Saturday, February 7, 2009

Girls Weekend!

Last weekend Teagan and I met up with Katie and Maddie to head over to Seattle for a fun girls weekend! We wanted to attend the Heart to Heart support group at the hospital on sunday and decided to make a weekend out of it! We checked in to our hotel near Bellevue Square saturday afternoon and then headed down to Puyallup to meet up with a few other heart moms, Jesse and Mimi. (Luke's mom and Mia's mom!) We headed over to pick up Mimi and got to see Mia for the first time since receiving her new heart! She's doing really well and looks great- so pink!

Here's a pic of Maddie and Teagan with Mia! (They all look a little dazed but they were really happy! ha..)

We met up with Lukes mom at a nearby restaurant and spent the next 2 1/2 hours talking non stop! I was so excited to chat with the ladies I almost forgot we were there to eat! The girls did great in their highchairs and had fun munching on pasta and pizza crust.

Sunday morning we got ready and headed out for coffee and a little shopping before we went over to Children's. We visited with Joshua's mom and Carlee's mom up on the ICU floor for a bit, dropped off doughnuts to the CICU dr.'s & nurses and then headed down to the support group meeting. There were quite a few families at the meeting and it was neat to hear about the new things in the works for the heart program. Its always amazing to see how many other kids are going through the same things Teagan is and it only really hits you when you see them all in one place! I had mixed emotions going back to the hospital for the first time since Teagan's sept. surgery. It was nice going back for a fun visit and not for an appt. or surgery, but it was hard seeing all of the exhausted and sad parents walking around with their bright orange 'parent' tags. I wanted to hug each one and make it better, I don't think that ever gets easier. I kept telling Katie that one day when Teagan is older and I have more time I would love to be able to give back to those other parents in some way. I feel so blessed to have Teagan at home with us and doing so well!

Here are the girlies in the tub sunday morning getting clean for their big day at the hospital!
I forgot to take a picture of them all dressed up :( they were so cute!


Katie said...

So much fun! Can't wait to have another weekend with you girls :)
Katie & Maddie

Mimi said...

dito!!! It was a blast- I am sad you live sooooo far away!!

The Simmons Family said...

Looks like you had a great time!! We might be coming up to Seattle pretty soon too. Owen's transplant center, UCLA, recommended Seattle Children's as our secondary trnasplant hospital. Our insurance pays for multiple listings at 2 centers... so why not open up the donor pool?!

If so... we'd love to meet you all!!

Teagan looks so great!!!!


The Hands said...

Wow, what a "girlie" treat! I wish I would have been able to make it to the meeting. I think it may have been informative. Thanks for sharing all your pictures. All the girls looked great!