Two weeks after Csilla's big birthday barf-o-rama, we finally did Csilla's Big Birthday Bash. Take Two. You'll be happy to know that The Birthday Girl had a marvellous time and nobody fell ill at the last minute (except one entire family of invitees!)
Luckily, Csilla didn't even notice the significantly abbreviated guest list.
I can't remember if I mentioned this already, but Csilla was possibly, maybe, potentially, but probably not, exposed to chicken pox sometime in the last couple of weeks. This meant that I was forced to ask 95% of the guests to stay home. I just couldn't stand the thought of people coming to Csilla's birthday party and going home with a nasty itchy case of the pox. (Particularly my friends who are pregnant. Eeeek.)
In the end, my adult brother (who has already had chicken pox), his wife (who hasn't had chicken pox but really really really loves Csilla), a little playmate of Csilla's from preschool (who was also already possibly exposed to chicken pox) and her parents (my previously mentioned new friend Linda and her husband) were the only ones who made it to the party yesterday.
I could have held off for another couple of weeks (until after the CP incubation period) in order to include everyone who was originally invited, but I seriously just couldn't listen to Csilla ask one more time when she was going to get to eat her birthday cake and ice cream (as if all the mama-guilt treats she got to eat in the last two weeks weren't enough)!
After all the grief and frustration since the original shindig was cancelled, it was wonderful to finally have a big (but small) party to celebrate our baby's third birthday. Presents were opened, hordes of food was made and eaten, cake was devoured, chocolate ice cream was dripped onto new party clothes and a delightful time was had by all.
Here are a few pictures of our baby having fun at her big third birthday bash.
[Edit - I removed the photos because I've been having nightmares. Sorry.]
This is a special treat for all of you who read my blog, because as you know, I don't like to post too many photos of Csilla (I'm a little paranoid). Enjoy the gorgeousness of our girl (I'm a little biased), combined with the awesomeness of my brother's mad photography skills (I wish I could say I took these):
[Edit - You can still look at the cake. Yum Yum.]Click to see these larger... & thanks for looking!
(Oh. And if you look closely at the second-to-last picture you'll see the aforementioned chocolate ice cream drippings on the new party clothes.)