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, May 4, 2010

The Kiddos

Well, unfortunately Annie is still trying to mend. It seems just as she's getting better she comes down with something else, or the same thing, at this point, I'm not even sure what's going on. I'm just praying that it is completely gone soon. We are also done with the Lokomat and we were not approved for physical therapy in April so we have been much less busy than we usually are - which is a good thing!
The kids have been living it up, especially during the warmer weather.
I love to just step back, stop rushing and just watch the kids be kids. They are so much fun and have such unique personalities. Gracie is at a wonderful age (3 1/2). She's old enough to do most of the things she wants to, she's extremely independent and just has a love for life that you can physically see in most everything she does!
Gracie walks like she has springs on her feet, always bouncing and jumping!
Gracie shops in high heels and tu-tus!
She swings with her eyes closed! (so does her daddy!)

Rain boots on sunny days - or flip flops, or high heels - depending on her mood!

Gracie loves to be outdoors, preferably in either a bathing suit or a leotard! A rainy day doesn't stop her!
And of course she has mommy's sweet tooth! Gracie is energy, excitement, happiness and joy! She's constantly making us laugh and brings such a spark to our family.
James is 6 and has always been very methodical, intellectual, and imaginative. James invents and builds and creates and loves everything science! Recently our computer crashed (yes, that's why I haven't been blogging) - James's response "mom, let me get my zip drive so you can back up my invention files". He has amazing ideas for new inventions and when we're able to we type them out onto the computer to document them. You can't even imagine the things he's invented for Annie and girls with rett syndrome!

James and his kinex robots

James and Sammy the salamanderJames would much rather "set up" the water park than play in it!James finds happiness in rainy days too!James is constantly amazing us with his creations. He loves books, his favorite channel is the Discovery Channel and is like a sponge, just wanting to learn everything he can. James also has an amazing heart, he is so kind and loving. His most favorite person in the world is Annie. He's constantly loving her and taking care of her. Lately he's been able to get her to say "hi". It's the most amazing thing, just look at the way she responds to him - I've never seen a bigger smile!

And of course we all know that the sun rises and sets with our sweet Annie. Her smile brings us hope and her laugh makes all the clouds disappear! We've been trying to get her up and out as much as possible when she's feeling up to it.

Annie walking with daddyPlaying "hide and seek" with Gracie! There is nothing more peaceful than watching sweet Annie sleep!
Scott and I are blessed beyond measure with these 3 amazing children!


  1. So nice to see the McDonald's back! We missed you. You do have an AMAZING family. We definitely have our own version of Annie and Gracie but we might need to borrow some of James' great inventions!

  2. amen! some people don't realize how blessed they are - i'm so glad that others who go through so much realize that they are blessed. our family is blessed also!!!! happy mother's day to you.