We had an excellent weekend. We shook things up a bit and went outside of our normal routine. Travis was on call last week and this past weekend, which meant he had to work Saturday morning. We had a birthday party to attend for my friend Katie's two-year-old son at 2 pm, so I put Aiden down for his nap an hour early. He actually fell asleep. I'm pretty sure it was magic.
When 1 o'clock rolled around, I called Travis to see if he was going to be home soon. He said he was going to be a little late and since he was going to have to drive separately because he was on call, we should just go on without him. Aiden woke up a few minutes later, we got dressed and on the road. The party was really fun. It was at Moody Gardens in Galveston. They had a party room that was filled with many toy stations, all provided by Moody Gardens. There was a Moody rep that stayed in the room and showed the kids how to do the various stations. Katie supplied pizzas for everyone to eat. Moody provided a giant cake and a bowl full of punch. Travis showed up about 30 minutes into the shindig.
We played in that room for two hours and then slathered on the sunscreen. As we walked outside, the rep handed each child a shovel and bucket and we headed over to Palm Beach. Palm Beach is a really great outdoor water park for smaller children. There are lots of sprinkler areas, shallow pools and even a couple water slides. We've been there once before and loved it for Aiden.
Overall, the party was awesome. Katie didn't have to plan anything or clean up afterward and it was WAY cheaper than we've paid for an at-home birthday party. There are other options aside from going to Palm Beach. You can also go to the aquarium or the rainforest. I'll definitely be keeping that place in mind for Aiden's future birthdays! We stayed for an hour at Palm Beach and then had to leave. I sort of overbooked us for Saturday!
We hopped in the car and stopped to change and grab a few things from home. Then we headed over to the Yeager's for a BBQ. They had a few other friends over as well, including Chris and Blair. Blair, Luke and Aiden ran around the house like madmen for the majority of the evening. We ate brisket and deviled eggs. For dessert Linsey made a layered strawberry shortcake mix. It was awesome.
The evening was a hit. I was shocked to look at my phone and see it was 9:20 pm! We were walking out to the car and I noticed Aiden was walking really funny. I though he was goofing around, but when Travis attempted to put him in his car seat he started screaming about being poopy. Sure enough his butt was stinky. Linsey let us come back inside to change his diaper on a flat surface, but I'm sure she was regretting it after a minute. Aiden had diarrhea. I was a bad parent and didn't check his diaper all night. So I have no idea how long he was in this horrible diaper, chafing him as he ran. He cried bloody murder as Travis wiped him clean. It was BAD. I felt HORRIBLE.
Today most of it is gone. He still has scabs on his leg where the diaper must have been rubbing him as he ran. I've just gotten so accustomed to him not peeing as frequently that I've grown lazy about checking his diaper. We were adamant about changing his diaper often over the remainder of the weekend. I didn't want that dang thing to come back! Poor kid.