August 11, 2010

Tu Tu Cute! and the NYC Marathon

Annabelle received this package in the mail all the way from Buffalo, New York! Everyone was eager to see what was inside.

It was a birthday gift from her very first friend, Emily and her family. Emily has Spina Bifida, like Annabelle, and her mommy and I became friends right before Emily was born. Emily is 2 months older than Annabelle and just as cute as can be! I'd link you to her blog but they have gone private. I am SO thankful it wasn't private last year because that is how we connected.

Check out this adorable tutu! You know my girlie girl loved it.

She was dancing!

She also got the book "Where Is Baby's Birthday Cake" by Karen Katz

Thank you Keicher Family for your thoughtfulness and for helping to make Annabelle's birthday special! I truly hope our girls get the opportunity to meet one day and to build a supportive friendship like you and I have.

Okay, so I just stole this adorable picture of Emily off their blog (sorry Liz) so you could see how adorable Emily is but also to let you know that this is the face that is motivating her mother to run in the upcoming NYC Marathon in November. 26.2 miles - all in support of the Spina Bifida Association!

If you are able PLEASE help them Conquer Spina Bifida by making a donation to the Spina Bifida Association in Honor of Emily Keicher.

To donate online please visit this page and select "Send a Tribute Gift", and follow the steps to donate!! Please note, you MUST select "In Honor" and put in "EMILY KEICHER" for the donation to be counted towards our team. And by sending an acknowledgment to "Elizabeth Keicher" at, I will receive an email blast that you donated.

Click HERE to read more specifics on other options on how to make a donation to the very worthy cause.

26.2 Miles

5 Boroughs

1 Very Special Kid

On Sunday, November 7th, Elizabeth Keicher will embark on a 26.2 marathon to honor her daughter, Emily, by running the NYC marathon.

Emily was born June 1, 2009 with Spina Bifida, detected while Chris and Liz were 18 weeks pregnant. Spina Bifida is the most frequently occurring permanently disabling birth defect in this country. More children have Spina Bifida than have muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis combined. Every day, about eight babies born in the United States have Spina Bifida or a similar birth defect of the brain and spine. Those numbers are staggering.

SBA is the only national voluntary health agency solely dedicated to enhancing the lives of those with Spina Bifida and those who are touched by this challenging birth defect.

Please help make this a memorable run and support an organization that will support our family for a lifetime.


  1. That tutu is gorgeous! And of course, so is the little girl wearing it ;)

  2. Thank you Jill :-) I think Liz may have made it - I need to check with her.

  3. OMG - she is so adorable in that tutu.

    And way to go Emily's mom for running NYC for SBA!!!!!!!