Happy Monday 🙂
Hope everyone had a great weekend. We had one of the best! Spent it with friends and our girls – can’t ask for anything better. Here is a highlight and a fun new idea I’m working on! 🙂
[Eating at Skyline as least 1/week these days….]
[And this one is ALWAYS a ticking time bomb]
[I think it is so funny the way she sleeps at Miss Emily’s….]
[Our really fun and creative friends hosted a St Paddle’s party in honor of St Patrick’s day! Great idea and such a fun night.]
[Lover of breakfast….]
[And we were SO lucky to get front row tickets to the circus this weekend! One of my close friends asked us to go with her family and I was SO excited! For Bea but also because it is the last circus and I really debated getting tickets! We used SaferSit for Poppy and went just the 3 of us and we ALL were mesmerized! AND we never hang JUST with Bea so that was special too 🙂 ]
[Fell asleep on the way there 🙂 ]
[And normally we do Sunday night dinner but I had everyone over for Sunday morning breakfast this week instead! SO fun having the kids play together and run around – they LOVE spending time together 🙂 ]
[So I thought of a new idea that I need to noodle over further and see if it’s even possible to scale and service a bigger group of patients. There is a little girl that I don’t personally know ( but know through a coworker and friend) who has spent a lot of time at Cincinnati Children’s and will continue to for awhile. When I was there with Bea, they put the kids in these hospital gowns during their stay and, to me, they just don’t feel bright and happy. Probably because they’ve been worn by so many other patients, etc.
SO – I thought about what I could do for the family to brighten this little 7 year old’s spirits AND her parent’s spirits.
I picked out some fabric that is bright, fun, and meaningful to her (from what I know). She has a dog at home so I incorporated some fabric that will make her think of him! Alterations by Toni (who altered my wedding dress and did a great job!) is going to have her team make this fabric into bright and cheery hospital gowns. Hopefully it’ll make the little girl feel good being in something that is her own and pink and bright and it will hopefully make the parents feel good to see her in something that is a little more fun than the average hospital gown that is provided. A little less “hospital-y”.
Bea and I had matching hospital gowns made out of fabric I picked and while I can’t speak for her, it made me feel good heading into surgery with what felt like my own bright clothing. It made me feel good that I felt like I looked good 🙂
So, as I work some things out and dig deeper on options, I will update you all. I would love to do this for a 1-2 families/month and eventually grow it further. Even possibly partner with a local dry cleaner to pick them up once a week and launder them so they don’t get lost in the shuffle of the laundry at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital.
Any ideas, suggestions, etc – are WELCOME!
[Picture taken the day before our surgery!]