This is the amazing story of our micro preemie, John Craig. He was born on November 30, 2005 at 24 weeks and 5 days gestation. He weighed 1 pound 8 ounces and was 12 inches long. John is a true miracle and an inspiration to all that meet him!
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29.11

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A Magical Day

Last Thursday, Disney on Ice partnered with Hope Kids and the March of Dimes to make wishes come true!!!

Disney on Ice Princess Classics was in town and Cinderella invited some very special princes and princesses from Hope Kids and March of Dimes to join her for a once-in-a-lifetime enchanted afternoon. The afternoon began with royal makeovers for the girls and the boys getting magical hair-do’s at the US Airways Center.  The kids were then picked up by ten stretched limos and taken to a royal luncheon at the castle at Ashley Manor. They exited the limos on a red carpet and were greeted by a butler. They entered the castle where they found their own version of Cinderella’s ball... any ball wouldn’t be complete without Cinderella herself arriving via horse drawn carriage to greet them. The children then were treated to a delightful lunch and escorted back to the US Airways Center where they later enjoyed the opening night performance of Disney on Ice Princess Classics.  

And to top it off, my BFF and her two adorable girls came to visit and joined us that night for the performance!

Mommy and John in front of the limo.

We got to ride in the limo bus!  

No worries...we were a tame bunch and refrained from using the stripper pole!

Arriving at the castle

Getting his boutonniere

The dessert table


John said to me, "Mommy, she talks!!!"

John and Grace...all dressed up and ready for our date night!

These two had the BEST time.  Grace pushed him everywhere.....and she's a crazy driver.  I cannot even count how many times they crashed into things....and then laughed hysterically.  We even over heard Grace say to John, "I am so sweaty.  I am doing all the work and you just get to sit there!"  Kate and I laughed so hard.  I seriously think that was one of the funniest things I've ever heard.

Love them!

John with his two pretty girls, Grace and Ruby.

It was definitely a memorable day!

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Katie said...

Love it! I can't wait to show the girls the pictures of John and Cinderella. And a stripper pole??? That is hilarious! Miss you guys so much. We love you.

Ben & Michelle said...

Oh my cutest thing ever.... What a special time. Awesome!