Sunday, May 15, 2016

If something seems hard to do, try it a little bit at a time.

Can you guess what that's from?

If you guessed Daniel Tiger...ding ding ding.

You must have a toddler.

To say that our girls, especially Ellie, love Daniel Tiger would be an understatement. (For those of you that are past/have not quite yet reached the toddler rearing years, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is the updated cartoon version of Mr. Rodger's Neighborhood. It is adorable, and one of the few shows that I can stand to listen to on repeat.) Since Ellie's diagnosis, she's been averaging several episodes a day. While she was in the hospital, there was one episode in particular that she watched over and over...and over and over...and over and over. Each episode has a moral/lesson, and in this particular episode they sing, "If something seems hard to do, try it a little bit at a time". 

The irony was not lost on me.

At times, this entire process seems extremely overwhelming. Fortunately, each phase of treatment is broken up, giving us short term goals along the way. It's easier to focus on the day to day, even week to week. Beyond that though, it's just too much to try and comprehend. We are taking it a little bit at a time. 

So, imagine what a wonderful surprise it was to learn that Daniel Tiger was coming to town!

Thanks to the extreme generosity of several friends, we enjoyed a wonderful afternoon out together as a family.

All of the girls LOVED it! Especially Ellie. She insisted on sitting in her own seat, and was mesmerized with a smile on her face for the entire show. 

Mandi, Kaffie, Alyson and Nahal...from the bottom of our hearts, thank you. We appreciate your love, thoughtfulness and generosity. We had a great time together, and I know that it is an experience that the girls will not forget.


  1. It looks like you all had a blast. Glad you were able to go!!!

  2. It was a wonderful time for all of us, but especially Ellie. Thank you my dear friend. :)