Tuesday, June 30, 2009
This past weekend we were working outside, early, trying to avoid some of the heat and Alan just got too hot and just about passed out....heat exhaustion. Cold shower and cold water helped, but that was an eye opener too. His body has been through alot over this past year and the heat just zapped him...quick! You know, sometimes I have to remind him he is on chemo...."CHEMO"...yes, very bad drug and it does bad things to your body put hopefully good things at the same time. Anyway, just wanted to give everyone an update and hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July!! Love and Prayers to all!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The neighborhood geese.
The AR river....O, and my kids!!
The river was right across from the camper. We were also just down from the Yacht Club so we got to watch alot of the large boats coming in and out. I picked out a few...big dreams!!
Speaking of Yachts, here are some tied up in the river by the only sandbar we saw. This picture was taken at the Pinnacle Mountain Visitor Center....about 3 miles from the camp ground. See the tractor at the bottom. Of course, Carson spotted that first!
Here is our "friendly" snapping turtle we found at the Visitor Center.
We did the Little Rock Zoo. It was hot and in my opinion, over priced. Did I mention is was hot. I'm not doing alot of zoo pictures. Sorry, lol!!
Hot kid #1!!
Hot kid #2!!
Alan and the kids on the carousal.We ran in to Sydney's teacher, Mrs. Goodwin, and her daughter and husband at the zoo. They felt the same way we did...hot and tired!
Lets end the post with 4 adorable kids/babies. This is Grant.
And here is Ethan and Papaw!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Sydney's Mario cake with a DS on top. I was so happy with her cake. Exactly what we wanted!
"Princess Peach" came to the party too!
I recommend a water slide for any birthday. The kids loved it. I rented this one here...Grinns And Giggles. They are in Hamburg and very reasonably priced and nice people. I did go down the slide...once. There is a picture of this, but not viewable on this blog...:-)!! Alan went a couple of times too. It really was fun...but cold!
Watch out people!! This is serious!
And there we have Sydney's Mario Birthday!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
His back and leg are still bothering him quite a bit. So b/t having cancer and having to limp everywhere, he is not always my cheerful Alan. It's just hard and alot to deal with. I can tell when he does not feel good, although (like I told him), he can put on a good show, but I know different. His nurse in Houston and I emailed some yesterday and they were wanting to see Alan in Houston this week or next b/c of the mouth sores and a few other reasons, but we are going on our one and only family vacation this weekend (long weekend trip) and we are taking it!! Houston is just going to have to wait. I know that sounds weird, but we need this trip and the Dr. was ok with our decision. He said that if he gets worse next week, then he does want to see Alan sooner than the July 13th appointment.
So anyway, I guess that is about it. Thank you all for your support. Continue to pray for cancer patients...well, any patient for that matter. I don't know the statistics, but I can only imagine how many patients are diagnosed with some type of cancer daily. It's got to be overwhelming.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
We never got a family picture....great!!
Sydney and her friend Alia.
Sydney showing her graduation gift from Alan and I that Mrs. Amber made her. She loved it!!
The girls...L-R Sydney, Alia, Anna Claire, Laney
back row...Jenna Cate, Julia, Chloe, Lainey