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Our Grandson's Birthday Party

Sunday, January 20, 2013

What a nice day we had yesterday. It was our grandson's 4th birthday and Landon wanted a pirate party. His mom went all out fixing pirate party bags for each child (and for Tommy, because he's a big kid at heart) and decorating the house. She asked me to make him a treasure chest birthday cake (I used to make and decorate cakes for a living many years ago).

Their home was filled with more small children than I could count. They were all running and playing with their little rubber swords while donning their pirate hats and eye patches. I think it's almost impossible to be around a lot of laughing children and not smile. Tommy was having a great time, as he always does with his grandchildren.

The food was also scrumptious, and I was pleased to see that she had lots of cut up fresh fruit - yum! Everyone was having a great time.

Landon's treasure chest birthday cake. I'm not sure what they liked the most - the cake or all the candy it was filled with!

I loved this shark that she carved out of watermelon, and refilled with fruit.

Tommy (left) with his oldest son Jeff

Landon preparing to sword fight with his Papaw Tommy

The party was a nice break from a stressful few days and also took Tommy's mind off of his concerns, at least for a little while. He had his three month scan last Tuesday and has an appointment tomorrow morning to see his oncologist. They always do blood work when he first arrives, but his doctor's nurse called him Thursday evening and asked him to come in Friday morning so they could go ahead and do his blood work. When he asked her why they wanted him to come early, she told him the scan shows something new in his abdomen. He didn't ask any questions, but we went to the lab Friday and they drew blood. We are both very concerned that his cancer may have spread somewhere else. Needless to say, it's been a long weekend with little sleep. We are both very nervous about tomorrow and praying that our worst fears are not confirmed.

Please keep Tommy in your prayers, and thanks for all of your support.

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    Looks like a wonderful party with an absolutely fabulous cake. It was good you could have this time of fun and relaxation. I wish you the best as you face the road ahead.
    1915 days ago
    I hope that everything goes well for Tommy, that was a nice break I'm sure! Loved the cake, it was very cute and the watermelon was right up there also!

    1915 days ago
  • LUVS2BIKE101
    I will be praying for him and you.
    The cake is a work of art! You are so gifted. I could just imagine the sounds and sights at the party!
    1915 days ago
    What a cute birthday party - I love kids at that age! So sorry about the scary news and praying the scan was just a fluke.
    1915 days ago
    What a lovely party for Landon! The cake must have been like a dream come true to Landon and all his birthday friends. Memories for him to take forward. Praying for you and Tommy regarding the scan and praying that you will get needed rest before the appointment tomorrow!
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    1915 days ago
    I am praying!

    1915 days ago
    The party sounds like it was loads of fun!!And your cake was awesome!!

    Cindy, you and Tommy are in my thoughts and prayers!!
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  • RAMONA1954
    Looks like a fun party! Keeping you in my prayers as always. Hugs
    1915 days ago
  • _JODI404

    You & Tommy are both in my thoughts and prayers!! Sending you love, hugs, and positive thoughts. I pray that the news is not bad.

    The party looks fantastic! emoticon Your cake is just awesome! I bet the kids really enjoyed it all. You are quite talented. I'm glad this brought you a little distraction and fun.

    Waiting to hear results is the worst! Hopefully you will get some sleep.
    Praying for you both!

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    1915 days ago
    happy birthday pirate
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  • DOODIE59
    Hi Cindy
    I am sending you big, big hugs and all the hope in my heart that your fears are not confirmed.

    On a much lighter matter, that Landon is one lucky little boy -- I can't believe the heartfelt effort that went into his birthday:) GREAT job on the cake, and that watermelon ... those things are remembered for a very long time.

    Thinking of you, and praying for good news,
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    1915 days ago
    Dearest Cindy...
    You are a rock.....you and Tommy Both!!! You both will be in my thoughts and prayers going forward....that nothing bad is going on. Just know....you've made it possible for him to do things others in his situation could only dream of. You've given him a beautiful life.....and I pray there's lots more time to enjoy.....

    And.....is there no end to your talents??? That cake is magnificent! No wonder you did it professionally. I'll bet you had scads of grateful customers......Something you might take up again???

    Take good care ...... I'm so happy you all had a beautiful time with all the kids and swords and eye patches......

    Heaven be with you both....
    Luv. Libby
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    1915 days ago
    I will keep you in my prayers so you have only good news tomorrow.

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