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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Pittsburgh Penguins Playtime

We never imagined we'd still be at Children's Hospital after 13 days.  We fully expected to go home last Friday.  But due to a few bumps in the road, here we are.  However, one of the perks of still being here is that yesterday a bunch of Pittsburgh Penguin players came to the hospital to play games with the patients.

Alex doesn't watch hockey (although he might now) but that didn't stop him from having a blast with a few of the players ...

blowing bubbles out in the garden ...

playing his own version of chess in the foyer ...
(Liam O'Brien didn't mind.  He didn't know how to play chess either.)  :)

posing for a photo with Simon Despres after a few wicked games of bowling and horseshoes ...

hanging out with Iceburgh, the Penguins' mascot ...

(Grammy happened to come for a visit in the middle of all the fun).

and playing Connect Four with Harrison Ruopp.

These are a few of Alex's favorite players from the day ...
Liam O'Brien, the one in the middle, was especially his favorite.  They did several things together.

Alex got a t-shirt and managed to get several of the players to autograph it for him.  His brother is going to be so jealous when we get home!  :)

As much as we don't want to be in the hospital, this is the best hospital to be in.  Everyone is wonderful and the activities they have for the kids are fabulous.  If you get bored here, it is completely your own fault.  :)

As it looks right now, we will be busting out of here tomorrow.  We are really looking forward to getting home and sleeping in our own beds!


Susan said...

He looks so much better! What a neat way to spend the day if you have to be stuck in a hospital...hope you get to go home soon!!

Rainey said...

After seeing your pics, I might start watching hockey too! ;-) Alex looks so much better. I'm praying you two get to bust out of there tomorrow! Good luck!

Melissa said...

Great pics! That is so sweet for them to come & visit the kids. Love that alex got to play w/ them. :)

So glad to hear y'all are going home soon! I know you are SO ready for your own bed!

Laura said...

So fun!! That's wonderful that they are turning would could be a ridiculously boring time into a wonderful memory!

Hope you get to come home tomorrow FOR REAL!!!!

Anonymous said...

So glad Liam was able to have a fun experience with your son. Liam is my oldest grandson.
Hope you are both home soon

Peter O'Brien

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Okay- that is really great that they came & did that. Something he won't ever forget- what an event- start to finish.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Great pics, Kimberly. It looks like it was a good experience. I always try to find the good in the hard times, so just think, had he not been in the hospital, he would never have met these young me. :)