Monday, February 14, 2011


Happy Valentine's Day!  This one was sure special for me.  First of all because I got to spend it with the love of my life, and second he made my day by waking up to beautiful long stemmed roses and a scooby doo game.  What a sweetheart!


And what did I give him for Valentines Day?......Oh just a couple of lovely shots of chemo in the legs.  (But not by choice)  Before that though I had his Valentines waiting for him when he woke up.



One of the only things he will eat besides Cutler's pasta is popcorn, so I got him an old fashioned popcorn maker like you see in the movie theaters.  Now we can have movie night the right way.
Then we were off to clinic.  They didnt draw any labs today so Im not sure what his counts are but Im assuming they are still pretty good because they were high on Thursday.  He did get the PEG shots in both legs though.  He was so brave up until two people in blue chemo gowns came up to him both carrying needles in their hands.  He then started kicking and screaming bloody murder, poor thing.  They were able to get it done pretty quick though and he was able to settle down really quickly when they were done.  One great thing that happened today was that he was able to walk all the way from one room back to the treatment room with just holding one of my hands.  He did amazing and about half way through he was hardly putting any weight on my hand.  One thing about Skyler is that if he puts in his mind that he is going to do something he DOES it.  I could just see the determination in his eyes and hear it in his little grunts.  It was so cute.  Im so proud of him.  When he were done Grandma Kathy met us to give Skyler a valentine.  Skyler told her that he wanted to give me flowers, so she got him flowers to give to me also.  I definitely got spoiled today.







Everytime Skyler gets a balloon he always tells me he wants to send it up to daddy in heaven, so Grandma Kathy brought some balloons so he could send them up to daddy for Valentines.



When we got home we made some yummy cookies.  Skyler LOVES to cook (definitely didnt get that from me)  He did everything all by himself, I just told him what to put in and he did it all.  He even frosted and decorated them all my himself.  Didnt they turn out great?  Good job Sky!


After that we had his cousins come over for a little Valentines party.  We had pizza and played games.  I must admit, it was pretty hard for me at first just because it has been so long since he has been around kids but it was so worth it.  He was laughing and smiling the whole time.  He had a blast.  It made my heart so happy seeing how happy he was.  It has been way too long since he has been able to just be a kid and have fun.  His counts are going to start dropping though with this chemo so he wont be able to have anyone over, so Im just grateful that they were high enough today so he could have a fun Valentines at home.  He sure deserves it.








12 comments:

tenacious d said...

What a fun day! Happy Valentine's Day you guys. Your outfit is so cute, Crystal.

jaimie said...

yes, I very much love this post. It makes me happy that Skyler had such a great day :)

Cristina said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you, Crystal and Skyler! So glad to see little Skyler's big smile and how happy he was celebrating v-day with you and his cousins.

Anonymous said...

I have been following your blog for some time and today's entry brought tears to my eyes. Happy Valentine's Day to both of you. I admire your strength Crystal. I don't know you do it. You have been through so much and you just keep going and going. By the way, I would love to get my husband a popper for his birthday. Where did you purchase it?

lea said...

LOVE all those smiles!! What a sweet boy!

Anonymous said...

HE LOOKS SO HAPPY!~!!! I love love love it!!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful boy!!

zach's mom..

EMILY said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you guys!! I am so glad to hear he had a good day! You both look great!

lindsay Roscoe said...

Look at both of your smiles. You both look so GREAT! Crystal you are a woman to admire and look to for strength. I appreciate your willingness to share your most personal moments with us. It changes peoples lives for the better. I bet the nurses love seeing Skyler walking.
Sending balloons to his dad is very sweet. He really is incredibly thoughtful.

Todd Sorensen said...

You will get my vote for Mommie of the year. Skyler is so cute and hands down winner for tougher than iron man. He melts my heart

Libby Carter said...

Love this post. I can't get over how selfless your little guy is. Flowers for Mom, balloons for Dad. He truly is incredible. You're an amazing Mother and such a great example.
*Thanks for the fun update!

Chelsea said...

Happy Valentines day to you both! Skyler looks so great! I am so glad he got to have a fun day with his cousins. We sure love you guys. XOXOXOX

Whidbey Woman said...

Great post! So good to see Skyler just being a kid and having fun.