Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Best Day Ever

Yesterday on New Years Day the older boys were picked up by some friends of our to go roller skating. Upon return they both were talking at mach speed. Carter told Mr. Byars that this is the "best day ever". He continued to tell him that the roller skating was a blast & that they get to watch a special movie sometime later. Cole quickly told us that he officially went around the rink 16 times. I smiled when I heard him say this. He is so much like his father in the numbers arena. It's all about numbers. Go Cole! On a side note safety Dave made sure the boys had all of their gear on for the roller skating - helmets, elbow & knee pads & wrist guards. I never had any of that growing up when I went roller skating.

The Christmas break for the boys was a quiet one. They both enjoyed the ice & roller skating. Yesterday morning they played "deed-a-lump" with Stuart in the basement. It is a game that my dad plays with his grandchildren. He normally puts them on his lap & pretends his leg is a horse & says deed-a-lump while moving his leg up and down. Carter & Cole modified the game by putting Stuart on their backs then ran & jumped up & down while saying deed-a-lump. The boy who doesn't have Stu on his back is the spotter so little Stu doesn't fall off. Stuart was laughing & truly enjoying his older brothers. His long nap showed his exhaustion. He tries so hard to keep up with them during this break. Carter & Cole return to school on Wednesday.

Today is a busy day. Joe at Siteman will get his grocery goodies. I may have to deliver them to the Hope House since there is no way he will be able to carry them with a walker. I have some errands to run. I also have another doctors appointment (not related to the cancer) at 1:30. Someone is coming over to the home this afternoon to fix our doorway that is quite drafty. Carter & Cole have basketball practice tonight. Whew! Never a dull moment. I wouldn't trade it for anything though!

I am thrilled to announce to you that a family member in Indiana will be getting Joe a peacoat. It will be delivered to me in the coming weeks. I can't wait to give it to him. My heart was so filled with joy when I received the email about the gift. Joe will truly be shocked. I am already thinking of how I am going to present it to him. I want to write a note. Please pray the words come to me. Continue to pray for him and his loss.

Pray for wisdom for Dave & I with the treatments. New Years Eve we prayed together for everything that is involved. We want wisdom with our every step.

This Wednesday is a busy day at Siteman. I will have my 9 am labs, see Dr. Linette at 9:30, 10am RT & then see Dr. Simpson. Pray specifically for the lab work & for the continued questions.

Still seeking wisdom.


Anonymous said...

Dear Chuck, Katie and boys,

Happy New Year from MeMa! My thoughts and prayers are with you each day and I wish all the best to you in the months ahead. I love you and miss you very much.

Anonymous said...

Dear Kate,
Hope you had a good day today. Can't wait to hear about Joe--were you able to get his goodies to him?
I'm praying for your requests and for your busy day tomorrow.
Love, Tiffani Gibbs