January 8, 2007 Day +1377 Day 1075 off therapy

Back to school day! I was not so happy to get up and get moving this morning, but I was ready to get back into routine. Taylor was not happy to get up at all. He did manage to eat all of his oatmeal before going back to sleep on the couch. I slapped the nebulizer mask on him and let him sleep. I got me ready and put Logan in the tub, I couldn’t let him go to his first day in a new class all stinky! After Logan and I were ready I woke Taylor up and he got dressed in he new cars blue jeans and cars shirt and shoes and underwear. Yes, it was an all out cars kind of day. Logan, of course, had on the same thing!

I dropped Taylor off at school. He was tired and compliaining, but I knew that he would have fun once he got there and got back into the groove. Logan was quite sure that if he sain no loud enough that he would not go to the 3 year old class. However, that did not work. In true Logan fashion, he did fine. I walked out of the room to go get something and he never said a word. When I went back he was playing just fine, so I didn’t mess with him, I just left and went to my class. We did change our day a little so that my class didn’t eat with his class, but we will go back to being together once he get used to it all. I can not believe that Logan is in that class. Taylor started in that class. Wow, he is growing up so fast. Logan did great, he even put Baby in his cubby. I sent him some milk just in case he needed some comfort foods, but he didn’t want it. His only issue is the potty. He doesn’t like a big potty and they didn’t have a little one in that class. He went and Mrs. Pam held him, but he wouldn’t go. She took him to the 2 year old room while they were out of their room and he went and went and went. She is going to bring a ring for the big potty for him to use. Other than that he did great. He teamed up with the bully of the class, figures huh! I am proud of him. He was good too, but I know he was just intimidated and that wont last long! When I picked Taylor up he was grinning from ear to ear. They had had a New Years party at school and he had a hat and a blower to show for it. He also told us that his best friend also got a 4 wheeler for Christmas, wow! He is so excited! He is already complaining about going to bed early and getting up ealry and having to stay at school which is too long. Oh well, he will be happy as can be once he gets there.

It was a bit of a crazy afternoon. We had to go get daddy from work so that he could go to a coworkers dad’s funeral. He rides with Gam maw and didn’t have a car to go in. I vrought him to his jeep at Gam maw’s house and as he was getting in to leave he realized his car keys were in Gam maw’s car. Luckily, I have a key to the jeep and he took mine. He was running on fumes and when he pulled into the gas station and got out he just had to chuckle. His gas cap is locked and guess where his key was! He made it home on a wing and a prayer. It was just one of those times that everything went wrong and all you could do was laugh rather than get mad. Ada, we are all thinking of you and praying for you.

I am home now and I have already packed lunches and ironed clothes for tomorrow. I am about to bathe the boys and put them in pj’s. We are going to gam maw’s to watch the football game and I want them to be ready for bed as soon as we get home.

Tomorrow should be a normal day. We have no plans for the day other than I have a sorority meeting tomorrow night. The boys will have a boys night. Please be in prayer for all of our buddies in this fight. Pray for Taylor to continue to win his battle! Pray for our car pool buddy Joe and his wife as she continues to fight her own cancer battle.

January 7, 2007 Day +1376 Day 1074 off therapy

What a wet day. It rained and thundered all night long. It made for some good sleeping! Taylor invited Logan to sleep with him last night. It was very late and they were very tired, so they did not play they went right to sleep. It made for the cutest pictures of them laying the same way. They stayed that way all night. When Logan woke up at 7:00 he just climbed over Taylor and went to his room to play. At 7:45 he woke me up again this time he was screaming, “come wipe my butt and get me milk.” I started cleaning house today and didn’t get too far. Oh well! I went to the grocery store on my way to a baby shower and when I was paying the bottome fell out of the sky. I had no umbrella, so I stood in the store like a nut and wait it out. It never did stop raining, but it slacked up enough to make a run for it. I went to my shower and had a nice visit with some old freinds. Congrats to Danny and April!

I went home to get the guys and we ran by Gam maw and Paw paw’s house before we had to start getting ready for bed and going back to school. Taylor couldn’t go to sleep. He has been staying up and sleeping late the past 2 weeks and I guess it was hard to wind down. I usually only let him have a book in the bed, but last night he was so fidgety that he got his PSP game. I think it was around 11:00 that I heard him get up and put the PSP away. Logan had no troubles falling asleep. In fact, he fell asleep in the car and wouldn’t get up to get a bath. I just put him to bed without one. Oh well!

Please be in prayer for all of our friends. Kinsley and precent diagnosee (is that a word) of Leukemia went to be with Jesus early Saturday morning. I had never met her and just found her page Saturday night while I was looking in on Avery and her trip to Disney World. I do not have her web site, but if you go to www.averyann.net and look under her links you can find her. Please stop in and leave some kind words for her family. Be in prayer for Logan as he moves up to the 3 year old class. That doesn’t seem like a big deal, but it is a for a little kid and their are a lot of differences from the 2 year old to the 3 year old class.  

January 6, 2007 Day +1375 Day 1073 off therapy

Fianlly, we slept late. It was 10:00 before I woke up this morning. Wow, it has been years since I slept that late. I say that like that is something to be proud of. Anyway, I got up and attempted to clean while the kids were gone, but got interested in a Lifetime movie and didn’t get anything done. Jim took off on his bike for some training for the Camp Sam ride of love that he will be particiapting in. You can visit www.campsam.org to get more info on the the ride and stay tuned here for more info on how to sponsor Jim in his ride. He rode 10 miles today which is 140 miles short of the Ride of Love, but 10 miles further than I would have made it. It will take a lot of training, but can you imagine the feeling of pulling into the camp site with all those brave kids watchng and knowing that you did it for them. I know as a parent, what it was like to see them pull in, but this year Jim will get to see if from both sides. Wow! He rode all the way to Paw Paw’s house and then Paw Paw brought him home. We have given him a hard time, but it is all in fun, we didn’t expect him to jump on and got 50 miles. Once they all got back here the boys played outside for hours. They rode every riding toy we own. They are so funny!

Around 3:00 we finally drug them into the house and got cleaned up and went out to eat and to Hobby Lobby to get some cake stuff for Taylor’s Lighning McQueen birthday cake. Taylor has eaten like a horse and even after dinner wanted more to eat, so we swung by the Dairy Queen for some chocolate ice cream. He ate all of his and half of Logan’s. Logan dropped his and it didn’t make too much of a mess, but when I finished cleaning it up and turned to get back in my chair, I saw ice cream on the man across from us pants and shoes. Oops! That wasn’t funny, but he was cute in Hobby Lobby. We were in the silk flower are and he leaned over and sniffed the flowers and said, “mmmm, that smells good.” He is a nut!

We are now home where we are back to normal. Logan is in trouble. He pulled all the little decals off his walls. Those things hung in Taylor’s room for 3 years and he never touched them, they have been in Logan’s room for a week and he has pulled them all off.

Please be in pray for Taylor’s continued success against cancer. Pray for all our friends that are still battling. Pray that 2007 brings the cure!

January 5, 2007 Day +1374 Day 1072 off therapy

TGIF! I never thought I would be glad for a Friday that was the end to a vacation, but I am. I love my boys so very much, but I am ready to send them back to school. I have run into several kids from my class in the last few days and I see the same look in their parents eyes!

Today we ran a few errands and then went back home. We didn’t do much of anything. Logan took a pretty good nap today and he didn’t even go to bed because he was in trouble. We packed their begs to go to Gam maw’s house tonight. Guh came over for a while and played with them. Gam maw and Ghen Ghen came over and we all went to Temps candle party in her new house. Congrats you guys, it is beautiful! Paw Paw and daddy stayed here with the boys and worked on Taylor’s 4 wheeler. He had no brakes and we thought we had big trouble, but it is just out of brake fluid, that is just how that little teeny thing runs, we will have to monitor it and keep it full. All is fine now and he is ready to ride! Once all us girls got home the boys went with Gam maw and Paw Paw and Jim and I went out on the town. It was after midnight when we got home and that has not happened in a long time!

We have a new friend I would like you to pray for www.caringbridge.org/visit/lillieboyte I have some more new friends, but don’t have the sites in front of me, so be on the lookout for some new friends. Please continue to pray for Taylor and his complete healing against this beast. Pray for all of the families out there that are battling some illness or injury.

January 4, 2007 Day +1373 Day 1071 off therapy

Hello all. This morning Taylor went back to the dentist to have his filling done. He did great as usual. No tears at any point. He didn’t even know that he got a shot. I have to give credit to Dr. Moulton for that, he is great at giving that shot, you truly never know you got it. It didn’t take long at all. He was cracking me up with that numb lip. We went to eat afterwards and he was dribbling coke all over the place. He ate all his food it just took a long time since he had to chew on only one side. Logan on the other hand was not so good at the dentist. He was kicking a ball over over the place and no matter what trick or threat I used to make him stop he didn’t stop. I finally took the ball away and put it behind the counter and then he pitched an awful fit. I know they were glad to see us leave. We went by Walmart to look for some party goodies for Taylor’s goodie bags, but they didn’t have a lot to choose from. We will have to go to the party store I guess. I had some wrapping paper that was 75% off, but Logan wouldn’t leave it alone. He had half opened a roll and bent another one. I moved them to the bottom of the buggy and he started to scream to give it back, so I put all of it back. He lost it. He was so mad he was shaking. He screamed for the entire time we were in Walmart. He didn’t just cry, he was staning up in the buggy screaming and shaking and jumping. He was furious. Needless to say he fell asleep in the car. I put him in his bed when we got home, but he never went back to sleep. He has been in trouble all afternoon. He just will not listen no matter what it is about. He is so hard headed. I don’t know what else to do. We took a bunch of stuff away when they reused to clean up. It hurt both their feeling really bad. Taylor has kept his stuff pretty much picked up since then, but not Logan. I reminded him that it would be thrown away if he didn’t clean up and he said, “just throw it away, I don’t want to clean up.” What are we going to do?

Once we got back home today we just sat around. I finally did the laundry, but that was about it. Taylor played very nicely in the living room and watched cartoons while Logan spent time in his room for being ugly. He is soon going ot be bigger than Taylor. Taylor is 41 inches tall and 37 pounds and Logan is 37 inches tall and 33 pounds. He is mean as a snake, so it is going to get real ugly real soon. Taylor plays with Logan a good bit. They love to camp and hunt and play cars together, but there are times when Taylor wants to be by himself and play. Logan does not take kindly to that and he will start beating up on Taylor. Sometimes Taylor hits back and other times he just takes it. I guess this is just another part of it all. I, being the only child, don’t get it! I don’t want them to grow up too fast, but I am ready for Logan to be past this age.

Taylor had a funny. He said, “it sure was nice of him (Dr. Moulton, the dentist) to come in and help her (jeanette, the assistant). Too funny!

I guess that is about it for us today. Please be in prayer for Carter Finger as he is in pain and had scans today. www.carterfinger.com Pray for all the families who are still fighting this battle. Pray that 2007 is the year for the cure.

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