My babies!

My babies!
Catch up on our families daily adventures, learn more about our dreams and experience life with diabetes through our eyes! Grab a cup of something warm and read on to learn more about my Random Thoughts....

Saturday, January 31, 2009

"It's no fun to stay up all night if your parents don't care."

Yesterday we meet Jessica, Romy and Reese and Chuck E. Cheese for a playdate! It was so much fun. We ate pizza, played games and won prizes. We LOVE Chuck E. Cheese- BUT this time it was different. When it was time to head home Romy got into our car and came home with us for a sleepover! YIPEEEEEEE!

When we got home we played Mario Party 8 on the Wii! It was a long day for everyone and by 8:40 we were all ready to hit the bed. It was lots of fun all piling into Kaci's room for the night. Romy was such a big girl to stay with us and we are so proud of her. The girls got lots of sleep and were well rested so they got up at 6 a.m. to call and check on Jessica just to see if she was missing Romy yet. Then they decided to watch Tinkerbell the movie! Clint made pancakes and waffles for everyone and then they worked on coloring pictures, playing Bailey's new tic tac toe game and feeding the turtle!
Clint just left with everyone to meet up with Jessica at McDonald's for more playtime and lunch! What lucky kiddos! I can't wait for the next sleepover!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning." Ivy Baker Priest

Started my new job today and I LOVE IT!
The people are WONDERFUL, the kids are AWESOME- and it is just what I needed right now!
Since it was my first day (and that is special), Bailey's teacher let him carry the cross today into Chapel. Look how handsome and serious my big boy is about this very important task! I was so proud of him and his friends. Here's to many more WONDERFUL days at this GREAT place!

Monday, January 26, 2009


Silly Girl~
Look how cute my baby is!
Crazy K!
You can't resist!

If you would like to donate to Operation Cookie....please let me know. I will make sure that your cookie order is placed and sent to our well deserving troops! Thank you for your support! Read below to learn more.....
Andrea & Kaci

There's something about Girl Scout cookies that just makes you smile. Maybe its the taste or the smell. But one thing we can all agree on is when it comes to putting a smile on someone's face... a little cookie does it!
We're happy for our signature product to make a difference in the lives of our neighbors and friends.
Operation Cookie, which sends cookies to soldiers with the help of Operation Interdependence, is just one example of how Girl Scouts reach out to others one cookie at a time. The following letter is from a soldier overseas whose heart has been warmed and belly filled by cookies he has received from Central Texas Girl Scouts.

A Brownie Girl Scout's father and friends serving in Iraq enjoy a little taste of home with cookies and send a big thank you.

Girl Scouts,

Thank you girls so much for your support to our troops on this Veteran's Day. We appreciate everything you do for us to keep us charging forward in the long months overseas. Most of us are family guys on our 6th or 7th tour to the desert equaling about 3 years total away from home since 9-11, and support from people like you keep us going. Your goodies are well appreciated and are always welcomed with a smile.

Thank you, TSG Chris DeCorte (Assistant Scout Master and Former Boy Scout)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Girl Scout Cookies Anyone???

Kaci has joined the BROWNIES!!! We are so excited and we joined just in time for cookie sales. Below you will find helpful information to help you in deciding which cookies you would like to purchase! We do not currently have any in stock, but are happy to take your order and get them for you A.S.A.P After Wednesday the 28th- we should have some in stock here at the house and can deliver upon request! Thank you for your support!

All of the cookies are trans-fat free again this year (hurray!!). We’ve also got a new cookie (Daisy Go Rounds) that come in wonderful 100 calorie packs (perfect for those, like me, who deal with portion control!!) According to my friend, they’re perfect for toddlers, too, because the little pouch tosses right into your bag, and they’re perfectly sized for little fingers!

This year’s cookie selection is:
Carmel deLites – Delicate vanilla cookies drenched in caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut and laced with cocoa stripes!
Peanut Butter Patties – Crispy vanilla cookies layered with real peanut butter and blanketed with a chocolaty coating!
Shortbread – This scrumptious shortbread is a traditional favorite with a buttery, light flavor that tastes great!
Thin Mints – Thin chocolate wafers dipped in a rich chocolaty coating with a burst of pure peppermint! They are our top seller! (they taste best right out of the freezer, too!)
Peanut Butter Sandwiches – Deliciously smooth peanut butter sandwiched between crunchy oatmeal cookies!
Thanks-A-Lot – Heart-warming shortbread cookies dipped in rich fudge and topped with an embossed Thank You message in one of five languages!
Lemonades– Savory slices of shortbread with a refreshingly tangy lemon icing. (These are mommy’s favorite!)
Daisy Go Rounds – Crispy rounds with a cinnamon burst in every bite (similar to last year’s Cinnaspins, but even yummier!) Comes in handy 100-calorie packs.

Cookies are still only $3.50 per box and can be paid via cash or check (minimum of 4 boxes when paying with a check). Checks are made out to “GSCTX” (Girl Scouts of Central Texas).
Also, we want to let everyone know that our peanut butter cookies are okay! Our baker (ABC Bakers) does not use peanut butter from the affected plants, and also tests their peanut butter before making the cookies to prevent contamination. You can read their official statement on their website at

Friday, January 23, 2009

Brownie- a small bar or square of a kind of flat, dense, rich chocolate cake often containing nuts

Enjoying snack at the end of the meeting!
My beautiful Princess!

Kaci has been battling a nasty case of the * flu *all week. She started on Saturday with high fever and it lasted all the way through Wednesday (when, THANKFULLY, her fever finally broke for good)!We took Thursday off from school as well....just to make sure her body was all recovered and to cover the proper "no fever within 24 hours of returning to school" rule!
Fortunately- this all happened just in time for us to make our first meeting with the Brownie troop Thursday night as well. Kaci's good friend, Jamie(and her wonderful mom), invited us to visit the troop meeting just to give it a try. Kaci had lots of fun. All of the girls in the troop are in first grade and attend Kaci's school! What could be better? They had lots of fun making a craft, having snack and even earning a 'Try It' badge! Way to go!!
Kaci really had a good time and is going to give it some thought over the next few days to see if she thinks this Brownie Troop is something she wants to commit to! If so....GREAT! We will be thrilled and will jump right on board and hop on the cookie sales! If not....GREAT! We will wait for the next opportunity to arise where we can try something new again!
**She also shared her flu bug with her brother who was sick Sunday
through Wednesday and who is now feeling much better as well!**

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

"My lonely days are over, and life is like a song"

My dad got to be home with Kaci and Bailey yesterday as Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. Here is what he wrote about it:

Inaugural 2009 - Barack Obama, Kaci, Bailey and Pa-Pa

Today, Kaci and Bailey were sick and stayed home from school, but this day gave us an opportunity to witnessed history together . . . . by watching the inauguration of President Barack Obama. For Bailey, the attention span was short, yet he noted the tremendous crowd on the TV screen by saying, " Wow look how many people." He then proudly told Kaci and me . . ." I voted for Obama" and raising both arms in the air, shouted, "And he WON!" and making that happy face that only Bailey can.

Kaci being a realist, commented, "Bailey, you couldn't vote." But you see Bailey did vote at his pre-school and for him, his vote counted.

Kaci's interest in the inaugural was inspiring. She and I watched the entire inaugural event. A wonderful memory for me . . . . . . as I shared with her that this was an historic occasion, one that she would remember, telling her that at the previous inaugural, she was only three years old. Together, Kaci and I sat arm and arm on the circular chair, she being cold, and with a slight fever was covered with her father's coat, her mother was off teaching church
pre-school, making a difference with the current generation as the president requested. And I as a grandfather was enjoying my grandchildren's companionship - sharing history.

The highlight of the day was the oath of office, Together Kaci and I listened to every word, knowing that at the end . . . . we would have a new president, and she knew that he would be the 44th president. My hope for Bailey and Kaci is that this president would make a better world for them, that their life would be one of great hope, joy and opportunities, and that they would have the freedom to have their dreams come true.

Then when the President's speech was over, Kaci and I clapped our hands with joy, Bailey sensing that we were at a happy ending, joined us, as all three of us raised our arms over our heads and clapped for President Barack Obama. You can never know what the future holds, but I know that some day Kaci and Bailey will be great contributors to this world and even better young people, i.e. Kaci a doctor, perhaps Bailey a lawyer and both great parents of the next generation . . . . . children need to see and be exposed to greatness so that they too can build a dream and then they can have Barack's song be theirs . . . . At Last my day (love) has come along, My lonely days are over And life is like a song, Ohh Yeah yeah, At Last, The skies above are blue and we have a president that will make dreams come true. ---- John Felchak

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

GRACE-The exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor; disposition to benefit or serve another; favor bestowed or privilege conferred.

The word grace has many meanings....and today it is an important word to me.

More than 1 million people crammed onto the National Mall and along the Pennsylvania Avenue inauguration parade route today to witness the swearing-in of the nation's first black president.- while I started a new job at Grace Preschool.

OBAMA: My fellow citizens:

I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition.
Forty-four Americans have now taken the presidential oath. The words have been spoken during rising tides of prosperity and the still waters of peace. Yet, every so often the oath is taken amidst gathering clouds and raging storms. At these moments, America has carried on not simply because of the skill or vision of those in high office, but because we the people have remained faithful to the ideals of our forebears, and true to our founding documents.

So it has been. So it must be with this generation of Americans. That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. Our nation is at war, against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred. Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age. Homes have been lost; jobs shed; businesses shuttered. Our health care is too costly; our schools fail too many; and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet........................

...........................This is the price and the promise of citizenship.
This is the source of our confidence — the knowledge that God calls on us to shape an uncertain destiny.
This is the meaning of our liberty and our creed — why men and women and children of every race and every faith can join in celebration across this magnificent mall, and why a man whose father less than sixty years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath.
So let us mark this day with remembrance, of who we are and how far we have traveled. In the year of America's birth, in the coldest of months, a small band of patriots huddled by dying campfires on the shores of an icy river. The capital was abandoned. The enemy was advancing. The snow was stained with blood. At a moment when the outcome of our revolution was most in doubt, the father of our nation ordered these words be read to the people:
"Let it be told to the future world ... that in the depth of winter, when nothing but hope and virtue could survive...that the city and the country, alarmed at one common danger, came forth to meet (it)."
America, in the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.

Friday, January 16, 2009

All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.” George Harrison

Riding on the Capital Metro Bus at the Children's Museum...
Kaci was driving us to the ice cream store (at Bailey's request)

Rockin' out on the Austin City Limits Stage....On the Road Again!

The Birthday the birthday chair!

Kaci at the store

Me at the restaurant....I had the best waitress...I think her name was Kaci!
Friday night we helped celebrate Ali's 5th birthday at the Children's Museum downtown! It was soooo much fun! We had the whole place to ourselves with 55 of Ali's closest friends and family. So glad that we got to be a part of it. And--for those of you that know me and my poor sense of direction-- it was a great accomplishment that we arrived on time (maybe even a little early) without getting lost downtown! We had a little help from Mrs. Garmen....but still!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

BFF's!- Enough said!

Building at the Children's Museum!

Lunch on the Capital grounds.

Ceramics Lodge!

Christmas party~

Monday, January 12, 2009

“Your birthday is a special time to celebrate the gift of 'you' to the world.”

Bailey has decided to have his 5th birthday party at Pump It Up-
The Inflatable Party Zone.
It was a tough decision, but he has made up his mind
and the deposit has been made.
No turning back now!! ha on the lookout for an invitation in your mailbox soon!
We will be having his birthday party a little bit early this year,
since Clint has to be out of town for business on his actual birthday!
So clear your calendar for February 19th. Can't wait to see you there...

Thursday, January 8, 2009

"Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today." Benjamin Franklin

If you know me - you know I plan for everything in advance!
WAAAAAAAY in advance.
So, with February just 23 (short) days away....we took some pictures last night that we will include in Bailey's birthday invitations for his birthday on February 24th! They are so cute! I just had to share a few of them.

Monday, January 5, 2009

"The best things in life aren't things...they're friends."

Today was bring a friend to soccer class and Bailey had to of his best buddies there!
They had so much fun playing out on the field together.
Bailey scored a BIG goal half way through the game and in the end,
his team came out the WINNERS!
One of his buddies even decided to join up to play on his team next session!
Way to go boys!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

25 Random things....

1.I wish I had more time to be creative- I love to draw and paint
2.Standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon took my breath away!
3. I want another baby- maybe when I am 38- but I will have to find a new husband :) Clint says no more babies...I know he is right!
4. I love our new cat....and think she is our Angel Angus Kitty come back to life
5. I am getting better at following a recipe, but still have to throw away a meal or two here and there.
6.I love this blog!
7. I wish my hips were smaller...and my waist lower
8. I wish it would snow.
9.I love laying with my kiddos at night and the way they smell out of the bathtub!
10.I wish I was a better swimmer and my kids were too!
11. I used to collect sun stuff.
12. I am a neat a bad way...I will clean the table of your crumbs while you are still eating :(
13. I rarely take showers....more of a bath girl!
14.I am a sucker for a sale tag!
15.I would love to be a photographer someday
16.I love a cold margarita and guacamole!
17. Don't mess with my kids....or you will get the horns!
18. I wish I could spend more time doing nothing... too high strung for that.
19. I wish I could read more.
20. I like to look at the pictures in magazines.
21. I need a new stainless steel fridge.
22. I hope to find a party time job I love in August.
23. I am not sure how I am going to feel when Bailey turns 5 in February and starts school in blues!!!
24.I paint my toenails to match Kaci's (we alternate picking colors every week)
25. I am very lucky to have the family I have.....

Saturday, January 3, 2009

"Grandchildren don't stay young forever, which is good, because Pop-pops have only so many horsey rides in them." Gene Perret

Bailey "Hook "Em" at Colton's football game (age 2)

Pa Pa and Bailey (age 1) What a cute picture!
Yesterday we stopped by my parent's house for a visit and to watch a little bit of football. Bailey and Kaci had their Nintendo DS game systems, but PaPa told Baliey he should be outside playing football....

Well, if you know Bailey- ENOUGH SAID!!

Let's get outside and PLAY BALL!!
Here is a small sports article my dad wrote up after their game....

The football play (hit) of the year.

Bailey was playing for Mississippi (he saw the score) and Pa-Pa was playing for Texas Tech.

Pa-Pa was running for a sure touchdown as linebacker Bailey Borchgardt was chasing down the play, catching up, he layed a hit on Pa-Pa causing Pa-Pa to fly in the air, as he flew, he flipped over, hit the ground, and flipped completely over again.That has never happened before playing with Bailey. Bailey and I both got up to access the damage, I had fresh dog poop on my clothes, on my hand and Bailey had poop up and down his arm. Time out was called until we could get cleaned up. And Bailey didn't even gag as the trainer (mother Pooky) cleaned off his arm.

The tackle will forever be remembered as 2008 Cotton Bowl Play of the Year.

Perhaps it was the age difference that caused the play to be so spectacular,
Pa-Pa age 64, Bailey Borchgardt age 4.

Friday, January 2, 2009

"Falling in love is so hard on the knees." Aerosmith

Valentine cakes are here!

You can order cakes in Chocolate(white or chocolate Frosting),
white(white frosting), lemon, or brownie!

Each cake comes with all you need to enjoy a sweet treat.
Just add water and bake 2 minutes in the microwave.
Then decorate with frosting and sprinkles-
blow out the candle and eat with the spoon (both included!)

Kids love them!! Great for teachers, grandparents, nieces, nephews and co-workers!!
At just $6 can buy one for everyone you know!
(shipping charges may apply if they ship direct to you.)
Great to send in place of a card or as an addition to a small gift!

Let me know how many you need today!
Here are just a few of the designs we offer.
You can also enjoy birthday cakes, get well cakes, Easter cakes,
Christmas cakes, Halloween cakes and can even personalize
your own label for a small fee.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

"Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right". ~Oprah Winfrey

Where​ did you begin​ 2008?​
The Rosow's house

What was your statu​s by Valen​tine'​s Day?

Were you in schoo​l (​anyti​me this year)​?​
Just to sub!

Did you know anybody who got marri​ed?​

Did you know anybody who passe​d away?​

What sport​ing event​s did you atten​d?​
Bailey's soccer games, Ut football, Astros baseball, RR Express.

What concerts/​shows​ did you go to?
The Rockettes, Rodeo, Bailey's Christmas Program
(am I stretching it here...hard to remember..... but I guess that is it)

Where​ do you live now?
Round Rock

Describe your birth​day.
Bailey had dental was awful!

What'​s the one thing​ you thoug​ht you would​ never​ do but did in 2008?
Had to take Bailey to have dental surgery and took Kaci to ER alone

What has been your favor​ite momen​t(​s)​?​
Too many

Any new addit​ions to your family?
Princess Missy our new cat

What was your best month​?​
I liked October and December

What music​ will you remember 2008 by?

Any regre​ts?​-

What do you want to chang​e in 2009?​

Other​ than home,​ where​ did you spend​ most of your time?
​Driving the kids in the car to and from school, soccer, just imagine class....

Have you had any life chang​es in 2008?

Chang​e your hairs​tyle?​
Yes...I cut it. Loved it at first ...but now not so sure.

Get a new job?

Did you have a New Year'​s resolution​?

Do you have a New Year'​s resolution​ for this new year?​

What was/​were your favor​ite purchase[​s]​?
​Some of the pictures on my walls!

Be hones​t - did you watch​ Ameri​can Idol?​
Just flipping through the channels...

Been naughty or nice?