Colby and Brody had their school egg hunts on Friday, March 22. I was very happy that they were at different times and that I was able to be at both! It was a lot of fun "hiding" the eggs with some other parents and then watching the kids go crazy picking them all up.
The final total from our bake sale and direct donations is...$3,619!!!!! This was the best year yet!! We are so excited to be able to donate all of this to the Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Research being done at the Monroe Carrel Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. We pray that some major strides will be made through these research labs to help all babies born with a CHD.
Thank you again to everyone that played a part in this year's Bake Sale and Blood Drive. We are truly grateful and amazed by your love and support!
The boys' spring soccer seasons have officially started! Brody is number 7, and Colby is number 1. I absolutely love watching them play a sport that they love so much! It is going to be another great season!
On Friday, March 8, Colby's school held their annual Goodies with Grandparents, and all 4 of Colby's grandparents were able to come! Colby was so excited to have them all there to see his room and meet his friends, especially his "best buddy," Kellen. Since Brody doesn't have days like this anymore, I let him stay for a few minutes to enjoy his grandparents too before heading off to school. These boys have the greatest grandparents ever!
These two are absolutely adorable! They really are "best buddies!"
We started this blog after Colby, our youngest son, was prenatally diagnosed with Congenital Heart Defects: Tricuspid Atresia, large VSD, Hypoplastic Right Heart, and Bilateral SVCs. Colby was born on August 4, 2008 at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. After a 2 week stay in the NICU for monitoring, he was able to come home with no immediate surgery. At 2 months old, though, Colby was unexpectedly admitted back into the hospital to face his first of three surgeries, the BT Shunt. In July of 2009, he had his pre-Glenn Catheterization followed by his Glenn Operation in late August 2009. This was only a few short weeks after his 1st birthday. His third and final surgery, the Fontan, was in March 2011 at 2 1/2 years old. His surgery went well, and we were home six days later. Since then, Colby has been doing great, and he is loved by so many, especially his big brother Brody! Colby continues to amaze us every day with his strength and spirit. He is truly a miracle! Thank you for reading our blog and keeping up with Colby's progress, as well as other special events in our lives that we enjoy documenting on our blog. We really appreciate your comments, love, support, and prayers!