Aaron's Hyper IgM Journey

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Look who turned 4

I couldn't be happier to have another year to spend with the biggest joy of my life...Aaron.  We spent yet another birthday at the Ronald McDonald House/hospital.  However, he more than made up for it with presents and celebrations that lasted over a week.

We stopped by the mall in Kentucky on our way to Cincinnati.  This was Aaron's actual birthday.  He rode on his first train ride ever.  He did not speak one word and I had to force him to smile for the pictures.  He sat completely still the entire trip around the mall.  I believe he was overtaken by amazement.  After the ride, he went to build-a-bear and made his own dog.  He picked out his heart, his barking sound, and helped stuff him. 

The next day was spent in the hospital for treatments.  Aaron was lucky to have his favorite nurse Carol to spend the day with.  She brought him presents that he loves (play dough food set and cook books).  Later that morning Child Life stopped by and did a completely ridiculous dance routine that had us all laughing.  They brought more gifts and a beautiful James cake.  We also found out that in the last two weeks Aaron managed to get rid of one of his three viruses.  This was the greatest gift of all!

Once we returned home, we had Aaron's cousins over for a party.  We started off with fresh homemade lemonade.  Everyone gave Aaron a quarter for each cup.  He didn't get rich off the lemonade stand, but he sure did have fun!  Next, he went straight for the cake.  Aaron had been begging me the entire time I was making the cake for a taste.  He just could not wait any longer.  He really enjoyed opening all of his gifts.  By the time all of the presents were done, Aaron was done too.