Thursday, December 18, 2008

Lots of fun this Christmas Season

We have had so much fun during this month of December, and I haven't had much time to make posts, so here is a recap of the past few weeks. December 6th, Emma, Jameson and I had breakfast with....SANTA!!! We had a fabulous meal, got to see an elf make neato balloon creations like candy canes, reindeer, entertaining. And the big man himself came around to all of the tables and talked to the kiddos.

Emma and Jameson at our table

Where is Santa?
I want Barbie and the Diamond Castle, and a Snow Globe

Emma says "I've been a good girl", Jameson says "who are you and where did you come from?"

Last weekend, the 13th, we headed down to Medical City for the Heart-n-Hands Christmas Party. It is so much fun to see all of the kiddos doing so well. We also had an opportunity to meet another family who is about to have a baby boy in February with HLHS. I hope we encouraged them by letting them see how well Jameson is doing. I also met a mom whose little boy Maverick has been in the picu for 15 weeks. He is having a difficult time coming off of the ventilator, so please say a prayer for him. They live in Oklahoma and have 3 more children at home. They were in the hospital for Thanksgiving so my prayer is they will ALL be home for Christmas. After talking with her, I counted my many blessings.
Jameson and Nurse Stacy (one of our faves!)
They had so many fun booths, like caricatures and face painting. Radio Disney was there with lots of fun activities and gifts!
Smile for Santa! Not so much...J had a big block of cheese in his mouth!

Jameson and his awesome surgeon, Dr. Mendeloff. We are so thankful for this man!

J and nurse Kim. Another favorite nurse, he kept giving her kisses.
J and Kathy. Dr. M's right hand woman.

Finally yesterday, Emma had her school presentation of Christmas around the World. Our country was Mexico. Thank you Kimberly for helping get all of the authentic Mexican stuff we were able to share with the class. First Emma gave a presentation of how they celebrate in Mexico. She did awesome, my girl is reading from note cards!!! I don't think I learned how to read until 2nd grade? She wasn't flenching at words like unique and traditions!!! Then we had King Cake (not worthy of a picture although it could be on the worst cake blog) and finally everyone had their shot a the pinata! Another thanks to my neighbor Jenny, she totally helped me pull this off! She helped keep J quite during the presentation, helped me video, hang the pinata, and took this great picture of Emma!
Emma giving it her best shot!!!


  1. How precious! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! I love you Christmas card...mine should be coming soon. Sorry we have been playing phone tag! Hope to talk to you soon. MISS YOU!!!

  2. Wow sounds like a lot of fun packed in one month!!! Jameson looks so happy to see his nurses but not Santa! And Emma IS so smart - I would have been scared to death to do a presentation like that at her age, wow!! Yall have a merry Christmas and we should have a lunch afterwards, Elaine is so much more active now! Love, j

  3. Love the pics. I found you from your email to Jennifer Cooper. :) i put your pic on my blog. I didn't label y'all as i wasn't sure if you minded. :)