In May of 2006 we lost Matt, Liam's Dad after a courageous battle with a brain tumour, he was 34 years old. In April of 2008 we got the devastating news that 7 year old Liam had an extremely rare form of cancer in his sinus cavity. This blog is where we can update you on Liam's progess with his brave battle. "If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them."

Day 139

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 10:03 am on Monday, September 8, 2008

Well I think that the weather gods are messing with our heads at the moment.  We go from brilliantly sunny beach days like yesterday to overcast miserably cold days like today.  No wonder everyone keeps getting sick!  I have Ashleigh Jane home with a hacking cough and a bit of a fever today.  She is tucked up on the couch with her quilt watching TV – I am sure that is the only reason she wanted to stay home.   

Jasper and I had a lovely weekend in New Plymouth, we took our time getting up there on Friday and arrived about 2.30pm.  They have a really nice paved pathway right around the waterfront so we donned our running gear and went for a bit of a jog to refresh ourselves after our drive, and before we went for a bit of an exploration walk into the main centre.  The next day we decided to go for a bit of a tramp up Mount Taranaki.  It was a lovely day in New Plymouth but the clouds were hanging around a bit up the mountain.  We had thermals and woolley hats etc on and set off to Makatawa Hut which was supposedly a 2 hour hike to.  We made it in just over an hour and you could feel it getting colder as we were getting higher.  It would have been a lovely view from the hut if the clouds weren’t around, but you could just see the bottom of the snow on the valley beside the hut so we knew we were pretty high.  We didn’t stay there long as we were both sweating and it was too cold.  When we got back to the motel room the two little nana’s that we are we had a shower and fell asleep!  We did however rouse ourselves to have a few wines and head into town for dinner.  We had a nice relaxing time, it was great to just have each other for company, go where we wanted when we wanted and not to have to worry about any of the stress in our lives.

We have a few events coming up in the next couple of weeks – I am heading off to Wanganui this weekend with the Kapiti NBG (Police social club thingee) to do the Marton to Wanganui relay which we do every year.  Should be a fun weekend and on the Sunday, Jasper and I are taking the kids to the Phoenix soccer game at the stadium.  Child Cancer rung and asked if Liam would like to be a mascot so he will get to meet the players etc which will be great.  We are heading to see the Sound of Music in a couple of weeks too, as well as a farm visit too which should be good. 

 Well thats enough drivle from me for now, especially as I am supposed to be studying as I haven’t got much time to squeeze it in this week!

Hope everyone is well



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