Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hats on Day

This week is a very important week for our family. It kicks off Hats on Day to benefit Friends of Kids with Cancer. (http://www.friendsofkids.com/hats-on-day.html)

Hats On Day was founded in 1995 by four sixth-graders at Henry School in St. Louis. They began the fundraiser when their friend and classmate, Kevin Beffa, was diagnosed with a type of childhood cancer called Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Kevin had been a bright, happy child with a passion for soccer. When he got sick, he had to miss school and lost all his hair from the treatments. Also in need of a bone marrow transplant, Hats On Day was planned to support Kevin during his battle with cancer. However, just days before the event, Kevin passed away.

Kevin is Matt's Brother and Jacob's Uncle. While we remember Kevin everyday, Hats on Day allows us to connect with him in a special way and gives us the opportunity to teach our children, who never met Kevin, about their uncle. This year is the 15th anniversary of Kevin's death and the 15th anniversary of the first Hats on Day.

Please take time to put on your hat for 'Kids with Cancer' this month and raise awareness of childhood cancer and the impacts it has on their lives and the lives of their families. Matt, Jacob and I are also participating in Walk With a Friend (http://www.friendsofkids.com/walk-with-a-friend.html) on April 24th in memory of Kevin. If you are interested in walking with us, please let me or Matt know.

Below are pictures of Jacob having fun with his hat in support of Uncle Kevin!

First Real Haircut

Jacob got his first real haircut last week at The Hairy Elephant. I've been cutting it for some time on my own but it was finally time for a real haircut. The final straw was when his uncle joked that it would fit into a ponytail. So there we were getting his first haircut! Jacob did great. At first he wasn't so sure but a few toys and Elmo TV later he was doing great. And much to Nonna's happiness he didn't come back shaved like my brother did when my grandpa took him for his first barber trip. Enjoy the pics!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Exciting News!

Wanted to take a quick minute to share our exciting news that Jacob is going to be a big brother in October!! Yep, that's right - Baby Beffa #2 is on the way.

Jake doesn't even know what's about to hit him. He's loving living with Nonna - maybe a bit too much as he seems to be in the clingy stage. No one can leave the room or a complete meltdown is sure to follow.

We've all had some sickness or another going around the last week so I haven't had a chance to take many pictures so those will have to wait until next post. We've also been busy trying to get everyone well and finalizing the details on our new construction house. Hopefully they will be breaking ground shortly!

Hope everyone is doing well and I'll be sure to post some pictures next post.. Hopefully by then this horrible morning sickness that lasts all day will have passed as well!