Last week we headed over to Ellie's alma mater, the Goddard School. She started going to school there when she was 2 and finished up when she was 4.5 all prepared to begin her elemenatary school education. The Goddard school has been so wonderful to us, especially when Ellie was diagnosed with cancer. They felt our pain so deeply and shared our faith and hope for recovery and healing. Last week they had their summer carnival that benefited St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Through Ellie's journey as a St. Jude patient they witnessed how crucial and neccessary St Jude is and they do what they can to fundraise and create awareness. So Ellie was very excited to kick off one of their trike-a-thons. She certainly is a wonderful representative for this hospital.
Today Ellie stayed home from school. She had a bit of a cough and was tired because we had several hours of thunderstorms last night that left us all tossing and turning. So I told her she could start her holiday weekend early. She was so glad to be home to answer the door when the Edible Arrangement delivery guy came over with a big Hello Kitty arrangement just for her. Compliments of the Goddard School, thanking her for helping out with their fundraiser. (we should be sending them gifts actually!). Happy Memorial Day! Woo Hoo!