Wednesday, July 29, 2009

July in Review

I rather like the idea of playing catch-up by just posting pictures on my blog with a few captions.

And now, I bring to you:
July 2009

Love to see rainbows
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hmmmm... positive pregnancy tests?!!!
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No, not mine~ my daughter-in-law Steph's....
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that's right, Jim & Steph are going to give us a grandchild!!!!
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Mariko came home for a break before she had to take her USMLE Step 1 boards and brought her boyfriend Chris so we could interrogate meet him.
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The guys~ Steve & Jim in back, Chris, William, Robert & Doug
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I love dinner around the table with the family. The laughter never stops
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William & Mariko
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July also meant another 5K for me. This was the Red Dress for Women 5k in Hartford, CT on July 11
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This sign cracked me up
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Sarah & me before the run
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Almost there!


After my run, Sarah got ready for the kids' race
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Run Sarah run!
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Since then, she started Cool Running's Couch-to-5K program.

That night, Robert and I went to see Wilco in Lowell, MA. What an awesome concert!
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The following week we went to Boston Children's Hospital for William's cardiology check up.
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William helps Dr. Lacro
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Dr. Lacro was William's cardiologist before William was born
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All was well and now William doesn't have to go back for 2 more years!

The boys are out
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William loves Word Searches. Especially when they have to do with Star Wars.
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And that, for the most part, was July. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Whoops! I didn't blog in June!

June was filled with a couple birthdays, William's dental surgery, Father's Day, our local annual Down syndrome picnic, a 5K, and the end of school.

The month in review, mostly in pictures.

June 2~ My 48th birthday. I have no problem admitting I am 48. That means I'm just two years away from getting AARP discounts.
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A birthday kiss!
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A few days later, William went in for dental surgery, to have some stubborn baby teeth removed. His permanent teeth had come in behind them so he had a double row. He was also getting sealants on his permanent molars, having caps checked and some replaced, full x-rays and a thorough cleaning.

Waiting to go back for anesthesia
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The next day, when I asked William to show me his mouth, he opened wide!
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Sarah brought home a packet of cards his classmates made for him~
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June 11~ We celebrated Doug's 19th birthday. William loves helping blow out candles
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Wow. 19. How did that happen? I remember when he was just a lil' guy.
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At our local Down syndrome group picnic, William loved spending nearly all his time in the bounce house.
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June brings beautiful blossoms and butterflies.
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I've neglected my rose bushes over the past couple years, but fortunately, they seem to have forgiven me as they burst into color and filled the air with their wonderful fragrance.
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On July 20th I ran in my second 5K and this one was USATF certified so it really was 5K.
This was the Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K Run to Cure ALS
My ex-husband's brother Andy had ALS and died a few years ago, so the cause is very close to my heart. Andy and I went to school together and were friends before we became in-laws so I ran this race in his memory.
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Robert took William and Sarah to the kids' activities while I ran.
William waits patiently in line for his turn
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Getting instructions on Ring Toss...
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but William likes his way better
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Getting ready to cross the finish line!
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Meeting former Red Sox pitcher Mike Timlin afterwards
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And getting Tim Wakefield's autograph. Tim is Robert's favorite Red Sox player.
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Sarah wanted to have some pictures to take to school to make the boys in her class jealous that she got to meet some Red Sox players. Mike Timlin was so sweet to pose with her!
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We celebrated Father's Day a little late this year. Jim and Steph got Robert a Mr. Beer kit! Robert was so tickled~ he'd been thinking about getting something like this for awhile!
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Now to get ready to recap July!