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!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

11 months

 Easton is 11 months old!!  That means we are less than one month away from his big first birthday bash!  He is getting to be a very big boy.  We had to dig through big brother's old 18 month clothes!  He is about 20 lbs.
 He love standing these days.  He has even been pulling up on his toy drawers!  However, still no crawling!

I had to include this shot because I just love the wording on the quilt that Kasey's Aunt Kathy made!

Don't you just love those lashes?  If you look close you can see those two front teeth that E has been working so hard on!

 On Easton's 11 month birthday we boarded a train bound for Chicago!  We were lucky enough to spend some time with Gramma Jan and Papi, Auntie Lauren, Uncle Brian, Abby, and Ellery.  Mommy and Daddy had a lot of fun celebrating Erin's marriage to a wonderful man with all of our friends!

 It seemed like a great idea, the boys could get up and move around, we could go without stopping, and it shaved an hour off of our journey!  Well, that was before Easton came down with bronchitis, an ear infection, in addition to the teething.  I spent most of the ride to Chicago in a bathroom nursing Easton so he would relax.  On the way home Kasey and I took turns walking him back and forth, up and down the cars, we were pretty popular!
Logan was a dream child!
 It was all worth it because we got to hang out with our family and friends!!

This is how we find Easton sleeping every night, blankies over his head!  He also destroyed his mobile this month, such a bruiser!!
 So that's it folks!  The next time you see a blog post about this cutie he will be ONE!! (how did this happen, sniff!