Monday, May 11, 2009

Day at the park

We had a big day today. Ashton went to his first dentist appointment and did FABULOUS! I couldn't have asked for him to be any better behaved. He was also cavity free which made things even better!!!! Yea Ash!

After lunch with our best friends, Kellie and Owen, I brought Ashton home for a quick nap. When all the babies woke up we were off to the park to meet Kellie and Owen again for a play date and a nice train ride around the park. So fun! Here are a few pictures of the kids on the train and playing at the park.

On another note, I meet a really nice lady at the park. She has identical twin boys who are 15 months old. They were precious and after talking for a few minutes she tells me that one of the twins was just diagnosed with a very rare type of cancer. Since the boys are identical they tested the other twin. He is fine for the time being but they said he has a 50% chance of also having cancer down the road. The baby had his first chemo treatment at Children's Hospital and the mother was really optimistic. After watching my sister-in-law and my nephew Aiden go through this same thing, I know that sometimes all you can do is hope and pray. I told her about my nephew and how sick he was and how the odds were stacked against him. Aiden is now cancer free and acts just like any other 3 year old little boy.
She offered me her phone number and said she is new to the area and really could use a friend. My heart just really went out to her. Please keep this family in your prayers. I just can't imagine what she is going through. I know it must be heart breaking to have an extremely sick child and also have to leave your other baby at home. I can't even begin to understand what she must be going through. Please pray for this family.


Sarah and Brad said...

Cute pics of the boys! Kelly and Ben's little boy is a doll, too!

I'm so glad that lady was at the park when you were...sounds like it was meant to be. So glad you can offer her support...I can't even imagine what she's going through.

One day at a time said...

So glad you guys had a great day at the park!

Again you are such an amazing person Les, to open up your heart to that lady! God works in mysterious ways and you were a answered prayer to that lady!!!! I can't even imagine what she is going through and I will keep her in my prayers.

The Sharum's said...

Love the pics. You are a good mommy for letting the kids play in the sand - hahahahahaaaa..Looks like they had a blast!!! We've never ridden the train, but will have to this summer. My heart does go out to the mother you met!! I simply couldn't imagine living every second of every day not knowing..

nat said...

wow, what a good day for you to go to the park....have you talked to her again?