Sunday, May 17, 2009

Things Are Smoother This Time

Things have run a little smoother this time. Things kind of got out of control last time Shana and Devree were at St. Jude’s. Shana usually takes care of the bills. Getting used to how she handles things, and adapting to the massive amounts Medical Bills and Insurance reports was something else. How much will insurance pay, how do I handle things when insurance says that a procedure is not covered? Now I am up to speed. I have about 1 1/2 inches of a binder that is dedicated to Devree's treatment. Thanks to fundraisers and good insurance, the focus is on Devree getting better and not how to finance her treatment. Whew!!! What a relief!!!

The boys are doing well. Shay went to his friend Ojo’s party and had so much fun, he just had to work out a way for Dane to see how much fun it was. The boys came up with a plan on how to earn money so that we could have fun at High Ballocity, Miniature Golf, and Go Carts.

Shay & Dane Posing at High Ballocity:

Shay Was All About The Go Carts: I never took my foot off the gas and I was loving those corners. As we slid around the corners, I could feel a big silly grin on my face. Much to my surprise... Shay stayed right with me. I might have to keep a close eye on him when he gets his learners permit.

Dane Rode Double With Me:

Slides At Hi Ballocity:

Dane Swinging At High Ballocity:

Shay Swinging At High Ballocity:

Shay In Rollers At High Ballocity:

Dane In Rollers At High Ballocity:

The Reason It Is Called High Ballocity: The gun inbetween Shay and Dane shoots little foam balls. The amazing part is that the kids never get tired. We started at 10:30 AM and at 3:00 PM I took a break to get the boys somethings to eat. We got back at 4:30 PM and the boys talked me into playing tag over the next 2 1/2 hours. Then we did some shopping, and both boys wanted to go back again at 9:00 PM. They told me, "It's open until midnight and you don't want us to waste any money do you?" We went home. LOL

Dane Had Never Played Miniature Golf: Dane saw the miniature golf course and it was so inviting. The boys played miniature golf, and I followed them around taking pictures. Amazingly, both boys got 2 "hole in ones".

Shay & Dane Trying Their Hand At Miniature Golf:

Shay Playing Miniature Golf:

Dane Playing Miniature Golf:

This One Is From Ojo's Party: This expression is what Shay calls his game face. I thought it was hillarious, so I just had to include it.

So today's report is that we are doing well at the home front. Shay and Dane are both happy, but Shay won't break out into singing opera until Shana is home again. It makes us all take notice, but it drives Noble crazy. I can't wait to hear his opera, because it will mean that Shana and Devree are home.

Love you all!!!


Darcy said...

That is quite the task to take on all the bills! Looks like you guys had WAY too much fun at Wild Island! Glad you had a chance to do that.

walkinourshoes said...

Hi Uncle Todd,

Wow, you and the boys are having fun. I love the cute pictures. Shay is brave to go right up, to Elder Bednar. Way to go, Shay.

Love, Koe