Walking Party! Quack!

Laelia’s walking party will be October 1st from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. here in San Diego. Email Alexis for directions. My email is recordsky (at) gmail (dot) com.

The theme of the party is QUACKS! If you want,  bring a rubber duck as a present for Laelia who has  quite the buoyant  birdy  collection going. And if you want to go all out, bring five rubber ducks to represent the five big-shot pediatric orthopedic doctors who told us Laelia would never walk, and implied we should give up on her. Or as I like to call them: Quack #1, Quack #2, Quack #3, Quack #4 and Super Quack #5 (who we had to board a plane and pay out of pocket to see).

Now I have to say that  Quack #1 helped our daughter’s limbs (after our wonderful and pushy OT got involved),  and Laelia has a small crush on Quack #2 (because he’s cute), and of course Quack #5′s support staff gave us great ideas for PT, but that does not change the fact that no matter how great you guys are, NEVER TELL PARENTS THAT THEIR KIDS WILL NEVER ______. Got that little duckies? Great. You’re also invited to our party. I wouldn’t wear name tags though…   <3

This party is dedicated to our friends and family who prayed that  their loving God would spoil us for no reason,  and who provided babysitting, emails and encouragement along the way. You guys included Laelia in activities, treated her like any other kid  and didn’t coddle her. I appreciate you so much. You deserve every good thing in the world, starting with  chocolate cake.  :)

This party is also dedicated to  the members of AMCSI who encouraged us not to give up  after  visiting Quack #5 (because we were at that point), the inventers of the Kid Walk,  the wonderful staff at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia and especially to Laelia’s doctor, Harold van Bosse, who performed the long-named surgery that got her on her feet.

Please RSVP since apparently  I’m inviting the entire Internet and need a head count for cake.

Because there will be cake.

Because when you walk for the first time in your life, let’s just say  chocolate cake is a given. ;)

Hope you can make it!





One Proud Mama


PS: In case you missed it, there will be chocolate cake. Laelia made me “tell them again because maybe they don’t remember.” :)

6 Responses to “Walking Party! Quack!”

  1. Lauren B says:


  2. Randi Legates says:

    This really made me smile “I love it!”

    Great job Laelia!

  3. Cheryl says:

    Quack, quack, quack, quack, quack! Take that #1,2,3,4,5! No cake for you! Love you guys!!!!

  4. Linda Wesley says:

    She would make you “tell them again.” Maybe she’s more concerned that you remember about the cake though, so I’ll just remind you. There will be chocolate cake there. =) Yay Laelia!

  5. Joann smith says:

    Hurray! Thank you very much for sharing ‘your walk” and Laelia’s walk with me. It just proves how with God’s Power and love, nothing is impossible. You and Laelia are a real inspiration (and of course your husband also).

    Enjoy your party and I will have a piece of chocolate cake to help celebrate here in California. Thank you Laelia for reminding you!

  6. Bethany says:

    This entry is just the best. We are SO THRILLED for Laelia. Make sure there are plenty of fist-bumps to go with that chocolate cake!

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