- Wednesday - New Year's Eve - The girls stayed up until midnight. Well, sort of. Casey fell asleep on the couch at 11:57. Seriously. So we had to keep waking her up (about every 30 seconds) until midnight. Chandler was upset because she somehow missed seeing the ball drop in Time Square. Not really sure how you miss that when you are glued to the tv.
- Thursday - Surprise phone call from Frankie in the morning. Ella woke up with a serious need for a tea party. So, the girls were more than happy to be her special guests. We had a fantastic day with the Wylies! And, the girls ended up spending the night. There aren't too many places that you can leave your two children for an impromptu slumber party and know that it will all be ok.
- Friday - This was one of our major planned days of the whole break...Ella's b-day at the American Girl Doll store in Atlanta. We had reservations for lunch and some serious shopping to do. The girls each had over $100 to spend between what they had saved and their gift certificates that they had gotten for Christmas. Josefina and Nellie both got their hair done at the salon and Nellie also got her ears pierced. Both of the girls picked out a new doll pet - Coconut and Sugar - and new doll outfits. Between the slumber party Thurs night and the shopping, they were worn out by the time we got home!
- Saturday - I took Chan shopping with me and Chris took Quinn and Casey with him. It was good for them to have a little break from each other. Chan bought herself a scrapbook kit and Casey bought some new lip gloss.
- Sunday - It was a day of sorrow. Only one day left of break before the inevitable return to work. Chris and I moped all day.
- Monday - By far, one of the most exhausting days ever! We were in bed by 8:30. Seriously.
Dad Update - He had a scan last week and is going in tomorrow for the results and to figure out what the next plan of action is going to be now that he has finished his last round of chemo. We're pretty sure that he will have to go in at least every 4 months, if not every 3, to stay on top of things. The ultimate goal at this point, considering that he will never be "cancer free" is to have at least another 4 or 5 years before having to go through chemo again. He has been really positive and upbeat these days...according to him, it is amazing what it feels like to actually feel good again.
I will definitely try to do better this week in my posting. I feel as though I can't be as witty when there is so much catching up to do!