Friday, February 27, 2009

Kaleb's Field Trip To The Zoo With His School Class!!

I got the privilege to go with Kaleb on his first field trip for school. We went to the Phoenix Zoo. All the kids had a blast. The kids liked the giraffes since they were eating when we got there.

They were especially excited to see the otters swimming and that they had a little window for the kids to look through since they are all about 3 years old and are too short to see over the wall.

Of course Kaleb found a tree that he could look through and try and climb out of. He was having fun and wanted to run everywhere.

Finally, the kids got to ride the carosel and of course this was just the highlight of the day. They were all so tired and a nice break to ride the carosel was just what they all needed.

Here is a picture of most of the kids that when with us. We were missing about 3 kids in this picture. It was really hard trying to get a picture at the end of the day. Obviously we should have took the picture at the beginning before the kids were tired.
We had a really good time and it was fun to spend the day with him and to be their on his first adventure at school.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Hunter's Birthday!

Well Hunter's Birthday was yesterday. I did better than I thought I would. Since it was a nice day we ended up buying some red heart balloons to let go down at the cemetary. All the kids had a good time and enjoy the balloon part. It was really nice for everyone to take time out of their day to come and spend a few moments to remember him.

Thanks Everyone it means alot to us!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My Dear Hunter!

My sweet Hunter's Birthday is tomorrow. He would have been 6 years old. How big he would have been. I have been really torn with lots of mixed emotions this whole week. I hate that he is gone and I miss him so much. I think about him often which brings tears to my eyes. I have been in this emotional roller coaster for awhile now. He was such a smart sweet boy. I keep telling myself that god needed him more than us right now but that doesn't seem to ease the pain. It has been really hard for me and I am doing my best to stay strong. I remember the day he stopped breathing that his dad was visiting him and had to leave to take care of his little brother (Kaleb). Jeff said I love you son and in his sweet little sick voice he said I love you to Dad. Those were the last words that Jeff heard him say and I am very greatful of that. Hunter was a kind, sweet, loving child and we are glad he was a part of our lives even if it was only for a short while.

Everyone wants to know what I/we want to do for his birthday. I just don't know what to say. The last few years we have bought balloons to let off at the cemetary in rememberance of him on his birthday but last year it was cold and rainy and the balloons wouldn't float. It was really hard to have to take the balloons back home and then to try again a few days later. It was really emotional for me. So this year I stress out on what we should do that won't be so painful. Then I am told a story that breaks my heart. Peggy's oldest daughter Tatum had a birthday last month and had some balloons. When then went outside she said to her mom. "Can I give my balloons to Hunter" of course she said yes. It makes me happy and sad at the same time. I am glad that some of the nieces and nephews still remember him. I am not really sure what I am going to do still. I guess we will just have to wait to see what tomorrow brings.