Sunday, March 30, 2014

Fashion for a Cause!

It has been such a fun few days around here.  Friday morning we started the fun with the Teddy Bear picnic for letter T at preschool.  This little girl was so excited for that fun event at preschool. 

This class of cuties will be heading to the big kindergarten next year!!

Friday after school we loaded up and headed to Radford to visit with family.  One of my grandmothers is in a new apartment and we went by to see her.  We then headed to the nursing home to visit my other grandmother.  She is really doing awesome and loves her Hospice nurses. 

Saturday morning we loaded up with GG and Pops to head to Charlottesville for a fun reason-a fashion show!  Belk is a new partner with UVA Children's Hospital and they put on a fashion show with lots of kids and five Miracle Kids! Pops was our driver and GG helped me get Rock Star David ready for the show.  Miracle Kids were allowed to wander around the store and pick out whatever outfit they wanted to model for the show.  David started with the Under Armour section but then he decided to go dressy and he really wanted to wear a sport coat! Here he is with Mr. Ryan checking out the awesome selection at Belk!
Under Armor has some new dressy shorts for boys that are awesome and we tried those on with a Under Armor golf shirt.  I really loved this outfit and thought he looked so cute and sporty.  He liked this one but the really wanted to go dressy. 

If you think this looks fun it really was except that it was HARD WORK!  We were sweating and working hard in the dressing room with David who only wanted to dance in the dressing room in front of all those mirrors.  The price tags stressed him out but we could not take them off until we knew that it fit properly.  I could not have done it without Pops (our driver for the day) and GG (who scoured the store for Dave's sizes).  It took a village to get this dude looking awesome!  Children with Down Syndrome have short arms and legs and it is difficult to get clothes to fit properly. 

Here are four of the Miracle Kids with Dr. Druzgall and Mr. Ryan.  I love that Tyler and David are watching her so intently.  She is one of the four awesome pediatric hematology/oncology doctors on our team.  All of us were commenting that it was so fun to come together for a fun reason instead of meeting up at clinic.  We have truly met some amazing families through this journey and we are so apprective of their support.  They speak our language and know first hand the fears that we all hide behind our smiles.  We are so proud of our kids. 
Here comes Rock Star for the show!  He did AWESOME!  He looked so handsome in his gray slacks, blue shirt, tie, navy sports coat and black belt.  It would have taken me hours to have put this together but GG used her shopping talents to whip it together!
Krissy Pitts is Mom to sweet Anna (on her hip) and Grace.  Tyler is standing behind David!  Anna recently finished her treatment for Leukemia and Tyler is in the middle of his treatment.  We had such fun with these families! 
Striking the sassy pose!  Amazingly the Miracle Kids got to keep the clothes they modeled up to $100!  Thank you Belk for not only blessing us with new clothes, but for a fun day to raise money and awareness for UVA Children's Hospital.  What an awesome day!

Today Kyle was suppose to head to Kingsport for a baseball tourney-clearly it was cancelled when we woke up to more snow.  This is the winter that will never end!!!!  After our busy and fun two days I am thankful for a day of rest at home!  Have a great week!

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