Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Fun & Active Weekend

Wow! Where to start? So, Friday was a pretty good day (see previous post for details).  Saturday morning Caleb woke up in a good mood. Still not feeling really well, but at least in a good mood. His football team (Lobo Blue 5/6) was scheduled to play their championship game at 9:00am. He wasn't quite up to going to even watch, so we cheered them on from home.

After breakfast and a short nap, Caleb decided he wanted to go outside with his dad. So, he got dressed & went outside. He sat in a chair in the garage keeping his dad company. He stayed outside for over 2 hours! It may not seem like much to others, but it was HUGE to us. It's been a struggle just to keep him awake, much less outside.

We got a call after the football game was over to let us know that they won the game!! Each child received a trophy and a ring. We were told they even called Caleb's name out over the sound system even though he wasn't able to be there.  Coach Cassidy came by to deliver Caleb's trophy & ring to him.  He wasn't real thrilled about having his picture taken, but he did it anyway.

We met with some friends about 2pm at a Pumpkin Patch. We'd never been to one before and were all looking forward to it. They had loads of wagons there, so we were able to load Caleb into a wagon & enjoy all the sights. We enjoyed snowcones, kettle popcorn, a hay ride & a couple nice picture moments.  The other kids even convinced Caleb to get out of the wagon to go through a hay maze. He was wiped out by the time we left, but had a great time. We enjoyed a quiet dinner at home and both boys were asleep by 6:30pm!

Sunday, we went to church. He didn't want to go to his class and sat in the lobby in Daddy's arms for almost the entire service. We were blessed with a bunch of teaching materials on healing from a member of our church. After church, we came home, ate lunch & the boys took a nap. His Uncle David & cousin, Miguel, came to visit for a couple hours.  Then we met with some friends at a "Trunk or Treat" at a local church. Caleb wore his Transformer Bumblebee outfit & Caden went as a duck. We enjoyed seeing all our friends from my MOPs group (Mothers of Pre-schoolers) and the Early Learning Center Caleb went to (and Caden goes now).  The boys got a boatload of candy, ate cotton candy & popcorn.

All in all, a very good weekend indeed. We've been so pleased with the amount of activity Caleb had this weekend. We're looking forward to reducing the steroids again in the morning. Hopefully, his appetite will continue to stabilize as well.

Well, it's late and 4:30am comes very early.  Thanks so much for all of your prayers & comments. We love hearing from you. May God bless you all!


Caleb & Coach Sean

Caleb with Team & Individual Trophies
Caleb's Ring

Caleb with Team Trophy


Caleb's Trophy



Me, Caleb, Richard & Caden on the hayride.

5 comments:

  1. I AM SO GLAD TO HEAR THAT IT WAS A GREAT BUSY AND ENJOYABLE WEEKEND. MAY OUR GOD CONTINUE ON HEALING HIM. CONGRATULATIONS TO CALEB AND HIS TEAM. JOB WELL DONE

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  2. Angel, I love reading your post about Caleb. Praying for you and your family.

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  3. Oh, Angela! I had no idea that your Caleb was so sick! I just read through your previous postings and got caught up on what's going on. We will be praying for little Caleb! Caleb was always one of Elizabeth's favorite kids in her class at ELC. When I showed her your blog and told her that Caleb was sick she said, "Oh, Caleb! He always made me laugh!" I think she secretly had a little crush on him. : ) Your family will be in our prayers. If there's anything we can do for you, please let me know.

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  4. What a GREAT weekend for you ALL! I know you've got to be relieved at how well Caleb did this weekend. Hopefully this will be the start of MORE good days!

    In My thoughts' and prayers!
    Misty

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