Thursday, May 2, 2013

Thankful Thursday

This week I am thankful for:

- the lovely lads at our local Lions Club who raised money to pay for our spa shelter:


Before the shelter...NO SHADE...

Now...SHADE!

- the lads also put another coat of paint on our ramp and cubby house to allow them to survive the elements a little longer;

The lads doing some painting...

- Trevor (the lad in blue with the suspiciously clean paint brush) for all his hard work organising this;

- the friend who mentioned us to Trevor in the first place;

- the fact that their generous gift allowed us to use other generous gifts we've been given to put some shelter out the back:

Before...no shade...
Now - SHADE - not much but better than nothing!

(If you're wondering why we've become obsessed with shade it's because Ashlea's medications increase her risk of sunburn while being immune suppressed increases your chance of skin cancer - it's a double whammy).

- the promise of an ordered pantry and an end to the moth plague that a Tupperware party offers;

- the chance for a quiet day here and there now that the girls are back at school;

- continued stability for Ashlea's kidney function and an uneventful clinic visit;

- the many people who humour Ashlea's requests.  You may remember that last week Tom went to the dentist.  This week he has:
Had his blood drawn...

Been weighed...

Had his new kidney palpated...
Had his blood pressure taken (by Ashlea)...


And had a haircut.

 Never underestimate the persuasive powers of a cute child in a wheelchair :)


7 comments:

Jill from Maryland said...

So glad Tom has made a good fit into your family!!! He sure has a busy schedule!

Missy said...

Hey I cant resist her either!!! She is gorgeous and can melt a heart pretty quickly.

I am thankful as well for the amazing people who surround you xx

Sylvia said...

Lovely outdoor spaces! What a blessing!

Anonymous said...

WHAT NICE LADS!!!!!!!!
Tom looks like he was well behaved and did not scratch anyone. From Fay

Kathryn- Special Sib said...

My brother does the exact same thing, except with Bert Ernie Elmo Count Snuffy......

Anna said...

So sweet! Love the pictures with Tom.

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Cute Tom. Like it very much!