Friday, June 4, 2010

As It Should Be

This morning, both Ivy and Georgia headed out to the last day of school! Thanks to this break in treatment, and the prospect of having a "normal" day, Georgia was full of energy and ready to go. She was lovingly welcomed back to her class and was thrilled to participate with her friends in the end-of-year Gates of Life ceremony, a beautiful tradition at Parkside. It was especially special (is that a saying?) because Ivy "graduated" from the Primary to the Lower Elementary class, so it was wonderful that we could all be there to cheer her on. Afterwards, we celebrated with Ivy's choice of veggie corndogs at Dog Almighty and a matinee showing of Shrek 4, which we can highly recommend. Also, there was ice cream. And a trip to Super Target for a new Barbie. So, pretty much your perfect graduation day. Thank you SO MUCH to our Parkside family for another great year and for all the love and support this semester - have a great summer, and Ivy AND Georgia will see y'all in the fall!

Also, Sunday is National Cancer Survivors' Day, so we're joining some LIVESTRONG folks for brunch to celebrate. If you know a survivor or a caregiver, give them an extra hug on Sunday - I know I will!


  1. What a wonderful day!!! So glad for you all. Have a great summer!

  2. The Nichols GirlsJune 5, 2010 at 8:42 AM

    That sounds like a fun day!! Congrats to you Ivy! I bet you were glad to see your friends,Georgia! Can i give you a virtual hug for Sunday? Here it is....HUG!!!!!!:-)
    Love you girls, Claire

  3. Congrats on graduating, Ivy, and sooo happy that Georgia felt well enough to go to school! The last day is always the best anyway! Yay summer!

  4. Hi Georgia it's Sunday, and you most likely know what that mean HAPPY NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVOR'S DAY! And I'll even give you a virtual hug- HUG HUG HUG!!!! You rock
    Keep rockin',
    Emma XD

  5. The Nichols GirlsJune 6, 2010 at 6:21 PM

    Hey Georgia, I'll be heading off to church camp 2morrow so i won't be able to post for about a week....HAPPY NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVOR'S DAY! And 1 last virtual hug: HUG!! love you! Claire

  6. I am soooooooooooooooooooooooo proud of you!!!!!!!!!!! You are such a role model Georgia! And tell Ivy congrats too!