Oscar asked if he could suit up, and Coach Rob gave him a shot last Saturday! He did great.
What a pretty cake!
And know what else was awesome?
We went to the San Francisco Botanical Garden at the Strybing Arboretum in Golden Gate Park. I wasn’t sure of the official name so I looked it up. (Don’t confuse it with the other cool place to see flowers, the Conservatory of Flowers.)
I’ll spare you the history, location and other details – all are found in the above links.
It was a really beautiful day, and the kids enjoyed this easy and fun escape.
This is a nothing post – I just want to write down a cute thing she does.
When you play RoShamBo with her,
(a.k.a. rock paper scissors)
She Always Chooses Scissors!
She acts all ready and happy to play, and then no matter what, she throws down the scissors.
Surprisingly, the game is still fun.
I was recently interviewed for a story about childhood cancers, not the ones that are doing well, but the ones that haven’t seen improvements. The article was written by a recently bereaved mother (who I greatly enjoyed talking with), and it was published today.
Here’s Ava on the Front Page:
Here is a snapshot of the article:
Mark has made a .pdf so you can read the whole thing more easily. There are 3 pages. The file will open in a new tab:
There is a link to the article online, but you need a subscription to read past the first little bit.
Thank you, everyone, who has used this opportunity to check in and say something sweet! We love the good wishes! I hope to have something new and nice to show you on her birthday, which is coming soon… May 7th – she would have been Ten! Which makes ten years of parenthood for us. Maybe we should go out to celebrate?
Anyways, stay tuned for more Ava goodness.
I did it!
Actually, if anyone did anything, it was Mark, who put put the whole thing together, perfectly, in 2 hours.
But let me start at the beginning.