Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Whit's Thanksgiving Feast

Today was Whitnee's First Thanksgiving Feast with her preschool class. The amazing teachers go all out for the kids and do a full feast with turkey, stuffing, potatoes, fruit salad and a roll. The kids help make the meal too, they help peal, cut and mash the potatoes along with the fruit salad.

The first thing Whitnee's group did was make her Indian hat, I did not realize I had not taken pictures of her doing this, mostly because I was manning the "zizzors" and we did not want to cut any one or thing.

I think her hat turned out way cute don't you!

The next group she went to was to make necklaces out of colored noodles
they accidentally forgot to send me some so I pulled out the beading blocks
which worked just as good.

Here she is sticking out her tongue (a new thing when I say "smile")
while she is beading.

I finally caught the smile.

The next group the kids got to help make the fruit salad.
So here is Whitnee cutting apples and banana's for the feast.

Since we are not there at the preschool for the feast she
ate the fruit for her snack today.
We are very grateful she has made enough progress with her
swallow that she could eat these.

What a fun way to celebrate Thanksgiving, now I know how she can help get
ready for our Thanksgiving feast :)

(we will post pictures of our family feast later.)

Monday, November 23, 2009


We were so excited to get Whitnee into her new HOT TUB, if I remember it was about 45 degrees outside in most of these pictures. She loved every minute. She has been it at least 4 times this past week, we are trying to take advantage of the warmer weather. So between preschool 3 times a week, and her PT coming I try to get her in when we can.

(sorry I don't have more of us in the tub or as whitnee calls it "the baf" once we are in there, there is no getting out unless you are done. It's COOOOOOLD out of that water, so I will try to post more later)

Here she is standing with her Dads help.

I Love the Smile on her face here, even with
me stretching her feet.

Kort and Nic playing.

Here is the beautiful quilt and pillow case her wish granters
gave her on our final get together/hot tub party.

Here is the cake they brought for Whitnee it says


Whitnee next to her cake-she kept telling them
thank you for the cake.

Nic and Carri eating root beer floats and cake.

Hugh and Kort eating root beer floats and cake.

Whitnee loving her cake and root beer float.

While we were visiting we had a wonderful surprise!!!
(as you could see in the other photo Santa was one of
her granters)

Santa Surprised Whitnee!!!!!!!

(she does not get to go to the mall to sit on his lap
due to being so high risk so he came to see her)

All the kids with Santa

Kort with Santa

Nic with Santa

Whitnee snuggling with Santa

Whitnee's Wish Granters +Santa

I could not pass up the chance to sit on his lap either.

We had a lot of fun with them, they sure did make this experience wonderful and
they were a joy to be around, we cannot put in to words our appreciation for them.