Monday we celebrated Elijah's 3rd Birthday! It was a bittersweet day for me as Justin wasn't here to celebrate it with us. We did have a party for him a few weeks ago when my parents were in town. It was a lot of fun!
Yesterday we went to breakfast with Kelly and her boys then to a park to play for a little while. We came home and Elijah took a nap while I spent some time in God's Word. It's probably my favorite time of day! During his nap I was able to make some phone calls and one was to a dentist to make an appointment to get a problem tooth extracted. I have been having issues with this tooth since I was pregnant with Elijah. I'm pretty sure it's the cause of my migraines... Anyway, I got an appt for that afternoon. I was shocked to say the least. Kelly willingly watched Elijah for me while I went. I thought maybe we'd just have a consult-like appointment and then set up a real one to get it extracted, but nope, they were gonna do it right then and there. I was a little nervous, but it was happening to fast I couldn't really be that that nervous. Within 5 minutes of the Novocain being administered my tooth was out! It was so so easy. After a few hours the pain meds wore off, but thankfully they gave me some perscriptions to fill in case I needed them. And boy did I need them! I got to Kelly's to pick up Elijah just in time for their dinner so we stayed. It's wonderful because her husband is out of town too (not that having no husbands is wonderful, just that we are husbandless together!) so we get to spend a lot of time together. I took my medicine right before dinner and by the end of it I could barley walk! Pain kills + Megan = NOT GOOD! I did finally make it home safely and in time to put Elijah to bed!
So many people called my sweet boy yesterday to wish him a happy birthday. It totally blessed my socks off! I knew he was loved, but I didn't realize how much! We were hoping that Justin could call, but he wasn't able too. At first I was aggrivated, but then I remembered that sometimes they shut the phones off if something happened.
He was able to call tonight though and talk to Elijah. I wish I had my camera on hand because his face was priceless! I knew he was just as excited to talk to his daddy as his daddy was to talk to him!
Here are some pictures from our day. I have another post coming about our first weekend without Justin that includes some pictures as well, but I think I'm gonna wait till tomorrow to post it!
Elijah, I am so proud of the little boy you have turned into! You have gone from a sweet toddler to an independent boy. In this last year you have had many accomplishments, but your biggest is being fully potty-trained. You now go without having to be asked or told, most of the time! HAHA You rarely have accidents which makes me so proud because everyone said you'd slide back when daddy left. You also can ride your scooter like a pro and peddle your tricycle without help! You drink from cups and don't make a mess and can eat at a table without a booster seat! You have started to be more opinionated with what you wear and can put on your "flippers" as you call them, and flip-flops without help! Your favorite sport is soccer and you are by far the best 3yr old dribbler I've ever seen! You still love to snuggle and watch movies in bed with me!
I think 3 is going to be your best year yet! I am excited to see how the Lord changes you and molds you into a big boy!
I love you so very much and am truly honored to be your mom!
Love you to the moon and back!