Birthday fever

Poor Mattie is still suffering from a fever (four days and counting). He was ok yesterday, but he didn't have much of an appetite--he was not in the mood for eating cake, but he did enjoy blowing the candles out and making faces.

Jim took Matt to see the pediatrician today and all she said was that he has a viral infection and that it should go away in a couple of days. He had blood drawn and the nurse tested him for strep, but the strep test was negative. He hasn't been too keen on being sick for his birthday, but I told him it happens.

It happened to me once. I was diagnosed with mono on my 17th birthday. I came home from the dr with my mom, blew out the candles on my cake while wrapped in a blanket, then I went to bed without eating any of the cake. My siblings then ate all of it while I slept for a week. I eventually forgave them.

Hayley has been busy preparing for Halloween. She's sewing three different costumes (one for her, one for Matt, and one for her friend Gabby). She and I went out searching for a wig for her own costume and we found the perfect one!

She looks so different with pink hair!


Jen said…
Oh, poor Matty! It wouldn't be any fun to be sick on your birthday. Especially if you can't even enjoy the cake. You should freeze him a couple of pieces that he can thaw out when he's finally feeling better.

Love the wig. Can't wait to see how it all turns out.
Jenni said…
I hope he still successfully turned 13, what with being sick and all. Morgan and Maddie were both vominting on their 4th birthdays so we understand the disappointment. The cake looks great. What was your inspiration?

I can't wait to see Hayley's creations!!
Jenni, my inspiration was that Matt had turned 13. ;) The rest was just a quickie drawing of letters and the marble-izing of the fondant was just because I was impatient and didn't want to stand in the kitchen kneading fondant all day. I had a CC meet to get to. (Yes, I went to Paul's race on Matt's birthday)

Jen, we should have frozen him some cake, but alas, you didn't suggest that in time. The cake is all gone.