Thursday, July 31, 2008


The boys love the horseback riding camp they are attending this week. Ben is especially having a great time because he is just crazy about animals! They are very tired at the end of each day but are both bursting to tell me all of the details of their day. It is very fun!

Having them away at camp this week gives me the time I need to get ready for Ben's birthday which is this Saturday. He is so excited to turn 8!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Summer Fun!

Ben finished his steroids for the month so we can all relax a little. Just as an update to last week - his numbers were great. Total white count 3.4, hemoglobin 12.9, platelets 231,000 and the all important poly 2037! All good so we are happy.

The boys started Cali Camp on Monday and are totally loving it. They are not going everyday this week as I wanted to make sure we didn't overdo it. They are pretty tired so I am glad that was how we planned it. Next week they will be doing the Wrangler Camp - which means they get to learn to ride and take care of horses every morning. They are so excited about that!

I cannot believe that half of the summer is already over but it has been so much fun and there are many more fun things to come. Ben has been just thrilled to be able to do all the things he missed out on last year. What a difference a year makes!

Friday, July 18, 2008


Ben got a dose of Vincristine at the Cancer Center yesterday, and he started his steroids for this month. 4 more days of steroids to go!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Back from Vacation

We had a great week in Palm Desert, which is really a lovely place to visit in July. LOL

Although we had no plans to try to get Ben and David interested in golf, I took them with me when I went to play a round. They had a lesson, then the instructor brought them out to me and they finished my round with me (hitting and putting as time permitted). They really got into it, so we signed them up for the rest of a golf camp that was going on. Got them clubs too. Here are some photos of Ben and David golfing, plus some local fauna. We did not get a roadrunner photo, but we saw LOTS of them. :)

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Still Quiet

All is good here. Ben has been feeling great and has lots of energy. We had a pretty quiet week of play dates and various lessons. We also took out the slip-n-slide that Ben received last year as a present (he couldn't use it last summer because of the PICC line) and the boys have been having a blast. It has been hysterical to watch.

We had a fun 4th of July up on the roof again this year. The boys had a great time eating lots of junk food and watching the fireworks. The only upset one was Dakota who wanted desperately to come up on the roof with us. She actually started to climb the ladder and managed to get her back legs up to the 3rd rung before I got her down.

Hopefully all will remain quiet as Ben doesn't have another hospital appointment until a week from Thursday.