Sunday, August 07, 2011

Downers Grove Lemonade Stand 2.0

Caroline Vazquez and Grace Marino, the Team Matthew all-stars who last summer held an unforgettable lemonade stand are doing it again.  Proceeds benefit the leukemia research foundation.  The stand runs Thurs, Fri, and Sat (Aug 11, 12, and 13th)  12pm - 5pm.  611 Davis St. Downers GroveIL 60515.  The links to two sites below have some extra dets.

Matthew was not able to attend last year's lemonade stand but he is certainly looking forward to going this year.

Monday, August 01, 2011

foot hurts (from kicking so much ass!!)

Not sure where to begin.  I had hoped to deliver a blog post well before now but I was awaiting a bipartisan resolution to issues regarding my personal debt ceiling.  Sure hope there are some folks out there still listening.  For those of you that are...I am happy to report that everything is going well on all fronts.  Despite the weather this summer, which has been complete garbage, I have to say that this has been the greatest summer ever.  Matthew is, as the title of this blog suggests, kicking ass.  All of his tests have revealed no sign of cancer.  He is also off of his Cyclosporine, which is the nastiest of all his medicines.   We have, in the true spirit of living every day to its fullest, been taking full advantage of each day.  Not even sure where to begin.  We had an awesome 4th of July at our friend's lake house, took a road trip down to st louis to see my sister and BIL, Matthew has started pre-school and potty-training, and Claire has learned how to ride a two wheeler.  Below are some pics that hopefully tell the story better than I can.

everything but the kitchen sink

Preschool.  lets do this.

It's like he knows that one day, it will be his.

potty training is going well after some initial confusion