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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Spray ground

Yesterday, a friend of mine and I took Ben to the “spray ground”. It is a park that has a water feature. Now, we’ve been to this park before and had seen the water toys but I had kind of forgotten about it and I wasn’t sure when they were going to start running the water. Apparently they have started. So, we took Ben and had a great time.

Ben 15 months 101The water would come out of the ground like fountains and would come down from some of the structures. There were a TON of kids there so we didn’t get to get too close but we had fun for the time we were there. The time we were there wasn’t very long however because it happened to be 106 degrees out. I was sweating just standing in the shade and was concerned about Ben dehydrating

. Ben 15 months 116We would take break and played on the slide.

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Ben 15 months 120When it cools down a bit, I know we’ll be visiting the spray ground more. We had tons of fun!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

It’s gettin’ hot in here!

Ugh. It’s really hot right now. The kind of hot that makes you sweat just walking to your car. The kind that makes you not want to go outside.

When it gets this hot, I don’t cook. I serve the three S’s for dinner- smoothies, sandwiches, and salads. Just boiling Ben’s neb makes me sweat. I bought a roasted chicken to cut up and put in sandwiches and salads. Of course, Ben is loving what’s on the menu lately. Who wouldn’t?

Tomorrow I’m taking him to a water park in El Dorado Hills. Hopefully, it’ll cool down just a bit. You’d think I’d know all this by now, I’ve lived in Sac for 10 years. Yet somehow I always act surprised and dramatic in this kind of heat.

Water park pics will be headed your way tomorrow :)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Just the two of us

Ryan had to go to LA this weekend for a tradeshow so it was just Ben and I. The Sacramento heat has returned in full force but I decided that we needed to get out.

My cousin Darcy called us to say that she was going to Pops in the Park in downtown Sacramento. There was a band playing along with different foods and beverages being served. So after treatments and some dinner, Ben and I headed downtown. It was really hot but Ben needed to get out and I needed to get out of my we-just-lost-Conner funk.

Once we got there, I parked at her house, loaded up the wagon and hiked to the park. I was glad we made the decision to go. Ben ran straight for the crowd of people…

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and began to dance.

Ben 15 months 085 Ben 15 months 086I let him push his wagon around which he loved.

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But there were tears when I wouldn’t let him push the wagon into a crowd of people.

Ben 15 months 092 Ben 15 months 093 Just call me mean Mommy. However, it wasn’t something that a chip couldn’t fix.

Ben 15 months 097Ben 15 months 098 Then we danced with the bear from the State Fair

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And then there were more tears when I wouldn’t let him follow the bear into the bathroom (poor person in there must have been sweating). Once again, mean Mommy.

The day ended when a tantrum was thrown over an empty Otter Pop wrapper. Event though it would have been nice to stay longer, I am glad for the one-on-one time I have with Ben. I seemed to hold him a little bit tighter this weekend :)

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If you’d like to read about Conner’s final day Click here. It is beautiful and tragic all at the same time.

If you’d like to help us honor and remember Conner, you can wear red on Wednesday.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Conner Man

I truly hoped I’d never have to post this. Last night, sweet little Conner Jones, lost his battle to CF at 7-years-old.

He is now able to breathe easy.

Please keep the Jones Family in your prayers. We will continue to fight for a cure in Conner’s honor and for everyone else living with this nasty disease.

Rest in Peace, sweet Conner.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

America's Got Awareness

These two ladies were on America's Got Talent tonight. This is my hope for Ben.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Maui 2010 pics

Finally! I have my camera back, thanks dad!!

“The accident”

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Yep, it was as painful as it looks. My tooth went through my lip and I had a cut/bruise on my chin. I still have evidence of my black eye so you will see it through our whole vacation.

Now on to the fun pics!

Our view

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(click on pictures to make them bigger, otherwise this would be a super long post!)

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Okay, there’s a story behind the pink floatie. My parent’s were nice enough to buy one for us before hand but they didn’t notice that it was pink instead of red. I didn’t want to waste my time returning it since we were going to leave it behind anyway. So Ben rocked the pink floatie!!

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Beach pics

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FYI: The extremely tan man is my father.

The ditch in the grass that Ben had the best time running up and down in.

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Our sunset cruise (day 2 of “the accident”)

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With my mom and grandma. We couldn’t get a good shot of us, it was so windy!

These are just some of our family pictures. We had lots of good family  times!

Maui 2010 057 Maui 2010 106My dad, brother and my brother’s friend, Brian.

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Okay, I’m exhausted! I’ll post up more, this is all my post could hold.

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