About parties and steroids

And so far so good. Caitlyn seems fine, and she even sounds a bit excited about her upcoming birthday. Well, not that she would know which date is which, but we've been talking about it a little bit, about how on your birthday you have cake, and balloons and presents - and you should see her face light up. It is just going to be very very small. Just the 4 of us. Next year we'll do a proper party for her, but this year, I think as long as she has some cake and presents, she will be happy. I honestly cannot believe she is going to be 2 already. Time really does fly.

Speaking of birthdays I also have to start thinking about what to do for Bianca's birthday. This year will be bigger than last because this year she has so many friends at school. So today we started making a list of the friends she plays with at school and started thinking about who to invite to her party. I will also have to start thinking about activties, a cake (and my cake-baking skills are not that great!), where to have this party and so on. If anybody has some cool ideas about where to have an indoor party on the North Shore of Auckland, and what activities might be really cool for a 6 year old, that would be great! It has to be an indoor party because Bianca's birthday is in the winter and most likely it will rain.

And whilst we still have a few months before Bianca's birthday, we all know how time can fly and the date will be upon us before we know it!

Tomorrow is our monthly hospital appointment again, and our monthly 5 days of steroids. I'm not quite sure what to expect. Last month was certainly way better mood-wise, but also way more challenging craving-wise. And we are back at school, so I'm wondering how Bianca will cope with the school days and being on steroids. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.


Johan said...

Good luck with the next round of steroids and with the birthday party organisation. We're already discussing what to do for Hannes as well!

Anonymous said...

All the best for tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lea,
Good luck with clinic and the dreaded steroids.
Re Bianca's party, we always make a pinata. We've made robot ones, car ones etc. It's quite fun as it takes several days with the paper mache (I've probably spelt that wrong) and the kids get to help design and make it. You put the sweets in first and make sure you don't put too many layers of paper mache on or else they can't break it. You could do a girl-themed one.
Anyway, I hope your week goes well.
take care,