This is Saxon, our energetic little man who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when he was a week old. We gathered together many friends and family members and created Strides for Sax. Our mission is to raise money and create awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to find a cure for cf. This is all about Sax and our team's efforts for the cause. As of the creation of this blog, Saxon is 21 months old, has been hospitalized several times for pneumonia, and had undergone 3 surgeries since his first birthday.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

All The Little Animals

Sunday was Mother's Day... my kiddos definitely made it special!! Saxon and Raine and Daddy treated Mommy to a day at the Minnesota Zoo. Saxon LOVED the aquariums the most!! The sharks, stingrays, fish, and dolphins kept him quite in awe - he was not happy when we left it.. or when we left the zoo. By the time we left, I wondered if we hadn't inadvertently brought home a couple of monkeys instead of our children!! They were about as restless as monkeys!! I'd say his other favorite thing to see was the farm. Not that those animals are that unusual in our area... we can see cows and pig almost anywhere!! But the kids both enjoyed feeding the goats and sheep!! Raine was determined to feed a baby lamb, and Saxon was just squealing like crazy when the sheep and goats licked his fingers to take the food from him!! After petting them, he thought he should be able to pet ALL of the animals - SORRY babe, ain't gonna happen!! But he enjoyed petting and playing with the goats and sheep....

Cystically, Saxon has been doing well still. I see it has made a world of difference having him out of daycare!! He really hasn't had any colds or sniffles or much for coughs since we've been home. I think his health benefits of me staying home are definitely outweighing the financial benefits of when I was working. His health is making the other sacrifices very much worthwhile!! I admit, there are times I feel very stir crazy, but when Scot comes home, I generally get a nice break - he takes some of the responsibility of the children off me. I really appreciate his help!!

Strides is planning when our next team meeting is going to be. I will post the details here once it has been decided. The goal for our next meeting is to approve and start to work out the logistics of having a kiddie carnival and the poker run, and start planning our 3rd of July parade float. We are still looking for other people who want to help out with carnival and to walk/ride with us in the parade. We got a trailer and our entry fee donated, so the rest is up to us....

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