7.17.2010

Live. Laugh. Breathe.

Today was the big day.... Makenzie's Live Laugh Breathe Event!!!



Tomorrow would have been Kenzie's 1st birthday, so there was birthday cake....



birthday hats, birthday banners and confetti...


Although the birthday girl wasn't "there," she was still everywhere. It was definitely HER day....




Chloe loved Makenzie's big day. It was pretty much every kid's dream party!....

Chloe with Snow White & Ariel


Chloe with her animal balloon & the clown


Chloe with her face painted


Chloe had such a giant crush on the safari guy that she must not have noticed the giant snake slithering by her feet! Yikes!!!

I think Oby was in charge of almost every booth at one point or another. He did the bean bag/ball toss, the obstacle course, the balloons, the snow cones, the baked goods, and the cotton candy. What can I say, he's "the man....."



Everyone sent messages for Makenzie on balloons....


Makenzie's parents
are truly amazing and inspiring. This was their day too, and they should be proud because it was a definite success....


The purpose of the event was not only to celebrate Kenzie's life, but also to raise money for research of the disease that took her life, SMARD -- an extremely rare form of SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy).

As the balloons were released, they played the song Angel (for Zane). Zane is another angel baby whose life was cut too short because of SMA....



The special song is available to purchase HERE and proceeds go to help SMA research.

Happy Birthday, Makenzie!....



You are loved and missed....

8 comments:

Becky said...

Wow! I have chills looking at this post today. What an amazing thing they are doing. Such a beautiful family. Thanks for sharing.

derek, allie, emma , & bradyn said...

It was amazing- every bit!! I'm glad I got to see you, but bummed I never got to see Chloe. I love all you pictured though!

jennohara said...

I think that was the most beautiful thing they could have ever done for Makenzie's birthday. What a wonderful way to celebrate her.

Kristina said...

What an amazing post. It's nice to see that they had a wonderful celebration of life on Makenzie's birthday. I'm sure she was there in spirit.

And, I just LOVE that cake. What 1 year old (or 30 -something for that matter!) wouldn't love a cake like that for their birthday.

April said...

What an amazing day for a special little girl! Just the perfect way to honor her!

Grand Pooba said...

WOW. What a party!! And what a beautiful little girl, that's great that everyone was able to celebrate her like that.

(And was that cotton candy I saw????)

Nana said...

That was a sweet post. I guess Oby is he man!

Kelly Deneen said...

What an amazing event, and what an amazing family! I went to the site and ready Mackenzie's story, and I'm sitting here in tears. Wow.