I feel like I'm not being a good blogger lately, so here's a short update on what's been happening at our house!
I had chemo yesterday. Counts were good enough for chemo which I was happy about. But they now actually went the other way and are too high... if it's not one thing, it's the other! Counts that are too high usually means you've got an infection of some type - but I don't. I've been ordered (yup - ordered by the nurse) to take my temperature twice a day just to ensure I'm OK.
Tom's still dealing with sciatica although it doesn't seem to be quite as bad. It seems that it'll take a few weeks for it to ease up and that only time will help.
Tom and I went out for a wonderful dinner on Wednesday night - without kids. I wanted to go out before chemo as this chemo really affects my taste buds and everything is quite tasteless for about 10 days. We enjoyed a really nice dinner while the kids watched the "talent" show (America's Got Talent??) at Oma and Opas's house. This is Kurtis's new favourite show. I've never watched it but I might have to check it out next time it's on.
The boys were both at camp this week. Ryan was in Kiddie Camp for the mornings only. Kathy was unable to go on Tuesday with Ryan, so I stayed in her place. It was quite interesting to spend 3 hours with Ryan in a structured setting and observe him. I've stayed for a little while to observe at school, but never for this length of time. I was amazed at how well he participated, how he listened, followed directions etc etc. There were some times when he did act out (ie run away, grab a toy from a child, not listen to the counsellor etc), but overall, I was quite impessed with my little man. He is so cute when he goes home... he finds EACH AND EVERY counsellor, and gives them a hug and kiss goodbye. He searches until he finds every one of them. Kathy and Ryan have been busy in the afternoon - going to the park, to the library, for a swim at the YMCA. Since Kathy doesn't drive, she's been taking the boys on the bus a lot which is great for them both. They are also walking a lot more than they ever do with me - which is also great for them, but especially for Ryan as it helps build up his endurance. BTW, have I told you already how great Kathy is? LOL
Kurtis was at Golf and Tennis Camp. Unfortunately, it poured buckets of rain on Monday and Wednesday so he didn't get a lot of golf or tennis in on those days. But he still had a great time. There are 3 other neighbourhood kids in the class too, so he's having fun with his friends learning the correct hold on a golf club, practicing his putting, and perfecting his tennis swing!
Kurtis also lost one of his top front teeth on Wednesday. My little science guy decided to try an experiment with the Tooth Fairy. He put his tooth in a small Tupperware container and placed it beside his bed instead of under his pillow. He wanted to see if the Tooth Fairy would know that he lost his tooth since it was in a container and not under the pillow. Well, apparently the Tooth Fairy needs the tooth to be under the pillow as she didn't make a visit that night. Kurtis woke me up very early in the morning by bouncing on my bed and declaring "Mom, I know the answer to my experiment. The Tooth Fairy DIDN'T COME!" So last night, he put the tooth directly under the pillow with 11 cents as well (why the 11 cents? This was another experiment... it was a tip for the Tooth Fairy and he wanted to see if she'd take it). So anyways, the Tooth Fairy visited last night and left $2.00 (and the 11 cents).