Monday, November 10, 2008
We are done! Ty has finished his radiation-24 total treatments over 5 1/2 weeks. We've had Grandpa helping us-we couldn't have done it without him. It is very difficult to watch your loved one be in pain and tired and I give a big thumbs up to all the survivor spouses and care takers out there.
I find that we are enjoying life more and not taking it for granted, but at the same time we recognize life is short so you should take advantage of it. Here's an example: I saw a bucket of Nestle tollhouse cookie dough. On one hand-enjoy it, eat away. On the other, live healthy and just say no. Everything in moderation. I didn't buy the dough but I bought a 3 lb bag of chocolate chips, I'll make more chocolate chip bread (peanut butter and even pumpkin) that's my middle ground!
The rest of the family has been very busy also, we had Halloween at my friend's house, she has a good neighborhood for pre-school age treating-sidewalks, no hills, short blocks. We all walked around and had a nice soup dinner with extended family. Butters was a 'rocket rider' (astronaut), and the baby was a bumble bee.
Butters has been telling stories and he remembers everything. I've been teaching him about the seasons and trees-deciduous and evergreen. The other morning he was snuggling me and pushed his hand up my sleeve. He asked is I had a 'gina under my arm. I suppose I've let myself go a bit too much!
Baby E is very expressive. She makes so many different faces and gives long hugs. She enjoys watching life from my hip. She's independent and likes to feed herself and do things by herself. This is the face she makes when she wants to get a kiss!