Saturday, January 17, 2009
Day 66 Update - 17JAN09
Today was one of those "normal" feeling days when we let our guard down a little bit and try and act like a normal family.
We all went over to the Robelli's house for Jayden's two year birthday party and had a wonderful time. Josh got to play and just be a little boy for a few hours. Of course he was wearing a mask, he's the only bald kid, and Mom and Dad are majorly over protective... Before we would have walked in and looked to see what kind of spread was laid out to eat, now we look to make sure there is hand sanitizer. But he still managed to have a lot of fun. We did to. It is one of the few times in the last couple of months that we could go somewhere that did not involve lots of waiting or worrying. Instead we got to visit with good friends, make some new friends, eat way too much, and watch as all the beautiful children played and giggled and ate cake. It was nice.
Monday we go back to being a family dealing with cancer.
Jamie and Christian came over for a while this evening to visit. Jamie is so cute talking about getting maternity clothes and looking at stuff for the baby she is nurturing inside of her tummy. I still am having a hard time thinking of myself as a Grandfather and Renee as a Grandmother, but we are warming to the idea. Still have lots of time before we officially assume our new roles. Still have lots of Mountain Dew and M&M's to stock up on for babysitting:)
Eric and Alyssa are hours away from bringing a new life into the world! We are anxiously awaiting news and vital statistics. More details to come...