Ailsa and Zoe on Ailsa's Recital Day
I may have mentioned before, once or twice or a hundred times, that my girls have a special bond. Ailsa was so excited that Zoe got out hospital last Saturday- the day before Ailsa's recital. All week Ailsa was worried Zoe would not be able to make it. We planned on asking for a day pass...or just taking Zoe out of hospital against orders if it came to that! But it turned out Zoe was at home and we could all enjoy the day to celebrate Ailsa. Ailsa kept saying, "This is my special day!"
Grandad, Alison and Lyn joined us for the recital. Zoe loved all the music, lights and dancing. Mid-way through we had to stop to give her a morphine dose but as soon as the pain subsided, Zoe kept on dancing! After the show, we went out to Boston Pizza (Ailsa's choice) for a special lunch/ early dinner. Ailsa wore her costume the entire time (as well as the following three days to school!) It was great to have that day as a family. It was an awesome day!
Speaking of Another Awesome Day from May
When asked where Ailsa wanted to have her birthday party, she looked at me and said, "With Zoe of course!" So we had a full on party in Zoe's hospital room! Zoe was not allowed to leave her room but that didn't mean we couldn't throw a party!
Zoe and Ailsa's clown friend, Ranger stopped by to sing and play. Ailsa thought "clown thumb" was hilarious.
Zoe found it hilarious to pull her nose off and laugh at Ailsa.
Bubbles- always a favourite!
Someone was excited to give Ailsa her gift...
...and someone was SUPER excited that Alison got Ailsa the critters playhouse!
Ailsa got a big girl bike for her birthday and rode it for the first time in the hospital hallway. If you look very closely, you can see Zoe signing, "Ailsa" while we cheer her on.
Ailsa soon mastered the bike and rode it all around the hospital. We stayed at a local hotel for two nights so Ailsa could be close to Zoe and we could all spend some time as a family. Family time can be difficult to find sometimes. Ailsa loved sleeping at the hotel the first night with mommy and the second night with daddy. And of course swimming in the pool was lots of fun!