Apr 16, 2011

Stella's On a Mission

This post is mostly about Stella, but I just had to post this great picture of Cille and her Great-Grandpa Crane. He's got over 57 years of experience cuddling babies, so he's pretty good at it by now, as you can see...
The morning after her birthday Stella woke up and thought, "Hmmm, what should I do today?  How about going outside and shooting some bubbles at the grass?  Sounds good!"
And finally, what do you get for the 3 year old who has everything?  Grandma Tonie had a great idea this year.  She decided to make begin making charitable donations in Stella's name for gift-giving occasions.  She made Stella a beautiful scrapbook to help keep track of all the causes she will support through the years.  I think it's a great way to teach Stella the importance of sharing with others and give her a heart for those in need.  This year Grandma Tonie chose an organization that is very close to our hearts because it effects the family of an old friend of mine.  She chose the Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis Walk-A-Thon.  Great Strides is an annual event that raises money for Cystic Fibrosis research and care.   Our friend Bennett Gamel is living with CF, so the donation was made in honor of Bennett.  You can learn all about Bennett's story here...

1 comment :

dara said...

that is such a Wonderful idea y'all came up with for the scrapbook of all the charities each year! I love it!