Sunday, May 9, 2010

Walk for Wishes and Rosemary's First Trip to the Zoo

On Saturday the three of us and my sister did a charitable walk at the Detroit Zoo for Make A Wish Foundation. Make A Wish is an organization that grants wishes to sick children and is such a wonderful way to help make at least one dream for a sick child come true.

If you ever have a chance to donate or volunteer, this is a great one to do as these children really need some wishes to come true. I was really proud to donate and walk with everyone and on Saturday they actually granted two wishes to sick children. So awesome to be a part of that!

This foundation is especially dear to me personally, as after my younger brother Kevin had brain surgery in 1999, Make A Wish granted Kevin his very own wish. Sometime, (I'll write about this, promise) I'd love to go into detail about that trip, Kevins wish, and why he was granted that wish, but for now I'll just post some lovely pictures of the walk.

This was also Rosemary's very first trip to the zoo!

It was extremely windy which made for a chilly day so Rosemary was unfortunately cooped up in her stroller for the most part. Although the weather was cold for us, I promise you, Rosemary was the only one that was warm. I would never have brought her if I thought it was too much weather wise (if anyone was worried about her and all the wind). Even though Rosemary was bundled up for most of the walk, we brought her out indoors and at a few animals just so she could get in on the action. :)

The Tigers were even attempting to hide from the wind!

The Monkeys were very interested in watching us

Rosemary and her Aunt Jessica

Watching the penguins and hanging out with Mom


  1. Looks like a lot of fun - we had a great time when we took Sugar Plum to the zoo last month. I left you an award on my blog!

  2. Thanks!

    I can't wait to go on an actual nice day when she can see more of the animals. :)