We had Gavin and Evelyn's birthday party yesterday and it was quite a success! Although there were many things leading up to it that made me think it would not turn out as good. First off, on Saturday we went to Sam's club to order the cake. While we were in line, Gavin was crying and then all of a sudden stopped. I was busy ordering the cake so I didn't realize that the woman behind the counter gave him a huge chocolate chip cookie. Needless to say with his allergies to egg, this did not go over very well with his body! We got home fine (no outbreaks or illness) but a little while later he started having nasty diapers, broke out in hives all over and threw up. I gave him some medicine and he slept for about 4 1/2 hours then got up for some food, then went to bed all night. I was worried he would be sick for the party day - but he woke up fine!!!
Being the procrastinator, we arrived 15 minuted before guests were to arrive to try to set up! Patrick was not thrilled about that! But we got everything set and ready in the nick of time (thanks to Melissa the photographer and some early guests helping too). The kids played on the playground at the Homestead park for a while and then we had pizza, a fun game of pin the tail on the donkey, a piniata, some cake and more playtime! We had about 35 people there - about 17 kids/babies in all. It was quite the celebration. Thanks to all of our friends who could make it!!! I will post a link to view pics shortly!