Sometimes even when you try to be early like I always do, things have a way of getting in your way. There is always traffic on the H1 but on drop off day it didn't lighten- up like it usually does. It was bumper to bumper almos the whole way to the hospital. Yikes! But then after we got to Kapiolani the adventure and fun began.
We don't own a wagon so we improvised using our bike trailer. The good part is that with the tall sides of the trailer the boxes didn't tip over. It was quite a stack! We got inside and after much appologizing about being late, we dropped off the Celebration boxes first. The ladies in the patient services play room were so excited to get the boxes. They've been using more generic plates than anything real kid, and they were so glad to be able to personalize it a little bit. They don't have a budget for these kinds of extras and they were so grateful for it. Danya had so much fun too. Our contact at the hospital even took us to look through the glass at the babies, which Danya is just in awe of since coming home from Minnesota and meeting her cousins. It's was an adventure. Then we met with the head nurse from the NICU to drop off all the little outfits that were made and bought. We also brought them the digital scrapbooked name cards for the warmers. The nurses are so grateful for these little things. Sometimes it's the little things that mean the most to families and the staff. Very soon I will be posting the pattern for the little sleep sacks I made for the teeny NICU babies, The nurses were thrilled with them as they are perfect for sick little ones. I still have about 6 sitting in my sewing basket that need snaps sewn on and then they will make a special trip to the hospital. It's been such a blessing to these families that you all are willing to donate and bless them in this way. It might seem small and insignificant, but it's often the littlest things that ignite the most hope. Thank You all for your support and help in making this Gift a success.