the day before layla turned 9, she got to take a couple of friends with her, downtown, to have lunch at red robin. she loves to do this because then daddy can join us and then just go back to work after lunch. they clapped and sang and brought her the ‘mile high mud pie’ for dessert. holy cow!
after all that, we went back to the house and played awhile before we had to take one friend home. the other was spending the night. after dinner, dave took the boys out shopping to get birthday gifts while the girls played some dance central on the xbox and then we walked the dog.
and that’s when everything derailed…
on the way back from shopping, micah barfed all over the back seat of the car.
and so… sleepover guest had to be sent home and layla was devastated, convinced that micah being sick was going to ruin her birthday.
fortunately, micah had no further episodes and seemed fine in the morning, although I kept him quiet and upstairs as long as I was able to…
layla was appeased by eating her birthday lucky charms and getting to open her present from the friend who got sent home.