Sunday, March 01, 2015

March 1st, 2015

Mom and I wanted to leave a little note here. Grandma (Mom’s mom) is all right. She did another round of chemo. At the end of this round, she got another CAT scan. There is one nodule left and it was half gone. Her cancer doctor needs to talk to another cancer doctor who is in Madison. They gave her a month off all kinds of doctors. In March, she is going to have another appointment to see what they have decided. They may give her some medicine that will hopefully stop the nodule from getting any bigger. That way she won’t have to go through any more chemo! My mom was hoping for no more cancer at all, but she will take whatever she can get.

On a more positive note, Mom and I are learning Dutch on Duolingo. Some of you might know that Mom’s interested in her genealogy. She got pretty far in learning Dutch on Livemocha a long time ago. They don’t have an ipad app, so she stopped when she got her ipad. But Duolingo does, and we’ve been having a lot of fun. Mom says that it will take some courage, but maybe some day we will post something in Dutch!

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Hope you all are having a good day!

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

December 23rd, 2014

I am in Mom’s backpack while we wait with her Mom at in the infusion room for her chemo. Mom and I thought that we ought to stop by here for a minute and wish everyone a Merry Christmas! We both love all the Christmas cards that people’ve been sending us. Mom has a lot of them written up, but she’s got to finish it and take them to the post office! They’re going to be late, but it’s about all the Christmas spirit she can muster! (She works retail and it’s been mighty crazy!)

Talk to you all later!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October 29th, 2014

So this year seems to be the year of the crisis for our family. Maybe crisis is a strong word, but it’s certainly been one of those years.

My mom, Oliver, my plushie family, the AG dolls, and the BJD kids are all right. Mom found Atticus, a Harmony Club Cameron doll. She found Mols. The BJD kids have a dollhouse now to live in—they’re very fond of not having to live in a box! So that’s all good!

Mom’s sister has announced that she is going to have a baby! She’s going to be due sometime in June! It’s a long time away, but it’s still something that we’re planning for!

But now for the bad news—Mom’s mom—our grandma (although Mom’s not sure what she would think of us calling her that!) has been diagnosed with cancer. It’s a tumor inside her lung. It definitely is treatable and she’s been doing great with all the stuff that’s been happening. It’s four days of treatment, three weeks off, and another four days of treatment. She has to go six times. Mom has been going with her when she can. She takes me with and I sit in her backpack near the chair for emotional support. It’s done in a large room with lots of chairs and people so I stay in the backpack. She’s not a terribly big fan of all the noise and the people talking—so I’m glad I get to go with!

That’s why we haven’t been posting so much. Mom and I felt like you all should know—you’re all such nice people! We hope you’re all having a good day and we’ll talk to you soon!

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

August 28th, 2014

Mom filled out a whole bunch of postcards for PostCrossing. We were wondering if any of my blog friends would like a postcard. We could only find Button's address and would like to send more out. We will send everywhere, but my international friends will have to wait until Mom gets more special stamps!

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On one more note, Caleb got a new shirt! Oliver sort of stretched the old one!

Have a great day!

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

July 31st, 2014

Things have been pretty quiet around here. It hasn’t been quite drama free, but no one’s disappeared or anything like that!2014-06-24 13.39.13

Mom says that we will write more later. We just wanted you to all know that we are fine!

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

June 11th, 2014

Mom found some more of our hug and brought them home. She finally got to buy them some clothes, so we can make their reintroduction on my blog.

This is Taft! He is a Build-a-Bear polar bear. He is very tall-- I feel very little indeed when I sit by him.

This is his brother Cleveland. Cleveland is currently wearing Milton's sweatshirt. It's big on Milton but very small on Cleveland! They're both very nice. We can tell them apart because Taft has a shiny nose and Cleveland has a soft nose!

When Mom finds clothes for each member of our hug, we'll reintroduce them here. Next up will be Chloe and Fleur!

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Monday, May 26, 2014

May 26th, 2014

The rest of the hug is slowly gathering. Mom has been rescuing them via eBay. They’re living at her sister’s house now in a box. It’s the safest place for them right now, although we all wish we could be together again!

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Mom took our pictures yesterday. Well, some of us. We love sitting outside on the porch. Oliver sits with us!

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We each got a turn for a picture! It was a very nice day.

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Mom says we all need some summer clothes! Maybe some shorts!

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Foster, Milton, Robinson and I decided that we were much more focused on getting some ice cream instead! That didn’t require going shopping! I do love ice cream!

Mom says that she will take us outside tomorrow on her next day off. Maybe we can go to the park!

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