Monday, August 18, 2008

Neek's Birthday!

Last weekend we went to the Residency Museum, the kids love going there. They had a great time watching a DVD about dinosaurs and playing a fishing game, looking at the exhibits and playing in the old school room.


This weekend was the "baby"s 3rd birthday!!! I can't believe it has been three whole years since she was growing inside me! They change so fast and achieve so much in those first few years of life, it really is a miracle. On Saturday (her actual birthday), we had a family BBQ as is our tradition with sausages, chops, fresh rolls,
fairy bread, lollies, salads, potato bake and, of course, yummy icecream cake and profiteroles for sweets. Thanks to Tammy for the Potato Bake, Grandma for the salads and rolls and her help, Clare for her effort in meeting Missy Moos' demands (pink fairy balloons, a pony in pink wrapping paper, fairy bread and lollies), and last but certainly not least, darling Granny who spent the whole weekend washing dishes and cleaning up.



On Saturday night Uncle Danny, Emma and Brayden drove from Busselton to see the birthday girl. Both the kids (and Peter and I) were so happy to see them and we headed over to Gran's for a delicious tea and a game of shoot-em-up with cap guns. I don't know who had more fun, the kids or Uncle Danny?! On our way to Grannys house, there was an increadible sunset at the exact moment Anika entered the world three years ago at 6.10pm. It was like nature put on a special display to honour our beautiful girl.


On Sunday we had the fancy dress kids party with; Laura the Pirate, Ty the Policeman, Jasmine the Nurse, Julie, Superman Lachie, Fairy Chloe, Bec and Jessica as Dora The Explorer along with Uncle Danny, Emma, Brayden and Granny (and Mum - the nutty looking belly dancer!). The kids were serenaded by Hi-5 and played Balloon Races, Musical Bobs and Pass the Parcel (thanks to Daddy and Brayd who got handy with the lollies and stickytape!) and just generally had a blast! It was so great to see them all having so much fun and they were little angels, I guess they were too busy having fun to fight for once! Joshy had asked to be a potato(???) but his second choice was a cowboy, and he looked so cute in his sparkly stetson and denims! Miss Anika of course had to be an angel and her wings lasted all of five minutes before being discarded, she had green, pink and silver glitter hairspray to accompany her dress and wings. Thanks to everyone for making her feel so special on her big day, she really is such a little ray of sunshine and deserves no end of happiness.


This waiting business is wearing us down badly but it is the calm before the storm I guess. Once we have everything confirmed it will be all stations GO! to try and raise all that money to try and save our boy. That is what I will call our fundraiser S.O.S. - Save Our Son!


Work has been flat out with the Career Expo on Friday but it is a great opportunity to get the word out to the high school leavers about our department. Plus I got to briefly see Tam, Wendy and Tom so it wasn't such a bad day after all - just long! This week is the first time I have taken a day off since I started at TAFE in Jan 2003 a few weeks after Josh was born so it feels a bit strange asking people to take my classes. I have been there with colds, flus, gastro and when the kids had chickenpox and now I am taking two days off when I am healthy!! Go figure.


Thanks to all of you for your love, support and prayers, believe me, we need it very badly just now. I may not post again for a while depending upon the news we get on Wednesday, but will update when I have recovered from the news enough.


Hi to brave girl Immie who had surgery this morning to put in a Broviac. Hope you are recovering well and back to fine form tomorrow to give Kods and Mum and Dad curry!


Love,


Hannah

1 comment:

Kaitlyn's mum said...

Hi there, just flicking through your journal quickly and you mentioned researching treatments in the USA.

MIBG therapy is available over east, I don't know a lot about it but a little girl named Bronte has done it.

Here's her link if you wished to get into contact with her parents to ask questions.

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/bronterussell/