Monday, June 30, 2008

Bittersweet Day

Today started off great! Emily was able to spend time with her adorable friend Kaylee again! Kaylee is only 11 days younger than Emily and I am lovin' the fact that we have a friend that can TOTALLY relate to being a first time mom raising a child the same age we are! I am also really lovin' the fact they can play together and socialize! :)

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 nifty ingenious blackberry (after getting elementary school ratings I will probably use my thesaurus more! Oh who am I kidding!) So here are some shots from today:

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.


Anonymous said...

we had so much fun with you today!
I am so, so sorry to hear about your Aunt & Grandma. I hate Cancer too - it is a terrible disease that destroys so much...

I hope your Grandma starts feeling better after her transfusion.

And hopefully tomorrow is a better day than tonight ended up being...

Darcie said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Aunt. I hate cancer too. It took my dad and my uncle. And I really hate it when people say "everything happens for a reason." There's no reason my dad had to be taken from me and the same for your aunt...ugh.

Anyway, *hugs*

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful family you have.
Looks like you all had a wonderful time at the park. Sorry to hear about your aunt, Cancer is such a horrible sickness. I will pray for her and your family during this time. BTW saw you on mom blogger.