Friday, January 23, 2009

Pop pop update and my little Monet

Liv and I have been visiting my Grandfather most days, so our daily outings to the gym, library, and play dates have been on hold. I must say Olivia has been a trooper, I just bring her toys and she is happy to just play at her Poppop's bedside. However she does like to take walks to the cafeteria, ride the elevator, and stick her hand in the water sculpture in the lobby. I am so lucky she is a good kid and I can stay with Pop as my family needs me too.

Pop is doing ok, we won't know the extent of the damage from the heart attack, for a little while. However when he is not in familiar surroundings, his dementia gets so bad. He thinks he is anywhere but the hospital. He also gets very mad that he can't go home. Yesterday he was yelling at me because I didn't bring him any clothes. He is constantly saying that if he had his clothes he could just walk out of there. Truthfully this heart attack has taken allot out of him physically. He is as weak as a kitten, but yet as stubborn as a bull. He wants to go home and he will not let you forget it!! We are hoping he will be able to come home over the weekend.

On to my little painter. It has been very cold the last week so Liv and I have been painting and crafting our little hearts out. One day we painted macaroni, and made necklaces out of them. Another day we were gluing collages. However Liv's favorite thing to do is paint. We took advantage of some after-Christmas sales and got all new supplies.

Here is an example of one of her masterpieces.

Liv was painting and she usually paints circles, but on this sheet she was making this pink Y thing. I asked her what it was and she just shrugged her shoulders. Then she calls me back over and says "Mom look dile" and points to the pictures, I said "oh nice", I had no clue what she was talking about. Then she says "Mom look" and starts making a chomping noise "Dile". Then it clicked "A crocodile" like in "Peter Pan". "Yes" she says and starts to laugh, and make the chomping noise again.
I know she didn't mean to paint this, but when I asked her what it was she looked into the painting and saw a crocodile. Then she painted the top pink blob and said "Hook" For Captain Hook. Now I know I'm biases, but that is some imagination, or I've just been letting her watch "Peter Pan" too much!!


Sandy at God Speaks Today said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your comment. Your Liv is PRECIOUS!!!!!

Blessings to you this weekend!

Tracey said...

Aww. I love her art. And I hope Pop gets better quick! Thank you for all the great comments:) We are having the time of our lives...its exhausting!

Anonymous said...

funny how we just watched this movie two nights ago and I totally see what she means....go head girl! Get cho paint on!