Scott and Bridget met in 1993 and were married in 2001. In September of 2003 we welcomed our first miracle, James. 16 months later we brought home our second miracle, Annie. And in October of 2006 our family was complete with miracle #3, Gracie. Rett syndrome entered our lives when Annie was diagnosed on May 19, 2006. This is the life of the MacDonald family as we juggle 3 small children and battle Rett Syndrome until Gods perfect time when we are cured.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tigers Game!

When Annie was going through her regression she had a really hard time leaving the house. Crowds and unfamiliar places were really tough for her to handle and she would just grab her head and scream until we made it back home. Today she loves to be out and about, in fact, one of her favorite things to do is shop! There are sometimes when she would rather stay close to home and there are still certain places and surroundings she's not able to tolerate.

We were given tickets to last nights Tigers game (Thanks Caroline!) so yesterday we asked Annie if she wanted to go. Her answer was a definate NO! Hanging out with Grammy sounded much more fun and a lot less chaotic! Which was a good thing because when the 4 of us got to the game we realized our seats were just 4 rows from the tippy, tippy top! I have no idea how we would have gotten Annie and her stroller up there!

Needless to say we had a wonderful time! James has been to a couple games before but this was Gracie's first game and boy did she enjoy herself! I just love the different personalities of my kids - Gracie is my fun-loving free spirit - she was clapping and up and dancing every chance she could get. My calm, reserved James just sat back and took in the game. Maybe one day Annie will feel comfortable enough to head out to a game - can't wait to see what her reaction is like!
Gracie snacking on peanuts!
James and Grace, a little worried about being up so high.
Daddy and James
Gracie LOVED all the music and excitment!
The view from the seats! Astrologer James just loved looking at the moon!
Grace even got James up on his feet to dance!
This was Gracie expression when I explained why she couldn't go down to the field and play baseball with the men.
Trying to catch a fly ball


  1. Looks like a fun night. I love Grace's expression when she found out she couldn't go down on the field.

    Zowie is just like Annie when it comes to tolerating some places. I'm not sure what your arena is like, but when we go to the Bee's games here in Utah, we bring a blanket and sit on the grass away from the stands. It's a little less chaotic and Zowie loves it.

  2. HOW FUN!!! Grace's face is priceless for sure. I have not been to a baseball game in forever, Brooklyn has never been I don't think. You kids are so precious! Glad they enjoyed their night at the ballpark!