Monday, May 17, 2010


Just a few things we've been up to lately.

- We went sliding at the park with daddy.
- Jack's found plenty of trouble to get into.

- We went to the Dinosaur Museum where we played with crazy blocks,

and splashed in the dirt and water.

- We went to the Renaissance Festival thanks to HopeKids and got to watch real live jousting.

Jack was inspired and found a stick to poke at things the rest of our visit.

He LOVED the guinea pigs.

He did NOT love Captain Jack Sparrow (unlike his cousin Josh).

- And today we went to the Children's Garden at Thanksgiving Point where we got to hang out in a bear cave

and play in a caterpiller (among other things).

We also had the IHH Family picnic last Saturday (I totally forgot to take a single picture while I was there, but luckily I asked some of the young women who volunteered to help us to take some pics so hopefully I'll get some from them.) I was in charge so I've been stressing out about it all week (saying lots of prayers about the weather, people showing up and having enough food), but it was a great success. It is such a wonderful support group for families with Heart kids and is a great reminder that we're not alone in this battle. I met an awesome 8 year old girl with HLHS who is so smart and cute and completly normal and a total inspiration to me about what I hope the future holds for Jack. We had about 150+ people this year and it was lots of fun. Thanks to everyone who came.


Becca said...

You did such a great job putting the picnic together. It was a big success and we appreciate all your hard work. We love to see everybody in a normal enviroment and not always at the hospital.

Becca-Ellie's mom

Kyle and Alli said...

You guys have been busy!! I hope that the picnic was a success. We had something come up and then Grant and I both ended up being sick on Saturday, so it was probably a good thing we kept our distance!!

Susan said...

Your miracle boy just gets more darling every day. Picture of him in the pantry looks just like one I have of Seth. Good luck!(Gwen's mom)

Brammer Family said...

...still as cute as ever. :)

The Petersen Family said...

He is getting so big!

Melissa said...

Great job with the picnic!! We all had such a good time. You are the best!

carolyn q said...

Aimee, as always I never have to worry when I know you are in charge. You did an awesome job and we had a great time.

It's wonderful to see all the wonderful things that Jack is enjoying too.