Big "Little" Sister?
Big "Little" Sister, or Little "Big" Sister? I don't know, but we did make it through the day. Shayla had a great one! We left the hotel and went to Dorney Park (included with our Cedar Point passes in Allentown, PA). The girls really enjoyed this park and called it "Corney" Park because they had never heard of the word "Dorney" before. It was bittersweet being there. The very first ride we rode was the "Wild Mouse". This is the ride where Christi lost a stocking cap when Shayne brought her in October, on her way home from CHOP in 2004. We looked for her little cap, but didn't find it (smile). In the waterpark, the "Kid Car Wash" was also tough to look at. In July of 2005, while we were stuck in the Ronald House in Philly for five days waiting to get Christi in for a test, we drove up there and the girls played in the "Kid Car Wash" for the longest time having a blast. One little girl just cannot play by herself like she could with her sister. I know she really misses playing with Christi.
At dinner time, we had a delightful treat! We went to Sylvia's home. Sylvia and I still cannot figure out how she found out about Christi, but she was with us until the bitter end. She is the one who helped Shayne give Christi what turned out to be her final bath and she rubbed her feet with lotions many times. Sylvia brought us cookies and was the one able to line up a Priest to give Christi her final blessing. We went to their beautiful home and enjoyed a most incredible meal of all of our favorite foods: steak, chicken, salad, potatoes, mushrooms and "better than sex chocolate cake". Shayla asked, "What is the name of that cake?" When Sylvia quickly responded, "Better than summer vacation chocolate cake," I thought I was going to die laughing. We had a lovely evening!