Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Grandma Lucy and Children's

I really am regretting not having my camera with me today. I wish I could have captured a picture of my grandma playing with my kids.

Today we took Lucy to Children's for a JRA appointment. In the past we have always taken Simon to Carey's but since they now live in Chicago that's out of the question. It's so much easier to handle 2 instead of 3. Thankfully my grandma (who my Lucy is named after) was free and Simon got to spend the afternoon with her. I just kept thinking how lucky my kids are to be able to have a relationship with their great grandma. She is an amazing woman.

Good news! Lucy is officially in clinical remission with treatment. In 6 months, if no symptoms come back, we will begin to wean her off her meds. It is a very slow process because there is a chance that if the JRA comes back that it could come back stronger and may not respond to the old treatment. We are keeping our fingers crossed that everything says good even through the cold weather.

We also got to see a friend today while we were at children's. We are so thankful for them and are looking forward to seeing Elli very soon!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Legend Hill Orchard

This was Lucy's first field trip of the year. I was lucky enough to be able to switch my work schedule so I could go with them. Lucy's favorite part is usually the bus ride but for some reason she wanted to ride with me. Some days she's just fine and goes into school like it's no big deal and other days I have to leave her in tears. Thankfully there are more smilie days than teary days.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Buddy Walk 09

We had a great time! We were so thankful that our friends and family were able to come and gather around us and Lucy. My parents and sister did so much to make this event run smooth. We just brought ourselves, the tent, and the banner. The banner was made by a friend. It was awesome. It's canvas so we should be able to use it year after year.
Thanks to everyone who made the trip!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

1st Day

Preschool year 2. The first day was much smoother than day one last year. She went right to circle time and was very happy. When Kevin picked her up the teacher did mention that she got a little weepy around snack time and was asking for us, but overall good day! I was feeling so good. So proud of her being such a big girl.
Today was a different story. She wouldn't let me leave. HUGE tears and just wanted to be held. I snuck out during a song. I could hear her beginning to cry as I walked out the door. It felt horrible. Last year it took about a week. We are keeping our fingers crossed for tomorrow.