Sam's Birthday was last week, and we did our best to make it a great one. I think it was a success.
Sam woke up to streamers hanging from the doorway and a house full of decorations on the main floor.
He woke up with a grin and received lots of hugs and happy Birthday's from the family.
We let him open one present that morning, because it was beginning to look like he was going to burst if he had to wait another second. We saved the rest of the gifts for later that day.
He got to pick out any breakfast of his choosing, and he choose this. Oh boy. I relented for the Birthday boy, and we started the day with some serious doses of sugar.
He requested doughnuts for his treat to school. I happily agreed. It was so much easier than Mary's choice of white chocolate covered oreo truffles. :)
He had a great time at school, and felt special.
After school, it was off to the doctor. Sam has had this horrible, weird rash on his bum, and it has been killing him.
The doctor ended up taking almost 2 hours!!!! We ended up finishing off all of the doughnuts that Sam had left over from school, because the appointment went well into dinner time. The kids thought this was great, I was bordering anxiety watching all of that sugar go down their throats.
To my complete shock and surprise, we discovered that Sam had strep. They swabbed his throat and his bum, and he tested positive for strep in both areas!!! He hadn't even had a sore throat or a fever. I was sure the test was wrong, but it wasn't. Sam had sores in his throat, and apparently had a fever as well, when they checked his temp. I was completely baffled.
I then remembered that William had been complaining of a "sore tongue" which means a sore throat, the past few days. They checked him, and he had strep too!
Both boys had been playing and running around all day, and were acting just fine at the appointment too. It was so weird to me, but I am grateful we caught it.
We came home with two bags of antibiotics. While we were there, the doctor also discovered something that is going on with Sam's heart. He was very vague, and played it off as just something that needs to be looked into soon, but he sure spent a lot of time listening to Sam's heart, and of course, I am now worried. Sam goes back in about a month for a follow up on his heart. (the strep has to be completely out of his system) I am trying not to worry a ton, but it nags at me often.
We came home and ate Sam's birthday dinner of ableskievers, and then he opened the rest of his presents. We did cake and he blew out the candles as well.
He wanted a lego cake, and with the help of Pinterest, this is the best I could do. Of course, it doesn't look like the perfect picture of the perfect cake on Pinterest, but Sam was thrilled with it, therefore, so was I. Go me.
Sam's Birthday wish, when he blew out the candles, was to be able to play with his friend Landon again. It about broke our hearts. Since we moved from Herriman, Landon's family has also sold their house, and will be moving in about a week.
Ben and I decided to make Sam's wish come true (and also Mary's, because her best friend Taylor is Landon's sister) and we made the trek to Herriman yesterday. Ben and I switched off at the temple, while the older two played with Landon and Taylor. I was also able to visit with Trudy, and had a great time. It was fun to be with them again. We ate at the Macaroni Grill on our way home. It was a really fun day.
Sam's rollerblades that he ordered will be here tomorrow, and then all of the Birthday celebrations will be complete! We sure love our Sammy boy with all of our hearts, and it is an awesome journey to watch him grow and become the sweet boy that he is.
An Interview with Sam:
Favorite Color: Orange
Favorite Show: Puss N' Boots
School: Heber Valley Elementary Teacher: Mrs. Lloyd
Best Friends: Landon, Carter, Elijah, Owen, Bransen, Dillon
Favorite Toys: Hulk hands, Captain America Shield, Hulk Figurine
Favorite Food: Puppy Chow, Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Favorite Animal: Cheetah, elephant
Favorite Game :tag, Ninja
What do you want to be when you grow up: vet, builder
Something really cool that you can do: walk up the walls, and run really fast
Favorite sport: soccer, because I run so fast