Make-A-Wish granted Nico’s wish in a very cool ceremony that included cake, a giant truck, star-raising and the wonderful support of family and friends. We are going to Disney World over Christmas and staying in a really amazing resort called Give Kids the World.
I do not think that I appreciated how special the Make-A-Wish headquarters in Salt Lake City were before this party. Apparently there are only a few buildings of its kind and Utah got the first. Wish Kids designed the entire structure, known as a Wishing Place. I took some pictures of the Wishing Place during a Halloween party that we attended during daylight hours and will include them in the pictures.
Nico returned to school! Nico is back in the Moons Class at Community Montessori School. I cannot explain how much support this school has given to our family through this. Nico cried for a minute or two the first day, less than a minute the second day, and did not even say goodbye to us by the third. The second and third day, Nico complained when I picked him up from school and asked me to take him back. Some of his older friends have moved into another class and they have been replaced with younger friends. Nico’s reaction to this has provided a lot of entertainment. He is incredulous at why these “little friends” will not answer questions, and complains that they cry too much. He is learning so much from having other children of different ages around. Of course, he caught hand, food and mouth disease the first week, but his fever stayed low-grade (knock on wood) and he never complained.
This is not over, but we are regaining some normalcy in our lives and not taking any of it for granted. Pictures say it better than I can, so I am posting some slideshows after this post on WarriorNico.com of Nico’s packed social calendar.