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#CoraDay July 29, 2010

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Tomorrow is Wear Pink for #Cora day!  This month I actually got off my rear and figured out my good deed.  I didn’t get as much accomplished as I had planned, but in the end, every little bit counts!

This month my good deed involves Doing Good in Her Name.  Kristin’s blog touched my heart when I first started following it.  I’m not sure how I even stumbled upon it in the first place.  Kristin and Andrew Binder had a perfectly normal pregnancy, labor, and delivery.  When their beautiful daughter Peyton Elizabeth was born, they found out she had leukemia.  I didn’t know that babies could be born with leukemia.  But she was a fighter!  Did you know they can give babies that small chemotherapy?  I didn’t. 

Her fight was valiant, but the battle was too great. Only a small percentage of children born with ALL live to see their third birthday. Sadly, on October 2, 2008, at just 28 days old, Infant Leukemia made Peyton an angel.
I know you’re wondering how this ties back to Kristine and Cora.  After Peyton’s death, Kristin and Andrew made it their mission to spread the love and do what they could for other parents who were in their situation.
  During Peyton’s life, we were the recipients of many acts of kindness. Wanting to pay that kindness forward, we started Doing Good In Her Name In November of 2010, an initiative focused on honoring the memory of our little warrior, Peyton Elizabeth, by assisting other critically ill infants and their families.
So, this month in memory of Cora, I crocheted hats for Doing Good In Her Name to donate to the Children’s Hospital.  When Lexi was in the NICU hats were such an important thing for her!  I know some little ones will benefit from these hats, and they were all made with love!
This is the card I put inside each bag:
Here are all the hats:


Here they are all packaged up (each one was washed and sealed in a ziploc baggy to stay clean):

And here they are in the box.  I threw in some Zanybandz for the older kids:


Dear Lexi March 20, 2010

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I love the way you smile at me in the morning.
I love the way you are so distracted when eating your bananas in the morning.
I love your voice.
I love to hear you read your books and talk to your friends.
I love how excited you get when someone comes to visit you.
I love how you know that it’s almost noon and time for Daddy to come home for lunch, and how it’s almost 5 and ready for him to come home from work.
I love how you refuse to crawl because everyone wants you to, but you’ve found your own way of getting around.
I love your tiny fingers and how you use them to eat puffs and cheerios, and whatever else you can get your hands on.
I love that you play and play until you’re so worn out that you have to just lay down and sleep where you are.
I love that when you wake up for a power nap you look around to make sure I’m still there.
I love that you know when it’s time for pajamas and it upsets you because you know the day is almost over.
I love feeding you that last bottle of the night and how you try to hold your eyes open as long as possible.
I love how when you’re falling asleep at night you play with your hair just like Mommy did and still does.
I love you when I lay you in bed at night you’ve started pushing your little bottom up into the air.
I love that you snore just like your Daddy.

Little girl, I love you with my whole heart!