Posts tagged with: Birthday

Birthday Part 3: The Actual Day and Lion King 3D

October 12, 2011 by Victoria Strong
This is the last birthday celebration post. We had so much fun that it was just too much to cram into one post; hope you aren't tired of the big 4 hullabaloo. To be honest it has been nice for us to reflect on this milestone and truly appreciate all the good things for Gwendolyn -- which so many of...

Birthday Part 2: A Cowgirl Party

October 09, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Yee-haw! Gwendolyn decided she wanted to have a cowgirl birthday party to celebrate turning F.O.U.R. Okay, that was pretty easy to guess since our house is practically a stable with her horse collection. With everything that happened with Gwendolyn's health this summer, we didn't even start...


Miss G is 4!

October 04, 2011 by Victoria Strong

My dearest darling Gwendolyn,

Today you are four years old and I am so proud of you.

At four you are such an incredible little girl -- so certain of yourself, so eager to live life to its fullest, so patient when the world isn't always ready for you. And I am so proud of you.

Your willingness to give...


Good Things For Gwendolyn: Our Animal Whisperer and A Half Birthday

April 04, 2011 by Victoria Strong

Today Gwendolyn is 3 1/2 and I can't believe it! 3.5! I can't believe it has already been six months since her big 3rd birthday celebrations -- her first trip to Disneyland, the month-long "Birthday Bonanza" giveaways, the $36 for 36 months campaign that raised $3,300 (Wow! and THANK YOU!), and...


ONE WEEK LEFT: Beb-e-ssentials Birthday Bash

October 25, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Whew - where did the month go? There is only one week left in October, which means only one week left to be part of Beb-e-ssentials Birthday Bash for Gwendolyn! These fabulous ladies have turned their entire business over to increasing SMA awareness and funding and we are simply blown away by them...


Birthday Bonanza Final Giveaway and Beb-e-ssentials Birthday Bash

October 10, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Whew! What a month! Thank you all so very much for your kindness and generosity, your thoughtful notes to Gwendolyn for her birthday, the special cards and gifts you have sent, your donations to our $36 for 36 campaign, and your continual cheerleading and support of our little girl! To be...


Gwendolyn’s 3rd Birthday: Disneyland!

October 09, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Where do we even begin... Disneyland was an absolutely amazing experience for Gwendolyn (and us, too)!!! To see the imaginative world through the eyes of your child is incredible...for any parent...and for us, well, it was everything -- surreal!!!

There isn't really a ONE thing that stands out as...


Happy 3rd Birthday Gwendolyn

October 04, 2010 by Victoria Strong

My dearest Gwendolyn,

You are my darling buttercup

my little miss sparkle

my sunshine

my breath

my light

You are goodness and grace

courage and resilience

laughter and love

You are all that is right in the world

and all that is rare

the glittering...


Birthday, Birthday, Birthday and Gratitude

October 01, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Only a few more days until little Miss Sparkle's BIG day! And it is definitely birthday madness around here. Every day more cards, packages, and $36 for 36 Months donations arrive from all the amazing people who love our little princess. (THANK YOU! THANK YOU!) We are busily organizing our trip to...


Gwendolyn’s Birthday Bonanza: $36 for 36 Months

September 07, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Birthday bonanza is beginning! Hold on to your hats!

Can you believe it? Our little girl is turning 3!!! And we are celebrating all month long leading up to the official big day -- October 4th! One month away!!! We are cheerleading all 36 very special months!!! And we hope you will join in!

We are...


Happy 29th Month Birthday

March 05, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Our little princess is almost two and a half! 2 1/2!!! 2.5 years old! We celebrate each month with a special birthday song, special kisses, and lots of big hugs and yesterday, March 4th, marked the 29-month milestone! Next month she is 2 1/2 and that seems unbelievable. It feels like just yesterday...

Birthday, Check Up and Christmas Walk

December 04, 2009 by Victoria Strong
Today is Gwendolyn's 26th month birthday! Hooray! We sang Gwendolyn's favorite song (Happy Birthday to Gwendolyn) and are heading out for walk to get a special birthday balloon!

Yesterday afternoon we went to our awesome pediatrician office to get the second dose of the H1N1 vaccine and the first...

Happy 25th Month Birthday

November 04, 2009 by Victoria Strong
Happy 25th month birthday sweet Gwendolyn. Every single day you are in our lives is a blessing and we know it! We love you big girl -- keep on fighting and wowing us with your courage and strength.

Gwendolyn being silly in Mommy's sunglasses!

Birthday Week With Aunt Elizabeth and Super Cousins

October 09, 2009 by Victoria Strong
One of my favorite parts of Birthday Week was being with my sister, Elizabeth, and nephews, William (5 1/2) and Henry (2 1/2). They are my favorite people in the world and Gwendolyn absolutely adored having them here for 6 days! We all played together, sang together, laughed together, danced...

Second Birthday Princess Party

October 07, 2009 by Victoria Strong
Planning Gwendolyn's second birthday was so much fun. The big TWO has a lot of emotion attached to it -- given the echo of life expectancy for babies with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. But, we were determined...and I mean determined...for this monumental milestone to be a celebration filled with joy, ...

Elmo's Special Happy Birthday Gwendolyn Movie

October 05, 2009 by Bill Strong
Gwendolyn's super-duper Uncle Chad sent her this amazing Happy Birthday movie starring one of Gwendolyn's favorite Sesame Street characters -- ELMO!!! Thank you so much Uncle Chad, this was one of the highlights of Gwendolyn's 2nd Birthday and she hasn't stopped asking to watch it. She literally...

Happy 2nd Birthday Sweetheart—Love, Daddy

October 04, 2009 by Bill Strong
Dear Gwendolyn:

It's almost unfathomable that my precious little girl is turning two-years-old today -- on so many levels. It literally seems like yesterday that you popped your little head into this world and gently taught me what truly is wonderful and special and good and extraordinary; taught me...

Happy 2nd Birthday Gwendolyn—Love, Mommy

October 04, 2009 by Victoria Strong
Two years ago
I washed your tiny new clothes,
decorated your nursery, watched Daddy
put together your little furniture and toys,
and wondered if we had all the right things for you
as we awaited your arrival...

Two years ago
I worried about breastfeeding, labor,
and all the things I had yet to do and
I was...

Birthday Party

October 03, 2009 by Victoria Strong

Tomorrow is the BIG day, but today is the BIG party! We will write more and share the photos of the fabulous affair next week, but...

it's a Princess party (if you hadn't guessed!!!) and it is going to be a royal blast!!!

A Request…In Honor of Gwendolyn's Birthday

September 29, 2009 by Victoria Strong
Gwendolyn's SECOND birthday is in less than a week. Yes, birthday week has started and Gwendolyn is thrilled. So, in honor of this significant milestone, we are asking you to do TWO things:
  1. Call your Representative and Senators to ask them to COSPONSOR the "SMA Treatment Accelerations Act of 2009"....

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