Monday, March 12, 2012

Happy Rebirthday Reid!

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!




  1. That heart scan cake looks delicious! Do you have any other pictures of it? I'm sure I'm not the only one pestering you for them.

  2. Oh my gosh - I loved that - is that you? You are beautiful! What fun it looked like you had - I love red velvet cake! Everyone 'home'! I loved this. sandie

  3. Oh Betty! Happy happy happy! This post made me cry. How can it have been a year?

    What a strong, courageous and wonderful man Reid is...and the rest of your family is the same!

    Hugs and blessings to you all!

  4. What a wonderful, glorious celebration!!!

    Oh how I love red velvet with cream cheese frosting!!! Yummmy....

    So glad Reid is doing well!

  5. Oh what a glorious day Betty! That makes my heart sing with praise over reading this because I remember reading all about Reid's stem cell transplant and the cream corn smell too! I'm so glad everyone got together to celebrate Reid's 1st birthday of being cancer free! Praise the Lord! I pray for many more years of cancer free birthdays!


  6. What a wonderful celebration, Betty! I join in your wishes for many many more future celebratons for Reid!


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