Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Fun-ner Way to Play the Waiting Game

Oh man! I am so frustrated! I wrote this entry last night, but then it didn't get posted because I was trying to upload the video of Miss Sassypants reading the story to me. It didn't work out, so if you want to see it, you'll have to view it on my Facebook page at the link included below.

It seems to be the story of my life in my blog recently that all my posts come later, almost a little after the fact. But better late than never, right?!

In my post last week, I talked a little bit about my time with my niece in the hospital. That was pretty early on. All of the times my niece has been in the hospital to date (while I've lived in Salt Lake anyway) have always been on weekdays. That means I usually come home from work and head straight up to the hospital and then come home sometime that evening. I was slightly worried about the sheer amount of hours I was going to be there on Saturday. It seemed like it would be really long, and after seeing Miss Sassypants' sad eyes the night before (it nearly broke my heart because she looked so hopeless), I decided to do anything and everything I could to help cheer her up.

First off, I decided this meant checking out a bunch of books from the library so we could read. And it turned out this was an inspired idea. She LOVED the books, particularly one by Mo Willems called "The Pigeon Wants a Puppy." Here's a video of her reading to us. It wouldn't upload, but I can't delete the box for whatever reason. Oh well! I was going to put a link to my Facebook page, and blogger is stupid and refuses to let me do it. Ugh!! I guess that means you'll just have to go there to check it out.

I was surprised and delighted when one of the many hospital volunteers brought her service dog into Miss Sassypants' room on Saturday. His name is Rusty and all three of us--my niece, my sister and me--enjoyed petting him. And thank heavens for kind people who are willing to do things like this for children in the hospital. Here are a few pictures.

We also spent some time out by the fountain in front of the hospital. Don't worry--since this is a children's hospital playing in the fountain is very much welcomed and encouraged. Besides, it made Miss Sassypants happy to discover her toe water flicking technique is so much better than mine. She took great delight in getting me wet. The happy look on her face was worth every drop that landed on me :) And we enjoyed seeing these pigeons washing themselves in the fountain. I don't think any of them wants a puppy though.

Finally, do you remember the Angel Garden I mentioned in a previous post? It's a beautiful little place in front of the hospital that's just peaceful. Here's my sister and my niece sitting in it.

So, really I worried unnecessarily because the day filled itself up much easier than I thought it would. :)

1 comment:

Natalie said...

oh I'm glad you had a good time!
I hope she's feeling better!
and oh my goodness, your sister looks just like you!