Thursday, March 12, 2009

Lily's Cupcake Party









Despite a full ward- the nurses and child life staff went into overtime decorating the playroom for Lily's Birthday Cupcake Party. There were purple streamers and Chinese Lanterns and a great big sign for Lily. The day was filled with visitors popping in an out of Lily's room to wish her happy birthday. As soon as her chemo was finished, she could not wait for her party, so she decided to bring her pole along with her hydration rather than wait for it to finish. I had gotten her a new cotton purple dress in hopes that she might wear clothes to her party- and she was excited to wear it! Don't I look bootiful? she asked.





The table was filled with purple candies and chocolate cupcakes and princess rings. There was purple frosting and white frosting. Due to a recent bad experience with pink frosting...she stuck with white. She decorated and re-decorated her cupcake 3 times. Each time she finished, she licked the frosting off and looked at daddy with the big green eyes- more frosting, please!




After she had enough frosting, she was off to play. She was taking care of Bella's baby who needed medicine. After awhile she discovered a pile of presents from the nurses and staff- are these for ME? She was like a tornado- only stopping to ask Kiera's expertise on the quickest way to remove a pesky ribbon.....the hand decorated paper ripped to shreds....Presents in hand- Lily was ready for a break. She went back to her room and immediately disrobed her new Jasmine doll. She on the other hand kept her dress on.




Phillip and Kiera got to get out of school early to be there. Phil took Phillip and Bella home after they made their cupcakes and played a while and Kiera stayed with me to help out at the hospital. Since Lily was wiped out, Kiera helped decorate extra cupcakes and take them to the various clinics that Lily regularly visits. She and Lily played games when she was finished and Lily got to come home after hydration. We no more than got on the highway in rush hour traffic and Lily got sick. Kiera was a great help, wiping Lily's mouth so I could drive- even though I know it grossed her out beyond belief! Fortunately then Lily fell asleep- so the rest of the way home was uneventful.

We are really lucky to have a great team who cares so much about Lily and they really go out of their way to make her feel special and loved.

5 comments:

  1. Lily - You are so beautiful in your new purple dress, next to your handsome Daddy and your beautiful big sister, too! Have a Happy Birthday! You are my favorite 4-year-old in the whole world! Your package should be there by tomorrow--We love you so much! Love, Grandma and Grandpa Allen and Aunt Samantha

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  2. Happy Birthday to you all! 4 years old! Lily looks so happy and proud that everyone and her amazing family could be there to help her celebrate her special day. xoxo The Heiman's of Boulder, Colorado

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  3. How SWEEET! She looks so proud in her little purple dress! And it's always a special treat to see Phil's mug--love you guys! Lily-HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BIG GIRL!!

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  4. OHHHHH!! Lily looks like she really enjoyed her party. You really do have a wonderful team at the hospital working for Lily. Please say a BIG thank you from me!Love, Mom (Grandma)

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Lily Kay Monkey

Lily Kay Monkey
November 2008 Photographed by Shelley Detton (7 Layer Studio)