Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Ella's 1st Sleepover

Last Tuesday, Peter called me in the office and asked if I could book it over to the doctor's office where Melissa had Gabe & Joshua. He said that they might have to take Gabe to the hospital because he was really congested and having problems breathing and asked if I could go pick up Josh from Melissa. Peter was out of town at a meeting and trying to get back as quickly as possible.

Of course, I jumped in my car and took off. I'm so glad I left ASAP, as Peter requested, because when I walked into the doctor's office, the paramedics where already there evaluating Gabe and within 5 minutes of me being there they had Melissa and Gabe on a gurney headed to the ambulance that transferred them to one of our local children's hospitals.

Gabe ended up having to stay at the hospital for 2 nights, but was completely fine, thankfully!! It is such a relief!

Because of this, Joshua got to spend Tuesday night with us. It was so fun. It was Ella's very 1st sleepover at our house. I had been wondering lately at what age are they old enough to start having sleepovers and I guess it is now.

We had such a good time!

We had some dinner and then I let them play in Ella's pool for 1 1/2 hours.


Since this wasn't a planned sleepover, I had ZERO clothes for a boy. Except for a pair of boy underwear that Ella had to borrow one Sunday morning from our church nursery months ago when she had an accident in Sunday School. So that's what Joshua had to wear as his swimsuit.








After they swam, we got cleaned up and then they watched a movie to calm down before bedtime.


I made a pallet for Joshua in Ella's room. I was totally prepared to at some point move Joshua's pallet into our living room and I would sleep on our couch because I figured they wouldn't be able to stop playing to actually fall asleep. Isn't that what you do at slumber parties? That's what I did. But I was completely surprised that after I tucked them in bed, I went back to check on them literally ONE minute later and Josh was already out. And he slept until 7:30 the next morning.

This picture is when he woke up and Ella was still sleeping.

That morning I got Josh ready and he came to work with me and then another one of our friends picked him up for the day.

Heath told me later that when Ella woke up and saw that Joshua wasn't there on his pallet, she was devastated! I felt SO bad. He said she kept saying, "Where's Joshua?" Isn't that sad? Lesson learned, next time wake her up to say goodbye to her friend.

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9 comments:

Yankee Mama said...

How scary for that family. Glad to hear all is well.

How cute were they!

Yes! That is SO sad that Ella didn't get to say goodbye!:( Lesson learned. Next time.

Mandi said...

I'm glad to hear Gabe is well. It looks like Ella will be ready for another sleepover soon!

Becca said...

I'm so glad that Gabe is okay! Ella and Joshua look like they had a great time! Way to improvise with a "boy swimsuit!"

Mindy said...

so sweet! You are braver than I -- I haven't even let my 7 year old have a sleepover yet!

Amanda said...

Poor little Gabe! I'm glad he's ok. Any time we have guests stay the night, Jackson will wake up and ask for them for the next week. He thinks they are still in that room.

Lauren Kelly said...

Came over from Amanda's blog and wanted to say hello. You're family is so sweet!!! Love your blog and looking forward to keeping up with you :)

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Oh, poor Gabe! I'm so glad he's OK. The slumber party pictures are so cute. Smart mom to let them swim, that always wears them out so they go to sleep!!!

FordeFam said...

Such fun times!!! Ella is getting sooo big!!! :) These pics are great! Just caught up on your blog after being "absent" from blogland for about 2 months! Hahaha! Didn't seem that long until I have been seeing what all I have missed from everyone else! :)

Helen said...

How precious is Ella?! Concerned about where her buddy ran off to.