Here's a couple toddler tips that really helped. I spent $8.00 on little books, dinosaurs, and race cars and wrapped each one individually in wrapping paper. I had 18 gifts total. (for 8 bucks!!) Totally worth it. He got one or two gifts an hour and even though a lot of it was similar, it was like Christmas morning every time. Also, I bought a squirt bottle at the dollar store and filled it with water. He loved spraying the windows, spaying in his mouth, spraying the back of my head, etc. etc. It was about an hour of fun. And also, fruit loop necklaces. This was awesome for both kids. A fun snack, lasts a long time, and they can't drop it.
We stayed in a condo through my parent's timeshare the first 5 days. We extended the trip by a couple days and couldn't stay in the condo, so we moved to a brand new hotel behind Dixie Regional that is for families with someone in the hospital. It was really nice, and really cheap! Then the last 2 nights we spent in Mesquite NV. Paul was on a golf trip there so we met him and hung out for a couple of days. We took one morning and went back to St. George so Paul could meet William, and we had lunch with Taylor and Samira.
outside the hospital hotel.
It was a good trip. Pretty relaxing, fun for the kids, and good to be with my brother during this hard time. We went to the hospital at least once a day to see my nephew. He's doing really well. He has ups and down but he's making progress. I reminded my brother often to look at weekly progress, not daily. It's a slow process, but he's heading in a good direction.
My little nephew, William.
Addie mostly sat on the side and cheered him on. When he was good and water logged, we rode a carousel.
They especially liked the play room for kids.
Hanging out at the CasaBlanca hotel while dad was golfing.