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....

Monday, August 31, 2009

" A word is just a word until you mean what you say"

What do all of these people have in common?
Hally Berry
Delta Burke
Dick Clark
Jackie Gleason
Randy Jackson
Larry King
Mary Tyler Moore
Elizabeth Taylor
James Brown
Johnny Cash
Aretha Franklin
Waylon Jennings
BB King
Tommy Jones
Nick Jonas
Bret Michaels
Elvis Presley
Elliot Yamin
Luther Vandross
Billie Jean King
Wade Wilson
Bradley Suttle
Ernest Hemingway
Anne Rice
Laura Ingalls Wilder
They all have (had) type 1 Diabetes.....

Thursday, August 27, 2009

In acceptance there is peace....

now I just need to learn how to accept it......

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
There's a place that I heard of
Once in a lullabye
Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dream that you dare to dream
Really does come true
One day I wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemondrops
Way upon the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me
Somewhere over the rainbow
Blue birds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why, oh why can't I?
Where troubles melt like lemondrops
Way upon the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me
Somewhere over the rainbow
Blue birds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why, oh why can't I?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.

Packed and ready!
On our way!
Mommy is so proud of Kaci and Bailey!

Smiles with Daddy!
Look at these cuties!
Hard to believe that Bailey starts Kindergarten today! WOW! Both of my babies have really grown up and FAST! Kaci is starting 2nd grade this year. Where does the time go? I am so proud of them both and excited that they will get to be together this year at school! Look out come 2 VERY smart kiddos!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

"Walk to Cure Diabetes" October 31st at Mueller Lake Park 10 a.m.

As you know, Kaci was diagnosed with type 1 (juvenile) diabetes in July of 2009 (just about a month ago), and she is just 7 years old. She will be insulin-dependent for the rest of her life. She is subjected to 4 finger pricks and 4 shots every day. In addition to his rigorous blood testing and insulin shots, everything she consumes must be weighed and measured, and her blood levels, at times, need to be checked while she sleeps and plays. Kaci is always a trooper and rarely complains. As you all know, she is full of smiles, laughs, amidst her daily diabetes routine. Kaci continually amazes us and is a blessing to have in our lives as a daily reminder of spirit, humility, and a positive attitude.

There are many devastating diseases in our world right now, and that saddens us. The difference with juvenile diabetes is that wiping it out of existence is extremely attainable and within reach. Kaci often asks us, “When is my diabetes going to go away?” It’s a painful question to answer looking at her beaming and hopeful eyes. We feel confident a positive answer will be available before she goes to high school.

Please understand, we are not trying to have a pity session. We truly believe that out of every difficulty comes something good. As parents, it’s our instinct from the moment our kids are born to protect them from any harm. We must do everything in our power to help find a cure for her.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the #1 non-profit funder of diabetes research worldwide. One of JDRF’s largest fundraising events is the “Walk to Cure Diabetes.”. This year’s walk will be held on Saturday. October 31st at Mueller Lake Park at 10:00 a.m.

If you are interested, there are three ways you can help us make a difference for Kaci:
· You can join our Family Team, which consists of family and friends who collect pledges and walk with us.
· Send your donation and contact others in your circle of family and friends to donate as well. Just contact us and we will send you a pledge form. If you choose to raise donations yourself, you may forward this letter or write your own.
· You can send our family a tax-deductible contribution in any amount, made payable to JDRF. We will deliver any donations in Kaci’s honor the morning of the Walk.

Thank you for helping our family team meet our goal of raising $300 this year. ($100 for each month since she has been diagnosed at the time of the walk) Thank you for your support and we would be honored to see you at the Walk on October 31st!

The Borchgardts
Clint, Andrea, Kaci and Bailey :)

*** Please click on the links at the upper right hand side of this blog to make your donation to Kaci, me or Bailey! We are all working together on this one!***

The Pin Pals Rock!!!

So proud of Kaci - High Handicap Series 328
WIW~ This is Bailey's FAVORITE trophy!

Kaci loves her BIG trophy too!
Silly boy!

Well, the summer bowling league has finally come to an end. I am so proud of the Pin Pals! They did a great job and had lots of fun (and we all know that is the most important part!) Here are the trophies they received at the end of league. Bailey got High Game Score 101 and Kaci got High Handicap Series 328 !! We are so proud of them. Bailey's trophy has joined us at the dinner table on many occassions and they both frequently ride in the car with us so that the kids can show them off to whoever we are going to visit!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

"When I get where I'm going...there will be only happy tears" Brad Paisley

Bailey and C.J

Look how big B.J is!

He has a NEMO shell

Bailey has really enjoyed his new pet hermit crab, C.J.

We have fed him many different items off of his food list including: hermit crab food, grapes, carrots and even crackers.
Tonight we were going to treat him to some dogfood- but when we arrived at his cage we noticed that two of his legs were missing. Then- to our horror, when we picked him up- yet another of his legs fell off. So, needless to say- C.J. is no longer with us. We read on the internet that sometimes the trauma of leaving the ocean and being shipped or traveling to their new home can cause this to happen.

Bailey was very upset - C.J. was the best pet he had EVER had. Bailey wanted to bury him in the flower bed- so we found the perfect tiny silver box for him to rest in and Bailey wrote R.I.P C.J on the top. Clint played "When I Get Where I Am Going" by Brad Paisley as we laid him to rest.
Bailey also made a small headstone for him as well. It reads " R.I.P sad C.J"

Today we went and got a new hermit crab at PetSmart. His name is B.J. and he has a 14 day guarantee. I hope we don't have to use it. He is HUGE!! Wish us luck!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ceramics Lodge!

Despite Kaci's face....she really was having fun! ha
Working artists!
Look how nice everyone's looks!
Bailey and Colton with their ceramic!

Bailey and his puppy! He was so proud!

Kaci and Bailey have been wanting to go back to the Ceramics Lodge for a while before the summer is over- we invited Grayson and Colton and made a day of it. The kids did such a good job of picking and painting their pieces. I can't wait to see how they look after they are all fired and glazed.We pick them up next Wednesday! Stay tuned.....

Friday, August 14, 2009

The sum total of all that lives is God. We may not be God, but we are of God, even as a little drop of water is of the ocean. - Mohandas Gandhi

Kaci and me on the balcony of the Aransas Princess!
Lunchtime! YUMMY!

Amber, me and Kaci....

Papa and Bailey braving the waves!

Burying Colton in the sand.

Kaci and I having a "free" pickle snack!

Pa Pa and Grandma Dee calling it a day!

Washing off after a fun day at the beach!

Pulling off shrimp heads getting ready for dinner.

Bailes and BerBer enjoying the pool!

Pirate Kaci and her new water shoes to keep her footsies safe!

The famous shark gift shop! AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

Here are the cool "healing" bracelets Amber bought for all of the girls to wear...

On the boardwalk....

Whatever you do...don't disturb the snakes!!!

Bailey getting ready for a sail.

My baby girl!

I didn't even have to pay them to do this one....AMAZING!!

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Dear Dad-
You mean so very much to me,
And I want you to know
That you are always in my heart,
No matter where I go.
You're always giving, always there
To help in any way;
The loving things you've done for me,
I never could repay.
I can't imagine what I'd do
Without the love you give.
I'll treasure your sweet heart of gold
As long as I shall live.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

“The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea.” Isak Dinasen

We are back from our beach trip and boy did we have fun!! We missed Clint (he had to stay home and work) but enjoyed the extra time with Papa, Grandma Dee, Amber, Mark and Colton.
We stayed in an awesome condo- the Aransas Princess. It was beautiful and just what we all needed! I have lots of pictures to upload and lots more stories to tell....but the first thing I want to write about is our newest family member.
Bailey came back with the best souvenir of all...a new pet hermit crab named, CJ. Every time we go to the beach- you can always find Bailey at the hermit crab cage at the gift shop! He loves to watch them but has never asked if he could have this trip...I just offered (after his cousin, Colton got one)
CJ is very friendly and does not shy away from us even when we hold him. His shell is very shiny and decorated like a football. We made a trip to PetSmart today to get him a cage, sand and even ended up picking up an extra shell (that is painted like Sponge Bob) just in case he gets tired of his football. We also bought a cute Sponge Bob and Patrick ceramic piece to help make his cage feel more like home and he loves climbing all over Patrick.
Bailey with CJ and his new aquarium.

Bailey and CJ

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Off to the beach.....

An old picture of Kaci blowing bubbles....what a cutie!
An old pic of Bailey in the swimming pool in the backyard. Look at those teeth!

We are headed to the beach this morning.
Promise to post good pictures and stories when we return on Tuesday!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

What happens when it rains at the bowling alley..... slide on the bowling alley slip n slide your Uncle Chad sends you!!! Yes...Uncle Chad sent the kids this totally awesome slip n slide this week where you become the bowling ball! It is so much fun!
Getting all wet!

Sweet baby boy!
Splish Splash!

Kaci is #1

Here she comes!