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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.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Going Smoothly

We are doing fine! Hans goes in tomorrow for labs and Neulasta. It's been busy but good here. It's crazy what you do when you're selling your place! Why wouldn't I paint my pantry and laundry when it was just for us? Hans helped me paint those this week. I'm finally fixing a leaky faucet out back that we'd usually just keep a bucket under and go out and water a plant or bush when it got full! We'll just try to keep up the upped level of TLC at the new place for a while. We'll see how that goes... Hans has been having fun squeezing extra playdates in. He had 3 playdates this past weekend including 1.5 sleepovers! Boys this age are cute. It gets to about 11pm and about half the time you hear the annoucement "I think I'm gonna call it" and they phone home! We are happy to be getting some good fun in! Carmen, thanks for watching Hans while I did a big Lanyard Workshop at Elle's school. On Friday, the kids got out for early release. Through the student council, Elle had recruited 45 kids to participate in an after school lanyard workshop. Amazing volunteers Alisa and her mother had set me up with dozens of pre-made lanyard beading kits and they were perfect for this age group! We brought in $345 for the CNCF. Way to go, Elle. Elle is busy with soccer, girl scouts and a few big school projects that she's turning in. I'm busy with this house. The realtor will be here on Friday with a stager. I'll have the weekend to do whatever the stager thinks I should do, and then it's on the market. It's all good! I guess that's all for now:) Lara


Anonymous said...

Fabulous people doing wonderful things for others!

Busy time for you..your priorities are lined up accordingly!

Have fun!

Love and hugs,
Aunt Susy

Anonymous said...

Hansie is becoming quite the painter! Has he picked a color for his new room/house?

Good job Elle - you make us all proud of you!! And how cool that you had that many classmates wanting to help with the lanyard project. Good group of kids!

G.Kathy & G.Dale xoxo

Anonymous said...

Go La - lot's of work now but it is going to be soooo worth it when you are on the West Coast and much closer to home. Love, pl