We finally took our little one out in public with a big group of people (all of whom were family). She has just about hit the three month (post chemotherapy) six month (total) mark. Her bodies immune system is back up to a healthy level and we have been cleared to start taking her out. My parents have been out of the country since her diagnosis and beginning of treatment and they were able to come and visit for a week. We decided it would be a good time to let her get out and see the world again. I wasn't expecting her to react to things the way she did. Everything was new again, it was a first all over again. I suppose she was and still is little so she may not remember everything, but it has been so much fun to watch her. When we went to the restaurant to eat dinner she couldn't keep her eyes off of the lights on the ceiling and the fabric hanging and the paintings on the walls. I would feed her a bit of dinner and then she would point up at the ceiling and watch the fabric hanging under the lights blowing from the heater that was on the ceiling as well then she would point to the walls and so on and so on. She loved it. She kept saying "ooooh, ooooh, ooooh". She also discovered people, watching them and trying to talk to them. We went bowling and I wasn't quite ready to let her roam free at any of these public places, but I put her in the stroller and for an hour and a half she sat in there mesmerized by all of the people walking around her (most of which were family/kids that she hadn't seen for almost 6 months). I did give her things to do in the stroller, but she didn't really need any of it, she was completely excited to just be out! Another discovery she made was her hair. She has been rubbing her hair since the moment it started growing back, but the other morning I was blow drying the hair on both of her sisters when she walked over to me. I turned the blow dryer on her and she ran away and then froze and started grabbing at her head. Then she came back and put her head in front of the blow dryer again and just started giggling the moment the wind blew her hair. She loved it, she kept standing by the blow dryer and then running away giggling only to come back for more. She did it almost the entire time the blow dryer was turned on. It is so fun to watch her rediscover her world. I think I am just about as excited about it all as she is!