To all my loyal blog readers.
Today is Mother’s Day! Alex and I woke up late because we were so tired from the big walk yesterday! That was perfect for Mom so she got to sleep late, too, on her special day today! I made some special things for Mom in school and I kept them a secret in my backpack until this morning. I was so excited to give them to her and she loved them all – my card I made in Art Class, my coupon book full of things I will do for her like fold laundry, vacuum the house, and wash her car! and the fill-in-the-blank sheet that says things like My mother likes to…and I wrote “spend time with me.” and My mother is prettiest when she…and I wrote “goes to an event and she wears a dress.”
Dad made pancakes for breakfast and then we did do one of the things in her coupon book (without her even asking!) and we washed her car. It’s very clean and sparkly now. We drove her clean car to Grandma and Papa’s house where we spent the rest of Mother’s Day. We went swimming and had a delicious dinner. Every once in a while Alex and I would say “Happy Mother’s Day” to Mom and she gave us a hug and a kiss. I think we made Mom’s day very special for her. And Grandma’s, too! I hope all Mom’s had a Happy Mother’s Day like our Mom did because Moms are just the BEST!
Today was March for Babies in Broward County, Florida, my own hometown! It was a beautiful sunny day in paradise, and it was a very hot day too. About 4,000 people came out and everyone seemed like they were having such a great time. It was fun to see lots of people who I know from meeting them through the years. People from the different companies who are big sponsors like Publix and Broward Health and University of Phoenix and Mission Pharmacal. And it was neat to see some of my fellow preemie friends who I don’t get to see all the time. It’s like a reunion every year and it’s a lot of fun! We all had the best time today at our walk.
I was invited to be a Guest Speaker this morning for the one of the classes at my old school. I was very excited to go back and see my teacher Ms. Melissa and my friends from my class last year. They had some great questions to ask me and they really wanted to know all about the March of Dimes and how walking helps to save babies. I told them about how the money we all raise for the March of Dimes goes to things like the medicines I got when I was first born that helped me breath and stay alive. And how it helps the special doctors and nurses all know what to do when a baby is born so early. And even how to help a mom stay pregnant for nine months. At the end, they gave me a handmade Thank You card and it had $45 in it. They told me they sold Lemonade and Banana Bread to help save babies. I thought that was such a great idea and so kind of them to help in our fight for preemies! That was definitely a great way to start my day :)
My hometown March for Babies walk is on May 8. So Mom and I were on The Morning Show on WSFL-TV this morning because we need to keep spreading the news. I met Dave, the host, during Spring Break when we shot a commercial together in the park where our walk is. He’s so kind and fun and I was excited to see him again and be on his show in his studio!
I told him about going to Washington DC and meeting President Obama. He thought that was cool too.
By the way, those steps behind Dave aren’t real. They’re a big flat picture. Don’t tell Dave I told you. He may not want anyone to know his secret about his staircase.
I really love being on TV! I don’t get nervous anymore. The more I practice the better I feel. Speaking of practice, I better keep practicing my basketball because Dave told me he wanted to play basketball with me after I told him how much I like it!
The Houston March for Babies walk raised a record $3 million this year and we were so happy to be part of the excitement and celebration this morning!
We flew back home after the walk. It’s nice to be home but we want to go back to Houston, too, because we had such a great time.
Alex and I were in bed and I had my two little stuffed bears and Alex had one. He wanted one of mine and because he was so tired he started crying. I got out of bed and told Alex he could have my I Like Blue (that’s his name) and gave him a hug. Alex said thank you and stopped crying. I love my little brother so much and I love my whole family. Being the National Ambassador for the March of Dimes has been the best experience of my life because I know I almost didn’t live at all. I’m so happy to be able to share everything with my family.