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The Miller Family, Lilburn, Georgia

January 21, 2002
Me and my family took Rufus out to dinner the first night he arrived. We went to Bahama Breeze. Rufus said he would have whatever I had. So, we are going to have chicken fingers and fries. I asked Rufus if he liked ketchup or mustard on his checken fingers. He said that he liked ketchup. We had a vanilla shake for a drink. Rufus is tired so he is going to take a nap.

It is 7:45 and Rufus is awake from his nap. We are leaving to go home now. Well, my mom said that me and Rufus had fun for one day, so we both should go to bed and get some rest because I have school tomorrow. My mom said maybe Rufus could go to school with me tomorrow. That would be neat, wouldn't ir Rufus? Well, we have to go to bed now. Goodnight!

p.s. I checked Rufus' sugar and it was 95. Pretty good, don't you think? But, mine was 288, so I bolused 2.5 and gave Rufus his bedtime shot.

February 1, 2002
Today, Rufus and I are going to school. We got dressed and brushed our teeth. Then, the bus came so we got on. My friend Leainni (she is 10) got to know Rufus a little bit and Rufus got to know Leainni a little. When we got to school, Rufus got a little scared because he didn't know anybody but me there. I told him it would be ok. We got to the classroom and went inside. Rufus and I were the first ones there, so Rufus wasn't that scared. My teacher Mrs. Johnson, was there (she is my fourth grade teacher). I introduced Rufus to her. Rufus said she seems nice.

We went to my desk and started morning work. We had D.O.L. (sorry, I don't know what that stands for). I asked my teacher if she knew what it stands for, but she doesn't. But anyway, then when everyone was done, we went over it with the teacher. 3 hours later... it is time to get on the bus Rufus! When we got home, my cousin was there. We got to play a little bit, and I asked my mom if she could spend the night, and she said yes! Yea! Well, time for bed everyone. See you in the morning.

February 2, 2002
Today, Rufus was low, it was 60. So, he had glucose and soon he felt better. Tonight I am going to a father-daughter dance with my dad (Don). I thought that Rufus would get hurt with all the big kids, so he is going to stay home with my mom, sister, and brother.

February 6, 2002
Well, I've been a little busy and so I haven't had time to write, but here is what we've done so far. On Sunday, Rufus got to have the Super Bowl party with us. My cousins, aunt and uncles, Dad, Mom, sister, brother, and Rufus were there at the party. We had a lot of fun. Monday through Wednesday, Rufus stayed at my house. When I got home, Rufus helped me do my homework and then I played with him. On Tuesday, Rufus had a stomach ache, so I checked his suagar and it was 408! I said, no wonder why your stomach hurts, so I gave him a shot. We did it on his belly this time. Well, have to go! Bye!

February 12, 2002
Today, my mom had to check me out of school because I had a doctor's appointment. But guess what, my mom and brother brought Rufus with them, so he got to go with us. I was very surprised! When we got back, Rufus and I had a snack and then we did homework. We got to have a treat because we were good at the appointment. So we got to eat an ice cream cone.

February 14, 2002
Just wanted to say one quick thing about Valentines Day. We exchanged presents and cards and a little treat. Later on, we had dinner and went to bed.

February 18, 2002
Today, we are very sad because Rufus has to leave and go on to another happy family. We've had fun for a long time now, and we don't want it to end. Well, we don't want you to miss your flight, so we better go. p.s. We checked his sugar before he left and it was 100. Just because he is a good little bear, we let him have a piece of bubble gum.

We love you lots, Rufus. Happy Traveling!

The Miller's, especially Lauren Nicole, age 10

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