Friday, July 28, 2017
He also looks like he's in a pretty decent mood - which was a fluke of a capture since we were headed to the Drs when I took this, where the Dr confirmed he has a nasty double ear infection (and therefore fighting a pretty crappy virus), poor guy. 😢
Luckily we now have some antibiotics to start kicking this bug in the butt! 👊🏼
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
He has been fine these last few days (while Logan has been down for the count), but then spiked a(nother, he had one last week) fever late last night around midnight. And has been fighting congestion and fevers since, poor guy. :(
So, both boys stayed home today (luckily, Logan has been feeling MUCH better) and even nicer for me, Jon stayed home too to help out (especially nice since I had a few appointments to get to today!).
The sad news is we are missing the Bay Area's Make-A-Wish 8,000th Wish Celebration (movie and dinner) tonight, which we had plans to go see! Bummer. :(
Monday, July 24, 2017
Callum will start receiving homework next year and Logan will continue to have more and more. A neighbor was getting rid of these "schoolhouse" hinged lid desks, which I was totally into (brings back memories!). So, I snatched them up today and swapped out the corner, while the kids were at camp! :)
Friday, July 21, 2017
The boys were upset to miss the last day of camp this week, since they've been working hard on programming their own "Pokémon" games. So, we went to camp to pick up copies of their work, and stopped by Starbucks for a bite to eat as well. Here's poor Logan feeling sorry for himself at the coffee shop. :(
When we got back home, I suggested we watch a movie and relax on the couches. I put Matilda on, since we haven't seen the movie yet and they had enjoyed the musical in London. :)
The narrator begins talking, and Logan says to me:
Mom, do you know who's voice that is?
Yeah, it's Danny DeVito.
Nope, you're wrong. It's the Lorax.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Logan helped me (and often times instructed me!! LOL) make homemade frozen yogurt and strawberry sauce tonight. Quite yummy and it was fun having him in the kitchen with me.
I could get used to having a helper around more often. 😉
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But! We had another party to head to later in the afternoon! So we went home to chill for an hour or so and then headed back out, this time to a town in the East Bay (about an hour drive away! So the boys snoozed most of the way), where a fellow cancer family held their end of treatment party for their son Armaan, who just finished up his long haul about a month ago. We met them a few years ago thru Camp Okizu, and Armaan's mom and I have kept in touch through the years - and whenever possible, we schedule our Camp Okizu trips on the same weekends. Armaan is in between Logan and Callum, age wise, so the three get along great (Armaan has two younger siblings as well).
Anyway, we had a really nice time celebrating such a special milestone with their family and friends. The boys got their arms painted by the face painting lady, and took a ton of pictures in the picture booth. The photos themselves didn't come out very well, but I had captured a few "behind the scenes" ones that I thought were pretty fun. :)
We didn't get home until super late because the party went late and there was still a long drive home, but I'm glad we went and supported such a wonderful family!! What an amazing and fun filled day it was!! :)
Monday, July 10, 2017
A few friends in the neighborhood are taking the class alongside the boys, so I'm sharing carpool duties with the other moms. I didn't drop them off in the morning, but the other mom still got a sweet pic of the kids before class, and sent me a snapshot of the menu planned this week! I'd like to go to cooking classes too, dang it!! :)
When I came to pick them up in the afternoon, they were sooooo excited to see me and share with me what they had made for the day, making me try bites of everything. Logan is now excited to cook for us at home, which is fun to see.
We had Callum's monthly visit to his oncology team after the cooking class, so we grabbed a quick slice of pizza next door to the cooking class store (Sur La Table), where the boys gave me 4 thumbs up for their cooking camp rating. Callum admitted he was wrong earlier and declared he now loves cooking class. ;-)
In other news, Callum continues to do well from a health standpoint. His ANC is exactly where they'd like to see it (3816 today) and he continues to do well (following his same trajectory) on the growth chart. Yay! :)
Saturday, July 8, 2017
5 minutes later, total silence from their room. 😉
Jon and I both woke up around 2:30am, so I let the dogs out, opened our windows (it was pretty stuffy inside the house by then), etc. We both fell back to sleep on and off for a couple of hours, but the boys woke up around 4-4:30am, wide eyed and bushy tailed 😩 so we left the house about 5:30am to check out a (new to us) donut shop. Quite tasty!!
And now we're back home.... It's 7am. 😂😂😴😴😬
Friday, July 7, 2017
Thursday, July 6, 2017
So before that (the ceremony starts about 9:45pm), he took us to a fabulous locals pub where a famous pirate used to frequent, called The Prospect of Whitby. We had a lovely meal before then heading over to the Tower of London, where we got to meet and chat with one of the Beefeaters, and then join the rest of the group for the Keys Ceremony.
No pics were allowed during the ceremony of course, but I did grab a couple nice ones (I think!) of the castle and tower bridge, just as the sun was setting. :) It felt like such a grand ending to a spectacular trip!!
Instead we said goodbye to Gary for now (we'd meet him again in the evening), and headed out to find some yummy gelato before going back to the flat to rest for a little bit.
No pics allowed inside, but I did get to snap one of Gary telling the boys one of his many fascinating stories before we walked inside the church. :)
At the end, before leaving, my three guys tried on a real bearskin. Don't they look proper now?? ;-)