Monday, July 30, 2007
IMPORTANT: For anyone who is interested, scroll down to the July 20th post where you can now read interesting facts about some of my friends and also read my Birthday Comic Book!! :-) (Illustrated by Peggy and written cooperatively by the rest of the ladies described in the post.)
P.S.If you have any questions about the "inside jokes" feel free to ask! You might just be in for a roll on the floor in stitches. Hahaha!
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
The night of the 4th we also went to Grandma and Grandpa Carter's house with the rest of the Carter Clan. The adults had fun eating and visiting while the kids were entertained by the Slip-n-Slide and firecrackers! Then we came home to watch the city fireworks show from our backyard. We are so close to the field we can actually hear the music!
Logan had a mysterious playdate with his friends at our house...or was it the potion that was mysterious? Playing laboratory is something all the kids could agree on and Logan is a pro since it's been one of his favorite things to do in his hospital room this last year!
The kids and I slept over at "The Farmhouse" with Gma Patty and Gpa Burk, who took care of the kids for two days while I attended my blog and podcast class.
Some of my closest friends surprised me for my birthday with a Hawaiian window display (pictured), gift certificates to a Hawaiian restaurant, and an amazing comic book they wrote and illustrated about my "super hero family!" The comic book is hilarious and FULL of inside jokes. It may possibly be featured in an upcoming post. :-)
Thus the fizzle, the isolation that ends the fancy freedom of summer fun. I am SO glad that we made the most of every moment earlier in the summer while we had the chance. It never seems to last and I would have hated to miss all those good times.
I have put the hours of sitting next to Logan to good use, though. :-) I read the 7th and final HP book: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! Here is my take on it with NO SPOILERS, of course..."Rowling REALLY knows how to unfold a story!!! All the answers fit perfectly into place, yet still they were mostly unpredictable. One can tell she had the story very well planned from early on. This book is fairly fast paced (unlike #5), but the last 100 pages made it VERY hard to put down...even for me, a non-member but supporter of the Harry Potter religion.
So, less than 3 weeks left of my glorious and much appreciated summer break! I think that now I ought to do something about the house I've neglected while we've been having so much fun!
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Although Julian was initially sad that school letting out for the summer (maybe due to the nature of the 3 previous summers,) she now laments that summer won't last long enough. I agree with her completely, but try not to think about it as often as she mentions it.
Since Logan's blood counts were high at the end of his radiation, it was the perfect time to dive into summer activity, so we hit the ground running!
Here are the highlights of the month of June...
Logan finished his radiation doses. He loved his black spiderman mask, the first of it's kind according to the nurse artist who painted it. They said he was the first kid to look for his mask in anticipation at every appointment. What a great attitude he has!
Shortly after, he graduated from Superhero Training Camp at his friend's birthday party. All the kids came dressed as made-up superheroes. Logan was Universe Man!
Julian had her 9th birthday party at the local pool. A dozen of her friends and cousins came to swim and eat pizza, cake and ice cream. She's had some really fun birthday parties in the past, but she said this one was the best so far! Since the pool did all the work, I'd have to agree.
At Julian's birthday party, Logan swam in the pool for the first time! He loved the waterslides. It was scary getting to the top, but he loved pretending that he was being 'flushed away!'
For the first time in his recollection Logan went OUT to eat.
Cecilia and Julian started a neighborhood KIDSWALK. We walk 2 miles, then stop at a park to have a healthy snack and play tag, etc.
- We went to the Strawberry Days Carnival. I rode the StarShip 5000 with Julian. The ride uses centrifugal force to 'defy gravity.' Next time she gets to ride by herself! My stomach just can't take that anymore.
Julian, Logan and I represented the Stake (a group of church congregations) in the Strawberry Days Mammoth Parade. Our Stake won first prize earlier in the week during the Children's Parade. I'll tell you though, I'd rather ride in a parade than watch one any day! We got to see all the floats beforehand and it only took 10 minutes!
Julian and Logan began attending a weekly library class. Julian had some uni-fun with her detective mustache!