Sunday, June 26, 2011

My birthday is really soon!

Guess what! My birthday is exactly one week from today, on July 3rd! My mom says I can do anything I want, as long as it's legal and within 20 miles from our house, but I don't know what to do. I will be turning 11! I am so excited! As of right now, my siblings and I are pretty healthy. I got chemo on Friday, and I still feel pretty good, just a little tired. My doctor said we can wait to do my next dose on July 5th so that I will feel good for my birthday. Eli is also doing much, much better. All that means I could do something outside the house, for once! Last year, Elyssa was really sick, so we couldn't have a party. Only my grandparents came to visit, but my mom made up for it by letting me have extra cake. We're having a cook out/pool party for the 4th of July, but my mom says we can do a little something extra for my friends since the cook out is going to be just family. Maybe a picnic in the park? I don't know!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Hanging out with Lanie

Hi, everyone! My mom's friend came to visit, and she brought a girl named Lanie with her! Lanie is the same age as me! We had so much fun! First, we went to Build-A-Bear Workshop! Lanie had never been to one before, so she helped me make a new friend. Then, we went to the toy store. Our mom really like Monster High, so we had to look at them. Then we had frozen yogurt! It was so yummy! I ate too much.

Here we are with my new friend Pink Hello Kitty:

Kitty is very silly:

Hey, Mom, I need this chair!

Making Kitty a birth certificate

Riding in the basket at the toy store

Mom got a new Ghoulia! We're sitting on her!

Waiting for some frozen yogurt!

I had so much trouble picking toppings!

Eating with Lanie

Was it ever yummy!

I hope I can visit with Lanie again soon! It was so much fun visiting with her while the grown-ups talked!

Friday, June 10, 2011

We have visitors!

One of my mom's friends, who lives very far away, is visiting us this weekend! She has kids my age too! We're going to do lots of fun things: go out to eat, go to the park, go shopping! We are so so excited! :D I'll update soon with pictures!

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Henley house has been busy!

Hi, everyone! Sorry I haven't written in a while. We have been so busy! Eli finally got to come home from the hospital, but he still needs lots of help. He can't be out of bed very much, so everyone has to help him do things. I don't mind though because I am so glad that he's home. Elyssa is glad he's home too. She helps him with his homework every night when she gets home from dance practice. She's been feeling great and is dancing better than ever. I've been feeling pretty good lately too. So good that mom let me go back to school for the last two weeks! It was so much fun to see my friends and my teacher again! I was even glad to listen to the history lesson! My teacher is way more interesting than the textbook I had to read from at home. My favorite subject is science though. Mom lets me do some experiments at home, but the ones at school are so much better! Today was our last day though. I'm going to miss my friends!

Here I am on the last day:

With my friends Mia and Sonali:

Mia and Sonali:


Us again:

How about you guys? How is everyone doing? I hope everyone finished up their school year well!

Edit: We also have a surprise coming in two weeks! I can't wait to share it with you! :)