|Ella's mask for the scan and her Birthday Party Dress|
|Ella showing us how to stay still while having a CT Scan|
Ella celebrated her 6th birthday this weekend. She will turn 6 on Wednesday. She had a Barbie Fashion Party and invited neighborhood friends, friends from school, and Kennedy- a friend from clinic got to come too! the girls came in party dresses and we did make-up, nails, and hair. They jumped in the bounce house, ate cake and walked the runway. Ella had so much fun. It was great to see her laugh and play with her friends. She walked the runway with so much attitude- it was a little scary! When did she make the move from "my baby" to "little girl who wants to be a teenager"? I think she changed clothes 4 times during the party.
|Ella on the "Runway"|
The other cool thing is that she rarely had her blankies around this weekend. She went to sleep with just one of the 5 on Saturday night. This is such a HUGE deal. She started to get teased at school by an older girl who told her she was carrying around a "pee pee" blanket. Gosh, this just broke my heart. How do you make a 2nd grader that she doesn't know understand that she has cancer and it just comforts her to have it near. I wish I could sit on her shoulder sometimes. like a little guardian angel. Then I could flutter into that little girls ear and explain. Ahhh, but I think all mom's wish this!
Now, I get to brag about Josh for a minute. He was in a school Talent Show a few weeks ago. He did a bow form and we were all very proud of him. He got a letter sent home with him last weekend asking him to preform this Wednesday in another Talent Show for the school. This one benefits the Ronald McDonald Chicagoland Charities. Ella is at Loyola, which is a Ronald McDonald Hospital. Now, we were going to say no because it is on Ella's Birthday, but Steve and I decided to talk to them and let them choose. When we explained to them that it was for RMCH, Ella said "He has to do it to fight cancer!" and Josh said "Yes, I want to do it!". So, this Wednesday he will be preforming in another Talent Show. I'm so very proud of both of them. It is such a grown up decision to make for 6 and 8 year olds. This one was one of my best Mother's Day gifts!