Saturday, April 5, 2008

Anniversary Day

Okay, today is the day I dread every year. It's the day when all the emotion, all the pain and all the memories come back. The rest of the year I do pretty well at staying positive, focusing on a cure and doing everything in my power to give Sain a normal childhood but on 05 April it's hard. I think we did pretty well this year. Here's our day:

Let Sain sleep in until 9:30 (very late for her)
Let Sain eat ice cream for breakfast
Downloaded new songs on iTunes
Let Sain make our CD soundtrack for the day
Went to Kent Station and bought new Webkinz
Played tourist around Kent Station for a while
Went to Children's Hospital for lunch
(along the way we danced wildly to Flogging Molly & Miranda Cosgrove -- that's how diverse Sain is)
Hung out at Children's for a while mainly playing the the courtyard with other kids
Went to Galway Traders to buy Sain's first communion present
(She picked out a beautiful celtic cross necklace and earrings)
Came home -- Aidan played with the boy down the street and Sain and I had a chance to for some "girl time"
Tried on first communion dress with jewelry
Watched the Leafs last televised game of the season (we won't talk about that though)
Went to grandma and grandpa's house to give them their new flag
Had dinner at jack-in-the-box
Came home and adopted the new webkinz
Got Sain and Aidan to bed by 9:15

I knew the day was a success when Sain came out at 9:20, gave me a big hug and said, "Thank you." She didn't need to say what she was thanking me for. This is the first anniversary that she didn't go to bed crying. (As a matter of fact I can hear her and Aidan back in their room laughing. I'll be lucky if they're asleep by 11:00. :) )

Here's a few pictures from our day:

1 comment:

Kate said...

Ooooh, Aidan got the chicken! Right on!

Sounds like a good day ... An emotional one at our family, too. It would've been my mom's 70th birthday.