Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Isabella's Farm Party

Last weekend we celebrated Isabella's 3rd birthday with a little farm party. Whenever Anthony's mom had asked her, about a month ago, what she would like for her birthday this year, her response was... a donkey, a horse, a cow & a pig. Knowing we weren't planning on making a move to a ranch anytime in the near future, we decided to bring the animals to us. It was a really big hit with all the kids. There was a little pony for the kids to ride around on & also a petting zoo complete with a baby calf, goats, bunny rabbits, and a few baby chicks. They all really seemed to enjoy it. Isabella has already asked when her animal friends will be coming back.

She really loved the baby chicks

& Mackenzie loved the pony!

The sweet baby calf enjoying a nap.

The goat kids helping us with our yard work.

The animals were a big success & all the kids seemed to be sad when it was time for them to leave, but once they did it allowed us to get to the "usual" party events...

Blowing out the candles on her barn cake,

& lost in the sea of presents!

Thanks to all our friends & family who were able to make it. Isabella had a wonderful birthday this year & we are all so appreciative of everything you all do for us.

We love you Isabella... HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETHEART!!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Please join me in supporting March of Dimes March for Babies‏

Dear family & friends,
This September will mark 5 years since we lost our sweet angel, Mary Alice, to my premature delivery. It is hard to believe that it has been that long, when it feels like just yesterday that Anthony & I received the news that our precious baby would not survive my delivery. Nothing in our lives has compared to the tragedy that we went through at that time. As with most trying times do, this only brought us closer together & closer to Christ. Since then, we have been blessed with two beautiful daughters & are expecting our next baby at the beginning of June. God is good!
We are always looking for ways to be able to help other mothers & families in any way that we can. If there is anything that we can do to prevent at least one other family from going through what we had to, we're more than willing to help. This is the least we can do. I am very excited to be a part of March for Babies. We are participating in the walk to honor our baby angel, Mary Alice. I am posting this blog to ask for your help. Please support my participation by making a donation or even joining my team.My personal web page address is...
The March of Dimes mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Thank you all so very much for just taking the time to look over our page. It means the world to us. We know our sweet angel is looking down with joy on what we are doing to try to help others. God Bless You all!
Love & Hugs,
Alice, Anthony, Isabella & Mackenzie