Monday, August 17, 2009

Eeking out the last bit of Summer Fun

School starts in only three more days! Please explain -- how did summer slip by so quickly?? We've been trying to squeeze in as much fun as possible -- in between thunderstorms and humidity at 110% So, what have we been doing lately?

Going swimming!


Bicycling!




Mowing the lawn! Not to worry, she's too little to mow -- I mowed the lawn.
And yes, we are the dorky family who always wear ear protector headphones when we mow!



Taking Grandma's dog for a walk! We would have given him a bath, but we didn't bring any extra clothes and I know that he would have gotten us soaked in the process!

We usually visit my Mom every weekend and take along my famous (in my mind anyway) chocolate chip cookies! Her spirits are good and for that I am so thankful. She is just a whisper of her former self. The weight loss and the effects of chemo (no hair, no eyebrows, no eyelashes) give her a bit of ghostly appearance and makes me feel so sad that she's having to fight this battle again. Her chemo is almost done though, as her doc is only doing it through the end of this month. Hoping and praying that she will start feeling a bit better once that is finished.

15 comments:

Marla said...

Looks like a great time at the BBQ!
So sorry for your mom, I'll be thinking of her and you.

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

visiting from SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB. wanted to give my thanks to you for having a look at my little space and i wanted to return the favor. my mother had breast cancer and is a 6 year survivor. we were blessed that chemo was not necessary, but it is still scary to be the one taking care of mom instead of the other way around. blessings to you and your family.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Love those headphones! My SIL (who teaches at a school for the hard of hearing) would be proud!

TanyaLea said...

We've been asking the same question...where did summer go?!

LOVE the polka-dot swimsuit...so cute! :)

Felicia said...

Grab every ounce of summer you can. Maddy is so photogenic!

Jodee Leader said...

We are in the same boat -- soaking up the last few days of summer! It did go so fast this year!

Hoping and praying your sweet Mom feels better soon. Cancer sucks!

Kim said...

Looks like fun! Did Maddy get tot he Y today? Mason has beeen home sick and I was gone on Friday so I apologize for not getting back to you.

I hope your mom starts feeling better soon, it is great you are getting to see her so much!

Gail said...

Miss Maddy looks like she's having fun in all the pics...which are awesome BTW. love her expressions! :)
Summer always goes so fast doesn't it?

Lisa said...

Looks like you guys have been having a very fun summer. Before we know it, it will be October...I'm glad you are soaking every bit of the summer up!

Donna said...

Sounds like you and Maddy are getting the most out of your last few days of summer...sigh!

Super Mommy said...

Yes, squeeze every moment you can. Looks like y'all have been busy for sure! I'm sure your mother loves you cookies and company!

Lucy said...

Looks like you are enjoying your last days of summer! I can't imagine how hard it must be to see your mom like that. I'm sure she'll feel tons better after chemo is done. I love that you bring her choc.chip cookies. Take care!
Lucy

Kim said...

I wish that summer was just starting instead of ending. I love having my kids at home over the very short summer break.

Casey said...

I'm sorry to hear about your mom... I'm sure those cookies are helping to cheer her though! And I hope her chemo ending will bring her spirits back!!

Looks like you are having a nice end of the summer. And I have NO idea where this summer went... it's the fastest one yet.

Jill and Rick said...

I've been wondering how your mother is doing. I pray that the chemo treatments are effective and that you have many good days together when the treatments are through.

Jill