Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Diamondbacks Game

Meet Janie. This little girl is amazing. Of course, it's in her blood so how could she not be right!? At only 18 months old, Janie was in need of a liver transplant. Luckily for our family, she didn't have to wait as long as most and she received her new little liver just before she turned 2. Janie was a miracle. Not long after her surgery, when most were still flat in bed, this little girl was larger than life and JUMPING in her hospital bed. Now 4 years later at 6, Janie is still jumping all over the place, hardly ever holding still. If you met her, you would never know she had a transplant unless of course you ever watch the news, or go to the donate for life d-backs game. Janie is our family celebrity. Last year at the d-backs game Janie was able to throw the opening pitch of the game. She did awesome too, hiked her leg up and everything. So, anyway, that's what this day is all about. It's becoming tradition for our family to come to the d-backs game every year because she is part of it. This year she was interviewed during one of the innings and was on tv. Her mom (my sister) is also a volunteer for the Donor Network and they have been able to do lots of things. If you aren't a registered organ donor, we might not be able to be friends anymore. Just kidding, but seriously if you aren't you should be. It saves lives and gives cute little kids like Janie a second chance at it.

On our way to the d-backs game. Olivia loves her sunglasses and likes to wear them while we travel. She also likes to take this enormous christmas bear with her. It's bigger than her but she loves it and sleeps with it every night.

At the game. D-backs vs. Phillies.

Bryan, Me, and Olivia.

Olivia and Daddy! As you can see, the game started right at her naptime and she was ready for it but wouldn't dare close her eyes until the end for fear that she would miss something fun.

This is my other sister's little girl Annie. She is so cute and is only 4 months younger than Olivia. Right now they go for the same toys and just sort of fight when they are together but I'm sure the older they get the better friends they will be.


Nannie and Papa with baby Gunner. There were quite a few of us there!

After the game we stopped in globe for some yummy Mexican food. Olivia loves chips and was pretty excited to be out of her carseat!

It was a pretty fun day. We are all looking forward to going again next year. Oh ya, the d-backs won by the way which made it even funner.
P.S. We got word that Bryan is accepted into the Nursing Program starting Fall 2010. We are pretty excited to be that much closer to his career.