On Sunday we celebrated Reid's first Rebirthday. It was the one year anniversary of his stem cell transplant or rebirth. He has been cancer free for one year! On Thursday he had the last infusion for the clinical trial, so that is now in his past too.
Keith came from Austin for the weekend. As a joke he baked a heart scan cake, so we could also celebrate the good heart scan results he had from his last physical. (He loves to rib Reid.)
Actually, he did a good job on the cake. It was a red velvet cake with cream cheese icing. We had that on Saturday and it was delicious. (I'm not sure it's too heart healthy though.)
We let him do the honors...
Then on Sunday we celebrated Reid's Rebirthday. We had a special gift for him.
What could it be?
Yes, a can of creamed corn. What wonderful memories! A year ago his hospital room smelled like creamed corn. We had been warned beforehand that the stem cells are kept in a preservative that smells like creamed corn, and they weren't kidding. A can of creamed corn seemed appropriate.
Jim and Keith kept a watchful eye on the festivities.
In the afternoon we went to Kings Biergarten for some German food and a little celebration.
There was even a cake...
A Rebirthday cake, of course.
One year old and he can already walk and talk!
"Yes, Mom...I always wash down my cake with beer."
And a good time was had by all!
HAPPY REBIRTHDAY REID!!
MAY YOU HAVE MANY, MANY MORE!!