Sunday, January 4, 2009


Keziah seriously whooping Danny at foosball. He says its because she stole his crazy dance from him.
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Hannah and "Big Rich", as she call him, Rich to everyone else, who works at the house - another one of her favourite people in the world.
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Hannah and Danny, who works in the playroom at Ronald McDonald House on the weekends - he's one of her favourite people in the world.
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At Rockerfeller Center in front of the big tree.
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Keziah and Khalid and their amazing light up glasses - getting closer to midnight.
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Keziah at the New Years Eve party - hanging with her shadow Khalid. The sweetest three year old you've ever met. To learn about him and his condition check out his website at
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Friday, January 2, 2009

We saw Dr Greig today. She confirmed that Hannah's facial nerve was injured during her surgery but the outcome will take up to several months to really know what is happening. We just have to pray that it starts working correctly.

After our appointment with Dr Greig, we all went up to Toys R Us. Keziah won a $20 gift card from her awesome Karoke performance on New Year's Eve and she had a blouse to return for a different size. From there we walked up to Rockerfeller Plaza to see the skating rink there. It was really cold out today. The air temp was around freezing but the wind was blowing and we really felt it. We walked on to Central Park to see the skating rink there. It was just getting dark when we got to the park but the rink had lights and it was really great. We watched the Zamboni clean the huge ice surface and waited until skaters got back onto the ice before we headed for home.

Back at the house, we had a easy dinner, pizza, mac and cheese and shrimp for Judy. The girls then went down to the play room and played with their friends. Keziah has being amazing. She has found so many kids to befriend and pour into. The response has being great.

Judy and I hung out tonight, did some laundry and started to get ready to go home. We hope to get back to Central Park on Saturday for at least a short play, then back to Vancouver on Saturday night.

JJK and H

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Amazing what a good nights sleep will do. Hannah is feeling so much better today. She actually went and played in the playroom today and was not whiny and clingy all day. She is still really swollen and when she smiles it is only on her right side. We are going to see Dr. Grieg tomorrow, Dr. McCarthy’s ‘fellow’, and she is going to assess whether she thinks its from all the swelling and the trauma of the surgery or if there is the possibility that there was some nerve damage. She said, though that it can take up to several months for the swelling to completely come down and the nerves to return to normal. So we’ll find out more tomorrow.

Last night was the new years eve party at the house. Hannah really wasn’t up to being at it. She was pretty upset at that. She wanted to put on her pretty dress that she brought and go to the party but I knew that I was too much for her. She had blood all over her neck and wasn’t letting us wash it off, she was just exhausted and had spent the previous several hours lying on the pullout bed on top of of me watching movies. So we went downstairs in her pjs and she lasted for about a half an hour - it was during ‘Who let the Dogs Out’ that she finally needed to go back upstairs.

Keziah however was the party animal last night. As she said to Auntie Al today she ‘partied hard’ last night. She was singing karoake, dancing, blowing noise makers, and playing with the little kids. And she rang in the new year with Daddy for the first time.
I had been asleep for awhile when they came in the room and woke up when they came in - wow was it every load outside. It was like bombs going off out there. Vancouver is loud but this was unbelievable.

We headed to H&M today for Keziah to spend her money today and buy herself some clothes. Hannah of course needed to get somethings too - she can never be left out when clothing is involved. It was all going well until she saw herself in the mirror and got very emotional at the way she looks right now - that put an end to clothes shopping for her. Kez got some awesome clothes and cannot wait to go home and do a fashion show for Becky. It was a good day. Hopefully little Miss Hannah will be even better tomorrow and we can walk to Central Park tomorrow. Her friend Mattie from the house told her she needs to go see the ice skaters at the park. That’s the plan for now.