Thursday, February 14, 2013

2 Years Old!

I really wish I could just freeze time and make these days last a little longer.....I can't believe 2 years has gone by since the most wonderful gift came into this world!  Frances is no doubt a 2 year old these days- I hear A LOT of "no" and she thinks she can do everything by herself....although she often hugs and clings to me so tight, which I don't mind at all:)

We had the 2 year check-up today, and Frances has made it onto the weight chart for the first time ever.   She weighed in at 22.5 lbs, and was even called "beefy" lately which cracked me up.

Frances talks constantly and mommy and daddy are struggling to keep up with all the signs she knows!  She repeats just about every word she hears (including some she shouldn't say, oops), and is starting to point out things she sees and recognizes.  She even told me it was cold yesterday when we walked outside!  I'm just a little bit proud of her, if you can't tell.  Walking is coming along really well now that she has decided it's actually pretty fun.  She going farther and faster in her walker and will pull up and push anything that moves.

Mercedes Marathon weekend kicks off tomorrow, and we are so excited to run and honor our girl.  On Saturday, Will is running the Superhero 5K and Frances runs her Bell Center kids run.  Then on Sunday, I will run the half-marathon and Will runs the full 26.2 miles.  Our fundraising has been amazing this year- we have far exceeded our goal thanks to so many of you!  The link is posted below, if you would like to donate- there's still time! Frances has become quite the little star for the Superhero 5K and has kept me busy this week with her publicity appearances:)  You might see her face if you're driving down I-65, and if you tune into NBC13 Friday night at 6:30, you can catch a glimpse of her doing some walking at The Bell Center.

Enjoy some birthday pictures below- it was quite a fun celebration.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this gal to pieces!!!
Waking up with balloons and donuts!
Fun party at Children's Dance Foundation
Possibly my favorite picture
Dancing with Daddy
The girl LOVES herself

Mmmmmm more cake!
Happy Birthday, sweet girl!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

BellRunners 2013

We are on the 2 week countdown for the 2013 Mercedes Marathon!  This has always been one of my favorite times of the year, and even more so since Frances was born because it marks her birthday.  Will is going to be running the full 26.2 miles, while I'm sticking to the half marathon this year. Meme and Grump will have Frances out there waiting for us at the finish line!  Frances will also be racing that weekend in The Bell Center kid's race on Saturday.  If you live in Birmingham, this really is an awesome event to see.

Will and I are running the race in honor of Frances, and are still working towards our fundraising goal.  Please visit the link below and consider support us as we run for Frances and all the children at The Bell Center!

Here is a little video of Frances' training: