Just wanted to say thanks so much for all the well-wishes from clients, friends and fellow bloggers. You’ll be happy to know that after we checked out of the hospital on 4th of July, we headed straight to the block pary at Dave and Debbie’s house. ‘Cause that’s how we roll. No really, Cooper was inching forward to his release party and after he started feeling better, a hot dog was all he could talk about. Plus, Jake and Jilly were partying with our friends and it just wasn’t the same to them without Cooper.
Again, can I just say how amazing our friends are!!? We had so much fun enjoying the festivities with our little Cooper. Besides his much skinnier frame, you could hardly tell what he’s been through!
The “bike parade” was actually just a bunch of kids racing down the blocked off street….very cute, though!
The parade did have quite an enthusiastic crowd!
Once it got dark, we all camped it on the corner to enjoy the fireworks and a few illegal sparklers.
Jake’s headphones=Brent’s solution to Jake’s fear of loud noises.
I’ll end this post with a picture of Brent and Cooper. Yesterday was Brent’s birthday. He sort of got the short end of the stick, but here’s to celebrating at a later date!
All my photo sessions from last week will be taking place this week, so I’ll have lots more to share…coming up soon!
It’s the fourth of July and I write this post from Room 103 at Long Beach Memorial Hospital. We’ve been here all week with Cooper while the doctors poked and proded until they diagnosed his mystery illness as giardia. It’s been a long week, but our friends have been awesome. Jake and Jillian got the special treatment with trips to the beach, Atlantis Park, the library, the aquarium, and more! It was awesome that our friends didn’t let Jake and Jillian sit here at the hospital all week.
Cooper was showered with stuffed animals, balloons, coloring books, movies and games by his many friends that came by. He even got a visit by his principal and his first grade teacher. That’s what a sweet guy he is! And that’s what sweet friends we have!!
I canceled all my photo sessions and basically clear the schedule for the week. All my clients were awesome, accommodating and sent well-wishes for Cooper.
We also got tons of help with transporting the kids here and there, coffees during our long hours at the hospital and most importantly lots of prayer.
We’re hoping Cooper’s constant smile is back soon!
The ironic thing about this picture is– that is the place he picked up giardia. They said it’s really rare to get…and that pretty much sums up our Cooper!
We’re hoping to be out of here soon so Cooper can enjoy the fireworks tonight!