June 1st, 2012. Day +448   4 comments

Charlotte-May 2011.

It’s been another incredible week!  We held Charlotte’s 4th birthday party (Shaun the Sheep themed!!!!) Monday at our house and most of the family was there

CJ receiving her stuffed Shaun the Sheep animal. I think it was a hit!

to celebrate with her!  She had a wonderful time on the playground and in the sandbox and jumpy house with her “friends” (her 4 cousins of similar age) and Molly.  All of the kids had a swell time and it was so awesome to see everyone together for such a wonderful event!  One year ago, we didn’t know where we would be today, and I gotta tell you- I love where we are at!  Charlotte still continues to impress us with how smart she is and how sweet she acts towards Molly and Broadway.  Her energy is increasing every day, though she still takes great naps.

On Wednesday we were interviewed by the editor of Inspire Magazine for an article in their July issue about two area children and their leukemia stories.  We were able to share Charlotte’s journey with her and might just see her in the next magazine!  Next Monday she will participate in a photo shoot for Inspire as well.

Yesterday was Charlotte’s 4th birthday!  We took her and Molly to the west side of Madison for some cute 4 year/18mo pictures and then out to eat, and Toys R Us afterwards.  It was a nice evening with my girls.  I couldn’t have dreamed of a better way to spend the night.

Today Molly and CJ shared one of those typical post-BMT sister moments-they were both at the clinic receiving their immunizations.  Neither one was thrilled, but Mommy did a great job keeping them both happy enough to get out of there!!

We are getting excited for the Relay for Life next weekend.  Any last minute donations or walkers are welcome!

Charlotte’s Angels Relay for Life team website

We have another busy weekend and week planned.  We will update again next week.

Here are a few more pictures from the week.  Thanks again for checking in on us.

Her awesome Shaun the Sheep cake!!

Shaun the Shirt!!

Cousins having fun.

Posted June 1, 2012 by L. Elske in Uncategorized

4 responses to “June 1st, 2012. Day +448

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  1. Wow, look how far she’s come since last year! Two thumbs up Charlotte! We love you! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. LOVE the toenail polish! Hugs to all!

    Cheryl Batterman
  3. Wow! Shaun the Sheep looks pretty awesome, especially that cake! What a year; what a journey. As we walk through those valleys of dire desperation, God goes with us every step of the way. Still it seems like your faith has been ripped right out of your soul. And you wonder, “God! Where are You???” And then, when you’re so overwhelmed with the chaos swirling around you, you know in your heart — you really know — He is with you. He will never ever leave you. When your darkest, most terrifying steps on the journey feel like you’re walking in quicksand? Call out to Jesus, because He is there in midst of the raging seas swirling around you, and He’ll calm the seas. He’ll give you courage and hope and strength. Don’t know why I’m saying all this, but it just seems like I should. You are all so brave and courageous! You are an inspiration to me, and my heart is blessed and filled with joy because of your faithful perseverance. Thank you for inviting all of us to share as you continue on your journey. What a wonder it is!!

  4. Truly amazing! Charlotte’s story continues to bring a smile to my face and a tear in my eye. It is so awesome to see her getting to be a “normal” kid!

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