Sunday, May 11, 2008

mother's day weekend

We went up to the North Shore for the weekend and stayed in our favorite home away from home. Daniel threw rocks into Lake Superior with his dad. My hip being what it is (much better, thanks to radiation, but still sporting a small fracture that keeps me on the cane), I didn't venture onto the rocks. I did go swimming in the Cove Point Lodge pool, though.

Daniel had his first-ever taste of Betty's Pies. I think he liked it.

That's me, this morning, with the cove (the one the lodge is named for) in the background. I'm smiling at something Daniel is doing ... over there.

We got Daniel a pair of Crocs in Duluth. I think they're adorable!

My favorite part of the weekend, besides watching Daniel have fun exploring, was just sleeping in, lounging around and having no agenda whatsoever. And watching old movies (Working Girl, The Truman Show) on cable. I woke up this morning to find Daniel standing in front of my face at the edge of the bed holding a card, which he then gave to me with a sweet, proud smile. Moments like that melt my heart — and make up for the minor disasters such as last night's attempt to eat in a proper restaurant. Oy. Traveling with two little ones is definitely tougher than with one.

The weekend was a nice calm before the storm. I have my last radiation treatment tomorrow, plus another CT scan. Chemo could start later this week. I'll know for sure Tuesday.

So ... back at it.


Aunt Lizzie Boo said...

(Yes, I Know I Screamed It!)

Anonymous said...

The weekend sounds perfect, Emilie! I'm so glad you had more great moments than trying ones. Hooray for the hip improvement!

-Laura S.

Monkeymama said...

Sounds like a great weekend! There can be no better medicine for your soul than pie. And if there is, I think it is watching a 2 1/2 year old eating pie. :)

Soupy said...

ahh, the Cove point. I love that place, I swear it has healing powers- that is where we stayed previous to my BFP - I hope it gave you some healing inside, too. Great pics and I love D's crocs@! From what I hear, they are great for little feet that are busy!

Ahuva Batya said...

What a lovely weekend away. I love Cove Point, and it looks and sounds like just what you needed. I'm so glad you had some relaxing family time before the challenges of this week begin.

Jo on the go said...

I'm so glad your hip is feeling better... thanks to radiation and Lizard's visualization, of course!

Pie really is magical. What was that Keri Russell movie that was so pie-centric?

Happy Mother's Day!

Aunt Lizzie Boo said...

Ogie: [to Dawn] .... "If I had a penny for everything I love about you, I would have many pennies."
Very good movie.

Working Girl... also good!
Tess McGill:.... "I have a head for business and a bod for sin. Is there anything wrong with that?"

She's so drunk when she says that! But isn't Harrison Ford still a hottie?

Emilie, you do sound like you are in a good place. I am always a phone call away. The cell phone is ALWAYS on!

Love you, Mean it.

kristine said...

So cute! I love the pic of Daniel eating pie. Do I see two forks?? He loves it so much he needed two, huh?
Happy Mother's Day, Emilie!

Alex & Jill said...

What a great weekend and I love the pics!

I'll be praying for you this week...

Christina said...

So glad you were able to celebrate Mother's Day & family in your favorite spot up north!

I'm sending extra prayers your way as you gear up for the week ahead.

Beth said...

What a fabulous Mother's Day weekend, I'm happy that your family was able to get away and enjoy just being a family.

Kid Niblet said...
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liz said...

Sorry, my delete!

What a great weekend. I'm thinking of you so much these days, Emilie. Happy (belated) Mother's Day.

Christina said...

You look beautiful in that picture (by the way...)

Piccinigirl said...

so glad you had a wonderful weekend.
Loved the crocs, they are no my favorite for adults, but they do look soooo cute on kids. :)

Thinking of you.

Wordgirl said...

Happy Mother's Day -- what a beautiful weekend.

Anonymous said...

Em, I'm so glad you had a relaxing weekend.

Is Daniel's hat the one I gave him a couple summers ago? It's handknit, from Nevada (WOW !!!).

- Susanne

SmallTownMommy said...

Sounds like a great day! I will be thinking about you this week.
Kathy (Kathe4602)

Jennifer said...

Happy Mothers Day to you! I am so happy that you were able to have a wonderful getaway for your day. I have heard wonderful things about that resort. Now I do feel the need to check it out...pie and all!

Love the little Croc's! You will love them more and more all summer, as D will be able to put his own shoes on so easily.

I will be thinking about you this week, as you take the next steps of your treatment.

-Jennifer V.

Kristie said...

Betty's Pies, I love Betty's Pies. Sounds like the perfect weekend.

Coach Megan Thomas said...

So glad that you had a good weekend. Also glad to hear that your hip is feeling better. Pie is a beautiful thing!


Anonymous said...

Thinking of you as you begin your next treatment phase. So glad to hear you had a happy Mother's Day and weekend.

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