Our sweet, stoic, friend to everyone, imaginative Sterling's b-day started bright an early, around 3:30am (I think). I had just gotten done 'being sick' in the bathroom and Sterling had just gotten done "being sick" in the other when I emerged to check on the family. I climbed into his sleeping quarters in the bathroom and sang to him. Sterling and I had been sick from about 4pm that afternoon- and that 4am trip was our last trips to the bathroom (what a present for both of us!).
Every time Sterling would throw up he would ask if we would still have his birthday. We did-in modified form. Here were the pro's and con's of the day:
1. Sterling must be royalty because he got daddy home on his birthday (we cannot even manage to get him home on his own birthday, let alone any one else's). Granted it was the state of affairs Dan came home to the afternoon previous. I was puking in a garbage can, trying to change Dacie's diaper (she still has diahrrea and a SUPER sore bummy rash) since she had just leaked everywhere and Sterling was up in his bed puking, and I was sobbing. Dan called work and told them he would not be in the next day. It was like a holiday or something!
2. We cancelled all other obligations and got to stay in pj's as a cute, cozy family (as cute and cozy as sick gets!) all day. FYI-Sterling still gets his special day at preschool on Monday (we were able to switch).
3. He was well enough in the evening to enjoy ONLY two pieces of pizza (as opposed to the 6 he could down) and some cake, as well as some play time with his new"kitchen" set (mom got at Walmart on some serious clearance), and fake food his siblings gave him!
4. He got his own bedroom for a day (the bathroom) which will probably be the only time in his life! ha ha
He is our little optimist and has such a zest for life (you would have thought we gave him the world by putting up crepe paper and balloons while he was napping). We are glad he is part of our family. We hope you enjoy the pictures of our little soccer boy (#7) he can run, but he can't kick (we are not complaining, considering his history of club foot-we are blessed he can run). Happy birthday little man!
The SuperNova's Fall 2007 (missing 2 players)
Sterling's own bedroom for the day!
Notice Sterling's little blue birthday boy badge he is wearing on his shirt? (that is when he felt his birthday became 'official' when we pinned it on him!). He is our little imaginative boy and LOVES to make believe and play pretend! Can't wait until he can really cook for us!