Tom Sawyer Turns 12 ~ We had a wonderful birthday celebration for Tom Sawyer. He decided to have a very small birthday party this year with just four boys invited. He just wanted to embrace calmness. We are all craving that around here. We kicked off his birthday with dry ice fun. We used long 1 1/2 inch diameter PVC pipe with an end cap. Then the boys added warm water, dry ice and food coloring. My dh supervised this fun activity.
The result is colorful smoke. The kids then added dish soap, which made bubbles.
The general theme of the party was Minecraft, but Tom Sawyer really only wanted Minecraft decorations.
Tom Sawyer loved the organic soda with the label that said "potion of healing". I think that was his favorite decoration of all! Our party favors were Mad Libs which were popular. It was a happy birthday for our boy!
The Special Olympics Qualifier ~ Tom Sawyer attended the qualifier for our county this past week. He did really well and performed his routine in front of a judge on all of the apparatuses. He got really nice scores and took a first place ribbon in five events for Level 1!
A Trial ~ Tom Sawyer fell off of a chair while changing a light bulb last night. He instantly started screaming and was in intense pain. After applying ice and seeing that his knee was swelling up like a grapefruit, we took him to the ER. Through x-rays and a CT scan they found that he had a patellar avulsion fracture (a fracture of the underside of his knee cap). We do not know yet what all of this will mean for the Special Olympics, his dance classes, his performing in the upcoming Alice and Wonderland or any other sport activities in the near future. For now, he is in a leg brace and on crutches. He is sleeping through the day on high doses of Advil. He will see an orthopedist early next week to determine what care he is going to need and how long it will take to heal.
Your prayers for our family are so appreciated. Thank you!