Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Last Hurrah! (Pediatric HEMOC Clinic)

Friday night the child life specialist planned one last get together for the families of the children seen at the Carle Pediatric Hematology Oncology Clinic. She, Doey Gordon, planned an outdoor activity, hay rack ride, hot cider, and roasting marshmallows for smores around a campfire.
Our weather that night was rainy, cold(high 40s low 50s I think), and did I say rainy? :) We did go, along with just a handful of families, and honestly, we had a really good time. I put the baby in her snow suit which seemed fairly waterproof. We sang camp songs and visited. The children really had a good time and were not too happy when I decided the baby had had enough.
Kaylyn began the night bright eyed and happy about this exciting new experience.

Doey pours Morgan a cup of hot cider.

The girls warm up drinking their hot cider around the fire.
Kaylyn is mesmerized by the fire.
She is winding down pretty quickly.
This photo cracks me up. Could Jensen be any further away from the fire and still be able to roast her marshmallows? The fire was not THAT hot!

Have you ever seen the movie "Castaway" with Tom Hanks(he gets stranded on an uninhabited island and befriends a ball)? Here Jameson reminds me of the scene where Tom Hanks' character finally makes fire and dances around yelling/singing "FIRE! FIRE!" Sounding like "FIGH ARRRE"

Okay, okay, Our children are very easily entertained. Morgan and Jensen had a lot of fun taking turns standing on this rock!

Blowing up balloons just to jump on them to pop them..... and doing the "Hokey Pokey" that really is what it's all about! We had a fun night! We are really going to miss the wonderful people we know through the Pediatric Hematology Oncology Clinic.

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