Thursday, March 26, 2009

In Loving Memory of Brett Burdick

It sure is hard to Blog about something when you are at a loss for words after loosing someone close to you and it is even harder when that person lost is a child.

One of my best girlfriends Amber lost her 4 year old son Brett in a tragic car accident back in December and it has been one of the hardest roads traveled since then. I was very fortunate to have many beautiful memories of Brett and to have been at his side, holding his hand just minutes before he passed away.

I am very close with Amber and her family, we spend the holiday's together and the kids play a couple of times a week with each other. My 4 year old daughter Paige just adored her buddy Brett, as everyone did and there isn't a day that goes by where I don't think of him and miss him.

Brett's 5th Birthday would have been on April 17th and in his memory his parent's Amber and Chris have set up Brett's Blessings which will give toys to children in the ICU at the Children's Hospital of Dallas. I have below a message that was sent out from Amber in regards to this great cause.

From Brett's mom Amber:

"Hi everyone. As many of you already know, my sweet "little man" Brett passed away on December 8, 2008. Brett's birthday is April 17th, he would have been 5. On April 19th, I am having a Celebration of Life for family and close friends. As I would love to invite all of you, I simply cannot due to space, etc. But I did want you to know how I am honoring Brett's life and memory.

Chris and I have started Brett's Blessings. Brett's Blessing will help bring smiles to children in the ICU at Children's Hospital Dallas. With your donation of a new, unwrapped toy you will help many children who are in the ICU, experience joy through playtime and learning during their stay at the hospital. In honor of Brett's birthday we ask you to join us in this worthy cause as we plan to continue to make this an annual collection.

We specifically picked the ICU department because this!"

Recommended age for donated toys is 0-2 years. You can purchase toys from many sites on-line with FREE shipping using the "Site-to-Store" option and I can pick it up at the store and bring it to the Burdick's for donation.

To read Amber's Blog check out:

The Burdick Family website:

Please support a great cause, a great friend and honor the memory of Brett Burdick.

My daughter Paige having fun with her buddy Brett, 4th of July 2008

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

You Have to Start Somewhere...

So I guess I will start with my little man Aiden's 2nd birthday party.

Saturday, March 21st we celebrated Aiden's 2nd Birthday. He turned 2 years old on February 24th but because of other parties set on the surrounding weekends I pushed the party out a month to make sure all of his friends could attend.

Aiden just loves his cars, if he has a car in each hand life is good. His friends showered him with all things cars for his birthday, he couldn't have been happier.

We had the party at My Gym in Frisco, where Aiden and I attend a Mommy and Me class once a week. Everyone who attended the party just raved about what a fun time they had and in the pictures you can see that the little man A really enjoyed his extra special party day.

Paige and Aiden ready to Party!

The amazing Cars cake from Cakes Amore...

Getting ready with some fun stretches and songs...

The puppet show under the parachute tent...

Aiden making a special appearance on the birthday bike...

Being Silly for the Group Picture...

Aiden in the swing while everyone sang 'Happy Birthday' to him...

Happy 2nd Birthday Aiden!!!

Let's Eat Cake!


It was the people who shared in the party that made it so special, I will cherish those smiles and laughs in my heart forever.