So today we went to Tilden Park in Berkeley to feed the ducks. It was a fun time! We had some lunch and then gave the ducks some lunch too! It was SUCH a different experience than the last time! This time there were no pigeons or seagulls dive-bombing us! Erik and I forgot our camera and although Val had hers, it was out of batteries! Lucky for us Val had her
After feeding the ducks we went to ride the merry-go-round but unfortunately it was under construction. Boo. So then we thought we'd at least go over to the pony rides and check those out. They were closed. Boo again. But we did stop, get out, change diapers and feed! It was pretty windy and we were getting a kick out of Emily's hair blowing in the wind! :)
All that duck feeding made for some sleepy girls! They napped as Val and I ran into a store to spend money on some baby stuff (gotta love baby legs and fuzzi buns!).
They woke just a bit later and had some great conversation on the ride home! We were all laughing! It was very entertaining! :)
Once we got home I was able to head out with my sister-in-law Amy to see Sex and the City. We both cried throughout the movie! It was a GREAT movie but an emotional one! Erik thought we were insane when I told him we cried through it...but I think you have to be a SATC groupie to understand!
Now the not so good news which is what makes the day bittersweet...
I found out my Auntie Carmen has cancer. My heart just aches for her and her children. I had a feeling that is what she had since she lost 20 pounds pretty quickly and had to have some lymph nodes removed. It breaks my heart. She is SUCH a sweet woman and I admire her so much! We don't know the details of how bad it is or what is going on since she just found out the bad news today. She'll have a million and a half more doctor's appointments this week so we will get more info in the days to come. I hate cancer. I REALLY REALLY hate it. It has taken away family and friends from me and if there was a word stronger than 'hate' to use for it, I would. I am pretty sad but know there isn't anything any of us can do but pray.
I also just checked my grandma's results for her blood test (they just NOW put them online at 1030 and her blood was drawn at 7am!). Looks like another transfusion is in her near future. She was down to 8.6. Tomorrow looks like a long day for her, and my mom at the hospital.
But with all that, I am praying really hard for them both and trying to stay positive. That is all you can do.