Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Here's Cicily in her Halloween costume (she's a nurse), just off the bus from school. They had a Halloween carnival today where she got to play games, carve a jack-o-lantern, have a costume parade, and get a face painting. I love this picture - the smeared pumpkin on her face, the frosting in her hair, even the bright yellow trach vent. That's Cicily, loving life!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Birthday Party

Grandma DeEtte and Cicily sharing a birthday chat. I showed this picture to Cicily and she signed "hugs and kisses". She must have enjoyed giving Grandma hugs and kisses!
Everyone that came to the party made a page in a book for Cicily. She has LOVED reading this book. She asks for it every morning while she's getting her breathing treatment. It's sweet to see all the reasons Cicily's family loves her and what they like to do with her.
Grandma Sue reading to Cicily and her cousin. Cicily got lots of books for her birthday. That's pretty much the only thing she's wanted to do lately is read books.

Cupcake time! Cicily's cousins lined up in a row, ready to sing and eat cupcakes.

Mom and Dad helping Cis blow out her 4 candle.

Cicily voted for candy corn cupcakes this year.

Wheelchair obstacle course game. We tried to think of fun games that Cicily could do and would like. Cis loves being pushed crazy in her chair. We thought 14 young kids pushing her crazy would be a bit dangerous though! So Chris made this obstacle course that they had to maneuver through slowly. All the kids liked it. But Cicily still prefers the faster, crazy version. So, Grandma pushed her fast and crazy back to the house.

Cicily and her best cousin Brynlie. Brynlie and Cicily love playing together. It makes me happy.

The next game was Cicily in the box. Cis loves playing with boxes - crawling in and out of them, drawing on them, spinning in them and driving them. So we brought a sturdy box and had all the cousins go for rides. It was definitely a hit! We're thinking a box is a good present for some of the cousins' next birthdays!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Happy 4th Birthday Cicily!!!!

Happy Birthday sweet Cicily girl!
Thank you for letting us enjoy life with you for 4 years.
(cute birthday party pictures to come)