For R’s 11th birthday on Saturday we had a bit of a change of plans. Crazy storms meant staying home, and she elected Italian for dinner!
And cake (of course). We always do homemade cakes, and this years was her very favorite strawberry cake!
I was able to get a run in on Saturday before the storms hit. It was a very sticky and muggy run, but still a good one!
Saturday was my little one’s birthday! Hard to believe she’s 11. It was a great day, though quite low key (we’re low key kinda people). We went out to breakfast and then did presents. The original plan was to hit up Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens, but the storms waylaid that idea. So we stayed home, played games, and watched Divergent (which I enjoyed very much!).
Yesterday D drove A back to college, and after getting some work done, I took R up to Busch Gardens! It was a beautiful day, so we thought we’d spent some time at one of our favorite places. D met up with us there, and while we didn’t stay too long – it was a school night – still managed to get in two roller coasters and one VERY scary haunted house!
However, I do have some sad news too. My 12 year old Sammie is no longer with us. She was diagnosed with a massive liver tumor about two weeks ago, and due to it’s placement and her age, there was nothing they could do. We decided that when her quality of life began to suffer, that we would let her go. Last night she threw up violently, and has since not eaten nor had any water and couldn’t stand or walk with ease. She also had a fever. Her normally perky behavior and wagging tail were gone. We took her to the vet this morning at 830 am, where we were told that there was nothing we could do, that she had taken a sudden turn, and as a family, we decided it was time to let her rest.
D stayed with her through it all, and said she just went to sleep – unafraid and in no pain. So goodbye and goodnight sweet Sammie. While our hearts ache for losing you, I’m happy that you picked my family to love and care for these past 12 years. I love you.