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!