Monday, May 21, 2012
Saturday, May 5th, 2012
After a few hours of sitting at the table while there were some presentations and speeches Peyton began to get a little antsy and wanted to dance around. Luckily, I was able to keep her relatively quiet until it was time for the real entertainment to begin. We headed to the back of the room so she could dance without distracting anyone. A sweet woman had bid on an item and it came with a stuffed monkey. When she saw Peyton dancing around, she brought the monkey over so Peyton had a dance partner. So much for not being a distraction - every one who would walk by would smile and say hi. We had several people ask to take photos of her because she was just so cute and happy. As the harpist was packing up, we stopped by to say hello and thank her for the beautiful music. She was a sweet girl and answered Peyton's questions. As we walked away she came by and gave me one of her cards. She wanted me to know that if we ever needed help finding a harp teacher for Peyton or if Peyton just wanted to come by one day and play her harp she would love to help!
It was a wonderful night and we were so thrilled to be a part of it. Hope Kids has been a wonderful part of our lives since moving back to Utah and it was great to be able to give back in some small way. A big thank you to Tracel and Angelique of Etsy who donated the thank you cards and the Hope Kids soaps. I hadn't intended to ask for donations but when they found out why I was ordering them they were happy to donate their time and supplies to brighten up the tables. Thanks so much! I also want to make sure that everyone knows that most of these photos were taken by a photographer who donated his time as well.