Friday, October 03, 2008

A Blissful State of Random...

Haley has expanded the Purdy Lexicon by leaps and bounds. Her latest can be explained with this story: Haley needed to go to the restroom. Sometimes she takes forever (she is nothing if not my child). This particular time was one of those. After what seemed to be an eternity, she emerged and announced to anyone in earshot: "I had a melty poop." So now, in our home, a possible symptom of the flu is melty poop. ------------- During my sister's nearly three week stay at the hospital, I became intimately acquainted with the idiosyncrasies of the parking garage, most especially the painfully slow elevator. While I was often in a less than alert state of mind during my elevator wait, I did happen to once take stock of my surroundings. I discovered the most interesting set-up. Either someone had a great sense of humor or they just wanted to tempt people. ------------- We took Haley to see Ringling Bro/Barnum & Bailey Circus. Wo, talk about sensory overload. I didn't know where to focus my eyes or ears at times. Anyway, it was awesome. Well done, funny, exciting, and not horribly expensive. Haley had a blast. For the first time she really seemed to get into something like this without having to be coaxed. When she went with Kelsee, Austin and my mom to see High School Musical on Ice, she just sat kind of in a trance, though she says she had fun. At the circus, however, she would clap enthusiastically at the right times, laugh at the jokes (even the more subtle ones) and just responded exactly as appropriate. Very nice investment, indeed. Here she is at the circus, with that award winning grin: ------------------ Speaking of the circus, Haley's favorite parts were the clowns. And their were bunches of them. She loved them, laughing and clapping at their antics. Needless to say, we had to do a clown cake for her birthday party the next day. Kudos to my Honey for another awesome cake. --------------- Just another couple of random pics of Haley in an effort to increase our blog traffic and number of comments. ------------------ So all the humor aside, let me wrap up with what I feel is a sweet though heart wrenching picture. This tender moment of Cameron and his mother was taken a couple of days after she was admitted to the hospital and placed in the ICU. I miss you, Tanya.

5 comments:

Amy said...

Haley is adorable as always. I'm so glad she enjoyed the circus. Kelsee, you rocked that cake!! And That sweet picture of Cameron and his mom, oh I'm bawling. I can't wait to run in her honor in the RuntoCure HD 5K on Oct 18th

Melissa said...

That picture is heartbreaking, I think of your family often!! ((hugs))....and Haley, she is adorable!!

Krista said...

The clown cake is awesome. Now I want to take my kids to the circus- it sounds like so much fun!

Carruthers Family said...

I wish we were around to actually hear Haley talk and see how beautiful she is in person. Great cake! Sounds like some fun times with the circus. It is great to catch those tender moments on camera. I am glad that Cameron will have that one to treasure.

Kris and Kally said...

This was a great post until you made me cry at the end. thanks jason. thanks a lot... I'm sure she misses you too...but remember, you're helping take care of her son, and that's a pretty big deal!