We have been fortunate enough to get into the Ronald McDonald House again! This place has been our "home away from home". It is AWESOME! There are about 30 rooms. We don't ever know if we will get a room until the day before arrival...if there are no vacant rooms, they put you on a waiting list. A few nights a week, local families, church groups & restaurants come to the "House" and serve dinner. There is a group of ladies called the "Lovely Lunch Ladies" who come every Wednesday and make an OVER THE TOP lunch!!! They are amazing cooks...they will never know how many families love and appreciate them and their service. An extremely small percentage is actually donated by McDonald's ...EVERYTHING else is donated by the local community: toilet paper, paper towels, toothbrushes, hygiene supplies, paper plates, eating utensils, cribs, strollers, car seats, highchairs, T.V. (which there are only 3 of them in common areas...none in the bedrooms) couches, carpets, bedding & towels (which are donated by hotels...the ones that are old and they don't need anymore). This place wouldn't exist if it wasn't for donations. If you are looking for a way to serve or donate un-wanted items...I REALLY suggest giving to Ronald McDonald! Most big children's hospitals have one around them...I know there is one close to us. We LOVE you RMDH!!!
The back yard is HUGE...this play area was donated by a family. I *think* by a family who's little boy passed away. It is call "Aaron's House". There are a few other play area's that were donated by families who lost a child as well...isn't that amazing that they would do that!!!!
Cole had his fist smootie. He didn't like it until we let it sit to warm up (he hates cold things). He love it and kept taking it away from daddy.