Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Heise Reunion 2012

Why hello there blog – it’s been awhile. We’ve been having so much fun this summer, that I keep running out of time to post!

Last Thursday, Gavin had an amazing CF check up. He went from the 30th percentile (height to weight ratio) to the 48th percentile! Hooray! We also got a tentative start date for the pediatric Kalydeco trial – but I’ll wait to post more on that until we are more definite on the details.

We also loved Gavin’s instructions for his care between now and his next visit

stay awesome

After clinic, we headed up north for our annual Heise reunion, with a pit stop at Lake Mille Lacs to check out the view

 Mille Lacs

We were missing quite a few faces this year, but we still managed to have a bunch of fun!

heise clan

One of Gavin’s many firsts of the weekend, was getting the opportunity to shoot an air rifle (with assistance of course!).

casey gav shooting

And he did really well! Just look at that target!

gav target

All of the family members took a turn at shooting, including my grandmother – Go Gramma, Go!

Gma shooting

After each shot Gavin and my Aunt Joly would run up to the target to point out the results

checking target

Gavin also jumped off the dock for the first time. His fear of the water sees to have completely disappeared – much to this mama’s delight!

Jumping in Lakekicking

Our fearless buddy also tried out tubing for the first time. While I was concerned he would panic, he just kept yelling, “faster! faster!”

Gavin me tube
mom and gav tubing

His ride was certainly a lot tamer than the rides that some of us adults went on…

David Casey tubeMy brother on the left, Casey on the right

lacey jen tube
Me on the left, cousin Lacey on the right

david and jessica tubing
My brother David and his girlfriend, Jessica

Along with all the fun in the water, Gavin got plenty of time playing in his “sand pit.” I am pretty sure I used an entire spray bottle of ‘Shout’ trying to get his clothes clean!

buriedWhile digging, we heard Gavin yell, “Look at all these golf balls I found!” Low and behold, he had dug up a nest of turtle eggs

Turtle Eggs
All in all it was a fun weekend, with perfect weather, filled with many fun activities.

Fishing with Uncle PatGavinjohn deere
Casey JenFamily of 3

Thank you to my cousin Lacey, for taking so many fabulous pictures!

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