Friday, September 23, 2011

Adina's Birthday Raffle

My Birthday is October 11th and what better way to celebrate then raising money for congenital heart disease research while raffling off prizes to those that want to help a great charitable cause that is near and dear to me.  As you know David had open heart surgery to repair his heart defect on August 8th.  Many children born with heart defects do not live to see their first birthday advancing research can help these children and improve the surgical procedures available. 

So what are the prizes.................A few of my favorite things:

A $25 Gift Card to PF Changs.  We love PF Changs and go there to celebrate most birthdays in our family.  We also order a lot of takeout from PF Changs.  If you want to know about specials and discounts you should like their page on Facebook.

A $25 Gift Card to Starbucks I love Starbucks especially the Pumpkin Spice Latte.  My healthier drink option is a simple Soy Latte.  The vanilla in the soy makes it just sweet enough without being too sugary.  And I always order the drinks hot.  Even when it is 105 degrees in Arizona I am drinking a hot drink from Starbucks.  You can like their page on facebook.

Jewelery from Lia Sophia.  My cousin is selling this jewelry and recently hosted a fundraiser for charity and I bought these two great pieces of heart jewelry.  You may contact her at this link to purchase them directly she seems to always have a special going on.
Day Dreamer retails for $68
Burning Love retails for $35

Pieces look like this in real life.  Raffle is for one bracelet and one pendant.

So how do you enter..............................................

Make a donation using the link to David's Congenital Heart Walk page- this is tax deductible!!  Once you make your donation please return here to leave a comment on this post saying you donated.  You may also join our team by using this link but you must also make a financial contribution when you sign up remember to return here to leave a comment on this post.
$5 = 1 entry

$20 = 5 entries

  $50 = 15 entries

$100 = 50 entries

After you make a donation, you can also get a free entry by following me on my blog (in the top right hand corner), if you already follow or join as a follower leave a comment on this post.  Other ways for freebies (after you donate money), yon can get a freebie entry each day you share on Facebook, Twitter, or if you blog about it (please share a link) - just be sure to leave a comment on this post when you do so. PLEASE spread the word!! Additionally, the four lovely ladies that have already donated will be entered into this giveaway.  This Giveaway will end October 11th at 6 a.m. Arizona time. This Giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only. Each prize is separate. Winners will be chosen using  Winners will be emailed and the winners will be posted on this blog.

If I am able to raise a substantial amount of money, I will be adding additional prizes.  Additionally, if this goes well, look for some more giveaways in the future.  So, if you want to see a certain giveaway include that in your comment.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

What Have We Been Up To

I love to grab medical tubing

I love to play with the curtains
I don't like wood chips or fake bears

I don't like grass, neither did Zac
My brother knows my tickle spot

I worship my big brother

I am always trying to do what he does

I love sleeping with Daddy

Or sleeping in the jumper

Or on the floor

In any position

I fall asleep while playing sometimes

Mom thinks I am cute when I am sleeping

How many pics of a sleeping baby can she take

So we have just been hanging out and playing a lot.  David is scooting on his butt more than ever, although our goal is to crawl on hands and knees (he doesn't know why it matters how you get around you just need to get around).  David is also getting quite the sense of humor.  He loves to laugh and get other people to laugh. He likes to bounce around to music.  He loves to wave at people at the store and at the mall, probably because they all gush over him and he eats it right up.  It would appear that he sleeps a lot by all of the pics.  The truth is he is moving so much it is hard to get pics unless he is asleep. 

 Zac is really enjoying school.  He does his homework as soon as he gets home from school. And he gets mad when he can't write a letter perfect.  He doesn't understand that he is learning these things he thinks he should be perfect the first time he does it.  Steve and I are so not this way, so we can not understand this drive.  He is making lots of new friends and is super social on the play ground.  And he loves his teachers, I like them too.

David's last cardiology appointment showed he still has some fluid around his heart.  In fact the same amount he had when he was discharged from the hospital.  It should be gone by now.  So we will continue on all of his meds and follow up in a month.  The good news is that it is not getting worse and if it doesn't go away they have a plan to add another medicine.  We are getting a new feeding and speech therapist on Friday, we are totally excited about this.  I am hoping I like her as much in person as I did on the phone.  Lets hope she is a baby whisperer when it comes to getting a baby to eat by mouth.  Next week we will be starting back with physical therapy, she can work with David on crawling and pulling to stand.  We are trying to get another occupation therapist as his other one quit. 

And finally, I will be going back to work on Sept. 19th and David will be back with his friends and teachers at La Petite.  It is bittersweet.  I am not meant to be a stay at home mom, but I have really enjoyed my time with David.  I am at peace knowing I like my job and he loves daycare.  Can't really ask for more.