Monday, June 27, 2011

Party Pics

Now that I have fully rested up from all the planning and the actual party, I can post some pics. Delilah seemed to have a good time. As with last year, she didn't have much interest in opening her presents. Mainly due to having 3 BIG gifts sitting unwrapped, and ready for play. Thank goodness her friend, Addison, was here to assist. She made sure to get all presents unwrapped and opened. Enjoy the pics. (Lighting isn't ideal in my house, so pics are a bit funny.)

Her big gifts. Car from Nana and Pawpaw. Tricycle from Pops and Gran Deanie. 
Kitchen from Mommy and Daddy. 

Modeling her new apron and dress. (Both made by Mommy)

Checking out her new toys.

I think she likes.

Loving her new tricycle.

"Why do I have to work during my party?" (Pretty much refusing to open gifts.)

Thank you Addison!


Shoving the whole cupcake in her mouth. (It's a mini.)

So cute!

Addison has the right idea. Make it last, one sprinkle at a time!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday

It's hard to believe that Delilah is 2 today. Where does the time go? She has grown so much over the past year. She's walking, running, jumping, climbing, talking, singing, etc, etc, etc.  Her little personality is not so little anymore. It's MEGA! She is very much miss independent and wants things done her way. (Can't imagine who she gets that from?!?) Even with the diva toddler attitude, she is still the sweetest and easiest child to be around. Her smile can instantly turn a bad day into a great one. We look forward to seeing what this next year will bring for her. If it is anything like this past year, then we know it will be AWESOME.

One Year

 Two Years

As this is her birthday, I have decided today is the perfect day to kick off my campaign for the Scotiabank, One Small Step Walk. If ever there was a fundraiser near and dear to my heart it is this one. I, along with 49 other locations worldwide, will be hosting walks to benefit Prader-Willi research. It is my dream to see a cure within my lifetime. My walk will be August 27th, 9am-Noon at Heardmont Park in Birmingham, AL.

There are several ways you can help:

  • You can donate to my fundraiser page:
    • All donations $25 or more will receive a tax receipt
    • You can also mail checks directly to me. Please email me for the address.
  • You can participate in the walk and create your own fundraiser page:
    • Even if you don't want to utilize the online donation page, please register as we will use it to determine the amount of people attending the walk.
    • If you can't attend the walk you can still raise money for us as a "Virtual Walker". Create your page and collect donations. You don't have to be present at the event to be eligible for prizes.
  • Speaking of PRIZES
    • International Prizes (to be drawn Oct. 15)
      • XBox 360 with Kinect - raise a minimum of $200 to be entered into drawing (only one entry)
      • Trip for 2, including up to $1500 air voucher - for every $500 raised you will recieve one entry for this prize. 
      • For more info on the international prizes please visit:
    • There will also be a raffle for some prizes (yet to be determined) at the walk.
    • Please help me get the word out by telling everyone who will listen about this fundraiser
      • Family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, church members, local businesses, etc.
  • Help me with planning this walk!!!
    • I need help gathering all the items needed to pull off a successful Walk. If there is anything or anyway you can contribute, please let me know. below are some of the things we are trying to get donated to our walk. 
      • Prizes for Raffle
      • Items for Silent Auction (gift baskets, photography sessions, artwork, etc)
      • Children's Activities (bounce house, face painter, games, arts and crafts, etc)
      • Water (buffalo rock product) and Healthy snacks
      • Loot Bags for walkers
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE help if you can. Thank you!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there, especially Danny Barrow (my Dad), Bob Unfried (John's Dad) and Jonathan Unfried (Delilah's Dad). You three are AMAZING!

This morning we attended church and then took D to a park to walk around and get some new shots with her and John. I was hoping to come away with a full memory card of beautiful pics, but, alas, Delilah wasn't really cooperating. Not to mention the harsh light of the sun messing with my pics. Anyway, I did manage to pull a total of 2 (that's right only 2) good ones. I did a couple of edits to each one, so I thought I would share them all.  **SOOC = Straight out of Camera***

Delilah and Daddy

Color Edit

Black and White Edit (my favorite)

 Possibly my new favorite photo of Delilah

Color Edit

Black And White Edit (loving B&W)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Let's Get Planning

It’s time to get serious and plan this One Small Step Walk for Prader-Willi Syndrome (also referred to as the OSS Walk). The walk will be August 27, 2011, at Heardmont Park. My friend, Jenn, and I spent some time yesterday discussing all the things we would like to see at this event. As we are only 2 people, we know we will need some help getting these things and running this event. This is where you come in. If you would like to volunteer, provide a service, or hunt for sponsors with us, now is the time to speak up.

Below I will list some of our ideas. We would love to hear yours as well. We will be having a meeting, Wednesday night, June 22 at 7pm, in Cahaba Heights (Jenns House) to discuss and plan the OSS Walk. Wine and heavy appetizers will be provided. All interested in helping out are invited to attend. We would love to see you there. If you would like to attend, please email me at so I can provide you the address and directions if needed.

Items/Services Needed for OSS Walk:
If you can provide any of these items, please email me at
  • ·      Volunteers (to work at specified areas, i.e. registration table, water table, set up, clean up, etc)
  • ·      PA System/DJ (something we can make announcements over such as winners of raffles, etc)
  • ·      Children’s Activities

o   Bounce House
o   Face Painter
o   Balloon Animals
o   Games (to be decided/planned)
o   Arts and Crafts
o   Anything else that you can think of that may be fun.
  • ·      Silent Auction Items

o   Would like to see at least 10 items to make the Silent Auction. More would be AWESOME!
  • ·      Raffle Prize Items

o   Looking for a few (2-3) big ticket items (i.e. iPod, iPad, etc) to entice walkers to raise lots of $$.
o   Also would like a few (2-3) moderate items for the raffle.
o   For every $100 raised, participants will receive a raffle ticket to put towards whichever prize they would like.
  • ·      Loot Bags

o   Will need the Bags as well as the items to be placed in the bags. (Would love to put a pedometer in each bag.)
  • ·      Event Photographer

o   Does not need to be professional. Someone who is willing to walk around and take some photos for us would be great.
  • ·      Beverages and Snacks

o   Think healthy, as this is a walk about Prader-Willi Syndrome. (Granola, fresh fruit, popcorn, etc)
o   Need Water (has to be a product of Buffalo Rock as the walk is at Heardmont Park, which they sponsor.)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Let the Party Planning Begin!

It's June! In 23 days Delilah will turn 2 years old! So what is a girl to do? Plan a party of course. This year we are going with a Red, Pink and Aqua color theme. It plays off her birthday present I just ordered for her. Anyway, I have set the time, date and location, and even designed the invite.  Now to just plan the rest of the party. Any ideas?

**As you can see I left off some personal information. If you would like to celebrate with us please email me your RSVP.**