August 4, 2008

The NICU Party

The weekend of August 2nd, we made the trip back to Denver to attend the NICU(Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) party. Every year the nurses in the University of Colorado Hospital NICU put on a "Preemie" Party. They send invitations to every child that has been in the NICU over the past 20 some years. It's an event which allows the nurses to see the little ones that they have cared for over the years all grown up. It was great to see all the kids running and playing knowing that most of them had a rough start in the NICU.

Here is a picture of the picnic in the park near the hospital. You can't really tell from this picture but there were hundreds of parents, kids, nurses, and doctors at the picnic.
There was all sorts of activities for the kids to do. One of them was the big bouncy house you see in the background. They also had lots of games for the older kids to play.
They also had this fun train for the kids to ride in. I don't think it stopped the entire time we were there. The kids at the party seemed to love it.
One of the kids' favorite things at the party was this crazy guy. He had all sorts of snakes and spiders that he took out and showed the kids. I don't know if you can see it or not, but there is a snake crawling out of his shirt. YUK!!!
While we were at the party, we got to see several of the twins nurses. Here is one their primary nurses Veronica holding Jaysek.
Here is Veronica holding Jensyn. She was very excited to see how big the twins have gotten.

Here is another of our primary nurses, Janet. She couldn't believe how great the kids looked and how much they have grown. All of the nurses are looking forward to seeing the kids at next years party!! I guess that means we have to go! :)

Miss Jensyn looking cute in her lady bug outfit and hat.

Mr. Jaysek stylin in his cute floppy hat.


Peyton's Place said...

How fun! I heart the last 2 pics of the kids! They are just changing & growing SO fast! It makes me wanna' cry. (But then again... what doesn't lately?)

Was great to see you 3 last nite Jaim! Sorry you missed me Jas! ;o)

Crazy aunt Sarah

Anonymous said...

I'm crying seeing how big and cute your kids are! And to think of how the nurses give so much love to the NICU babies. What a special opportunity to show off your strong, healthy children.
Love you! Stacy

Wisconsin Huckabee's said...

Boy those two are getting so cute. Wish we could see them more often. Really enjoy the updates.

Aunt C