Mollie has had a good week back at school. I am so happy that her life has been pretty normal for these few days. My grandfather passed away on Tuesday, so this week has been bittersweet for me. He was 97 years old and one of my favorite people. Just by chance, the opportunity for Mollie (and maybe me!) to take some German lessons came up. My grandpa was born and raised in Germany and I know he would love that. So, we will see if we can arrange it.

Last night was the Fall Festival at Mollie's school. She and Isabella enjoyed singing and dancing with Miss Cookie, and Mollie was proud to show of her skills on the swing. The weather was perfect and it turned out to be a lovely evening.

These other photos are from a few weeks ago- Mollie went to a baby doll "shower" at local toy shop. She made a blanket for baby Annabelle and all the girls paraded their babies up and down the street.


First Day of Pre-K

Mollie had her first day of pre-kindergarten today; it went well! There were special "Welcome Back Mollie" signs and cards and she just jumped right back in with her friends (many of them are the same kids she's been in daycare with for the last few years).

She made sure to wash her hands and acted very responsible. I am struck by how mature she is for 4 years old. I missed having my little buddy around to talk to all day today, but Lucy and the laundry kept me busy (and a loose end from my old job. Sigh.) Lucy got some one on one mama time at the park, but I think she missed Mollie too since I am not nearly as entertaining.


Lighting the Night

The Light the Night walk was a success! Mollie was being difficult (steroids, I'm sure), but once everyone showed up and we started walking, she warmed right up.

Marching for Mollie ended up being one of the top fundraising teams! Thanks everyone for your donations and support!

All the walkers carried balloons- survivors carried white balloons, supporters carried red balloons, and teams who were marching in memory of someone who lost their battle with cancer carried gold balloons. The balloons had small candle-size lights in them and it was very moving to see the trail of lit balloons lighting up the night.

Mollie was thrilled with all the people who showed up- she was exhausted by the end of the night, but she was taking all about it this morning. We'll be doing this again next year.