Sunday, May 13, 2012


Alyssa is Saoirse's cousin. She got to meet her last December, and they were fast friends. Alyssa was very happy to receive her pendant, and she has taken Saoirse with her to school. Here is Saoirse on her first bus ride :)

Somonauk, IL April, 2012

Alyssa is doing a St Baldrick's event in June, and is going to shave her head for kids with cancer, in honor of Saoirse. Help her out by donating to her fundraising page.  
For anyone else thinking about doing a St Baldrick's event, I have added Saoirse as an Honoree. The page should be active by the middle of next week (I'll post a link then), and you can honor her when you join a shave off! 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Saoirse got to color easter eggs with her first friends! These three lovely girls got to meet Saoirse when she was still in my belly! Their mom is the most amazing Bradley birthing instructor! We love them!

Haverhill, April, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

St Patties Day Celebrations

Saoirse had a fun St. Patties day! She got to go to a fun fundraiser, and she got to go to Maine!

"Cure Me: I'm Irish" March, 2012

copyright: Betsy Hynes Photography

copyright: Betsy Hynes Photography

Hebron, ME St. Patty's Day 2012

For those who didn't see her in her kilt last year on st patty's day, here she is!

(ps: her shirt says Ireland, but the letters didn't show in the photo)

My favorite part - her little kilt that I made for her with her diaper pin kilt pin :)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mystic Aquarium

Saoirse went to the Mystic Aquarium with her buddy Emily! She had so much fun watching all the animals!

(March 2012)


Saoirse went to Bermuda! She went with her Grammy and Grampa! They had so much fun showing her the sights. Here is a snippet of the places she went. (I will make a link to a full blown gallery of all the places she's been)

(February 2012)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Here are some more photos from Saoirse and our trip to Ireland. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Saoirse's First Plane Ride

To get away from it all, we went to Ireland. We were excited and sad and frustrated and happy all at the same time. It was hard to go, and even harder to come home. We brought our Saoirse Pendants with us, and took pictures of them while we traveled around. We could have taken more photos of her I'm sure, but sometimes it was hard to remember to do. We have enough though, including her first plane rides! 

Saoirse's First Plane Ride! January 25th, 2012

Flying Home From Ireland February 15th, 2012

I will post more Ireland photos tomorrow. First I have to find them all :)

Being Passed Out...

So after an initial flop with one of the pieces I bought to make the molded resin into pendants, I have now finally finished the first round. They will be handed out within the next couple of weeks, with instructions on how to share photos. For those who receive a pendant, please respect the process and take lots of pictures. I am hoping to see her everywhere! 

Thanks everyone!

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Pendant Project....Remembering Saoirse

There were so many people that were important in Saoirse's life. Those that were the closest to her will be receiving a pendant that I made to remember her. I made these pendants from casting resin and embedded two things within them - 1: a bead from the beads program at the hospital (each bead represents a procedure or event in her treatment), and 2: a little bit of her ashes. I made them instead of finding vial pendants to put her ashes in. This is much more personal (and less breakable). 

If you receive a pendant, there is one requirement that comes with it - this is where the Pendant Project comes in. When you travel, whether near or far, take a picture of Saoirse's pendant where you are so we can keep track of all the places she has been. Email the pictures to along with the place and the date (month and year are fine). The images will be shared here, as well as put into photo books that will show all the places she has been. The goal? To have Saoirse be able to see the world and to spread her message of strength wherever she goes. 

Together, let's make Saoirse the most well traveled toddler ever!