Why did we compete the Pepsi Refresh Grant? The same optimism led us to believe that we have nothing to lose! And even if we don't win (the odds are against us) the awareness for Cecily's Closet could yield very positive things and it has! We'll be announcing some positive news in the coming days that we are very proud of! And so... despite our 139th place ranking we encourage everyone to keep on voting! We appreciate it very much!
We received the wish lists for our Adopt A Family program for the holidays. If you can help, please check it out! We have sponsors for five families so far... but we have five more that are waiting! Cecily's Closet is also providing new crib sets to four families that are not listed on the page. Thank you for your help and your donations. (gently used items are encouraged and supported for part of this program).
Cecily had a great week. We had 4 vomit-free days until today. It appears she has now picked up a small cold... and a fake cough. We love the fake cough because she does it for attention...but we are not so thrilled about the runny nose, irritability, and itchy eyes. We just hope this is a quick recovery cold that does not derail her recent progress. I miss the smile parade and the waving baby.
Noah continues to be our source of strength. Today I left Noah and Cecily alone in the playroom as I went to make a much needed pot of coffee. Cecily was disconnected from her pump but she still requires constant supervision. I was gone for perhaps 3 minutes... and when I returned Noah had dug out all the "baby" cars so they could play together. He knows she can't play with the Hotwheels because of the small parts, but the soft, plastic ones are perfectly fine for her. I wanted to eat him. He continues to let her pull his hair, claw at his face, and do whatever she wants to him. I always tell Cecily to be gentle but Noah always tells me that it is ok because it makes her happy. He still has tantrums, he whines when he does not get his way, and he has a sweet tooth that leads to lots of begging... but he is one heck of a big brother. We may have our ups and downs but when we look at our situation the glass will always be half full. In fact, it is often over-flowing!
And now Noah's show is over and it is time for our nightly pillow fight. Let the games begin! Onwards and upwards!