Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Go Babies!

Our March for Babies team, Izzy’s Angel, kicked butt this year. We raised over $10,000 for March of Dimes!!! Thank you so much to all of you who helped raise money and to all who donated! You guys rock!! The weather was not on our side the day of the walk, but that didn’t stop us from showing up and supporting the sweet babies who need our help! Despite the weather, we still had a great time, and we even got to see some of Izzy’s old roomies and their families!

We have some serious troopers on our team!

Hadley and Izzy before the walk (I didn't get pics of her other buddies, Emily and Leighton). Izzy doesn't look too happy about the fact that she was pulled out of bed at 6:30 that morning. And of course, she ripped the bow off of her head.

The family after the walk.

Izzy's shirt says "Izzy's Angel Team Captain"

This is one of the walls in the "Garden of Hope," where parents posted pictures/info to remember or celebrate their babies.

Izzy's page

Lily's page

This is Little Miss Emily, Izzy's roomie from back in the day. This is the sweet baby that came thisclose to getting a tracheostomy. Look how gorgeous and healthy she is! God is good!

And this sweet girl is Hadley, also one of Izzy's old partners in crime. Hadley required several surgeries during her NICU stay, but you'd never know it today! Look at those eyes!

Spiderboy and Spidergirl. Lane and KK had so much fun!

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that my husband and baby girl are television stars now! Griff calls me at 5:00 the day before the walk and says, "Brandon Todd and the channel 4 camera guy are following me home. They want to do a story on Izzy." Ummmm....are ya kiddin' me? I was in the middle of cutting tomatoes for our team cookout, Izzy was in the middle of the kitchen floor playing with measuring cups and everything else I had thrown down there to entertain her, her toys were scattered across the living room, and I had zero make-up on and wet hair that had been pulled into a bun. Needless to say, I did not make a tv appearance. I quickly nixed the idea of them coming to our disaster of a house, and instead, we met them in the park for the interview. Griff and Izzy did an awesome job! Check it out.

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