Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Story has been having a good time with the Elf Yourself website.  This is one she did with the whole family.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Ups and Downs of Getting Better

Story Bell's morning started off kind of rough.  She didn't wake up in a very good mood.  The doctors have decided they think she is going through withdraws from having the pain pump removed.  It is normal and nothing to worry about.  We just may have to deal with some mood swings for awhile.
She eventually perked up and did some sewing with Daddy.
He didn't know what he was doing, so they were pretty cute trying to figure it out together!
They decided to do a little bowling, but then they realized the sand moving around in the pins sounded kind of like maracas. 
So, they made a little music.
The pins also made good swords.
This afternoon Story Bell got pretty sick!  She had mucus in her throat and she was having a really hard time throwing it up.  She got some Benadryl and some pain medication.  She eventually finished throwing up and fell asleep.  After her nap, she woke up refreshed and ready to play!
We have Ms Megan, one of our favorite nurses, tonight.  Story wanted to Elf herself, so she took a picture of Ms Megan, herself and Ducky and picked a dance.  They watched it once and then danced to it the second time.  


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Lyric Comes to Visit

Lyric came to spend a few hours with us tonight.  Story was going to be getting her dressing changed, so  she decided to have a shower first.  While she was in the shower Lyric entertained herself with Photo Booth.

 After her shower, Story joined in for a shot before Lyric had to leave.
Amazing the hours of entertainment that one program can provide!

Friday, November 26, 2010


Grammy came to spend the night with us tonight.  She and Story were playing a game of Operation.
 Story decided they should not be operating without a mask on because they shouldn't be breathing their germs on the patient.
We're in the right place to have access to medical equipment:-) By the end of the game they had gloves on with their mask!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

More Hospital Life

Another week of hospital fun! 
We spent some time in the playroom:
playing the guitar, 
 rocking babies,
 and playing the lollipop drum.
 We played with some fake snow.  We received some snow in a can in the the mail.  I don't remember who sent it off the top of my head, but thank you!
 Making a snowball with Grammy.
 Mr. Snowman
 After she made the snowman and knocked him down she added some of her toys in the fun.
 I think they all traveled to the North Pole together.
 The fun of snow without the cold wetness!
 She pranced around in her snow princess outfit.  She actually considered herself a snow queen because she has babies and you can't be a princess and have babies.
 Although she is a queen, she is a hands on mama.
 Taking care of babies is hard work!
 Story Bell got a pretty bad bruise on her head.  She was trying to walk under the IV machine on her pole.  Apparently she didn't fit.
 Uncle Brandon came to visit.
 They hung out in the playroom and played some basketball.
 She showed him how to use the iPad.
 They did some boxing on the Wii.  Yes, she kicked his booty.
 That boxing is hard work!  She was out of breath!
Another day when he came, they played some carnival games on the Wii.
 They painted some hand print turkeys in the playroom.
 They worked really hard on their turkeys.

Uncle Brandon's masterpiece.
Story's masterpiece.
They spent some time staring out the window of the playroom.  There is a lit up Christmas tree a couple of floors down and Story LOVES to look down at it!

 Posing before Uncle Brandon left:

Poor Little Story Bell had a major breakdown missing her sister this week!  She taped this picture of Lyric to the bed railing.
Since most of the mouth bleeding has stopped we were able to put our princess bedding back on the bed.  The Magic Fairy brought this beautiful bedding set on transplant day.  We used it a couple of times, but then her mouth was bleeding too much, so we has to use the hospital bedding for awhile.

Cadence came to visit this week.
They had a good time playing with the dolls.
Overall, she had a good week.  She has still been throwing up once or twice a day, but it isn't the bloody mucus anymore.  The doctor is thinking we may be able to get out at the end of next week!