October 27, 2010

Dinner, Lunch and of course, Dessert!

Thanks to a group of amazing volunteers the RMH kitchen is always stocked with delicious home-cooked meals. Every single night our families can gather together for a comforting meal that costs them nothing and helps them to check food off their worry list.

Our volunteers go above and beyond with the dishes they provide families and it would be impossible for me to show you every gorgeous meal that comes through our kitchen. But... I'm going to try!

Let's start with last night's dinner, prepared by the folks from the Greek Orthodox Church Philoptochos Group. Green beans, grilled lemon chicken, rolls...yum.


And take a look at this banana pudding...

I put the tea in the shot to show you some scale... that's alot of pudding! But with so many families in the House, it will not go to waste.

Now on to today's lunch, made here in the RMH kitchen this morning by a fabulous group of ladies we call the "Greensboro Four." On the menu, oven-fried chicken, spinach salad, ambrosia, and this pretty pasta salad:

The Greensboro Four had families and staff smiling with these adorable cupcakes too:

If you are interested in helping out with the RMH meals program, click here to learn more!

-Laura

October 25, 2010

Foiled!

Well folks, my plan was foiled! I couldn't convince mom to drive me to the Character Breakfast and since I am not allowed to talk to strangers (and I don’t have thumbs) hitchhiking was clearly not an option.

Since I didn’t make it this time, I had to send a spy. She reports that the breakfast was a TON of fun and brought back lots of pictures as evidence. Here are some of my favorites:


You can see more pictures of 2010 Character Breakfast taken by a wonderful local photographer named Laura Virginia over on her blog.

Now, let me make something real clear... this was just a minor setback. I’m already working on my plans for next year and I’ll keep you posted. Character Breakfast 2011, here I come!

-Watson

PS. Thank you again for voting on my disguise. I am putting your choice to good use; I am wearing it trick-or-treating this year!

October 20, 2010

Yee Haw!

Well Howdy Y’all!


I can't believe that 133 fans voted on my disguise! I knew I was well known in some circles but I didn’t know I was that popular. I’m one hot hound doggie. Speaking of hot, have you ever worn a stuffed pumpkin costume on top of a fur coat? Whew.

I am very appreciative to you, my fans, for picking the most well-ventilated costume of the bunch, the Rodeo Bull! I was really hoping you would pick that one. Not only is it the most comfortable but it is by far the best disguise. In fact, it is so good that I’m thinking of entering the Dixie Classic Fair Rodeo next year! I have always wanted one of the big belt buckles.

Whoop-ee-ti-yi-o, city-slickers, I'd better get along. I’ll let you know how operation ‘Sneak into the Character Breakfast’ pans out.

No Dogs Allowed, eh? We’ll see about that!

-Watson

October 11, 2010

I need your vote!

As I mentioned in my last post, I am not going to let this little "no dogs allowed" policy at the October 23rd Friends of RMH Character Breakfast get in my way.

I'm going incognito.

But I am having some doubts about my first costume choice. Now, I know that I ain't nothing but a hound dog but, you know, there are lots of great canine costume options out there these days!

Since I can't decide, I need your help to choose my disguise. Take a look at the 4 options below and then vote for your pick in the poll in the top right hand corner!


#1) Bassett Bee



#2 Very Scary Halloween Jack-o-Lantern



#3 Rodeo Bull


#4 The White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland

-Watson

October 6, 2010

Local Girl Scout Cadets Help RMH Families

We are fortunate to have the support of many local scout troops, including the Cadets from Olivet Moravian Church in Winston-Salem. Troop 41439 visited the House yesterday to drop off four big bins of games and coloring books that they collected for RMH families as a part of their latest community service project.

While they were here, troop members Jesse, Andrea, Laney and Emily toured the House and learned about the different ways that the Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem helps families heal together.

I quizzed them on their RMH knowledge throughout the tour and was so impressed with their answers, these girls did their homework! We talked about other ways they can get involved with the House and they were anxious to help out our families in the future.



Of course, Watson didn’t want to miss out on any of the excitement; he stopped by to say hi and soak up a little attention from the Cadets!

Thank you Troop 41439!

-Laura

October 1, 2010

When Life Gives You Lemons...

While I was out enjoying the lovely fall foliage in Ardmore on a walk Monday, I got to chatting with one of my neighbors. She asked me something about the RMH Character Breakfast that is coming up but I to tell you the truth, I hadn't heard much about it! I’m usually very “in the know” about RMH events, but with the construction finally finished, I’ve had to do a little catching up on my reading and playing ‘words with friends’ on my iPhone.

So, I put on my detective hat and visited the RMH facebook page. It's a great place to get scoop on RMH events.


Apparently, there is going to be a BIG breakfast on October 23rd and there will be all kinds of fun characters there, even movie stars. I hear that princesses are coming too! I wonder if any of them will need to be rescued? You know, back when I was younger… er, that’s a story for another post.

Anyways, I asked mom to call the RMH reception desk (336-723-0228) to see if they could mail me an invitation to the Character Breakfast. It is super cute and it came in the mail today!


There is just one small problem... No dogs allowed.

I know, it's terrible.

Well you know what they say, when life gives you lemons, make lemon flavored dog treats! We’re not going to let this stand in our way. We’re going incognito.



I'm going as The King. Think anyone will know it’s me?

-Watson