Sunday, August 31, 2008

Daddy's Boots


This is Brady in his daddy's work boots. I thought it was cute and I love the smile on his face.

My Messy Boy!





Here are some pictures of Brady in his toy box that he completely emptied out on the floor tonight. He is a funny boy. He discovered toy's that he forgot that he had. I love this because I totally remember that being one of my favorite things when I was a kid. Only our toy box was a old refrigerator box. And it took days to get to the bottom of it. Oh I bet you were wondering why there is a blanket over the window? Well my son is up with the sun literally. So instead of getting up at 5 am every morning I try to get him to stay in bed until 7am. I know it makes me look a little like a redneck but I am to cheep to invest in dark curtains right now so make fun all you want. I am enjoying 2 more hours of sleep I wouldn't have had otherwise.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Brady loves Birthday Parties

We went to Everett's Birthday party at the park. For those who don't know Everett is Brady's very best friend. This is a picture of Brady after he ate a really yummy cupcake. It had bright green frosting on it and he loved every bite. He also has a bag of candy in his front pocket. There was a pinanta. It was shaped like a football and it was really cute watching 2 year olds trying to break it open. I just have to say I love living in our ward because there are 5 or 6 little 2 year olds that are so cute. It is really funny in sacerment meeting because they take turns having meltdowns and running up and down the rows. Today Brady, Everett and Hirum were doing summersalts in the row and jumping up and down.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Our new addition





These were a couple of the ultrasound pictures. I am kinda disapointed with the ones the lady printed out because there was a really cute one of the baby crossing its legs and relaxing all streched out. This profile picture doesn't really show the baby sucking it's thumb but there was a more clear one. It was cute watching Brady during the ultrasound too. When we pointed out the babies head he pointed at Jeff's head and he was very interested in the whole process.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

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Here is another video of Brady eating a Popsicle.

Brady at dinner

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This is Brady eating dinner. I made Taco's and he liked eating them until he discovered that it was much more fun to play with them than to eat them. He was pretending that they were trucks. He doesn't call them Trucks though. He calls them Vroom Vrooms.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

More Adam


Barbara sent me this picture of Adam. She was able to go and visit him yesterday. He is doing OK and he might get to be moved to his own room on Saturday.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Adam

This is Adam Bevilacqua. He is two years old. He has 5 older brothers. One of which is his Twin.
I get the opportunity to help babysit Adam everyday. Adam is a little Sweet Heart and he calls me "Lowee". He is very smart. He knows all of his colors, numbers and letters.
Adam does have his favorite babysitter though. He LOVES Barbara. He doesn't let her out of his sight. Adam is very special to Barbara too. Adam requires a lot of one on one care because of his heart condition. He is 2 years old and just had his 4th open heart surgery on Monday. The doctor replaced Adam's heart valve with a mechanical one. He is currently at Boston Children's Hospital and he has a long road ahead of him.
Needless to say, Adam's continuing health issues have caused a tremendous financial burden to the family, as they struggle to provide the care he needs, and meet the other responsibilities of the family. In order to help mitigate some of the ongoing expense of Adam's care, I have decided to pair up with Adam's grandmother Linda to have a fundraising event, and I am asking all of you for your help.

On Saturday, September 20th, We am having a Benefit Dance and Raffle at the Courtyard Marriott on Concord Road in Billerica, MA. Live music will be provided through the generosity of the members of "The Rhythm Mechanics" and "The Recliners", who have volunteered to play gratis. There will be a cash bar, and complimentary hors d'ouerves. Tickets may be purchased in advanced for $25.00, and for $30.00 at the door. A 50/50 raffle will be held, as well as a number of other raffles.

If you would like to attend the event or make a cash donation, please send a check made payable to "The Bevilacqua Family Assistance Fund," P.O. Box 251, Nutting Lake, MA 01865. Include your name and address, and how many tickets you would like, and I will send them to you. Additionally, tickets for the 50/50 contest are also available. The tickets are $1.00 a piece, $5.00 for a book of 6. The drawing will be held on the night of the dance and 50% of the proceeds from this raffle will be awarded to the person with the winning ticket. These tickets will also be available the night of the event. There will also be a number of other raffles, including tickets to a Patriots game, and a weekend night stay, with breakfast for two, at the Courtyard Marriott.

If you have any interest in helping to sell tickets, donating something for the raffle, or volunteering to assist with the event itself, that would be great and I talked with Linda last night and she said any help whether it was to help set up, sell tickets at the door or even sell raffle tickets prior to the event that would be great. So many of us have wanted to do something special for little Adam well here's our chance so please help in anyway.
Linda has told Carissa and Joe of her plans, and as you can imagine, they are grateful for any and all help, although they objected to the idea of this initially. Please help to make this event a big success!!! I'm so grateful for the love, prayers, and support you have all provided, and continue to provide for Adam, Carissa , Joe and their
family