Tomorrow is party day - all 3 girls are having their birthday parties on the one day.
In the morning the twins are having the girls from their preschool class over, and in the afternoon the girls from Emma's class are coming. I think we're having around 20 kids at each party.
Anyone got any good headache remedies for me for the end of the day??
The forecast is for cloudy weather but no rain. I really hope that is accurate!! We are hiring a jumping castle as it is something Ashlea can participate in with her friends - I doubt we will be able to get her out of it all day. I am making the parties as easy on myself as possible - store bought birthday cakes (sob - I love making their cakes but I just don't have time this year), pizza, juice boxes and running around in the backyard.
Birthday parties for the twins are always a little bitter sweet - they are a great celebration of how far we've come, but they also prompt little twinges of 'what could have been'. I think I sometimes try to have a great, big fun party for them to make up for the fact that they don't get invited to that many parties. Even Audrey. I think people feel that if it is too hard to invite Ashlea that it would be unfair to invite Audrey - the problem is that Audrey is the one who knows she hasn't been invited. Hence the super, big inclusive party at our house so that people get to see Ashlea for who she is - a kid who loves to have fun at parties just like every other child.
I hope it is a great day - the girls are all really excited and have been counting the days. If you ask Ashlea whats happening tomorrow she says "Jumping Castle....at the party". She knows!
The twins had their 'flu shots this morning so we are really hoping for no nasty consequences like last year. (I know - crazy day to get vaccinated - but of course it was the only day we could get into the vaccination clinic at the hospital). I told the doctor it was not an option for anyone to have a reaction as we are hosting a party tomorrow. As an aside we ran into one of the doctors at the children's hospital who had worked in the NICU when the girls were born. It was lovely to see her - and she wasn't at all surprised to hear that Ashlea had had a completely unique, Ashlea-only reaction to last year's vaccine. She knows Ashlea's history too well.
Time to go finish my party preparations - See you on the other side!!!