We have had a busy past few days! Zac finally came home this weekend after being gone for 6 weeks for work so we had to jam pack a lot into the few short days that he was here. Jack wanted to have a welcome home party on Saturday so we decorated and got things ready for his arrival. The kids were over the moon excited to see him! Saturday we met up with Zac’s dad and Dee for lunch and also went to the sports store to get Jack all ready for soccer which starts next weekend. He looks so incredibly cute in his soccer gear! He is so excited to start playing and of course he just really wants to win that trophy!
Zac, Braden, and Papa Ted
Jack in his soccer gear!
I have told you all before about the monthly box we get from BabbaCo called the BabbaBox…I must say that this months has been the best yet! The theme was “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” and one of the projects inside provided us with these little gadgets called Makedo. Jack was so excited to make something out of old boxes so Jack, Braden, and Zac made…Luigi the Robot! So much fun.
Jack, Luigi, and Zac
Monday rolled around and Jack’s teacher knew Zac was back in town and asked if he wanted to come in to the classroom and help out the the class. Of course he jumped at the offer and spent some time in Jack’s class today and then joined him for lunch. They were able to eat outside and one of Jack’s new friends joined them. They had a great time. Zac and I went back after school to meet with the teacher for Jack’s first parent/teacher conference and that went well too. We spend a good 45 minutes with her and really like her. She is structured and Jack thrives with structure. We were told that he has really come out of his shell and participates in everything which is good to hear. He is doing really well and we are so proud of him.
Come Tuesday we had more running around to do and then Zac had to head out to NM again. He will be back again this weekend so it was easier to say bye this time. We were able to reconnect with an old hospital roommate last night and we are so excited! One of Jack’s favorite roommates that he ever had was a teenage boy named Corey. We loved him for his positive attitude, sense of humor, and great outlook on life. Jack loved him because he was so much older (16 at the time) and would sit and play Wii with him for hours. They were buddies and we grew to adore Corey and his family. I lost their info awhile back but Jack’s nurse brought us back together and I am so excited. Corey is doing really well…he is at ASU and living the dorm life and that is so wonderful. We have plans for him to come over on Sunday to have dinner with us while we celebrate Jack’s 2nd birthday…yes, his 2nd. Two years ago, on Labor Day, Jack successfully went through his stem cell transplant. It is as if you are born again when you get these healthy cells so this weekend, Jack will be 2. Crazy. Thankful, and always full of hope.
This was the very end of his transplant…it was supposed to last 10 minutes but it lasted 11 (in true Jack from)
Nikki and I are gearing up for our trip to LA next week for the Stand Up 2 Cancer event and we are so excited! We had shirts made for the event, and of course for Jack…and then my parent’s wanted in and then my sisters family…so we will all take a pic when they come in. I am thinking we might put them up for sale on the site…so we will let you know!
Also, I just got in a new batch of bracelets so if you are wanting to show your support for Jack and our fight against Neuroblastoma…make a $5 donation and we will send one out to you. We have woman’s, men’s, and children’s sizes so please specify what you want to get! Thank you so much for your support!!!