Pray for Grant

July 8, 2010 - 10:16 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Friday, July 9, 2010

ve had such a great time at home the last couple of weeks. Claire and Grant went to see “Toy Story 3” last week, which they loved! Grant is a HUGE fan of the "Evil Dr. Pork chop." I had a few of the characters from when I was a kid and have given them to Grant to play with. He and Claire have spent the past week playing with them and having a ball.

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend. We sure did! I think this was the best 4th we have ever had. On Friday, July 2nd, Claire and I checked into the Houstonian Hotel and Spa for a "girls only night." We had room service, tried to watch a movie and ended up watching WAY too many episodes of the "Suite Life of Zach and Cody," and painted each other’s nails. It was such a wonderful time for us to share. I get so much time with Grant that I wanted to have some special time with Claire. She loved having me all to herself with out any distractions and I loved being with her. She is such a little angel.

On the 3rd, David brought Grant up to the hotel and I took both kids to their amazing pool while he worked. After a great morning of swimming, we meet David for lunch and headed home for a much needed nap. That night, we went to the Kingwood Town Dance. There was BBQ, live music, and great people to talk to. Claire and Grant played with the toys we brought and enjoyed dancing and playing with friends. David and I enjoyed some tasty beverages and seeing my parents and old friends.

On July 4th, we took the kids to church, to breakfast, and then swimming at the club. After naps, we headed back to the club for the Freedom Festival where we ate more BBQ, had more drinks, watched the kiddos play with their friends and saw some great fireworks. Grant had the best time participating in the Limbo contest!! He was so cute to watch. Every time he came up to the pole, the sweet girls would lift it and he would duck his head and walk under it. He was soooo upset when the Limbo was over! Poor guy!!!

On Tuesday this past week, Grant went to school (camp) for the first time in over a year. He was soooo excited to go and see his old buddies. (On Monday, I took he and Claire to Target to pick out new lunch boxes and backpacks. That night, David and I had a date and our sitter said that the kids were so excited that they packed their lunchboxes and backpacks for school!) His first day was a huge success. He pottied on the big boy toilet all by himself and his teacher told me that his walking issues "did not hold him back at all." He had the BEST time. Today, he went back and could not wait. He got to bring cupcakes to school to celebrate his birthday with his classmates. He loved that!!

Tomorrow, Grant, Claire and I will hang out at home in the morning. I told them I would take them to CCs Pizza for lunch and then to the toy store before naps. Tomorrow night, Grant, Claire, David and I have an amazing opportunity to go meet the GM of the Cardinals and also meet Albert Pujols in person! We cannot wait!! Grant has been looking at his personalized autographed pic of Pujols and says he can’t wait to “slide the bases: and to "throw him a ball" tomorrow! We feel truly blessed to have this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. After the game, we will meet David's parents out for dinner.

On Saturday, July 10th, my sweet boy turns 4!!! We are having a big party for him that he is soooo excited about. Last year he spent his 3rd birthday in the hospital getting his 1st round of "hospital chemo." Time has flown by...Thank God!! Anyway, all this good buddies are coming, as well as all of his family. I will post pictures of all our recent events as soon as things settle down - I promise!!! I am soooo backed up!!!

We will check back into the hospital for the next round of chemo on Monday, July 12. He is scheduled to receive a spinal tap with chemo in the morning and then he will get a 24hr bag of Methotrexate. We should be in the hospital through Friday.

Thanks again to all of you for your constant support, thoughts and prayers. Each of you makes this whole process more bearable. We could not do this alone. Thank you for holding us up!!!



 

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Melanie McTaggart I am the proud mom and Claire and Grant. I am so blessed to have them in my life!

July 8, 2010 - 10:16 p.m.

Posted by Melanie McTaggart on Friday, July 9, 2010

ve had such a great time at home the last couple of weeks. Claire and Grant went to see “Toy Story 3” last week, which they loved! Grant is a HUGE fan of the "Evil Dr. Pork chop." I had a few of the characters from when I was a kid and have given them to Grant to play with. He and Claire have spent the past week playing with them and having a ball.

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend. We sure did! I think this was the best 4th we have ever had. On Friday, July 2nd, Claire and I checked into the Houstonian Hotel and Spa for a "girls only night." We had room service, tried to watch a movie and ended up watching WAY too many episodes of the "Suite Life of Zach and Cody," and painted each other’s nails. It was such a wonderful time for us to share. I get so much time with Grant that I wanted to have some special time with Claire. She loved having me all to herself with out any distractions and I loved being with her. She is such a little angel.

On the 3rd, David brought Grant up to the hotel and I took both kids to their amazing pool while he worked. After a great morning of swimming, we meet David for lunch and headed home for a much needed nap. That night, we went to the Kingwood Town Dance. There was BBQ, live music, and great people to talk to. Claire and Grant played with the toys we brought and enjoyed dancing and playing with friends. David and I enjoyed some tasty beverages and seeing my parents and old friends.

On July 4th, we took the kids to church, to breakfast, and then swimming at the club. After naps, we headed back to the club for the Freedom Festival where we ate more BBQ, had more drinks, watched the kiddos play with their friends and saw some great fireworks. Grant had the best time participating in the Limbo contest!! He was so cute to watch. Every time he came up to the pole, the sweet girls would lift it and he would duck his head and walk under it. He was soooo upset when the Limbo was over! Poor guy!!!

On Tuesday this past week, Grant went to school (camp) for the first time in over a year. He was soooo excited to go and see his old buddies. (On Monday, I took he and Claire to Target to pick out new lunch boxes and backpacks. That night, David and I had a date and our sitter said that the kids were so excited that they packed their lunchboxes and backpacks for school!) His first day was a huge success. He pottied on the big boy toilet all by himself and his teacher told me that his walking issues "did not hold him back at all." He had the BEST time. Today, he went back and could not wait. He got to bring cupcakes to school to celebrate his birthday with his classmates. He loved that!!

Tomorrow, Grant, Claire and I will hang out at home in the morning. I told them I would take them to CCs Pizza for lunch and then to the toy store before naps. Tomorrow night, Grant, Claire, David and I have an amazing opportunity to go meet the GM of the Cardinals and also meet Albert Pujols in person! We cannot wait!! Grant has been looking at his personalized autographed pic of Pujols and says he can’t wait to “slide the bases: and to "throw him a ball" tomorrow! We feel truly blessed to have this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. After the game, we will meet David's parents out for dinner.

On Saturday, July 10th, my sweet boy turns 4!!! We are having a big party for him that he is soooo excited about. Last year he spent his 3rd birthday in the hospital getting his 1st round of "hospital chemo." Time has flown by...Thank God!! Anyway, all this good buddies are coming, as well as all of his family. I will post pictures of all our recent events as soon as things settle down - I promise!!! I am soooo backed up!!!

We will check back into the hospital for the next round of chemo on Monday, July 12. He is scheduled to receive a spinal tap with chemo in the morning and then he will get a 24hr bag of Methotrexate. We should be in the hospital through Friday.

Thanks again to all of you for your constant support, thoughts and prayers. Each of you makes this whole process more bearable. We could not do this alone. Thank you for holding us up!!!