Sunday, April 28, 2013

March for Babies 2013

This year Team Super Logan added another super kid, baby E!  We changed our name to Team Super Weishaar Brothers.  Unfortunately mommy did not get our t-shirt order submitted in time so we will roll out new shirts in 2014.

It was a BEAUTIFUL day in Kansas!  Grandma B joined us for our 1 mile trek.  
 Logan was so sweet as he held onto his brother on the way to Power and Light.
 Of course, Logan's favorite part of the whole day was the Children's Mercy ambulance!  He got to tour it and everything!
 Logan and I danced to Radio Disney.  It was so fun!  We did the same thing 2 years ago at our first March for Babies in KS.  Unfortunately there was no dancing last year because the March was on Easton's birthday, 9 weeks before his due date.
 It was a blast to celebrate the tough little man he is today!  In true Weishaar fashion he was out cutting a rug as well!!

 It is always a bittersweet morning.  We are surrounded by people who completely understand how difficult it is to have a baby born too soon, too sick, or with a birth defect.  You look around and see the t-shirts that tell a story about preemie babies and then you see that child wearing the same t-shirt.  You see their families HUGE smiles and know that their hearts are exploding with the same joy that you are feeling because their child is well.

There are other families wearing shirts that tell of babies who are no longer with them.  Immediately the tears come, a lump appears in my throat, and a lead weight falls on my chest.  I can only imagine the pain that they feel.
 It makes me feel incredibly blessed that I am able to squeeze my boys everyday!  I am eternally thankful that the March of Dimes has funded research that gave my boys a chance at life.  They are here,  healthy, big, and strong!  Logan and Easton got at least 97 kisses from me today.  My heart is bursting with love for them.  They are proof that prayers get answered.

 Can you believe how big this boy is!?!  Check out those little footsies...
 I am always amazed at how many people have been touched by the March of Dimes!  Look at all of those people!!
 Hunting for our signs on Baby Boulevard again brought tears to my eyes.  I got to show my boys their signs.  One mommy right next to Easton's sign was not so lucky.

 After the walk Logan and I busted a move while waiting for lunch!  Logan was pumped to hear "Thrift Shop."

As if the day couldn't get any better, as we were eating lunch we were approached by these lovely ladies!  Julie attended Easton's delivery and Megan was instrumental at talking me off the ledge near the end of E's NICU stay!  It was the cherry on top!
 This little boy was worn out!!

After the whole family took a big nap we headed outside to enjoy each other and the wonderful day!  E cruised around in the cozy coupe.
Then Logan and Easton played in E's new water table.  It was wonderful to hear their laughter and see their smiles!  I am one blessed mama! 

Thank you so much to all of you that donated to our walk.  Thank you for all of your love and support as we battled through the NICU and now that our boys are healthy.  We are so lucky that our boys are loved by so many!

1 comment:

  1. Love your family! What an amazing year you have had watching those two little boys become two big boys. You are blessed having two little miracles to look at everyday. You and your hubby are wonderful parents to those two little boys. Congratulations as E as he comes up on his 1 year anniversary.