Hard to believe it’s almost August! August will be a big month for us, for starters, Jack is starting school!! He is going to try to go 3 days a week for just 4 hours a day and we will see how well he likes it. It is just Pre-K, but we really think it’s important for him to go and socialize more with others since he hasn’t been able to for so long. Zac and I took Jack to his school last week to see if we all liked it and Jack was really excited once we got there. They seem to be a good school with great administration, super clean, and a wonderful learning program. I am pretty sure when the first week of August gets here I will be a total wreck without Jack, but I am so excited for him! I am so happy that he has made it here and that he is doing so well. I found him a really cool Super Mario Bento Box and have ordered that. If you don’t know what Bento is, click here http://www.bentolunchbox.com/ It’s a very creative way to make your lunches while incorporating healthy foods. Jack is going to have the coolest lunches out there!
Since Jack will be starting school, Braden and I will have a lot more time to spend together. When Jack was Braden’s age, Jack and I were busy almost every day doing some sort of play date or activity. I need to do this with Braden. I really missed out on a lot the first 14 months of his life and that has always weighted really heavy on my heart. I look forward to being able to spend that time with him.
As you know, August is also Jack’s scan month. I heard from Dr Eshun the other day, we are totally playing phone tag, and he said that Jack will also be getting a bone marrow aspiration and if that is clear, he won’t have to get one at his next set of scans. I am trying to figure out a way for them to take labs while he is under for scans so he doesn’t have to go back for labs for Eshun as well as for his 1 year since transplant labs! Hard to believe, but September will be 1 year since Jack had his stem cell transplant. How time has passed by so quickly.
We finally were able to get out this past weekend and both boys are feeling much better. Jack is pretty much at 100% and Braden is getting there. We went over to Nikki and Shawn’s to take the kids swimming and to BBQ with them and my sister and her family. It was a good time and so happy we were able to get the kids out of this house!!
I have started and stopped this post a couple of times because I keep getting distracted, but that’s ok! Something cute from tonight…I made dinner (salmon, rice, and broccoli) and after we were done Jack said to me, “Thank you Mommy for making that dinner, that was so yummy.” Ok, my heart melted. Not only because he complimented me on my cooking, but it was over very healthy food! What a good kid!!
This week is International Neuroblastoma Awareness week. Remember the facts that we posted a few days ago. Remember all the innocent kids who are fighting the battle, those who have won, and those who have lost. Remember how YOU can make a difference and spread the word about this awful disease. Remember how YOU can make a difference by donating money to awareness, doing a fundraiser on your own, volunteering at you local hospital on the oncology floor, spreading the word…do what you can. Please.
Jack practicing for t-ball:
Made the office into a tent room!