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The Coleman Family, N. Billerica, Massachusetts

Thursday, January 17, 2002
Well, Rufus arrived to Massachusetts safe and sound. Kaitlyn was so happy to finally get Rufus! When she finally got the box opened we had fun reading all Rufus' key chains. Rufus has been so many interesting places! When Mom got home from work, we (and Rufus) went out around our neighborhood selling girl scout cookies. Kaitlyn had fun explaining to everyone about Rufus' travels. Everyone thought Rufus was GREAT! After our walk we checked Kaitlyn's and Rufus' blood sugar, 96! After dinner and homework we all got ready for bed. Rufus is going to 2nd grade tomorrow! Good night!

Friday, January 18, 2002
Good morning, Rufus! Rufus and Kaitlyn slept well last night, they snuggled all night together. After a good hearty breakfast Kaitlyn and Rufus are off to second grade at Saint Margaret School. What an exciting day they had. They played at recess, ate lunch, and played some more. Rufus got to meet the other 3 kids with diabetes at Kaitlyn's school. All the kids loved him. Well, we had a relaxing night, getting rested up for our exciting weekend!

Saturday, January 19, 2002
Today we had a busy day. Kaitlyn's cousins Cailin and John came over for a visit and to meet Rufus. They all had so much fun playing with Rufus. After a fun filled day we drove Cailin and John home. It's off to bed as we have another busy fun day planned tomorrow.

Sunday, January 20, 2002
Rufus and Kaitlyn had another great night sleeping. Blood sugars have been great since Rufus arrived. Well, today it is off to Brownie-Try-It-Day. Rufus and Kaitlyn had fun today with all the girl scouts, the decorated a t-shirt, made hair clips, and they made American flag necklaces. BUSY day, Rufus and Kaitlyn were both very tired after such a busy day.

Monday, January 21, 2002
No school today, Martin Luther King Day. Mom took the day off from work today and we all had a restful day. Didn't do much except get caught up on house work while Kaitlyn and Rufus played.

Tuesday, January 21, 2002
After school Rufus helped Kaitlyn with her homework. Rufus loves math!

Friday, January 25, 2002
After school, Kaitlyn's grandfather came by for a surprise visit! We all went out to dinner, Pepapa (that is what Kaitlyn calls her grandfather) really thought Rufus was special. We all had a great time.

Saturday, January 26, 2002
We had a quite day, stayed home today and finished up some laundry, Rufus loves helping with laundry!

Sunday, January 27 2002
Today was the big playoff football game between the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers. It was an exciting game. Kaitlyn, Rufus, and I stayed home to watch the game. Patriots won! Off to the Superbowl they go! GO PATS! Good luck!

Monday, January 28, 2002
Well, we are getting ready to send Rufus off. But before he goes, he has to go to our Brownie meeting. We took a lot of pictures of all the girls and Rufus. They had a lot of fun with him.

Tuesday, January 29, 2002
Rufus, we had so much fun with you, I think it is about time we send you off to the Testerman family in North Carolina. We are going to miss you. We had so much fun. You are a very special little bear. Thanks for visiting. Happy travels where ever you may go.

The Coleman and Markola Family
Wanda and Gregg Coleman, Kaitlyn Markola age 7 dx'd 12-98 and pumping since January 2001

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