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The Fam

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I realized I haven’t updated things in awhile.

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Things have been busy but good.

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Dustin got the fun opportunity to travel for work… all the way to Iowa and Illinois. What it meant was that he got to work long days while we attempted to hold down the fort.

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It made me all the more grateful that we have each other and are a team.

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I have been doing well with my trial. I get to do a phone interview every couple of weeks to make sure I haven’t tipped over yet. Every couple of times for those, includes going in for blood work. I also throw in a quick physical and vaccines as well. I don’t get another round of actual meds until July.

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Other than the giant welt and itchy red spot from the last round of vaccines, things have been rolling in the right direction.

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Thing One is finishing up second grade. While he has excelled and learned so much, he still complains about going every morning. He takes longer to complain about the work, than to actually do his homework. He will just choose to read though, and will loudly proclaim that he loves science.

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He performed with the entire second grade to sing songs for parents. He was so nervous about messing up. It was sweet how big he smiled when he saw us sitting in the audience though. I may have a musical kid yet.

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He is still going strong with Cub Scouts. He just earned his wolf badge and will graduate to a bear in June. He looks so handsome in his outfit.

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Thing Two is finally stretching out and has grown multiple inches.

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He’s so excited that he’ll get to go to kindergarten in the fall. He’ll get to go to the same school as his big brother. For now, he’s loving preschool and looking forward to summer fun.

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This summer both boys will be at work with me. They’ll get to go on field trips together too. I’m excited to have them able to bond and be big kids together.

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We’ve been able to get to the cabin as a family for a few weekends now.

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It’s awesome to see the boys so independent and free.

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Basically, we have been very busy but happy together.

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Meds, Adventures, and the Letter P

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So I’ve gotten one whole dose of medicine in and I’m still standing. This first dose was cut in half with two weeks in between. Except for feeling slightly off and worn out right after, I’m doing pretty good. The infusion center was really nice and the people there are great.
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I now know why I had to have my liver numbers down before I started though. The medicine is a chemical already found in very small amounts in the liver. This medicine is filling my body with a whole lot more of the chemical. So… my numbers once again went up. Not nearly as bad as before, but still up. So for now I have to once again watch what I do and watch out for any signs of turning yellow.
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And now for something completely different…

The other weekend we went on an adventure as a family. We didn’t tell the boys what we were doing and they were dying to figure it out. Somehow trying on swimsuits to see if they still had any that fit didn’t give it away.

After circling the parking lot and entering the building, we were instructed that the line to enter the Water Park of America was “around the corner.” What they didn’t tell us was that there were multiple other corners to go around before finding the end of the line. It took us almost an hour just to get inside.
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Once inside the boys had a blast! The lazy river was a big hit, especially with the tall one. Although he didn’t think it should be so lazy. There were many different slides of differing heights. There was even a bunch that went outside the building. The best part was the body-board section.
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After splashing and playing all day, it was a successful day of adventures.
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And finally, there seems to be a growing trend on how my child would rather play.

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Apparently he has an aversion to pants… Go figure.

Just your typical Wednesday Morning

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This is what it looks like when we stay home because the short one has strep…

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Also, the tall one recently worked on drawing and labeling each of our family members.  I was looking through the pictures and noticed he drew his favorite stuffed dog as well.  I love his labeling skills!

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I’m already running out of spoons for the day…

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Spoon Theory

This summer with the heat has been tough.

 

 

 

 

The biggest and best consumers of my spoons would be these two- who have been very busy all summer long…