Once upon a time, not so very long ago........

Little Leon was born with a poorly heart. This made his Mummy and Daddy sad and they decided to search for a special friend who would keep Little Leon company and look after him while he was in hospital.............

The Adventure begins..............

Friday, 25 November 2011

Little Leon gets ready to paartaay!

Its the night before Little Leons big party.

He's enjoyed his splash time.
Had his party hair cut
Then spent the evening frolicking in his ball pool.

Now he is getting his cuteness sleepy in preparation for the cuddle fast with the family at his naming ceremony and birthday bash :)

Monday, 21 November 2011

Little Leon gets some new wheels!

On Sunday uncle Tony rang with a message for Little Leon. He had been sorting out his garage and found a special bike he thought Little Leon would like.

So, Mummy took the Volvo chariot to collect it, leon couldn't wait to have a go on it, but he had to wait until Mummy gave it a polish and checked the wheels.

So, after lunch Little Leon hopped onto his bike, ting tinging the bell and woo! Off he set to go see Gramma, with Mummy pushing of course! Gramma thought he looked very grown up and said she will miss him when she goes home to far far away for her holidays.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Little Leon says Holidays are coming....

Today Little Leon took Mummy and Daddy into Leeds to meet tree hugging auntie Sarah.... Well that's what Daddy calls her!

They had a lovely lunch at Cafe Rouge, except the bit where Little Leon surprised Daddy by being a bit sick on his new trousers....

Feeling much better, Little Leon, riding high in his back pack baby carrier took the gang to the Christmas Market for chocolate covered fruit and then down the road to see the Coca Cola truck!!!

Woo it was huge and was giving out free cola!! Little Leon, Mummy and Daddy had their picture taken in front of the truck!!!

Then it was back home for some milky and a big sleepy for Little Leon who was worn out!!!!!!

Monday, 14 November 2011

Little Leon brushes his toothy pegs!

Mummy has bought Little Leon a special toothy brush. It has a soft grip handle so he can hold it tight. In fact he doesn't like to let it go and often he carries it around for most of the day!

It's very important that little heart babies look after their new toothy pegs because there is a slightly higher risk of Endocarditis. This is where nasty bacteria affects the lining and valves of repaired hearts. Making them swell and not function properly, which can lead to other complications such as stroke, heart failure or death. Woo! That's bad!

So Little Leon goes to the dentist with Mummy and tries to bite his finger! But he is too fast for Little Leon!!! The Dentist gives Leon a sticker to say he's been a good boy.... Even if he did try to bite his finger!!!!

Mummy and Leon sing, 'this is the way we brush our teeth, brush our teeth, brush our teeth....' while they brush, little Leon laughs and laughs, then spends time licking the toothpaste off the brush!!!

When he is older , Mummy has an egg timer to get the right brushing time in! Little Leon says don't laugh, it could save his life one day!!!

So that's why it's important for heart babies to look after their new toothy pegs.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Little Leon finds a story..

Little Leon and Mummy like this story.

The Dragonfly

Once, in a little pond, in the muddy water under the lily pads,
there lived a little water beetle in a community of water
beetles. They lived a simple and comfortable life in the pond
with few disturbances and interruptions.

Once in a while, sadness would come to the community when one of
their fellow beetles would climb the stem of a lily pad and
would never be seen again. They knew when this happened; their
friend was dead, gone forever.

Then, one day, one little water beetle felt an irresistible urge
to climb up that stem. However, he was determined that he would
not leave forever. He would come back and tell his friends what
he had found at the top.

When he reached the top and climbed out of the water onto the
surface of the lily pad, he was so tired, and the sun felt so
warm, that he decided he must take a nap. As he slept, his body
changed and when he woke up, he had turned into a beautiful
blue-tailed dragonfly with broad wings and a slender body
designed for flying.

So, fly he did! And, as he soared he saw the beauty of a whole
new world and a far superior way of life to what he had never
known existed.

Then he remembered his beetle friends and how they were thinking
by now he was dead. He wanted to go back to tell them, and
explain to them that he was now more alive than he had ever been
before. His life had been fulfilled rather than ended.

But, his new body would not go down into the water. He could
not get back to tell his friends the good news. Then he
understood that their time would come, when they, too, would
know what he now knew. So, he raised his wings and flew off
into his joyous new life!

~Author Unknown~

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Little Leon gets a special delivery...

 When Little Leon got home from Sing and Sign on Monday, threre was a very special parcel waiting for him from his Swindon Knitting Nana!

Woo, there was a lovely blue waistcoat and matching cardigan!  Top work Joan!  Little Leon hasnt met Joan yet, she likes to go to Malaysia for her holidays and she knows Gramma and Grandad who live out there every year.

Woo look at me
Little Leon wanted to model it straight away, he says it is snuggley and warm and exactly what you need to keep your heart warm!
Little Leons Mummy wishes she had one to keep her warm and cosy. 

Its nearly Litle Leons birthday and Mummy is planning his party and naming ceremony, There will balloons, cake, presents and some fund raising for the CHSF for christmas presents for Ward 10 for little heart children in hospital when santa visits.

Little Leon has started with a cold, little heart babies sometimes dont have a strong imune systems and catch lots of bugs that are going around, Mummy and Daddy are giving him lots of warm drinks and food when he wants it.  He is getting lots of sleepy and he is rewarding them with smiles and clapping.  Daddy says throw him a fish because he looks like a cute little seal when he does that!!!

So, Little Leon is tucked up in bed, Mummy is having a cuppa and waiting for Daddy to come home and cook them both a nice tea :)