Birthday Part 3: The Actual Day and Lion King 3D

This is the last birthday celebration post. We had so much fun that it was just too much to cram into one post; hope you aren’t tired of the big 4 hullabaloo. To be honest it has been nice for us to reflect on this milestone and truly appreciate all the good things for Gwendolyn […]

Birthday Part 2: A Cowgirl Party

Yee-haw! Gwendolyn decided she wanted to have a cowgirl birthday party to celebrate turning F.O.U.R. Okay, that was pretty easy to guess since our house is practically a stable with her horse collection. With everything that happened with Gwendolyn’s health this summer, we didn’t even start getting organized until a few weeks before the shindig. But […]

Birthday Hullaballoo Part 1: The Cousins Arrived

Wow! Wow! Wow! Thank you all so very much for your thoughtful comments, facebook messages, cards and gifts. Gwendolyn is certainly a very lucky little girl and we are so thrilled to celebrate this special and big milestone with all of you. I have to say that this birthday was pretty darn awesome. She really […]

Miss G is 4!

My dearest darling Gwendolyn, Today you are four years old and I am so proud of you. At four you are such an incredible little girl — so certain of yourself, so eager to live life to its fullest, so patient when the world isn’t always ready for you. And I am so proud of […]

Miss G’s 4th Birthday Photos

This week we took Gwendolyn’s 4th birthday photos with the incredible Jennifer Foster from Z’s the Day Photography. Yep, in just a little over a week our baby will be a big four-year-old — and she knows it. Miss G has been so proud of herself lately. She loves helping plan her party. She lights […]

Good Things For Gwendolyn: Our Animal Whisperer and A Half Birthday

Today Gwendolyn is 3 1/2 and I can’t believe it! 3.5! I can’t believe it has already been six months since her big 3rd birthday celebrations — her first trip to Disneyland, the month-long “Birthday Bonanza” giveaways, the $36 for 36 months campaign that raised $3,300 (Wow! and THANK YOU!), and all the birthday love […]

Birthday Donations/Children Helping Children Part 2

We continue to be incredibly humbled by the dozens of people who have chosen to turn their special birthday into a fundraising opportunity for GSF. Some have done big things for milestone birthdays (like Julie’s 40th and Mia’s 30th), hosting parties at restaurants or bars and asking all their friends to donate to GSF instead […]

ONE WEEK LEFT: Beb-e-ssentials Birthday Bash

Whew – where did the month go? There is only one week left in October, which means only one week left to be part of Beb-e-ssentials Birthday Bash for Gwendolyn! These fabulous ladies have turned their entire business over to increasing SMA awareness and funding and we are simply blown away by them on a […]

Birthday Bonanza Final Giveaway and Beb-e-ssentials Birthday Bash

Whew! What a month! Thank you all so very much for your kindness and generosity, your thoughtful notes to Gwendolyn for her birthday, the special cards and gifts you have sent, your donations to our $36 for 36 campaign, and your continual cheerleading and support of our little girl! To be surrounded by such positivity […]

Gwendolyn’s 3rd Birthday: Disneyland!

Where do we even begin… Disneyland was an absolutely amazing experience for Gwendolyn (and us, too)!!! To see the imaginative world through the eyes of your child is incredible…for any parent…and for us, well, it was everything — surreal!!! There isn’t really a ONE thing that stands out as the best — it was more […]