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Cupcake Monday - Football

Good morning, friends! I hope you had a nice weekend! I thought I would share a little peek of the cupcakes I made for our son, Tommy’s 8th birthday this weekend! The party theme was football, since it is his favorite sport right now! We always have a big pool party for his birthday since it is so hot here in Phoenix by June. Not sure if you read about it on Facebook, but about an hour into his party, the unthinkable happened. He was playing on our basketball court with his friends and slipped. He fell and hit his head on the travertine wall of a planter. It was bleeding heavily and he had a very, very deep cut in his forehead. So scary!! Our firefighter friend sent us to the emergency room. He was so, so sad as we sat in the waiting room for hours. Every few minutes, I would see a tear drip down his face and you could just tell that he was thinking about all of the fun he was missing out on. The hours dragged on and about four hours later, our sweet boy got stitches in his forehead. The hospital staff and doctors were all so fantastic. I told Tommy that we would have a birthday party re-do and we headed home.

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When we walked in the front door around 10:00pm, nearly ALL of our friends were still there waiting and they serenaded Tommy with “Happy Birthday” with his ice cream cake! It was priceless to see the smile on his little face. He was so happy that everyone stayed to celebrate with him! We have the most amazing friends and family ever! I am so thankful for what they did for Tommy!

photo by jessica downey photography

June 10, 2013

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  1. Tina Dahl says:

    I am too…what fabulous friends to do that. That kust have meant the world to Tommy and you guys. Continued good thoughts to him for a speedy recovery 🙂 xoxoxo!

  2. linnette says:

    U_U My heart skipped a beat when I say Tommy’s picture 🙁 Oh Kim–how scary must that have been!!! I am very happy Tommy was released and I wish for a swift recovery. Happy belated Birthday little guy!

  3. So glad he’s ok, and so awesome your friends stayed for him! So sweet!

  4. Maddy Hague says:

    Oh my goodness, Kim! I totally missed this on Facebook! SO, SO glad he’s okay. Poor guy.

  5. Brought a tear to my eye reading this. So heart warming to have friends like that! You are very fortunate!

  6. So glad to hear that Tommy is okay. What a scary thing to have happen! Hugs to your sweet boy!

  7. Patti says:

    Now I am teary! There’s no better gift than your child’s health & loved ones who know just how to support your family in a time of need. Glad everything turned out okay.

  8. Peggy says:

    Glad his friends stayed and helped him celebrate his Birthday!!! He had been through enough..feel better soon Tommy!!!

  9. Jessica says:

    That is incredibly sweet! I teared up just thinking of everyone still there. So so kind.

  10. Hilari says:

    This makes my heart so warm and fuzzy! Thanks for sharing this super sweet story. He will remember this birthday forever 🙂

  11. Claudia says:

    That is so sweet, I am glad he got to celebrate after all!!

  12. Anne-Marie says:

    well done! so glad he’s okay! great friends indeed!!

  13. Heather says:

    Happy Birthday!!

  14. Patty says:

    Such a sweet story and so happy everything turned out OK.

    That frosting looks delicious, do you have the recipe on a different post?

  15. Annette says:

    Oh Kim! i’m so glad to hear he’s fine. I’m sure it made his birthday to see all of his family and friends there to welcome him home on his birthday

  16. missy422 says:

    Poor Tommy (and you)! I guess this is all part of a party but I’m surprised you’re having a redo- parties can be very expensive- though you’re such a great mom too!

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