As much as I would have liked and as hard as I tried, we couldn't keep that good mood for much longer. For some reason, Ingram ended up being a little booger while we were attempting to do a photo shoot for ALSAC to debut the new Hero singlet for the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend. For some reason, once Ingram was asked to change into a new outfit for the pictures, he flipped a switch and turned into someone I haven't seen in a while. At first I was trying to make all these excuses as to why he was being so difficult; I was trying to blame in on the cancer, getting poked all the time, not having a big breakfast, and more all in my head. I finally decided that as bad as I felt about him acting the way he did and throwing a fit in front of everyone, not wanting to take the pictures, and not wanting to change his clothes, that he is just a 4-year old and honestly can just be a Mr. Grouchy Pants sometime!
After that crazy hour, Ingram changed clothes and turned back into his regular self and we headed off for our appointments and picked up a little caffeine for Mommy along the way! We headed into the lab to get poked by Mr. Josh, then to speech to play with Mrs. Angela, then to get our lab results back from Nurse Tricia. For the first time ever, Ingram will be off a whole week (barring any crazy injuries that may happen) and even was able to get his butterfly out only hours after it landed. All of our doctors and nurses keep telling us that it's a good thing to be able to spend more time away from the hospital, but I can tell you that we're still a little nervous about our time at St. Jude getting more and more spread apart. I know that at some point in the very near future, we're going to not be making weekly visits seeing our doctors and nurses and we're not emotionally ready for that yet either. So it is an adjustment that we are in the process of getting used to...though it may take time!
After school, we had soccer practice for Madison and a game for Lindsey at the same time; the only problem was that they were in two different locations!! We made it all work thanks to another soccer family in the same situation (the Huelskoetter family has girls our same age and on the same two teams) as we traded off kids and headed off in both directions. After we dropped off the older girls at practice and were headed to the game, we picked up Craig on the road who was running to the game but realized he wasn't going to make it on time. Ingram was pretty funnny though when he saw Daddy running down the road and asked "Where is Daddy running? We should take him with us to the game!" And so we did!
Ingram was loving the games and being at both fields and played with other kids during the game and during the practice. He was heading the soccerball, kicking the soccerball and also kicking and catching the football too. I'm pretty sure that he ran around for a solid hour and burned lots of energy to make it easier to settle down and go to bed. We picked up dinner and sat around the kitchen table with the girls and did homework after we ate. Luckily, we had one on one coverage with each one of us helping the girls with their Science and Math; while we were doing homework, Pops played with Ingram and his Play-Doh whiel we were finishing up with the girls. I think we're all ready for a good night's sleep!
|Ingram Playing With His Fake Mustaches With Mrs. Angela After His Speech Lesson.|
He Picked Them Out Of The Treasure Box After He Got Poked In The Lab.
|Nothing Passes The Time Like Painting!|
The Best Part...No Clean Up!!
|Ahhh...Sleeping The Night Away After A Long Playful Day!|