She got platelets on Monday and had an allergic reaction, not too bad though. Her cheeks, forehead, chin and ears were all cherry red. Her legs had welts on them. A dose of Vistaril cleared everything up.
Things are so busy when I'm at home for such a short time. I just feel like I'm running and running to get everything done. I fit in 9 loads of laundry, cleaned some of the house, took the kids to/from school and tumbling, shoveled the driveway (THANK YOU 'whoever you are' that snowblowed our driveway after the big storm), did reading, piano, and homework with the kids, and I taught piano lessons to some of my students (Sorry Becky, we skipped flute today). We took down the Halloween decorations (it's about time, my piano students kept telling me it wasn't Halloween anymore), put lights on our tree and put all the decorations up. Then, we got the kids to bed (9:30pm!!) and I gave John a haircut. It looks pretty good, if I say so myself.
Putting up the decorations was a bitter-sweet experience. I love Christmas and I love putting up the decorations. I miss Erin and I feel so bad that she wasn't a part of our holiday decorating. I am very thankful that she will be home for Christmas though.
Tonight we are going to our first HopeKids event "Santa's Elves" by the Pickleville Playhouse here in Logan, Utah. HopeKids is a program for families with a child with a life-threatening disease. They have so many events that are available multiple times in a week. We just haven't been able to make it to one thing yet. We have been looking forward to enjoying the company of other HopeKids families and getting a little time out together, even if it is without Erin.
I added some pictures below of Erin from last Christmas 2009.