Sunday, February 22, 2009

Busy Weekend

We enjoyed a fun weekend with Aunt Becca, Uncle Mike and Liam.

Kevin is writing his first big report in his school career. What a lot of work that is! Kevin HATES writing. It is like pulling teeth to get him to sit down and work on it. After getting him to work on it, he constantly asks, 'when can I be done?' and tries to negotiate his way into shortening the time he has to spend spend on it. But I can see his handwriting improving as we work on it.

Scotty and Kevin are at that wonderful phase of CONSTANTLY trying to get on the others nerves. I don't know how many 'he pushed me first' arguments I am breaking up a day. Fun, fun, fun!

Scotty has been saving very diligently for one of those Air Hogs remote control cars that can drive up the walls and ceiling. I have been really impressed because he just donated all of his birthday toys to St. Jude's treasure boxes. They were empty again when Kevin, Eric and I went in January. But none the less, Scotty saved and saved to get one of those Air Hogs cars and when he only had two dollars more to go he asked me if I would give it to him. No way, no how, but I told him he could earn it by doing something above the normal chores that are expected of him. One of those things was helping me fold the laundry that was sitting in a basket near the couch. I went to go make Jake something to eat and returned to find all of the towels already neatly folded!!!!! At first I was in disbelief. But there wasn't anyone beside me, Jake, Kevin or Scotty home. Kevin, I adore him, but clearly has no clue how to fold. So now I am thinking JACKPOT!!!! I hope he needs to earn more money soon. I have clean clothes in the dryer. Now if only one of my kids would pick up on putting the clothes away. Kevin is good with cleaning up toys. Maybe Mike will pick up on making dinner and life would be good! ;-)



Kathy said...

Kevin looks great, all that hair coming in.

I hope things continue to go well.

Leighsa M. said...

Hey Rachel,

I was just checking in on you guys and about fell over when I saw that you have the BAHBAD montage on your site! Evan Cousineau, the boy in the video, was on the BMT unit in Minnesota when we were. His family was at the Ronald McDonald house with us. They left for home 4 days before we did. Gina, his mom, and I saw eachother every single day on "4A". She's doing some amazing things to raise awareness about the need for registering to donate bone marrow. It's such a small, small world in this cancer/transplant life we lead...

I'm glad to read that Kevin is well and life is returning to "normal" - whatever that means! :-)

Leighsa McCommon