Caleb was invited to 2 birthday parties this past weekend. Normally I do the shopping for the gift, but this time around Caleb insisted on picking out the presents. I took him to a craft store and let him lead the way on what he wanted to get. The first thing he insisted on was flowers because "girls like flowers". Since it was a craft store, they did not have real flowers so we picked out the giant colorful flowers (blue and pink). He picked out 2 wooded #6's (both girls were turning 6) and then he painted them and sprinkled them with glitter (pink of course). He also picked out some crafts, coloring books and the letters "M" and "N", because the girl's names start with those letters. Overall, I was really impressed with his thoughtfulness in choosing the gifts. He did a great job and I was so proud of him.
(painting the wooden #6's)
The first party was for his best girl, Nina.
(you might remember Nina from the Spring Fling)
Nina's birthday party was at a local petting zoo, we've been to several birthday parties here. Caleb always has so much fun there.
Caleb and Nina
It is no secret the Caleb adores Nina but I quickly learned that the feeling is mutual. Nina fussed over Caleb several times during the party. She insisted on sitting by him on the hayride and she just payed a lot of attention to him and he loved every second.
The following day, Caleb went to a bounce house party.
I get a bit nervous throwing Caleb into a bounce house with a bunch of crazy kids because Caleb doesn't exactly "bounce" the way they do. But everyone was relatively careful and Caleb survived plenty of bounce house fun without any major injuries.
And on another note, you might remember from my "worried momma" post that I have been quite concerned about Caleb. He is really struggling to walk and his strength had diminished quite rapidly. His PT saw him last week after not seeing him for a couple of weeks and she noticed a significant difference in function since the last time she had seen him. Not to mention the PT at his school, the nurse, and his teacher have all noticed that something is going on. So, after 3 phone calls to the neurosurgeon and basically having a fit over the phone, I was able to get Caleb in to see the neurosurgeon today. The doctor agreed that something is not right. So, the plan is to schedule a full MRI as soon as possible. He said it could be the shunt, or cysts, or tethered cord. The only way to get a good look is to do the MRI. So, that is what we will do. I'm trying not to get ahead of myself because I don't know what is going on...but I know something isn't right. We'll see.
I can always tell when I get stressed out because I get the urge to make a dessert. When we got home from the neurosurgeon I almost made a Chocolate Sheet Cake...but then I decided I shouldn't give in to stress by turning to dessert. Although Stressed spelled backwards = DESSERTS!
Hmmm...maybe I'll make that cake tomorrow.