Nicholas finished treatment on 11/18/2010. He will continue to go for blood work for the next 3 years. He is still in remission.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday Tommy

Tom will be 2 tomorrow and our day is filled with fun, fireworks, pool and spending time with close friends. I have ordered an American Flag cake to celebrate with Tom tomorrow. I can not believe he will be 2. He was only 3 months old when Nicholas was dx and there were many nights I was not home with him.

The boys slept over Auntie Michele's house at the Cape last night and Greg, I and Tom drove down today. We had an awesome day and the boys ended up jumping off the bridge and into the water. Colby was very scared but once Greg picked him up there was no going back. Nick had Brittany hold him and two of them just counted to 3 and away they went. As everybody was packing up the beach stuff, I sat with Tom in arms for awhile. It felt so good to hold him and listen to the ocean. Of course as I thought back over the past 2 years and how much Tom has grown tears were coming to my eyes. He has adjusted to his surroundings and continues to challenge us each day. We love you so much Tom.
I forgot to mention that yesterday a playdate for nick turned into a Mohawk. He lookos so cute and it really suits him. I will post pictures of him soon.
Have a safe and happy 4th of July. Karen

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Our Three Sons

Wow! Our 3 wonderful boys. We recieved the pictures from Flashes of Hope this week and I could not resist uploading this one. Flashes of Hope came to Hole in the Wall over Mother's Day Weekend and took a bunch of pictures for us. They are a non-profit organization and their goal is to put smiles on kids faces and hold the memories of them. Colby, Tom & Nick - this picture truly relects their personalities.

You can see how far we come in year. The picture up above is 2010 and the other one is 2009 both taken over Mother's Day Weekend. Enjoy every moment with your children, they grow up to fast.

Monday, June 28, 2010

A normal day at clinic and some new athletic milestones

Nick, Colby and I went to clinic today as Karen is travelling again. Everything was quite routine except that Nick forgot his shoes this morning (now before anyone blames me, I told him, "I saw your crocks outside go out and get them and get in my car". He didn't get them). So he was trying to hide his feet but to no avail as Lori the nurse came in a pronounced to all he had forgetten them. It was pretty funny. Counts are good. We are going to increase the methotrexate next cycle and probably the 6mp the cycle after that.
PLTS: 392
On to my second subject in the title. Nick rode his bike with Karen and Colby to Walgreens on Saturday. This is by far the longest bike ride Nick has ever gone on and I was expecting that he would be useless the rest of the afternoon but we had forgotten about a party at my sisters house so we packed the kids up and headed over. Nick, Colby, Joey and Brian all swam across the lake with Mitchel and Alex. Yes, across the lake. They all wore life jackets but swam the whole thing. It is not a short swim so Karen and Amy went and picked Nick and Joey up in the paddle boat while Mitch, Alex, Colby and Brian all started walking back with the snapping turtle that Mitchel caught. Luckily for them they were picked up by Mitchels friend and drove home. Not sure Colby or Brian understood that the walk was a mile with no shoes on. So Saturday was quite an adventurous day for the boys and of course Tom was hangning back at Auntie Lisa's beach trying to surf on some body boards. For a kid who turns two Saturday he sure has no fear! Happy 4th to all. Have a safe and great holiday.