Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Beads of Courage

Raul is now part of the Beads of Courage program. This program gives children and families a tangible way to show what they have been through on their medical journey. Each bead stands for an event, test, appointment, etc. Since our hospitals do not have the actual program, Raul is part of the "Beads from a Distance Program". His first strand of beads is to catch up on his life so far. Each of the large beads stands for 100 of something. The beads show how much Raul has been through, and the courage he has shown!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

New England Wild West Fest

Today we went to an event with the Starlight Foundation held at the New England Wild West Fest rodeo. We started off in a tent for the Starlight families that had lunch, crafts, face painting, pony rides, and a hay ride over to the arena. Raul LOVED the hay ride, because we were in the front so he could watch the tractor the whole time! After that we put on his new cooling vest (thanks to some of your donations and shirt sales!) because it was getting hot. We went back to the Starlight tent while we waited for the rodeo to start. While there we spent some time talking to Mrs. Massachusetts and her daughter who were both interested in Raul and his story. They were very nice! Then we went back and watched about an hour of the rodeo before we got too tired and hot. We saw the bucking broncos, some steer wrestling, and some roping.

Then we went to the ring where the pony rides for the other guests were happening. Raul enjoyed petting a small pony named Gracie, so we decided to give riding a try. He had been too scared at the Starlight tent, but that horse was bigger, and he had just woken up from a nap. But he LOVED riding Gracie! He got so happy as soon as he was on, and he even had good riding form! He was sad to say goodbye to the pony, so we are going to try to find him some other fairs and events with pony rides to go to!

It is TOO hot!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

T-shirt Sales!

Some of Raul's friends wanted to remind you that we are still selling shirts to support his medical expenses! Check out the "Support Raul" tab above to see how you can help!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Happy Summer!

Raul decided to line up his crayons...

... and then decided to throw all the toys out of one of his toy bins :)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Raul's Auction

Just under a month to go until Raul's Auction, and we have some amazing items listed!

-Handmade pillowcase dress with hand-embellished ribbon flowers (18 month size)
-Two sets of silver plated earrings ("Hopes"/"Dreams" and "Thoughts"/"Prayers")
-Piggy Paint Little Firecracker gift set (non-toxic, odorless, kid-friendly nail polish!)
-Home canned jellies, jams, and pickles
-$50 gift certificate to Red Thread Stitches Boutique (custom made dresses)
-36" square quilt made of vintage chenille and minkee (perfect for a baby)
-Willow House ruffled glass bowl
-VeggieTales Bible,
VeggieTales DVD-Super Hero Triple Feature: Larry Boy, and VeggieTales bible indexing tab set
Headband with interchangeable handmade embellishments. 1 red Camillia flower and 1 blue fascinator
Handmade baby blue tutu (toddler size 2-3)
Flutterby full size Scentsy warmer w/ scent bar
Wooly Babes handmade 15" Waldorf-inspired doll. Blushed skin, hair color (TBD), dress, and undies
Custom name magnets! Winner can choose up to 5 names.
-Art by Raul
-Unconditional Uncensored book
Five cards by paper cut artist Nikki McClure
Casting Keepsakes 3D Casting Kit
Expect Miracles butterfly bib (custom color choice) x2
ALFANI Shimmering Leaf Bracelet
ADORABLE jungle themed feeding tube pads
Butterfly Mini stonework
-Beautiful handmade quilt with butterflies in support of EB awareness
Matching skirt set for your girl and her doll
The Estrogen Posse eBook
West with the Wind eBook
Willow House Tuscan Sage Bowl