Need I even state that I’m the worst blogger ever and I’m now doing a catch-up post from over a YEAR ago? No, I didn’t think so.
May 2012. Mom had a PET scan on the 3rd to check on her progress with treatment. On the 6th, my mom’s cousin and his wife had us all over for dinner. I enjoy getting together with my older relatives and hearing about “the old days!”
With the gift cards from her birthday, we got Hope a cool water table! (Actually in April but I guess I figured I had enough April pictures!)
Oh, or maybe I realized the pictures were kind of blurry and not that great! Oh well.
For Mother’s Day, my sister and I decided to take my mom to The Betsy Ross House for their Mother’s Day Tea. We were running late as usual; and my sister was pushing my mom through the city in a wheelchair. My mom was scared and feeling out of control, I guess, so was freaking out at every intersection and bump in the sidewalk. She kept yelling at my sister to stop, slow down, not step into the street, etc. etc. etc. I know I’m not explaining it well here, but it was kind of a nightmare. Ugh. Once we got there, it was nice.
Mom and Betsy:
Hope with her lemonade:
Hope making me a necklace!
Betsy Ross House
On the 18th we went to a local carnival with friends. Hope loves having someone her size to go on rides with!
That weekend I participated in a consignment sale. (I can’t remember if I’ve posted about this before or not. Ugh.) I was a volunteer, consignor and of course shopper! I LOVE these sales because I get almost all of Hope’s clothes there; and I make some money too! (To offset what I spend, of course!)
On the 23rd Mom started new oral chemo drugs called Xeloda and Tykerb. It was convenient because she could take the drugs at home and not have to go to the office for infusions. They were some very strong drugs, though, and bound to make her sick. And it was a lot of pills per day – large pills – which she did not like.
On the 24th, our complex had their annual resident appreciation party. Hope got to climb up into a fire truck and explore a little bit!
We also found out that evening that Eric’s uncle Mike, his Dad’s brother, had passed. He had been ill, although we weren’t aware of how serious it was at all.
Eric’s Uncle Mike & Dad:
Cool old photo of Mike:
On the 25th I got to go to a new Philadelphia museum, The Barnes Foundation, with a friend and some of her family members. What an amazing collection. I highly recommend it if you live in the area or are visiting Philadelphia!
My 43rd birthday came and went with no fanfare. It was also on Memorial Day. Hope enjoyed her water table again — and Daddy pouring water all over her! (That is until Daddy threw an entire bucket of water directly into her face. Men. Why must they always take things too far?? Oy.)