Hi from McPopper Children’s Hospital! It’s Lily at the computer, and I hope your December is off to a great start! Did you know that December is known as “Write a Friend Month?” What’s so special about “Write a Friend Month” is that in this era of phones, email, texting, tweeting, and Facebook, there’s still nothing quite like getting a note or card in the mail from a friend. No matter where your friend lives, whether it’s across the country or just across the street, writing a letter and sending it to them will brighten their day, and yours, too! I guess it’s not surprising that December is when a lot of people send out holiday cards to their friends and family. It’s exciting to wait for the postal worker to see what he or she has for you. I love getting cards from my friends, and I tape each one up on the wall in my room. It’s the best kind of decoration there is!
Who will you write a letter to this month? Be sure to let us know! And don’t forget…have a critterrific letter-writing day!
Hey, what’s up? It’s me, Max, and tomorrow’s Thanksgiving! Yay! Do you have any Thanksgiving Day plans? Here at the hospital, my mom brings a homemade holiday feast for all of us. She makes delicious foods like sweet potatoes covered in marshmallows, cornbread stuffing, turkey, cranberry sauce, and my absolute favorite…pumpkin pie! Her pie is made totally from scratch, even the crust! Baking is really fun. It’s almost like a math equation. You have to follow the recipe exactly or else the food won’t turn out correctly. It’s fun to watch ingredients turn into something super tasty. I really like to bake, but maybe it’s because I like to eat what I’ve made!
But the best part of Thanksgiving is giving thanks for all that we have. I am thankful for my family, friends, the Hospital Critterz, and most of all…readers like you! It’s you who makes our holiday so special. Thank you for supporting us!
From all of us here at McPopper Children’s Hospital, we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Bye for now!
Hi from McPopper Children’s Hospital! It’s Lily at the computer, and I hope you’re having a great day. And speaking of great days, did you know that today, November 20th, is actually known as “Beautiful Day?” Ping & Pong told me that today’s a day when we celebrate all of the beauty that’s in the world around us. What types of things do you think are beautiful? A rainbow? A sunset? The smile on a baby’s face? A dolphin splashing in the sea? A butterfly flapping its wings? Write your ideas on our blog! And in honor of Beautiful Day, Beary Bruised helped me write a poem all about this special day. I hope you like it!
Where is beauty?
We wondered one day.
Beauty is found both inside and out.
Beauty is in things that make us smile.
Beauty is all around us.
In things big and small.
And where can we find beauty most of all?
In you, of course!
You are truly beautiful.
Hey, what’s up? It’s me, Max, and thanks for reading our blog! How’s your day going? Did you know that today is World Kindness Day? That means that all around the world, today’s a day when people come together to do all sorts of kind things for each other. Being kind to others is truly a wonderful thing, and today’s the perfect day to be helpful, generous, loving, friendly, and compassionate in all that you do. So how can you make the most of World Kindness Day? Make new friends today. Help someone out who made be in need. Cheer someone up. Make someone laugh. Visit a friend who may be in the hospital (like me). But most importantly, let today be a reminder that we can make every single day World Kindness Day. Acting in a caring, thoughtful, and considerate way towards our fellow man (and Hospital Critterz) should be how we live every day. We should always do nice things for others whenever we have the chance. Start today!
How are you going to spend World Kindness Day? Be sure to let us know! Remember, you are one-of-a-kind, so it’s only right to be kind!
Bye for now!
Hi from McPopper Children’s Hospital! It’s Lily at the computer, and I hope you’re having a great day! How’s your November going so far? Cherry-Ot told me that November is National Novel Writing Month. That means it’s a great month to start writing a book or finish writing one (or two or three) books that you’ve already started. There are so many different topics to write about, and the best part about writing is that there are no wrong answers! You can write about anything and anyone. Your characters can go on awesome adventures and fly to far-off universes. Writing let’s you pick and choose whatever you want! As the writer, you’re the one who gets to make all the decisions. Who is your main character? What’s his or her name? Where is he or she from? What happens to him or her? I think I’m going to write a story about a ballerina named Lydia who loves to dance and overcomes being shy by dancing in front of her entire school. And Max told me that he wants to write a story about a football kicker named Cody who always scores a field goal no matter where he kicks the ball from. Cody just can’t miss, and he doesn’t know how or why! It’s magic!
What story are you going to write this month? Be sure to post your ideas on our blog! And don’t forget, have a critterrific writing-filled day (and month)!
Hey, what’s up? It’s me, Max, and tomorrow is Halloween! I’m so excited! Halloween is my favorite holiday, and I wait for it to come all year long. Why? Because I love dressing up! This year I’m going as a firefighter. My parents bought me a firefighter costume with a yellow jacket, a helmet, and a shirt that says, “Kite Tree Fire Department.” Firefighters are so brave, and I’m honored to be able to dress up in their uniform. What’s super cool is that the Kite Tree Firefighters come to McPopper Children’s Hospital a lot to visit us. They’re such nice people. They even let us sit in their truck and showed us where all of the hoses are. Of course, I should also mention that Lily is really excited for Halloween, too, and she’s dressing up as a fairy princess. She even has wings, a crown, and a wand that sparkles. But unlike the firefighters, we’ve never had a fairy princess visit the hospital…at least not yet!
What are you going to be for Halloween? Be sure to let us know! And for all you trick-or-treaters out there, remember to be safe! Always have an adult with you wherever you go, and don’t eat anything that isn’t wrapped. That’s what the firefighters told me and Lily, and now it makes sense that I’m telling you!
Bye for now!
Hi from McPopper Children’s Hospital! It’s Lily at the computer, and I hope you’re all having a great week! We’re very excited here in Kite Tree because coming up this Saturday, October 26th, is Make a Difference Day! This is the day when all across the United States, people come together to make their communities better in every way that they can. Whether it’s planting a garden, helping to build or rebuild a community center, mentoring students, or cleaning up a beach or park, the great part about Make a Difference Day is truly the friends and memories you will make. Coming together with others to lend a helping hand will not only make a difference in your community, but it will make a difference in your life as well. You’ll feel so good knowing that you helped out! No matter who or where you are, we all have the power to help, support, and care for others and make things better. Make a Difference Day reminds us that we can always make a difference…it doesn’t matter if it’s big or small! All that matters is that you participate!
We hope you take part in Make a Difference Day! And don’t forget, have a critterrific day of doing good!