Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Long time no blog

We have been busy since we got out of the hospital last week. Saturday was filled with swimming at my aunts and my moms. Summer actually wore her floaties and swam by herself. It was amazing to see her so independent. She is just kicking for the time being, but will be using her arms too before too long. It is so exciting to watch her grow and try new things. Needless to say, I didn't leave my mom's with Summer. She wanted to stay and spend the night. :)

On Sunday, we met up at church. Then we (Clint, Summer & myself) went to eat at a little bistro in St. Elmo. It was a pretty neat place that Clint said reminded him of Italy. Summer decided to sing "Because He Lives" while we waiting for our food. She wasn't singing quietly either. LOL She wanted me to join in, but I didn't want to ruin any one's lunch or should I say brunch. She sang it two times and then found something else to entertain her. She really loves that song though. I wonder if I could get her to sing it at church one day. Maybe we could do a duet. Not sure I would sound that great, but together we might be able to pull it off. I guess she just needs to learn the verses now.

After that we went to my best friend's baby shower. It was nice, but Summer was definitely a Mommy's girl while we were there. I think she was ready for a nap since she fell asleep just as we pulled into the driveway. It always seems to happen that way. But, she ended up perking up a little before we left there only to rush home and meet up with Daddy. Then we headed to her first baseball game. Lana's Love Foundation had reserved some sky boxes for us which was nice since it was pretty hot outside. They provided food and drinks which were awesome. They also got some balls for the kids (and adults) to try to throw into a basket at the end of the game. She said that was her favorite part. Plus, she got a mini baseball cap which she proudly sported on the way home. It wasn't really meant to be worn, but don't tell her that. :p It was an awesome experience to go to the game. I am so grateful for the Websters. They are great people. I'm sure we wouldn't have gone this year without their invitation. They did this and so much more to help out current cancer patients. It is amazing how giving some people are....and to total strangers.

Monday we had clinic and her counts were all up. So, we got the go ahead for the beach. She goes back in Monday for cycle 5 of chemo. It is so amazing to be on the downside of the chemo hill. The other day Summer asked if her eyelashes were going to come back. She only has 2 & 3 now. I told her that after we were through with all the chemo all her hair would come back so don't worry about it. That seemed to end that line of questioning.

She is doing so great! I feel really awesome about everything right now. Negative scans, halfway through treatment and a trip to the beach. What more could we ask for? I am so thankful for everything God has given me. Even when things look bad, I know good is lurking right around the corner. He is so good!!!

6 comments:

The Stallings' Clan said...

I'm so glad that everything is going so well for you! Have fun at the beach and take lots of pictures. We're going next weekend for a long weekend. I can't wait!

Susie said...

Glad to see that everything is going good now. Enjoy every minute.

the mol said...

Have a wonderful time!! I bet it feels great to be into the second half of chemo!

This page is our friend Kathleen who is off treatment as of this past fall from Wilms Tumor relapse. Her hair is back!

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/kathleenbrennan/mystory

Bridgett said...

Great news all around!!! :)

Give that little turkey a hug for me.

XOXO

Stephanie said...

Sounds like you guys have had an awesome weekend!!!!! Can't wait to see all the pictures from the beach..have a great time!

Stephycce said...

Sounds like she's doing good..That's awesome!

Stephy