The smile box making party went amazing, and every nook and cranny of my house is filled with a smile box. On Saturday we will be taking them, and dropping them to local hospitals. We have a limited amount of time that day due to Emily's softball games in the afternoon. Since we will be on a time crunch we may ask someone to make the drop to Cook's for us. We do not distribute the boxes to the children because the child life coordinators do that, so the drop off is fast. The child life directors pick and choose who can receive a box, and then they inspect them for safety, it's very understandable. I am hoping that we can received pictures of the children receiving them someday. We are now campaigning again for donations because our account is a bit depleted with the box making party. Emily even sat up a hot chocolate stand with her friends on Sunday to raise donations, it was pretty cute!! Here are some pictures of the event. Em's dad even came, and helped and he helped all the kids upstairs.
I am happy to report that Jude did end up eating the day I posted so frustrated. He took about 30 ounces total which is a pretty good day. He just eats at such strange times, but at least he eats. Somedays he takes 18 ounces, and somedays it's 30, you just can never tell. He is still pretty much refusing anything other than a bottle, so we load his bottles with rice, and pediasure. We gave him some baby food this weekend, but he refused, we gave him some cake and he really liked it but became choked. The therapists at Baylor are suggesting another suck swallow test, so I guess we will eventually get that done.
I am happy to report that Jude's kid kart is in, and we are just waiting on the delivery. I cannot wait to let him sit upright, and gain some independence. I had a wonderful weekend with my little Jude, and I cannot wait to see him tonight.
I had another good week with Scentsy and am very happy with how great this product sells itself. I am hoping we can get some bills paid off soon.
I will keep everyone update on the kid kart, and I will be sure to take pictures.