Monday to Saturday September 23rd to 28th, Can't Slow Down Ingram!

Wow...Talk about a busy week!!!  I'm not sure if we can capture how busy this week was but were going to try.  Instead of taking it easy and sleeping in after our crazy fun soccer weekend, Ingram headed to see Dr. Ellis (the best pediatrician ever in case you didn't know)  about yet another lingering sinus infection and a couple boo boo's that are giving us trouble healing.  It turns out that our little man has grown quite a but too...44 pounds!!  Once we figured out how we needed to Ingram better, it was time to head over to Chili's for St. Jude Profits Day and we had a ton of fun.  Not only did we have lots of fun at lunch, but we also met several of the Chili's staff and told them about Ingram.

Go Chili's!
Go St. Jude!!

Check Out That Pepper!
He Did It All By Himself...Especially The Letters!

Aunt Leigh's Pepper!

G-Mommy's Pepper!

Amy Kiger's Pepper, Mother Of Our Friend Reid
Reid Is A SJ Patient Also Diagnosed At Age 3 And A Half
Tuesday Ingram went to school and had a super fun day focusing on the letter "S" and the number "2" with all of his friends.  When it was time to rest, one of his friends said that he didn't like rest time.  Ingram, in all of his witty words, said that he likes rest time because "I just lay on his mat and stare at Mrs. Williams the whole time!"  Needless to say, nap time might not ever be the same in his class.  We don't know what to do at night if we're not on the soccer fields, so we headed to Lindsey's game and Ingram played with his friends for a while and also managed to cheer for Peanut before we headed to pick up Madison from her practice. 

Ingram And Mrs. Williams

Ingram And Piper Playing Soccer During Lindsey And Kylie's Game
Wednesday was another fun day at school followed by more soccer, but this time it was to cheer on Madison!  Not only did he get to run around at the fields and okay soccer, but he also got to play lacrosse with his favorite 8th grader Ames. I guess we can add lacrosse to Ingram's list of sports that he, soccer, basketball, tennis, and now lacrosse.  

Ingram And Ames Once Again Playing Lacrosse At The Soccer Fields!
Thursday Ingram had a lunch date with the fabulous "Ladies of St. Jude" and he let me and Mimi tag a long.  No joke...he had lunch with about 40 women and they all wanted to talk to him.  It was such a fun lunch (despite the air conditioning being broken) and we got to tell our story to all the women.  It's always good when we get to talk to financial donors, but these women are actually at SJ all the time and we've done lots of arts and crafts with them and they're amazing!!! And here we are talking to them about how they've helped us at SJ. 

Ingram Getting Introduced By Mrs. Patty Williams To The Ladies Of St. Jude!
His Nametag Read "Ingram The Conqueror!"

Friday morning Ingram and I headed out to SJ bright and early to have breakfast with Mr. Shadyac, some of the ALSAC crew, and some new business leaders that have recently partnered with St. Jude.  Ingram was so excited about getting to see Mr. Shadyac that he didn't complain when I woke him up from a sound nights sleep!  As soon as Ingram saw Mr. Shadyac, he invited him to his birthday party and got super excited that he said he was going to make it.  During the breakfast, we got to tell our story along with Miguel (who is another patient and now works for ALSAC!) to everyone there and we also answered questions.  Ingram was such a trooper and did a great job; he even joked around with Mr. Shadyac while he had the microphone!  After we spoke, we went to see our friend Brent Jr. and his mom Jill who were inpatient starting a new round of fighting Neuroblastoma; keep them in your prayers because it's been said to be tougher fighting the second time because you know what all to expect.  Mimi came to SJ and picked up Ingram and they went to lunch while I stayed all day for meetings before heading home to have fun with the kids.  Daddy was back in town from a work trip and G-Daddy was also driving in from Texas for a couple days.

Miguel, Mr. Shadyac, Ingram, And Myself
Yep, Ingram Had Something Funny To Tell Mr. Shadyac...
And Apparently It Couldn't Wait!

I'm Not Sure Who's More Excited...G-Daddy, Ingram, Or The Girls??

Saturday morning G-Daddy took Madison and Ingram on a walk to the donut store over a mile away and the kids loved it!  G-Daddy learned that Madison's "shortcut" wasn't really a shortcut, but at least it took them through the park on the way home.  After riding his scooter and bike for almost 3 miles, Ingram made it to the soccer fields and Daddy got to watch him play soccer for the first time this year!  Ingram and his Purple Puma Happy Feet friends had fun practicing and then playing in their game; Ingram even loved his water breaks and especially loved chasing his coaches when they were playing tag with the soccer balls.  After his soccer game, we headed over to Annabelle's house for her birthday party to celebrate with Barbie.  It was pretty funny to watch all the boys running around like crazy kicking balls and playing in the ditch while all the girls were playing and running around in their Barbie dress up clothes.  Oh I miss that age with my girls, but am so glad that Madison was with us at the party; it was sweet to watch her play with the little girls and see a little of the "little girl" in our "grown up middle schooler."  The rest of Saturday was spent getting ready for Sunday's party and hanging out with G-Daddy.  Ingram even got to open his first birthday present...his own set of golf clubs!!  Yep, real clubs are now in Ingram's possession and now we are in trouble!

Ingram Running Down Field To Score A Goal!

Ingram Attempting To Answer Daddy's Question...
"Ingram, How'd You Score That Goal?"
Not Realizing That Daddy Was Recording Ingram, I Said "He Kicked It In!"
Not The Answer Daddy Was Looking For, But Ingram Totally Agreed With Me!

After The Pink Balloons Served Their Purpose,
Ingram Started A Balloon Pop Contest!

Yes It's Dark, But We Are Too Excited To Go To Bed!
Why Not Decorate The House...In The Dark???

Ingram, G-Daddy, Daddy, Madison, Lindsey, And Even Beau On The Balcony!

Go Team Ingram!!

Go St. Jude!!

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