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Bakersfield, CA, United States
Hans was a busy, happy, sweet and fearless three year old when he was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. He fought his disease like a "gladiator" for nearly 6 years. Hans was an animal lover to his core. He was 'guarded' at home by his three cats, Black, Orange and Cotton. He also had his Golden Retriever, Honey, to keep him company. Hans enjoyed swimming, biking, gardening, grilling (he had his very own grill!), horseback riding, playing video games, building Legos, and flipping between Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Animal Planet. Hans loved all members of his family and he was a loyal friend. He had to go through a lot of treatment in his life. But Hans powered through it. His attitude was let's get this done! His motivation was always to get back home, to his family, pets, favorite foods and pool.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Planting Day

Things have been going pretty well since we got back home. Hans had his one and only day of school this week on Thursday - it was Math/Science day and it went well. We then had to jump into the car and go straight back down to TCH for labwork and another shot of Neulasta. Labs looked good! The shot stung, though.

On our way home, we stopped by the Houston Garden Center and stocked up on a bunch of flowers to replace some that we lost in our 'big freeze'. Spring comes early here! If you're up north, don't hate on us because Hans and I spent the morning planting almost all of our pots. Hans declared it Planting Day! Soo cute. He is a very good helper. He's also helping me restain the kitchen cabinets. We are going for a darker red cherry - moving away from a sort of 80's orange tone. He's also been helping his dad and his sister stain the decks!

We are just feeling a little rumpled from our crazy week! But ready to tackle many spring projects - we are also spring cleaning and getting ready for a big old (CNCF Fundraiser) bead-a-thon this weekend.


Anonymous said...

Hans is a great gardener like his Papa!
We are still having off and on snow here! So I have to say I'm a little jealous that you guys are gardening! Glad to hear you are all able to work together to spruce up the house for spring.
G'ma Stephanie

Anonymous said...

It's soooo cold here. It actually snowed for 5 minutes yesterday. I'm happy that you are able to do some fun spring activities, and I'm so glad that you are home from the hospital.


Santa Cruz, CA

Anonymous said...

AHHH...spring optimists! Planting Day sounds like great fun!

Enjoy all of your projects!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy