Party Time!

We had Mollie's birthday party yesterday at a local pizza joint. Mollie doesn't like pizza, but she wanted to go there. They have a game room, like a miniature Chuck-E-Cheese, where you win tickets and get prizes. It was her best birthday party yet! Matt had this to say,

"I am so proud of Mollie - we explained to her that it would be easier for her friends to attend the party if we asked them not to bring presents - at first she did not like the idea, but eventually warmed to it. Of course, all the kids had a great time, and there were a few that did come that I suspect would not have if we had not explicitly asked everyone not to bring gifts. Mollie learned a great lesson along the way, that the enjoyment of being with her friends was the most important aspect, not what presents she might get. I know she felt special and thoroughly enjoyed herself."

No having gifts didn't detract from the festivities AT ALL.

This week is starting off well for Mollie- we've been giving her Zofran to cut down on the nausea and it is working like a charm!


  1. Good on you guys! I'm sure that took a lot of guts. The birthday party scene has gotten totally out of control. That's so cool.

    I saw Molly on the cover of the News of Excellence by the elevators. I am so glad she is doing so well. You guys are doing a great job.

    You are in our prayers.
    Michael Konomos

  2. Good for you Matt!!! A most valuable lesson that teaches the joy of companionship and friendship. Mollie's entire family is exemplary in dealing with adversity (grammar may have been lacking in the last sentence).
    Miss Mollie, I love you and I thank you for the pizza with worms that you served me a couple of weeks ago. It was grouch-licious!
    Take great care of your little sis...

    Grandpa TC "The Grouch"

  3. i love the no gift policy. i have also now been to 2 parties that have been "book exchange" parties.


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