Friday, May 8, 2009

An Update On Me

Just thought I would let you all know how I am doing with this round of chemo. So far, I have been able to handle this round much better than the first round. I have been more nauseus and have thrown up lots and lots (Cody brought me Subway yesterday and it came right back up. I had just worked up enough nerve to eat it again after my first rough on Interferon. Apparently Subway and me do not get along!) But I am feeling pretty good. I am actually able to focus on a movie or on the tv so that is an improvement.

As far as how I feel, I am tired, really tired. It wears me out to walk very far. But that is to be expected.

My skin is having some issues right now but it looks better than it did last round. Cody and have really been piling the lotion and Aquaphor on every two hours. That seems to have helped a little bit.

As far as those adorable munchkins of mine, they are doing great. I have talked to them on the phone several times. They have helped Grandma Snyder plant in the garden, they had a picnic, and fed the ducks. They have played in the basement and gone shopping with Grandpa S.

Hope everyone is doing well. Please keep praying.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Wrapped Up In My Babies

Before we left Grandma and Grandpa Snyder came over to pick up the kiddos. They are keeping them the first part of the week and my folks will take over towards the end of the week.

Grandma walked in carrying a big bag. I didn't think to much of it. Then she told me to look in it. There were a few little things and then I pulled out the quilt. Grandma worked her butt off to make me a quilt with the kids pictures on it for me to take with me when I go to cancer treatments. I was so overwhelmed and happy I cried.

I absolutely love the quilt. It has been on my lap the whole time I have been here and I am constantly looking at the pictures. Sometimes I smile and sometimes I cry. Either way it is so nice to have the kids with me while I am here. They are my strength. Thank you so, so, so much Grandma Snyder. I adore the quilt.

My New Do(s)

Here are some pics of me with my new wigs. I haven't lost all of my hair yet, however it is really thin. The thinning has been hard on me. I have always had really thick hair so not having much really sucks. The wigs, however, are kind of fun. Cody's Aunt is a hairdresser so she was able to get me some fabulous wigs at pretty reasonables prices. She went way out of her way to get these for me. Thank you so much Aunt Tracy!

Mommy and Ella giving kisses.

Short and brown

Long and blonde

Which is your favorite? I'm torn. I like them both! I plan on keeping them both and possibly ordering one more in a light red color just because-hey I have cancer-there has to be a positive with all this right? Apparently the positive is not having to do your hair:)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Exploration Place Visit

Lately I have been feeling pretty good. Really good in fact. I have been loving it. The kids and I have been having a blast playing and hugging and kissing:)

Since Saturday was our last day with the munchkins for the week Cody and I wanted to do something really fun with them. It was raining (of course) so the zoo was out. After some thinking we decided to take the kids to Exploration Place. Exploration Place is a fabulous museum type of place with all different exhibits that the kids can actually play with and explore. The kids (and Daddy) loved all the different exhibits and I loved seeing the looks on their faces as they checked out each different station.

As you can see in the pictures below, everyone had a fabulous day. Thanks kids for the wonderful memories. We will definitely be doing something like this each Saturday before we have to head down to Houston. It makes for some wonderful memories for all of us.

Ella and Mommy in the castle.
Daddy trying out the rope maze.

Kyler trying out the rope maze. He didn't quite do it right but oh well. He had fun and that's all that matters!

Ella totally cheating on the fabric banner maze. Silly girl, you don't go under the fabric!

Ella found herself a baby! Big surprise!

Kyler aiming a real airplane propeller on a wall of shimmering metal discs to create 40-foot tall wind patterns.

Kyler enjoying the train table. I wonder if he knows that he have one of these in the playroom!

Ella looking through the talking sunflower. Do you think she looks a little freaked out?

Ella is throughly enjoying the water table in the little kids section. I'm pretty sure she would have stayed here all day long!

Kyler and Ella playing very nicely together! See, it does happen!

Kyler riding the horse that goes down the track. Both kids loved this. We totally need one of these at home!

Ella planting veggies in the garden.

Kyler enjoyed riding the horsey that didn't anywhere too!
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