Hi All! Kelly again. I just wanted to give everyone a quick update. Hopefully, Jeff will add to it later.
Jeff's friend, Dustin, arrived last night. We had a great time visiting with him. Jeff was eager to show him around the house and they talked about home maintenance, their children, and the Cornhuskers (of course!). After Finny went to bed, we introduced Dustin to a late-night treat: microburgers and garlic fries from our favorite restaurant in the whole world, "Firefly" in Wauwatosa. Go there, if you haven't. You'll be glad you did! www.firefly-grill.com
This morning, the house was a circus of activity. Jeff and Dustin were getting ready to go to Chicago for Jeff's third anti-CTLA4 treatment; Jack was getting ready for school; Aubrey and Regan were packing for Camp Angel; and Finn was slobbering in his high-chair. Meanwhile, I was trying to coordinate the girls' packing efforts and also get everything ready for my friend, Barbara to babysit Finn.
Aubrey and Regan left today to go to Camp Angel (www.angelonmyshoulder.org) for two days of fun Up North (in St. Germain, Wisconsin) with approximately 30 other kids affected by cancer. Jeff learned about the camp through his oncologist's office. It is for children who have a parent, sibling or grandparent that either has cancer or has died from cancer. It's meant to be a weekend of fun when they can forget about being sad and just enjoy being with other kids like themselves. They are going to go dog-sledding; snow-shoeing; rock-wall climbing and do all kinds of other fun activities. They get to make the 4-hour ride to camp in a fancy coach bus with big seats, snacks, and TVs (and a dvd player). They were both really excited to go. I can't wait to hear all about it when they come home on Sunday.
In the meantime, I just want to say "Thanks" to Barbara for entertaining Finn today. Barbara is "super-Mom," so, I'm sure she'll have him walking and talking by the time I get home from work! Thanks also to Jennifer for bringing Regan such a cool camping bag this morning. She was thrilled (It has wheels! It has a handle! It snaps!) She loved it and felt very special!
Well, hopefully, Jeff will have more to report after his treatment today. Until then . . .