Friday, December 9, 2011

It's a Day Full of Hearts!

Since Brett's true Heart Day was a busy one, don't tell Brett, but we celebrated a few days early.

As this was our first celebration, and I lack in the creativity department, we went with a heart themed day (go figure, right?!).

We started off with some pink, heart shaped pancakes.  Pancakes are Brett's favorite breakfast.

For lunch we enjoyed some heart shaped hamburgers.

While Brett will eat just about anything, he would much rather munch on fruits and veggies.  He didn't disappoint when he filled up on broccoli and yogurt and fed a good portion of his burger to the dog.

After a much needed nap, we moved on to arts and crafts.  This table and chair set is one of Brett's Christmas gifts.  Don't tell Papa and Nana Peters that we used it.

Daddy helped place the hearts, but Brett did a good job making them stick.  I'm still learning to let go enough to let Brett express himself through his artwork.
Brett's finished project!

We then took a "heart healthy" walk and enjoyed some time in our new backpack (if you don't have one, you need to get one).

Brett helped make pizza for dinner.  Unfortunately for the dog she wasn't lucky enough to get any of this from Brett.

And finished the evening with some colorful JELLO. 

We are already looking for ways to celebrate next year.  How do you celebrate your child's Heart (or any other) Day?

Friday, December 2, 2011

Happy Heart Day

One year ago today, Brett's "ticker" was put into working order.  Our boy amazed us all when he was released from the hospital in 4 days.  He continues to amaze us with all he accomplishes.  

As much as I miss his baby smooth chest, I absolutely love the scar that resides on his perfect little chest.  

Counting the days until we can go home

Our first peek at the damage done

The bandages are finally gone!
Not looking too bad (2 months out from surgery)

Getting some much needed sun (6 months after surgery)

You can barely see it!  (10 months post-surgery)

At this point it's hard to get Brett to sit still long enough for a picture.


Ta da! (1 year after heart surgery)

Happy Heart Day BB!