My 3 year-old will turn 4 on Tuesday. So hard to believe! He is such an amazing little fella. I have been blessed with 2 amazing little fellas and 2 amazing little girlies. We celebrated his birthday today. He wanted a cake with gummy bears and eyeballs. My sister and I set out to fulfill this wish. We went to Macey's (a grocery store in the area) and purchased a small cake. When I say small, I think it was no more than 4 inches in diameter and 2 layers. It was a white cake with butter cream frosting. The cake had a giant poinsettia flower on the top... thus the eyeball. We bought some gummy bears and put them all over the cake.
My sister and husband brought the 3 older children to the indoor play area and I stayed home with the baby. They were gone for about an hour and then returned home. During that time, I did some work on my computer. When they returned home, we put the gummy bears on the cake and then sang Happy Birthday. He opened his gifts. He got a Webkinz Tree Frog, a race track with 2 cars (the big hit of the party), and a set of his own anti-plastic dishes, made from corn and dishwasher safe, by Zoe b Organic.
For supper, he wanted hot dogs, potato chips and strawberries. That is what he got. I also bought black olives because I know he loves them. He ended up eating most of them, which is fine. He had a horrible time trying to open his hot dog bun. The top half ripped apart, which frustrated him. Luckily, bread can be squished back together. So that is what I did. I then put his hot dog in the bun for him. He could eat hot dogs and strawberries all day if I let him. Yesterday he ate 4 hot dogs right out of the package. That is something I did as a child, but I couldn't imagine doing it now!
My sister and I went and picked up a few things at the mall this afternoon. It was packed. We got a good parking spot though. It is crazy how busy it gets this close to Christmas. We also wrapped gifts this morning. This evening we went on a walk around a .47 mile track. It was getting dark so we only did one lap. We will have to go earlier next time.
I gained 1.4 pounds this week. It doesn't make any sense to me because I am sticking with my points. I just think I am fighting a losing battle with Prednisone. I guess it is better that I lose it and then gain it, than just keep gaining. I look so forward to when I can finally be done with the medication! I think I need to discuss the weight gain with the doctor and see if there is any way to counteract it. We shall see!
It was an overall good day!