Sunday, November 17, 2013

Life in Pictures

Visiting with Finn on Monday. 

It's been awhile since we got pictures of either of us with Finn, so we decided to take some.  Silly in some ways, I know, but sadly this is as close as I've been to him in weeks now. 

Leaving the mountain on Tuesday.....light snow had fallen that morning. 

All unpacked and ready for the week at the RMD House. 

Finn on Tuesday. The mark on his forehead is from a failed IV attempt. This is the most alert he woud be all week....the last time that I saw him open his eyes. He's been so sedated and tired since this day that he seems to hardly notice I am even there. 

Baking fairies came to the RMD house......a little girls dream :)

Cleo getting her nails done. 

A facial for Sassy. 

And a facial for Cleo. 

I found some super sized flannel blankets at Goodwill for $1.99. You can see how small most flannel blankets are in this picture. The big ones are perfect for Finn's mattress. He mostly uses blankets and clothes (when he can wear them) from home now and the nurses save his dirty laundry for me to wash so that it doesn't get lost in the hospital. I love to have something to do for Finn. I never fold his stuff before I take it back to him, I always sit and talk to him while I fold it in his room. It is a special time to me....something about it just feels normal and motherly. 

Finn on Wednesday. 

Waiting for the movie to start at the dollar theatre with her new Build a Bear compliments of the RMD House. Sometimes business, people and organizations just drop stuff off for families staying there, there was a whole box of bears one day. 

Finn on Friday. 

Several of these pictures were posted on Facebook earlier this week - I've been using it more during the week when things are busy and I don't have time to do a whole blog post. If you want to find me there just search for Mystic Mud, or click here.


  1. I read your blog often but don't always comment but today just wanted to tell you how much of a difference I am seeing in your Finn. Chubby cheeks and improved color. The texture of his skin is healthier too. I know your journey is long and it may be hard to see changes we can see them out here in blog land. Prayers for all of you!

  2. Michele, Finn may not be mature on the inside just yet, or ready for his heart repair just yet, BUT he certainly looks like a lovely chubby baby ! I know you just want to scoop him up in your arms and love him ! There is progress ! I know it's hard coming and that there are setbacks, but he is a little tiger !

  3. M,

    Finn is a handsome little bundle, I love all of his hair. Geez, I wonder where he got all of his hair???? I have absolutely no
    It's also great to see the girls get pampered and be girls. I never knew RMH had stuff like this for the families staying there.
    Sending hugs, and prayers from my heart to you, David, Finn, and family.