Sunday, May 3, 2009

cupcakes, birthdays and some scary news...

this week has been quite difficult. after starting to feel better and getting up and moving on wednesday we got some of the worst news possible from josh's mom. his paternal grandmother was not doing well and not expected to make it though the night. josh's parents were going to drive to indy and wait it out in the hospital with his aunts and cousins that live in indy. thursday morning came and went with no news so around 11 i called sue (my mother-in-law) and asked for an update, she was doing better but didn't recognize anyone (which sucks). needless to say no one slept well in the hospital room and they had returned to aunt barb's house for a bit of rest and some refreshing. once they got back to the hospital she was starting to pull through so they made the decision to come home and that evening we got a call from sue saying that about 1/2 way home aunt barb had called saying she was starting to do worse and the doctor wanted to move her to hospice. they came home not sure if they'd be driving back to indy or not but knew they needed sleep. saturday (yesterday) grandma was taken to hospice and now we're just waiting for the kind of news no one wants to get. please keep the bennett's and especially grandma in your prayers!

saturday was also my sisters-in-law's, becky & sara, birthdays so we went to bruce & sue's for birthday dinner and cake and it was fantastic! sue made chicken tetrazini and sphagetti and salad and an amazing chocolate cake with ganache. even though i didn't get over until after dinner it was sooooo good. we laughed and joked and bruce and josh watched the race. after the presents it was time for sue, josh and tyler (our nephew) to start a fight with the tissue paper. tyler would ball up some tissue, throw it, josh would catch it, ball it up tighter, and throw it back. they had quite the fight going until they got a little to close to the tv and bruce put the kabosh on the paper fight, still good times. after that we went home and while i decorated cupcakes for paige's birthday party today, rockne got a surprise she wasn't expecting, a bone the size of our cat:
she can't really carry it around but she drags it and chews on the knobby ends, i think she's in love. finding this bone in the first place was difficult enough, we've tried the really big rawhide bones and they're gone in a matter of days so according to the lady at pawmart this should last us a couple of weeks. i also got her a new squeaky ball bone and a kong tug toy that she hasn't really noticed because she's so in love with her bone. the bone allowed me to decorate cupcakes, uninterrupted and the job was so much easier than i had anticipated. paige's birthday cake was wizard of oz themed so i made some dog cupcakes that are representative of toto but the candy i got for the noses was really big, but they still look like doggies so it's okay:
i think they're way cute and paige was happy so that's all that matters. i'll post more photos from paige's birthday later. see ya!

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