When we were putting the list of adventures together, we wanted to take Tori to a local water park to float down the river. We knew it would be peaceful … Continue reading Tori’s Bucket List: Floating Down the River
One of my favorite childhood memories is of feeding the ducks by the river in my hometown. Most children love it, so we wanted Tori to experience it! Aunt Kelly … Continue reading Tori’s Bucket List: Feeding the Ducks
Brennan and I never expected our lives as parents to go this way – who does? No one has a child expecting to only have them for a few … Continue reading Parenthood and the Unexpected
One of our favorite things to do in Harrisburg is to ride on the Pride of the Susquehanna – a historic riverboat that offers cruises up the river, including dinner … Continue reading Tori’s Bucket List: Pride of the Susquehanna
As we thought about what to put on Tori’s Bucket List, we wanted to provide stimulating experiences for her, for as many of her senses as possible. Brennan and I … Continue reading Tori’s Bucket List: Butterfly House at the Hershey Gardens
We received confirmation tonight that we are going to Disney World in September thanks to the Quinn Madeleine Foundation! This was the biggest item on Tori’s Bucket List and we … Continue reading Bucket List Update
We’re on a roll with doing things on Tori’s bucket list! Today was the perfect day to go to Lake Tobias, a wildlife park about 40 minutes north of Harrisburg. … Continue reading Tori’s Bucket List: Lake Tobias
Tori’s vision therapist came with materials for finger painting today to check an item off of her bucket list! She seemed to like the … Continue reading Tori’s Bucket List: Finger Painting
Well, this one didn’t go as planned, but those are always the best memories anyway! (You can see her full list here: https://thebrackbills.com/toris-bucket-list/ )
Tori’s Grandma Amy and Aunt Kelly spent the evening with us so we decided to do another bucket list item: catch fireflies so Tori could look at them in a jar (and then release them, of course).
I didn’t have the joy of experiencing fireflies until I was 19, so I wanted her to see them at the young age of 1. 😄
Brennan and Grandma Amy caught a whole bunch of them and Aunt Kelly held the jar. I was holding Tori on the porch so my picture taking was limited (could only use phone, and it was getting dark…).
Tori is worn out from such an exciting day! Let’s hope she sleeps well tonight!
For Tori’s birthday we decided to do something off of her bucket list: Build-A-Bear! We knew this would provide a stimulating experience for Tori because of all the colors, and … Continue reading Tori’s Bucket List: Build-A-Bear