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....

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.

I got my carpets cleaned and scotch guarded today! For those of you who know is like I won the lottery. Having my carpets cleaned is one of the best rewards in the world! AHHHH I love it. We used Daddy's Carpet Cleaning again! They are the best. If you need carpet or tile cleaned in your house....give them a call and ask for, Odie! Tell them Andrea sent you!

Monday, June 22, 2009

"Life is like an ice-cream cone, you have to lick it one day at a time." Charles M Schultz

In the dentist chair...going for a ride!
Look at those cool sunglasses! Yummy!
Kaci and her birthday cake ice cream cone!

More sprinkles, please!

Bailey had his second dentist appointment ever today! -- and guess what??


He was such a brave boy....and I was so proud of him. We treated ourselves afterwards to a delicious Baskin Robins ice cream cone with sprinkles! Bailey got chocolate with peanut butter ribbon and Kaci went with birthday cake. I had a smoothie from the smoothie shop-

but tried a lick of both cones! Hard to pick a favorite. :)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was- Anne Sexton hands!
Bubbly, Bubbly, Bubbly!

Giving it a final rinse!
Relaxing after all their hardwork!

Dad and I

Clint and I

Papa opening his present

Clint, Bailey and Grandma Dee

Colton and Mark

#1 Fans of Dad and their Classic Daddy!

We had a great Father's Day weekend. As a treat to Clint- the kids decided to wash his truck and prius ! :) I think they just wanted to get wet...ha! They had so much fun.
We celebrated later that night with PaPa and Mark and the rest of the gang at Catfish Parlour...gotta' love that rootbeer. We are very fortunate to have such great dad's in our lives!

Fathers are wonderful people,
too little understood,
And we do not sing their praises
as often as we should,
For Father struggles daily
to live up to his image
As protector and provider
and hero of the scrimmage,
And perhaps that is the reason
we sometimes get the notion
That fathers are not subject
to the thing we call emotion.
But if you look inside Dad's heart,
where no one else can see,
You'll find he's sentimental
and soft as he can be.
Fathers are just wonderful
in a million different ways,
And they merit loving compliments
and accolades of praise,
For the only reason Dad
aspires to fortune and success
Is to make the family proud of him
and bring them happiness,
And like our heavenly Father,
he's a guardian and a guide,
Someone we can count on
to be always on our side.

Friday, June 19, 2009

When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people.Abraham Joshua Heschel

Crush stretching his legs!
Hello Handsome!

Kaci and Crush

Bailey and Crush

Here are a few pics of our pet turtle, Crush. He lives in a 10 gallon aquarium in the laundry room (which he is slowly outgrowing everyday) ! Every once in a while- we let him out in the backyard to stretch his legs a bit! He loves to crawl and he is very fast when he wants to be!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The best way to get a puppy is to beg for a baby brother — and they'll settle for a puppy every time.Winston Pendleton

Isn't she sweet?

Here are the newest photos we have received of our new puppy! She is 3 weeks old today!
Isn't she cute? We have been told by her breeder that her personality is really developing wonderfully! She is very sweet, but definitely holds her own in the puppy wrestling matches that are becoming quite regular every few hours ;-) In fact, the second photo show her winning a "match" against brother Tito. We can't wait until we can bring her home!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

"Make a wish and blow the candles out!"

The Birthday Girl!
Eating the cupcake....Reese's way!

Look at Romy go!

What a great party!

Pretty as a Princess!

Today was the 2nd day of our Pin Pal bowling league. The kids had so much fun and we even got to celebrate Reese's birthday! She will be 2 on Friday and even though she is not on the team....she is their #1 Fan and Romy's little sister! Happy 2nd Birthday Reese-We love you!

Monday, June 15, 2009

“Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.”

We became very good friends with the ice cream man~
Riding the waves!
Kaci loves the beach!
Ready for the beach with Daddy!

Ready for the beach with Mommy!

I couldn't believe Kaci let us bury her!

Adventure course putt putt golf!

Silly kids!

We had so much fun on our trip to the beach~ It was so nice to have 4 days that we could all be together without worrying about anything! These are a few of my favorite pictures!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

" Growth itself contains the germ of happiness." Pearl S. Buck

See the lose's the leaner!?
WOW~ Look at that!
Talking to PaPa about his tooth!

We are home- safe and sound- from our beach vacation.....BUT before I can post about it, I have to post about the most exciting thing that happened this morning.

Bailey lost his first tooth!!

It has only been lose for about 2 weeks, but it got lose fast. I told him before we left on our trip that I thought he would lose it before we got home. Well, this morning while we were packing up the hotel room- it did. Bailey was dancing around in front of the mirror when all the sudden it just flipped right out of his mouth. Luckily- it didn't go far and we were able to find it in no time. He was so excited...and it didn't even bleed! He got right on the phone to call everyone to tell them all about it! He has been dying to lose his tooth ever since Kaci lost her first tooth 3 days before she started Kindergarten. We have been telling him you have to be in school before you can lose your now he knows he is ready for Kindergarten!!

On another happy note.....Kaci's top tooth has FINALLY made it's appearance. She lost this tooth back in August and has been toothless ever since. We were starting to wonder if it would ever come! She went to the dentist for a check up last week (BY THE WAY....NO CAVITIES!)and the dentist recommended that Kaci chew on a cold teething ring to help it break through the gums! I guess it really worked. I can't wait to see what she looks like with 2 top teeth! I know it is going to make eating so much easier for her as well!

Friday, June 12, 2009

This blog will temporarily be out of service.....
The beach called and we answered!
We will post pics and stories when we return!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bowling Alley
The team....Kaci, Romy and Bailey

Wasting time....waiting for their opponets to arrive.

Everyone picked a great ball~

Getting a pep talk from Clint

Miss Reese
Kaci bowling
Romy showing off her stuff!

Go Bailey Go!

Today was the first day of the kids summer bowling league! They will bowl every Wednesday at 1:00 for the next 9 weeks. It is 3 to a team so they asked their friend, Romy, to join with them. It was such an exciting day because Clint was off for vacation so he got to be there on their first day. We meet the Walkers at Chillis to build up our strength and energy. The kids could not wait to get there. They even have team shirts ..... and Jessica thought up the best name for their team... THE PIN PALS! For every strike or spare they got to pick a sticker -and boy was the incentive. Bailey got 2 strikes, 3 spares and Kaci got one strike and picked up 2 spares!! We have started a chart on the fridge where they will collect all of their stickers over the next few weeks.
We are looking forward to next week.....Pa Pa and Grandma Dee will be in the crowd!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Bailey and the puppy!
Kaci and the puppy!

Today we got to go and visit our new puppy. She is just shy of 2 weeks old. We still have not come up with a name for her...maybe our visit today will help! She is so cute and her mom, Sarah Jane, was so friendly! Kaci and Bailey even got to hold her for a while! We can't wait to visit her again after we get home from the beach next week!