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 161

Filed under: 1 — Rebecca at 6:05 pm on Tuesday, September 30, 2008  Tagged

We had an incredibly busy weekend, heading into the Sound of Music at the Opera House on Friday night to start things off.  The seven of us had front row seats so we had an unobstructed view for the entire performance.  One of the highlights for the kids was when Captain Von Trapp was dancing with Maria and they noticed a slight wardrobe malfunction – his fly was down!  A lot of giggling was coming from the front row.  Towards the end the crowd were encouraged to join in with Edelweiss – to which Jessica leaned over to me and whispered “don’t you dare!” – mmm maybe she doesn’t like my singing.

The next morning we got up and I took Amelia and Olivia on a bit of a shopping spree at Queensgate, we did well but unfortunately we ran out of time as we were due in at Amelias netball teams end of season BBQ.  After the parent vs children’s game (they reckon the kids won, but I think they cheated!) we raced home to get ready for the Lions game at the stadium.  The Ranfurly Shield was up for grabs and Tasman bloody nearly took it off us – fortunately they didn’t.  Just as the game was finishing the rain came down.  I offered to go pick up the car which was parked about 3k away as I was wearing a raincoat.  A fat lot of good the coat did me, I was drenched within about 2 seconds – it was a very long run exacerbated by having sopping jeans and shoes. 

Sunday dawned as a bright and beautiful sunny Wellington day and saw about a dozen child cancer families take the winding road out to the picturesque Woolshed in Ohariu Valley.  We were hosted by Greg and Jude and their many helpers and animals.   

On arrival the first things that were spotted were two gorgeous little puppies which tended to be the highlight of the day for some, I know a couple of the children in our car wanted to take them home.  Amongst the other entertainment was horse rides and sheep chasing which was very amusing as those little lambs can move pretty fast when they want to.  Jude also did several rounds of the farm on the quad with a trailer full of children on the back.  For the adults we had the opportunity to test our shooting skills with a spot of clay pigeon shooting.  Let’s just say that a few of the fairer sex managed to hit more than the males in our midst. 

We were treated to a superb afternoon tea, drinks and good conversation on the balcony in the sun, whilst looking out onto nothing but the beautiful green rolling hills. 

Liam and Ashleigh are hanging out at a holiday program this week which is enabling me to get some much needed study done.

Hope all is well


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September 30, 2008 @   

Have a great time


   Bridget Best

October 4, 2008 @   

It was good to see Ashleigh and Liam at Chelsea House holiday programme last week, and catch up with you Rebecca. Have a good week this week with the kids at home. Might see you at the neighbours sometime during the week.
Take care


   Nic, John & Steven

October 5, 2008 @   

Hi guys!! My goodness you have been busy and sounds like everyone is doing awesomely well. Hope the sun shines for you all to enjoy the last week of the holidays and enjoy some quiet time before school kicks back into action for another term – scary to think next hols will be the xmas ones!! Gosh where does the time go?? Have been keeping up with Kyah’s journey too Becs and thoughts and prayers are always heading out to her family – so very very sad. Take care and be good!! Nic

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