In April, 2010, when Andrew was 2 1/2, a tumor was discovered behind his eye. The tumor was removed, but it was found to be an aggressive cancer. He endured seven months of chemo and six weeks radiation. In December of 2010, the day after his last treatment, he was rushed to the ER with an almost fatal bacterial infection. He survived.

He is now seven-years-old!! I don't visit here much, because during the ordeal, this is where I dumped everything--my rage, my fear, my sadness, my ugly, my hope, my everything. But I want all of you who supported and prayed for us to hear his updates. You helped me survive, and I am deeply thankful. Every once in awhile, I will check in to let you know how he's doing. Please continue to pray that cancer will never return to his body. Thank you.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Visiting Kindergarten

I helped out with my son's kindergarten class yesterday. 
It was fun! 
They went on a "plane trip" to Brazil.

 I had to take my four-year-old with me (the blondie in the orange),
and at first, he was kinda bored.
(and I don't tend to sugarcoat)
my oldest son, Aaron, was so darn sweet to him!
I loved it.

He ushered him around the room,
saved him a seat,
and helped him cut things out.
I was amazed!

Here the kids are all making "rain makers." 
(shipping tubes filled with beans and rice)

Here they are shaking their rain makers:

Before I left, I saw this on the shelf:

I had to take a picture. 
 Looks like Aaron has some competition.

I was proud of my big little guy.


PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Mamarazzi


  1. Oh my goodness. This is so very sweet. I love that age. I used to teach kindergarten. I miss it. That age is such fun : )! A plane trip to Brazil! That makes me miss teaching like crazy!

  2. AWWWWW! I got all Mommy-goose bumpy over this one. I love big brothers. And that last shot...pretty priceless. :)

  3. What a fun day! Oh how I miss the classroom! It's great that you were able to take your four year old and still help out.

    Our elementary school has been frowning on bringing younger siblings when you volunteer. Kind of sad, because I haven't really had much of a chance to help with my middle son's class.

    But next year, I'll be all over my youngest's son's classroom volunteer signup papers. :)

  4. What a fun day to be in kindergarten! It is nice when you catch them being nice to each other huh?!

  5. What a good big brother! x

  6. that is such a great learning activity for the kids. they will totally remember that for a long time. i still remember some of my favorite lessons from kindergarten.

  7. Awww, too sweet :) i would have taken a picture of that too!!

  8. That is SO sweet! What a good older brother!
    I love when my kids play well together (they are a little young so it doesn't happen often yet)


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