Just a quick post. First photo - our Brownie Troop last night at Build A Bear. The girls used their cookie money to build bears in teams that will be donated to needy children this Christmas. I'm very impressed with the generousity of our girls. After this past year, I am clearer than ever on the collective importance of charitable efforts. If we can all give just a little, consistently, it will make the world a better place for us all. Thanks again to all of you have given generously to Hans' Lunch for Life campaign. Hans' tree has filled out quite nicely - with 1,881 ornaments as of this evening! You can always check it out at www.lunchforlife.org.
Every time I take a photo of Hans with this new camera - he snaps one of me with his new "camera" just a toy from Jack in the Box. And Elle took the third picture of herself and I love it! Kevin and Hans were cute this weekend. Kevin got a new video game for his "hospital" portable play station. Every time Hans saw his dad playing the game he'd say, "Oh, we're playing Leapster (that's Hans' portable video game system), and he run and get it and sprawl out next to daddy to play.
Hans update: His Potassium was up to 4.4 (normal) as of Monday. But, after that, we're feeling just a little lost in the shuffle b/w the Cancer Center and Endocrinology. We've bumped his second steroid back up to full strength, and cut his Potassium in half. We have yet to hear when we go back in to re-check counts. Maybe tomorrow??? I'll keep you posted.
My big news is that I had the opportunity, or better yet, the necessity to buy Hans new shoes today! He had finally grown out of his battered Cars shoes and the only way to part with them was to find a new pair. I'll try to get a picture to post here soon. I'm just excited to see some measurable growth in the little dude! Way to Grow, bud!