Monday, March 09, 2009

I Can't Believe it's Been FIVE YEARS.

Five years ago at this time, I was tucking my husband into bed and going to check on my newly transplanted three-month old. What a whirlwind of a day that was! And now it's been five years and today was pretty much like any other day! I think that's how it's supposed to be, though.

Of course, that's not to say that we didn't celebrate! We had a picnic Sunday for a small group of family and friends and Anthony got to play and run around. THAT is why he had this transplant - to LIVE his LIFE. And trust me - this kid does that to the fullest!

Enjoy the pictures. I think they say it all.

Green Balloons for Organ Donation Awareness


Swinging!


Big Brother gives a push


Not quite sure what's going on, but I imagine Anthony's thinking, "Tuh! Girls."


Lunch time!

Getting bubbles


Bubble wand fight!


Hide-n-Seek


With cousin Madison


Daddy's SO silly


"Thanks Daddy"


Ben liked the cupcakes - especially the "H" in "Thanks"


ICE. CREAM. Nom, nom, nom.


Tired after the picnic



Happy Anniversary to a very special boy! And thanks to his Daddy for giving Anthony another chance at life.

7 comments:

groovie mom said...

Love the shirt. I USED to dress Jeremy in those kind all the time. He wouldn't touch one with a 10 foot pole now.

Anonymous said...

It sure looked like fun. Wish I could've been there.
Thanks to Mark for giving this little guy a chance to live. What a great life he has ahead of him! And the cute little brother, Ben! What more could you ask for?
Luv y'all, Gram

Just Me said...

Wow, FIVE years! Looks like you had a great celebration! Happy Anniversary. As I type, there are tiny snowflakes falling outside my window...just a tiny bit jealous of those short-sleeves!

Take care,
Amanda

danette said...

yay for daddy being so brave and yay for anthony for being so strong!! What a great day today was. I'm so glad we could be there to help celebrate with ya'll. I love ya'll!!

Stacy said...

Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful milestone - 5 years of good health and happiness. How could you ask for more?

Reyne Beatmann said...

YEAH LIFE! Your family is just so beautiful.

Renee said...

What a great idea, Laurie! A celebration picnic. I love the cupcakes.