and we all know what a special gift I am!
I have always loved birthdays. When else can you claim a day to be all about yourself? (I know Mom, I think everyday revolves around me)
But seriously, now that I run a distant second to Liam, let me have my 5 minutes.
For my birthday, Brian took us out to dinner. Cheesecake Factory. If you live in Charlotte you know what a disaster this can be. Experience at CF has told us go early and prepare to wait. So we planned for an early dinner-4pm. Liam had other plans. After his late nap we did not get to CF until 5:20. Brian put our name on the list then we went to walk the mall for the next hour.
We got back to CF at 6:30, received our pager and was told it would be about 30 minutes. Our little champ was getting restless. He wanted to get down and crawl around. On a dirty restaurant floor-I THINK NOT! So he settled for sitting on the dirty floor digging through his diaper bag. Brian joked about us being bad parents letting our cancer stricken son sit on a dirty floor; but hey, he wasn't licking it and he was happy.
After waiting about 45 minutes Liam was hungry so we pulled out the crackers and passed him back and forth while feeding him.
We were finally seated at 7:45. For those who know me Liam goes to bed between 7-8 and I am anal about keeping him on a schedule. As often as we are in the hospital, I feel keeping him on a schedule keeps some normalcy in life.
Anyway the food came out fast. Liam munched of bread and snacks the whole time. He was laughing and really enjoying being out. I wish I had brought a camera with us. Brian commented on how he had never seen Liam so happy; he truly made my birthday!