Monday, October 22, 2007

Home

Toby’s white count rose to 1.6 during the night, enough to spring us out of the hospital after a 12-day stay. He is ecstatic to be back home.

This is what he did from 4:00-9:00 today:
took his trike out for a ride,
had an orange kiss ice at uncle luigi’s,
visited ernie at the pizzeria,
left a note for his friend zoe,
checked out the new halloween decorations on the block,
built a fort out of pillows,
jumped on the bed,
rolled his schoolbus all over the mattresses,
sat on the steps and grooved to some music,
sent silly messages to christopher from the window,
had a few spoons of corn, 1 cucumber spear, 10 tortilla chips dipped in tomato sauce, a bowl of vanilla ice cream, and a cup of grape juice,
kissed yoni’s knees,
took a bath,
tried on his halloween ladybug costume 4 times.

It has been the BEST afternoon.

love, mooki + stephen

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tobster, we are so happy that you are home. I grinned and grinned and grinned to read all the things you did when you got home. It made me so happy for you, and for your mom and dad and Yoni. We can't wait to see you in your Halloween costume - do we really have to wait all the way to October 31!?? So, we send many many hugs to you. We love you to pieces.

Aunt B and Uncle Dave

Anonymous said...

Such relief and joy to hear of Toby acting like a four-year-old kid. I pray for many, many more days like this!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Toby!! We're thrilled that you had so much fun yesterday and very happy for your energy level and appetite. We feel like putting all our pillows on the big king size bed and jumping for joy. Here's to you kiddo! Love, Grandfather & Grandmother

Anonymous said...

the best post ever!

Anonymous said...

YIPPEEEE!!!!! Sharing your exuberance.

Anonymous said...

you deserve it!

Anonymous said...

"Happy days are here again!" Uncle John says you're an awesome dude, Toby! Hugs and kisses, Aunt Blanche & Uncle John

Anonymous said...

The BEST afternoon sounds great! May you have many more.
Thilde.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful! So happy to read, and hope some ladybug costume photos can make it to the blog.

xoxoNancy W.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great way to spend 5 hours - here's to many many more joyful afternoons. We were so happy to read your post - your joy was palpable.

A former park sloper and beansprouter

Anonymous said...

How fantastic. And Toby, the dad in our house has promised the 2 year old in our house that he will be a lady bug for halloween. So, if you see a BIG DADDY Lady Bug on Halloween, you'll know it's us. Lady Bugs Unite!

Mirm said...

HooRAY! FABulous news! And SO deserved... May you all continue to relish every lick of ice cream, every neighborhood encounter, every jump and bounce on the bed, every single moment... am SO thrilled to read this post!! Go Toby GO!!!!! xx, Mirm {and Bryf}

Allison said...

Such wonderful news! Thrilled for Toby (and his mommy, daddy and brother)!

noogs said...

Such happy news. Glad you enjoyed your day Toby and family. And yes, pls post photos of that cute little ladybug.

Anonymous said...

What a perfectly wonderful sounding afternoon. I can see that great smile on Toby's face and the smile of relief and joy on the rest of you.
With love and hugs,
Ilene

Anonymous said...

It is the smallest things that bring us the most joy,
so happy for your family!
Blessings

Anonymous said...

There's no place like home! It sounds like Toby had a fabulous day (looking forward to the ladybug photos!).

LindaSueBuhl said...

We LOVE Ladybugs and figure Toby will be an outstanding representative of the bug community. Wonderful news - Toby gets to be a little boy again - woo hoo! Bless you all - know it is a long journey and thank you for sharing it with us through this media.

Anonymous said...

This is great news. Welcome home, Toby. I imagine it feels great to sleep in your own bed and just be home with your toys and your family. May you have many more joyful afternoons.
Love,
Stephanie (Kiera's mom

Anonymous said...

We are so happy to hear that you are out of the hospital. It sounds like fun to jump all over the bed with the pillows. We haope you enjoy your halloween and the Lady Bug costume sounds cool .
Love always,
sarah jo, chris, michael, e'mon, chrisshawna, ericka and princess

Marcy said...

How wonderful! We should all embrace and appreciate life with such vigor! My son is also a huge ladybug fan!

Be strong.

Marcy

Anonymous said...

Such great news!!!! We are so happy for you.
xox