Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Michael had a blowout

So he got to have a bath. He's covered in "shaving cream". It's actually kid shaving cream soap.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Let's catch up.

When we were officially discharged from the hospital, we told ourselves we would do stuff. Go places. See stuff. It has been about 2 1/2 months:

Went to the beach (Oak Island,NC) This is Lindsay's favorite place to go. She loves the beach and always talks about Oak Island.

Aquarium- This was very cool and exciting. Both kids are crazy about fish and ocean life. The jellyfish were our favorite.

Children's Museums in Winston-Salem and Raleigh- What can I say? You just can't beat an awesome children's museum.

Car Show- I posted about this when we got back. We still talk about it and look at the pictures!

Statesville Art Crawl (I showed some photos)- This was one of the first things Lindsay got to do after getting discharged. She wore her mask and the whole family came to hang out with me at my booth. It was very cool.

Train Museum-I forgot my camera this day, so no pics. It was a lot of fun. Michael and Lindsay really like Thomas the Train so this was very exciting. We saw all kinds of different trains and got to ride on one! We also got to ride around the turntable at the roundhouse!

Grandparents' houses- Always a favorite (well, at least it is for the kids....hahaha!)

Day trips to Asheville and Winston-Salem (Our 2 favorite cities in NC)

Had a remission party for Lindsay- Tons o' fun that day! Friends and family showed up. Aunt Heather drove up from Charleston so Lindsay could finally meet her new cousins, Sam and Ella!!

Celebrated Michael's 2nd birthday-We had a blast just keeping it on the down-low. Lindsay helped make the cake, and both kids got to decorate it! Michael finally got his very own umbrella (rainbella). He is in love with Mary Poppins and has always wanted an umbrella because she has one.

Lindsay's Wake-a-Wish Disney trip and 4th birthday are just around the corner and we're planning on visiting family in Charleston soon. Whew.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Car Show

Sorry it's been awhile. I guess most people are kept up to date with the kids through the CaringBridge site, so I hope you haven't missed much. Now that Lindsay is out of the hospital and so well, I guess I should try and get things rolling again. So, we went to the car show at Lowe's Motor Speedway! It was actually Papa Tom's idea. I really didn't know what to expect. All the cars were actually on the race track so we got to walk around on the track and through pit row. Lindsay was very excited to jump on the finish line, even though it wasn't painted checkered. I'm not much of a car person and I don't watch races too much. However, I can appreciate a good looking car and there were plenty there. Lindsay's favorite was a crazy purple sudo Bel-Air type. She also was very excited over the Mustangs. My favorite was a silver and blue Shelby Cobra. Michael was happy just to be there I think. I didn't get many pictures of the kids (sorry), but here's some of the cars we saw.
The brown one that looks like a Lamborghini is made out of wood.
Wooden Car

Shelby Cobras

Shelby Cobra

Ford Mustang

Monday, December 22, 2008

Geography lesson

Lindsay still talks about moving back to Madison. When asked what she misses about it, she answers, "The parks. I like the one that's a circle and has horses."

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Meet Lindsay

She's my princess dress wearing, tatoo sporting, coffee making, stormtrooper mask adorning, hairless superhero.

Princess dress provided by Mimi. Tatoos provided by Lightning McQueen. Stormtrooper mask and hairdo provided by the good people at Brenner Children's Hospital.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Mr. Michael

Lindsay on the roof!

Lindsay was unhooked for most of the day, so we ventured up to the roof where there is a playground.

Happy Birthday Ginger!!

It's not often we get to celebrate something while at the hospital, but today we got to celebrate Ginger's birthday!! Here she is on the playground on the roof of the hospital. Does she look 32?

Thursday, October 23, 2008


We made it home for a couple of days!! Here's Lindsay sporting the do-rag outside.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Monday, October 06, 2008

AML RockStar

We've been having a lot of fun with this new laptop, given by The Animal Hospital of Statesville. Lindsay loves the built-in camera!!! We've been getting kinda goofy with it. She's gotten to video chat with uncles and aunts. Tonight she got to video chat with Avery, her very awesome cousin that lives in St. Louis Park, MN. They laughed and made faces at each for about 30 minutes. It was tons of fun. We're gonna try and "chat" with Avery's little brother tomorrow night. (Jake was already asleep tonight) Uncle Kevin gets here on Wednesday and we all are excited about that. Both Lindsay and Michael LOVE Uncle Kevin!! I gotta admit, he's a good distraction for me, too. He got me through the first part of all this craziness just by being here.

Lindsay and I have always loved to rock out together. You've never experienced air guitar until you join us for a jam session. Here's a picture to inspire the masses.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Friday, August 29, 2008

The Kingdom of Room 914

Her Majesty rules with an iron fist from her throne/bed. Punishments are carried out swiftly.

4 hour pass

Last Thursday, before all the chemo started, we got a four pass to get out of the hospital. Lindsay decided she wanted to go to TGI Fridays (they have mac & cheese)

My sweet girl

Lindsay and Uncle Kevin

You can get cheese on soup!! Can I have some?!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Michael's taking a break from the party

Michael is taking a break from the party on July 4.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Have I told you about our new chair?

When you sit in it, your whole day gets brighter!!