Eliza Grace was born on March 15, 2006, at 26 weeks, 4 days, weighing 1 pound 4 ounces and measuring just 11.5 inches long. She is the light of my soul and this is the story of our life in the big city.

Monday, April 27, 2009

March for Babies 2009

Yesterday was our March for Babies here in New York City. The turnout was amazing, over 10,000 walkers by some estimates. Eliza Grace's Team raised $3,645 which brings our three year total to $10,180. Not too shabby for a pint sized team of 7.

This is actually the first year Eliza has been able to walk. In 2006 and 2007 she was in the hospital and in 2008 she had just gotten over bronchiolitis and the weather was a rainy 50 degrees so we didn't walk. The weather yesterday was like a July day, almost 90 degrees and filled with sunshine. We also had a great turnout on behalf of March for Maddie.

Eliza was quite thrilled with the crowd and kept us on our toes, particularly my cousin Cerissa who was the designated "Eliza Chaser." After about a half mile Eliza decided that riding was far better than running in the heat.

Thanks again to everyone who donated to our team. It is sincerely appreciated and the money goes to a very worthy cause.

Bonnie, Cindy, Cerissa, Anne, Peter, Katie, Stan ... who is missing?

Why, Eliza! (this is what happens when you ask the French cyclist to take your group photo)

Eliza and her Mama

The crowd


MamáChanga said...

Looks like you all had a WONDERFUL time! Congratulations on doing such a great job for such a worthy cause. Kudos to the Eliza Grace team!

LOL @ the French cyclist photographer, seems that he forgot one VERY important member!

Hugs & Blessings!

PS: I'm so glad you included yourself in a pic---you're BEAUTIFUL!!

Anne, Eliza Grace's mom said...

We should have had YOU as our photographer!

Michele said...

Yay!!! We walked in the Cleveland walk! You all did an awesome job raising money for the walk! Congratulations. Love the pictures!