Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Naomi’s birthday - review


So Naomi’s 5th birthday came and went with much to-do.  On the Wednesday, two days before her birthday, we got a call from the school saying that Naomi wasn’t feeling well.  We picked her up and sure enough she had a fever and a sore throat.  Luckily I overheard someone saying that strep throat was going around so I took her to the clinic the next morning for the strep test.  I paid to have the 10-minute test done and it came out negative.  Luckily I had gotten a prescription for antibiotics from the doctor just in case because that evening I noticed that Naomi had a rash all over her body.  I knew in a minute that it was scarlet fever.  So yes, Naomi spent her birthday at home with scarlet fever.  She was quite annoyed at missing out on the school party.

Later in the evening, Naomi’s very brave grandparents and aunt came over for dinner and cake. You would have never imagined that she was sick – she was so hyper and excited. And wouldn’t you know it, the lab called and said that the culture for strep was now positive – which I had already figured out (from the rash).  They told me to start the antibiotics – which I had already done 24 hours ago! (Yay for mom-instinct)

This is the cake I made for her birthday – my first time playing with fondant …



These were the cupcakes that never made it to school.  They are now in our freezer …


On Sunday Naomi had her friends party.  We did a joint party with her friend Layla who’s birthday is a few days after Naomi’s.  Since the girls are in the same class and have many of the same friends, it just made sense to combine the parties.  This allowed us to have it at a local venue called the princess castle.  There, they were entertained by princesses, dressed up, made crowns and much more.  I have a ton of pictures but they all have other friends in the picture and since I do not have permission to post them I am opting to not share them.  Here are a few pictures from the party …



These are the cupcakes I made for the party … wish I had taken a picture of the whole box of them! 




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BTW, Naomi is feeling much, much better but her skin is actually peeling from the rash – poor kid!


Briana's Mom said...

Poor Naomi! I came down with Scarlett Fever when I was six years old and it was not fun.

She still ended up being a beautiful birthday girl! Welcome to 5!!!!

Bobby said...

I glad Naomi is feeling better. Really bad timing. I didn’t realize how big Francis is getting until I say the 2shot, wow. Looks like you guys are set with cupcakes for a while!

4D said...

I am happy that Naomi had a great birthday regardless of sickies.

Looks like a super fun Princess party!

Keep smilin!

Catherine said...

Poor kiddo! It's never fun to be sick but especially on your birthday!

Glad to hear you're feeling better Naomi and that you had such a great party with your friend!

Our family said...

Wow!!! So glad that Strep and Scarlet Fever did not dampen her birthday! One amazing little girl and a fantastic Mama!!!! Awesome pics!