Tuesday, July 14, 2009

For Rogan, Forever Ago

Rogan is ruling right now.  She started another round of chemo on Thursday... so she got her IV chemo and started the steroid for 5 days.  We celebrated by taking her to her very 1st concert!... Jenny Lewis w/ Bon Iver.  It was a well planned, tactical strike... we avoided sickies, danced and played in the fountain... (standard Salt Lake protocol).  We were able to secure a nice little corner spot and could still see the faces of the musicians.  Here we are... having fun and doing the Bear technique.... RAAAAAAARRRRR!


5 meter fountain sprints... training for future Olympics.

Rogan is waaaay into the Park right now.  Without a lot of bugs going around... we've been letting her have at... and she loves it.  She's surprisingly socially adept... given the past months of relative seclusion.  It's amazing to see her interact and lead other kids around her.  She has Casey's personality, without a doubt.  Her fitness level is A+... and nearly brings me to tears when I reflect on it.  Her legs are at 100 % and she's got the cutest bounce in her step all of the sudden.  She's come a long way from not being able to walk, a year ago.  This stokes me:



We made it to the Lake for the 1st time on Sunday.  It's frustrating to not be able to fully submerge and really swim... (Maui, Thanksgiving 2010, be there)... but the ever trusty AquaGuard let her get to waste level and have fun.  She loved it:


Our friend Ross acquired a full-scale pink Bear suit off E-bay.  He put it on and paid Rogan a visit.  She freaked.  She yelled and said "Mama ook!  Mama ook!  A beer!  I love him!  I wan touch him!"  She ran to him and hugged and kissed him.  I was devastated that I didn't capture it on film... and even more devastated that I didn't have my camera when things got wierd and random strangers came over to hug the bear.  Thanks Ross.

Rogan saw a belly dancer on Main Street and they got down.  She has my Dad's moves already fo sho.


Here's Captain Destructo at her best.  I think this is her 3rd or 4th piece.... she got through the good stuff and went straight into the rind.  Yikes.  This kid's intake is OFF the charts.... hard to believe that we hatched her and that she wasn't raised by wolves and left at our doorstep... she's nearly as tall as Rogan already, has the voice of a Velociraptor and a vice-like grip.  Look out world.


Thanks for following... we are on the last day of the roid for this round... so she's getting testy and her mouth hurts a bit.  But overall she is well and beating it.  L I V E S T R O N G.


suzan said...

XOXO!!!! love you guys :)

Amy said...

Yea! I am so happy to see you guys out enjoying the summer! Your girls are so cute! I love all the pictures! I'm glad all is well!

Beth said...

These 2 girls are way soooooo cute. It was fun spending a bit of time with all of you the last couple weeks. Love the concert and water videos. No one would ever know how sick little Rogan was by seeing her now. YOU GO ROGAN!

dianne erwin said...

love the pixie haircut = your words are so colorful and so full of love!

We want to come to HI for gobble bobble in 10!!! :)

Sunny said...

Your family is so beautiful and you are so strong and courageous! My prayers go out to you! --Sunny (Sallie's big sister)

ishybeanie said...

we missed you guys on sunday, we had a great visit with jenny and her family. we are coming up again on thursday and would love to see you guys. i am so glad she is doing good, what a fighter

diana carser said...

so happy to see you all doing well. your positive vibes are an inspiration fo sho!! miss you and happy late bday, casey! count us in for the 2010 swim party!