Monday, June 6, 2011

Such a bad blogger

I know i've been bad with updating here, and I am so sorry. It has been hectic here, to say the least. With Z being home and Ty out of school, trying to find the time to get online and post was tough! So here are some long overdue updates.

Z saw the surgeon last Thursday and was released for work!! He went back today, and it seems so strange not having him home. But I know he was more than ready to go back to work. Being around the boys and I 24/7 can drive anyone crazy! It will be nice to finally have some money coming in again. It has been VERY rough the past 7 weeks. We did get help from W.I.C. and received food stamps, but that didn't help with gas, rent or electric. Or diapers for Chase! If it wasn't for the help of some family and friends, I don't know how we would have made it through. We were so amazed at the help we received, even from total strangers! And at the same time, we were also amazed at the lack of help from people whom we know could help, but they made sure they told us all about the things they bought and how they enjoyed eating out. It really made me open my eyes and see some people for who they really are, and I vow right now that I will never be that way, especially when it comes to my boys. But, I digress. We made it through, and even though we are still very behind in the rent and electric and still need to figure out where gas money will come from, we will make it. We know we are very thankful to have Z with us, and we are very proud of how far he has come. And we are also VERY thankful for all the help and prayers/good thoughts we have received over the past few months. We are so very blessed. Photobucket

Z has really made some great progress! He has been taking the cancer pill for a few weeks now and is doing well with it. He see's the cancer doctor today and will find out when he has bloodwork done and another CT scan. (he will need to have a CT scan done several times a year to make sure the cancer left behind isn't growing, and he needs bloodwork done every few months to make sure his blood cell count is good) He is getting his strength back and was more than ready to go back to work today. The surgeon did tell him last thursday that his incision was about 80% healed, but it could take up to 2 years for it to be back to 100%.

As of May 26th, summer break came around again and I am officially the mom of a 2nd grader!! Ty loves being out of school, but he is already bored. Photobucket It has been so hot to take the boys out to the park, and with having to watch how we use gas we've been pretty much stuck at home. Hopefully once Z is back to work for awhile and we are caught up on things i'll be able to do things with the boys. there is a park that is close that has water for the boys to play in, and I think they would love that!

Chase is doing great!! Growing like a weed, unfortunately. How in the world is he going to be two in three days?!? These past 2 years have flown by, and yet at the same time it feels as though he has always been with us. He is such a smart boy, just like his big brother. He is saying more and more words, and it is just so cute hearing him talk! He loves looking at pictures, but his favorite is our family Christmas pic. He points to everyone and says who they are. I need to get a video of him talking and share it. He also loves saying MeeMee's name.......but still calls the dog "puppy"! He also loves walking around singing "please, please, please..." We are working on manners, and for the most part he is doing well! For his birthday this year we're just doing a small family thing for him. I'm going to make him a confetti cake with strawberry icing. YUM!! As far as gifts, we were a little worried we wouldn't be able to get him anything but last week I got paid for a survey I did and was able to get him a few things from Amazon!! The payment was actually a day or so early! It was perfect timing, that's for sure! I'll be sure to get lots of birthday pics to share. Photobucket

Well, now that Z is back to work I need to work on getting this house back in order. (not that I didn't clean when Z was home, but for some reason it's easier to keep it up when he isn't home..LOL) Hope everyone is doing well, and hopefully i'll now be able to keep up with this blog again!