Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Good and bad

We had a busy weekend - it was Bryn's birthday weekend and we did lots of celebrating! On Friday, I took pizza and cupcakes to her class for lunch and she had her class celebration there. Aaron, Bryn Grant and I all went to T Rex Cafe for dinner (where Bryn lost another tooth which she literally did lose somewhere under the table!) and then Bryn and I went to see Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy. It was interesting to see the contorting acrobats and it was right up Bryn's alley with all of the animal characters. I was most impressed with the hair spinner - who knew there was a nearly lost art form of hair spinning in Bulgaria? Aaron pointed out that it is probably almost lost for a reason...spinning from one's hair seems a little painful.

Saturday was Bryn's actual birthday so we celebrated with a pancake breakfast, playing in the snow and a nice nap. The nap was not necessarily Bryn's idea of birthday fun, but it worked for Aaron and I! The school silent auction was that night and Bryn and her friend Lauren got into a bidding war for a movie night at their teachers house...it wasn't pretty but it worked out in the end as their teacher said they could both go. There were plenty of tears (from her friend) when Bryn outbid her to win and then plenty of tears from Bryn when she found out her bid didn't count because she didn't put her bidder number beside it. Girl drama...gotta love it. And I won two rounds of golf and tickets to the pool - yeah me!

Aaron's parents came over to celebrate Bryn's birthday on Sunday and we ate more cake. Just what I needed.

And more presents and cards came in the mail yesterday...I think this 7th birthday may last a while!

Some sad news in our family...Memas cancer has spread rapidly and the doctor has discontinued chemo and called hospice in. This is obviously a very sad and hard time for the whole family. She has been fighting so hard for a long time and her attitude has been great - it just seems so unfair that she can't beat it.


Debi said...

Oh my, Kara, such a fun, happy post, until the end there. I am so very, very sorry! I'm glad you've been able to spend some time with her lately. You're right...it does seem so unfair. ((((HUGS))))

And on the happy side, sounds like Bryn had a fantastic birthday weekend! Frankly, I'm still wrestling with the whole idea that she's already 7-years-old!

~**Dawn**~ said...

I am so sorry to hear that about your Mema. I will keep you all in my thoughts that you find peace & comfort in the coming days.