Wednesday, February 27, 2008

What a FACE!

When he says, "Mom, take picture me!"

Really, who could resist.

Now, let's talk chocolate. We finally received the word that Savannah's chemo would be stopping on Friday. No one close to her is enormously surprised, but it was a sad event nonetheless. To curb an evening of wallowing in self-pity, Melissa and I had decided to spend the evening at my house, with families, and play the chocolate bar game. We invited Christine, too, who was more than happy to come.

The Smiths taught it to the Hurleys a couple of weeks ago. The game is played by taking a half pound Hershey bar and wrapping it in a paper bag. Add a layer of packing tape (duct tape for a true challenge), more paper bag, and more tape. Everyone at the table has a fork and a butter knife, and takes turns rolling two dice. When someone rolls a double, they get to have the wrapped up chocolate bar, and can try to open it using only the fork and knife, no touching with hands. Once it's open, you try to pry out the chocolate, still using no hands. But you never know how long your turn will be, because everyone else is still passing the dice around the table, hoping to be the one to take it from you! Even when the bar is opened, the dice keep rolling, and you may or may not get a bite!


Nicki said...

That sounds like a ton of fun! Except that it also sounds like it takes a ton of energy, of which, I have none. Maybe someday.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog.

I am a little shellshocked by the pictures of Savannah, and the idea her chemo is being discontinued.

I lost my sister to cancer on January 12, and a very dear friend has terminal cancer right now. It is so hard. But Savannah is a child, and that is so much worse.

Those pictures of her in the jewelry store are both heartbreaking and lovely.

Though I don't know any of you, I will hope and pray for the best for all of you.

Stinson Family said...

I love to play that game. And it is always better with a big crowd. It looks like you all had a great time with all the smiles. I can't resist taking pictures either and Abigail is starting to get the hang of it.