It has been a couple weeks since my last post and since then we have had a lot of fun filled days and some bad ones.
A couple weeks ago we went pumpkin picking.. This is one of my favorite things to do. I love the drive up and seeing the leaves changing and then of course the pumpkins along with cider donuts and warm fresh cider. Last year when we went up for our annual trip, Alex was having a bad day and when we got there she screamed until we got back in the car so this year I was nervous. One of the biggest challenges with all of this is not being disappointed when things don't go our way. I was nervous we would have a repeat this year.. But we had a great time and Alex loved running amidst all the pumpkins.
Later came another chemo to the bone marrow which she handled like the champ she is. This was last Monday so all in all she had four different chemos that day followed with a week of steroids and nightly chemo at home. The steroids as always made her a little
Crazy - her mood constantly changing but we had great visitors cheering her on.
My mom and sisters were here and she loved cuddling with them. She also said she didn't want to go to school - she was tired and wanted to stay and cuddle to which we oblidged and we took turns cuddling.
At the end of the week came her birthday. With the beautiful weather on Saturday we decided to get together with some friends in the park for some fun and cupcakes. She had fun but after about an hour she asked to come home. She left her own party :(
Yesterday, her real birthday, steroids were done and she truly enjoyed her day telling everyone she saw it was her birthday despite having to get chemo on her day. She constantly amazes me.. She is one funny kid and oh so sweet. Who has that much bounce in their step with everything that is going in her little body? We love you Alex - you are a fighter and joy and I am looking forward to your next birthday when we will not be taking you to get chemo on your special day.