Good Morning friends! We had a busy day yesterday. We were on our way out of Target House and the fire alarm went off. It was SO loud. I have never heard one so loud before. Anyway, out we went to wait and hope that everything was ok. Babies were woken up from their naps. Some kids were wheeled out in their chairs. Luckily, our coats had just been thrown on! Timing was on our side.
The fire trucks came blaring down the street and into the open gates of Target House. The guys ran out of the trucks and into the building with all of their gear. The kids were so excited. We chatted amongst ourselves that someone probably just burnt some toast. Denny guessed that it's because of the construction. Someone probably triggered it w/ smoke from soldering.
After the men came back out to tell us all was safe (and Denny was right about the construction triggering it), the firefighters went up to the kids to give hand shakes and let them try on their helmets. It made me tear up to see the guys even more excited about this then the kids. It's the first time that I have ever seen the heroes sharing the spotlight. Bald heads are their badges. A different kind of Hero. Some saving lives. Some fighting for theirs. I saw it clearly in that moment.... it was beautiful.
After the excitement calmed down, we drove over to the Children's Museum of Memphis. It's about 5 minutes away. What a GREAT place!!!! We were so impressed that we bought a yearly admission. St. Jude patients get in free w/ one parent, but the other two pay. So nice! It will be well worth the money. They even allow birthday parties there! I am trying to convince Kayla that she will have friends by her birthday in May. I just wish the museum was a little cleaner. This will not be a place I take the kids during the low count days. It was SO much fun. When I tore AJ away from the FedEx plane, he was SO upset to leave. He shouted out to me, "MOM, you have just RUINED my life"!!! Hahaha.... he's 4. Gotta love it. I just laughed. I couldn't help it. I promised him we would go back a lot. He seemed ok after that. His temper is on and off like a light switch.
We came back to Target House and I continued working on the slideshow for the upcoming event that our friends back home are putting together. It's turning out really beautiful. My eyes have been a mess, but it's worth it.
Denny and Kayla left early this morning with Kayla's first appointment being school. Aj and I hung back and had breakfast (and I could update the blog). We are going to catch the shuttle to the hospital which should be really exciting for the little guy. It also breaks up his day so he doesn't get too crazy over there.
I hope you all had a great weekend. Today is Kayla's 21st day of Radiation.... 10 more treatments to go after today. I'm starting to see the light at the end of tunnel #1.