time in 11 years that we have been home on the actual day. We tried to do it up right, I think we succeeded.
Some good friends came over for cake and ice cream and swimming. She didn't know they were coming so we had them sneak in while S was helping me in the kitchen so that when she turned around they were standing there! We sang happy birthday and went swimming.
It was pretty fun until our 6yo stopped swimming due to a stomach ache. She wanted me to hold her for a while but started swimming again so I didn't think much about it. Later that night she fell asleep while our friends were here. That is unusual but with the week had, I wasn't too concerned.
When our friends left, N came up to say good-bye and she was blazing hot. I took her temp and it was 103.5*! Holy cow.
Ibuprofen and sleep seemed to help. At least for a while. In the morning her temp started rising again so I decided to look at her throat. It was blazing red and her tonsils were swollen.
Another doctor's visit for the week yielded a strep throat diagnosis. Good times.
Meds were prescribed and sleep was on tap for the afternoon.
The birthday day didn't go as planned but we got to go see a movie and eat out so it wasn't a complete bummer.
We'll have to try again next year for a little more of a to do for her bday!