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TGIF!

September 23, 2016
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Hi from McPopper Children’s Hospital! It’s Lily at the computer, and I hope you’re having an amazing day. We all love Fridays, and that’s because there’s a whole weekend ahead of us to play, relax, laugh, and spend time with our friends and family. Do you have anything exciting planned for this weekend? The best part about Fridays is that it means I’m one day away from a weekend filled with visitors who come to the hospital to hang out with me, Max, and the Hospital Critterz. We always love to see so many smiling and friendly faces, and we just can’t wait until we’re all together having fun.

We hope you’re having an amazing Friday and that your weekend is truly critterrific!

Happiness Is…

September 7, 2016
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Hey, what’s up? It’s me, Max, and I hope you’re having a happy day. And speaking of happy, what does happiness mean to you? How would you define it? Is is something you feel deep within? Or is it simply a situation that makes you smile from ear to ear and you can’t help but feel giddy? Or is it something that happens when you’re with your family? Or friends? Or at a particular place? To me, happiness stems from so many different things. I’m happy if I see puppies. I’m happy when I play baseball. I’m happy hanging out with my best friends. I’m happy while I watch movies. I’m happy when I read books. There are so many times we can be happy throughout the day. So the next time you catch yourself smiling, ask yourself, “What does happiness mean to me?”

Bye for now!

School’s in Session!

August 24, 2016
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Hi from McPopper Children’s Hospital! It’s Lily at the computer, and I hope you’re having an awesome day. Now that the school year is starting, I just wanted to remind all of you about the importance of staying upbeat and positive. Sometimes the beginning of school can seem overwhelming. After all, you may have new teachers, new classmates, and a lot of new material that you’re going to cover over the year. But just remember that even though it may seem difficult, hard, or look intimidating, it’s important to keep the big picture in mind and get excited about all that you’re going to learn and the ways that you’re going to expand your mind. So instead of being overwhelmed, it’s time to be overjoyed that you get to have the opportunity to learn new skills and concepts that will stay with you the rest of your life. And that’s pretty cool!

We hope you have a wonderful (and critterrific) start to the school year!

Family Fun Month!

August 17, 2016
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Hey, what’s up? It’s me, Max, and I hope you’re having an awesome week. Did you know that August is Family Fun Month? That means it’s the perfect time to plan special activities and trips with your family. What’s also terrific about Family Fun Month is that it really celebrates and honors all different types of families. Whether you have a mom and dad, two dads, aunts and uncles, grandparents, cousins, and even friends who you love just like family, this is the perfect month to celebrate with the people you care about. That’s what family is all about!

Bye for now!

Watermelon Mania!

August 3, 2016
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Hi from McPopper Children’s Hospital! It’s Lily at the computer, and I hope you’re having a great day. Did you know that today is National Watermelon Day? So I thought it would be fun to share some interesting facts about watermelons with all of you. Aside from being very tasty, here’s some fascinating watermelon trivia:

  • Watermelons are over 90% water. Hence the name!
  • Watermelons contain vitamins A, B, and C.
  • It’s the most popular melon in the United States.
  • Watermelons come in many different types. There are some with seeds, without seeds, yellow, and mini (to name a few). Do you have a favorite?

We hope you enjoy a delicious watermelon today and have a critterrific day!

Summer Reading

July 20, 2016
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Hey, what’s up? It’s me, Max, and I hope you’re having an awesome day. What are you up to this summer? Are you going to camp? Summer school? Spending time with friends and family? No matter what you do over the summer, you should always find time to read a new book. Whether it’s fiction or non-fiction, it’s fun to pick out different books to read when the weather gets warm. You can even read outside! Books can take us on wild adventures and open up whole new worlds filled with excitement…and that’s really what summer is all about!

Bye for now!

Very Blueberry

July 13, 2016
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Hi from McPopper Children’s Hopsital! It’s Lily at the computer, and I hope you’re having an awesome day. Did you know that July is National Blueberry Month? Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits because they not only taste great, but they’re great for you. So in honor of National Blueberry Month, we have some fun facts about blueberries that we’d like to share with you. Enjoy!

• Blueberries are full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

• Blueberries are sometimes used as a natural food dye. Blue coloring, anyone?

• The states that grow the highest number of blueberries are Michigan, Oregon, and Washington.

• Whether you want blueberry pie, blueberry scones, blueberry muffins, blueberry yogurts, or blueberry pancakes (to name a few), blueberries make a yummy and healthy addition to so many snacks and meals!

We hope you have a critterrific blueberry-filled month!

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