Sunday, April 24, 2016

3!

My sweet girl turned 3 in March! I am quite a bit late on this, but I wanted to write it all down so I can remember her fun birthday! 
We had her birthday party about a week before her birthday and we did it combined with another friend turning 3! It was so much fun and so low key...the best! We set it up at the church and just had a bounce house and cookies. The kids decorated cookies, we got a cookie cake for the girls, they did some coloring and lots of running around, jumping, sliding and playing in the bounce house! 
On her actual birthday, we got up and went for donuts, of course (it's starting to seem like this is how we start every birthday celebration....).

 We did a little walk/bike ride, then opened presents. 


After nap, we loaded up and headed down to the bigger mall for the afternoon/evening.

 We played at the Children's Museum for a few minutes because we were a little bit early to the movie. Then we saw Zootopia, which both girls loved! After that we went for pizza to a place in the mall we had never been. We had loaded up on popcorn, so no one was super hungry so we all ended up just splitting a couple pizzas and having tons left.

 Then we grabbed ice cream and headed back home for bed! It was a really low key and fun day celebrating our girl! 
The next day, we had planned to go to this water park all day, but found out in winter they didn't open until the afternoon so we just played at home for awhile and let her play with her gifts and such. She got this giant box of crafting things from my dad and step mom so the girls spent a good amount of time working on their little projects, which they thought was so fun!

 Then after nap, we grabbed chick fil a drive through and drove down to the water park, which ended up being a "water park". It was really just a glorified pool and while I would not go there again for what it cost, we all had a lot of fun! There was a really neat kiddie area that had a smaller slide and some splash pad type stuff, however, it had this giant bucket of water that tipped every few minutes and we didn't know so we all got drenched and it was freeeeezing water on that side for some reason so the girls ended up hating that area and pretty much just stayed in the big pool the whole time. It was really fun though and they love swimming so much. 

We got home late that night and got to bed. Well, when we went to bed later, we always peek at the girls, and noticed she was breathing kind of weird. She rarely ever gets sick and I've never heard her breathe weird. My older daughter is the one with asthma/breathing issues so we are used to this, but this just didn't sound right, so we brought her into our bed so I could listen to her. A few hours later, she sits straight up in the middle of the night freaking out and trying to get a breath. It was honestly one of the scariest things I've ever seen. She was crying with tears streaming down her face, but making no noise. She couldn't talk or really get a breath. Like I said, my older daughter has breathing stuff so this was not our first rodeo and we have dealt with lung issues a lot but I had never seen anything like this so I panicked and called 911. I have heard freak stories about secondary drowning and it seemed like she was having a lot of the symptoms of that so that is part of the reason I called. They came and by that time she could breathe but she was really shaken up and crying and still having a harder time breathing and doing some kind of raspy coughs. The paramedics said she probably just has croup and to take her into the ER.

 I felt so ridiculous if I seriously just called 911 in the middle of the night for croup, but it was honestly so so scary. We got to the ER and the Dr. said he definitely didn't think it was croup but he was going to test for a few other things. Long story short she ended up having RSV and there is nothing they can do for it. She was pretty sick for about a week after that, but had no other problems breathing so I have no idea what happened that night, but I hope it never happens again! And that was the big ending to her birthday weekend!! 
It is hard to believe she is already 3, but also hard to believe she is only 3. She is so special. I don't know what it is about her, but I often say that she is not real life. She is just so unique and funny and sweet. I have never met another kid like her. I am so thankful God knew we needed her. She is so precious to us and we are looking forward to many more years celebrating her! 
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