Sunday, August 12, 2007

Great party! But . . .

The birthday party went very well. We reserved the picnic tables at a local park, brought in a gigantic "bouncy" (one of those giant blow-up things the kids jump up and down in -- this one also had a humongous slide), and hired two actors to come in fatigues and put the kids through "boot camp." One of the actors was "Captain Sillypants" -- they were hysterical and the kids all had a great time.

When the party was over, we invited some family members back to the house, but Ben and I had to go to the hospital for antibiotics, so we missed that. His hemoglobin was really low, so they told us to go home until his blood is ready, then come back for a transfusion. Nicole and Ben will go back shortly. Nicole is worried that they may need to spend the night, but hopefully they'll be able to come home. Meanwhile, David and I will wreak havoc while Mommy is away. We do that when there is no adult supervision. :)

1 comment:

Mike Smith said...


Happy birthday! Your cousin Kyle, Betsey and I wish you the best and hope you had a LOT of fun. We think about you and your brother David very often. We really admire your courage! We also have tremendous respect for your mom and dad, who have shown a level of care and courage that all of us as parents should classify as inspiring.

Ben, I hope you and David are enjoying the Ryan Howard and Chase Utley jerseys! Please ask your dad to provide you with an update on Ryan Howard's season :)

Mike, Betsey, and Kyle