Monday, November 14, 2011

Preemie Power!

I am excited to announce that Camdyn and Cade were the winners of the Preemie Power Contest in the 1-5 year old category!  There were over 91 contestants from 29 states entered in the contest.  Three winners were selected in different age categories.  We were thrilled to find out they won the "Preemies of the Year" title.  We already knew they were amazing, but now they have superhero capes to prove it! 

The Preemie Power Event hosted by Hand to Hold was held this past Sunday.  Brenna, Camdyn, and Cade along with their cousins all had a blast!  Camdyn and Cade were running all over the place and checking out all the booths and activities.  I was chasing one while Daddy was chasing the other one.  They were so interested in everything.  

We had a chance to visit with Dr. McCormick, their neonatologist, and Yvette, the NICU coordinator from NAMC.   

Big sister Brenna enjoyed watching this clown make her a balloon flower; however, she did not want to get too close to him.  He leaned over for a picture, and she took a step back!

Cade was fascinated with Scooby Doo and Shaggy at the event.  He was willing to give Shaggy a high-five but he would not give Scooby one.

I tried to get a picture with both Camdyn and Cade looking at me next to their prize winnings, but Cade was too busy checking out the new stuff to look at me.

Camdyn was ready to pull her wagon of goodies out the door, but her superhero cape was a bit long, and she kept stepping on it.  (It reminds me of the seamstress on Incredibles who says, "NO CAPES!" after telling about how all the superheroes' capes got in the way.)

Super Cade is off to save the day (or at least accomplish some amazing micro-preemie feat)!

Super Camdyn posing for a picture and showing off her new Preemie Power cape.

Thanks again to all of you who voted for The One Pound Wonders in the Preemie Power Contest.  It means a great deal to me that all of you have supported Camdyn and Cade along their journey from one pound micro-preemies to the active toddlers they are today.  I love that you all root them on as they accomplish things we were told they may never accomplish.  Thank you all for your love, support, and prayers along the way!


Andrea Farrell said...

Congratulations! I think it is so great that y'all won! So well deserved. We were sad to miss the Hand to Hold event this year, but hope to be there next year. I love the pics of your kids in their capes.

Jessi said...

Wow! That is great! They are so cute in their superhero capes. Love it!

Angie said...

Yay! How exciting!! Im so glad i got to vote :)

lou lou said...

AWESOME! you all are so inspiring!

Angie said...

Yay! How exciting!! Im so glad i got to vote :)

Susan Bearman said...
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Susan Bearman said...

Congratulations on your big win. It seems a fitting way to celebrate National Prematurity Awareness Month. Best wishes to you and your family. Thanks for stopping by Mike&Ollie: 24-weekers who beat the odds.

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