Friday, December 19, 2008

Back in the Hospital this time at Walter Reed

Dec 22
These last days haven’t been the best. I was in the hospital for 3 nights. First, a really nice nurse called Lieutenant McNeal came and gave me a shot called an IV, and trust me, you don’t want one. This shot is different because they pull out the needle but a tube stays in until you need to change it. They gave me antibiotics through the IV.
Every once and awhile the Docs and nurses would come and look at me. I would go to the teen room every once and awhile. Plus you can order an all you can eat meal for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. My favorite nurse was Audrey. She was really nice. Ophthalmologists would come and shine bright lights in my eyes too. I’m glad I was able to get there before something really bad happened.

Dec 16
Hi, this time I’m going to tell you about some really fun things. We went to a friend of my Dad’s house. His name is Mr. Pancho, his son is Francis, and his wife, Veronica. They have a really cool dog named Jerry.
We also went back to Mrs. and Mr. Zelnosky. They made us a wonderful dinner and then watched a really funny movie about Christmas vacation.
The only thing we did besides that was school, school, and still more school.

Back in the USA

Dec 5
Hi. In Amsterdam they do gifts for Christmas today. They celebrate Jesus’ birthday on the 25th. We just got back on a plane. My favorite thing was the Eiffel Tower. My favorite food was toast with jam and sprinkles.
The first thing we did when we got back was sleep. The next day we did school, more school, and more school. Then we went to the pool which was closed for free swim. Then we went to the art and crafts center which was closed, and then to the bowling alley which was all filled up. So then we went home and watched a movie. When we woke up, we did more school and then we went to the park and played games.
Tonight my brothers are eating pizza at the teen center. I’ll tell you about it later. We’re at Ft. Meade in Maryland. See ya.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Switzerland Dec 1

Yesterday we went to Mrs. Lisa’s and Mr. Frits’ and Fargo their dog’s house. Mrs. Lisa was in the Army with my Dad but then she left the Army because she wanted to sell wine in California with my Mom.
When we got there we talked and had a wonderful dinner. Then we went to bed. The next day they took us to a market next to a lake called Lago Maggiore. There was a baby swan that we fed, pet, and named him Nipper. Next we went to a dam where James Bond bungee jumped off in one of his movies. Then we went home and watched Wallace and Grommet, Mary Poppins, and The Princess Bride. The next day we ate breakfast and talked. Later I went swimming and trust me, it was just a pinch warmer than the lakes in Alaska. Then we said our goodbyes and left. Tomorrow hopefully we’ll be back in the states.