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....

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

"Take me out to the ballgame. Take me out to the crowd!"

Warming up with Dad!
Tossing the ball with PaPa
Nice throw....great catch!
Practicing throwing the ball
Coach Clint
Bailey up to bat!
Swing, batter! Swing!
Run. run, run!!!
High five for Coach Flores!
Kaci killing time....
Baseball Ready!!!

Bailey is trying his baseball skills out on his new T-Ball Team, The Sidewinders! They have practice every Wednesday night from 6:30- 7:30 with Coach Flores and Assistant Coach Daddy Borchgardt~ That's right....Clint is the Assistant cool is that?

Unfortunately, their second practice was cancelled due to rain and then their first game was cancelled due to the muddy fields! But tonight...things were looking good and we made it out to practice just in time! PaPa came to check it out too! Kaci had fun watching and playing her DS and hula hooping!

Bailey is supposed to have a game this Saturday at 9 a.m., but the weather forecast is not looking too good! We will keep you posted on that one so STAY TUNED.....

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

"There is ALWAYS something to be thankful for!"

We are so happy to have Nurse Scott in our lives!

In the happy moments PRAISE God.

In the difficult moments SEEK God.

In the quiet moments TRUST God.

In EVERY moment THANK God.

"As a parent, it is my job to let my hope for my children outweigh my fears."

Help Chilis help St. Jude kids.
Eat at Chilis today and 100% of the proceeds will go to help
kids at St. Judes' Cancer Research Hospital.
You can make your own pepper too and display it on your facebook to
spread the word. Get to decorating! Here is my creation.

"Dream BIG! Dream ALWAYS! Dream until your dreams come TRUE!"

On our way to the first Girl Scout meeting of the year!

Please click on the link above to see Kaci's Fall Fundraiser for Girl Scouts. Everything looks yummy to me and I love the spicy mix and chocolate covered almonds the BEST! We will be taking orders from now until October 11th. All orders will be delivered to us on November 6th and then we will get them to you shortly after. You can pay cash or credit now or at the time of delivery!Let us know what you need.....

Saturday, September 26, 2009

"You can't change yesterday, but you can ruin today worryiing about tomorrow."

Kaci and Romy had tons of fun with dress up!

Look at those cute girls!

Angel and Minnie Mouse!

Bailey sleeping in the cool HEBuddy head and wristband that Jessica brought him~

We had a great weekend! So much fun! Our good friend, Romy will be turning 5 on Monday - so we had her and her family over on Saturday to watch the UT game, eat fajitas, play and celebrate her BIG day! The kids had such a good time; coloring, playing with Barbies, getting a game of baseball in with Clint and even playing dress up. I got some cute pics of Kaci and Romy in a few of their outfits. So sweet! Reese and Bailey had lots of fun together as well. I wish I had a picture of the 2 of them together, but I don't. When it was time for the Walkers to head home...Kaci and Romy both shed some tears....but we plan to get together soon and maybe even have a sleepover with Kaci's birthday getting closer and closer.

Sunday was a nice relaxing day. We started it off by trying out a new church and the kids really seemed to enjoy it. Bailey said it was "so much fun!" and he can't wait to go back next week. I was thrilled! We came home...rested, played on the computer, and Kaci and I made a trip to JoAnn's craft store. When we got home it was dinner time...look how cute these letter french fries were. Found them at Target a few weeks ago...they are gluten-free and really delicious! The kids loved that I had spelled out their names too! So cute! After dinner I watched Clint and the kids play a quick game of baseball in the backyard! Kaci and Bailey won!! After the boys went in- Kaci and I watered the plants and then gave Chelsea a quick bath...followed shortly by hers and Baileys. Everyone is sleeping peacefully now and we are ready to face the new week. Can't wait until next weekend. Both Uncle Chad and Brad will be in town and we hope to meet up with each of them at some point . To everyone...have a great weeek. more thing....we got this great catalogue in the mail today and as Kaci was flipping through it she said, "Hey Mommy! This is what you always tell me!" Then she proceeded to read the quote. It said, " You can't change yesterday but you can ruin today worrying about tomorrow!" I have never said it quite that well or in those words...but it brought tears to my eyes when she read it to me. I always tell her (more now than ever) that her and I both have to learn to live in the moment. To not worry about what might happen later or tomorrow...but to enjoy the NOW! It is nice to know she has been listening :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Bailey took this picture of his cup!
Bailey and his Buddy, Tanner. Look at his cool hot wheel toy!

A Happy Meal from McDonalds always brings a smile....
A Happy Meal from McDonalds at school...brings an even BIGGER smile!-
These are a few of my favorite smiles!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

"You make every day special just by being you!"

Two of the cutest kids I have ever seen!
Bright and early before school and totally PRECIOUS!!

"Brother and sister,
together as friends,
ready to face
whatever life sends.
Joy and laughter
or tears and strife,
holding hands tightly
as we dance through life."

Monday, September 21, 2009

"In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and sharing of pleasure."

Colton on the field!
Brother Bear, Bailey
Peek a Boo, Kaci!

Tonight Clint had to work late- so we decided to kill some time this evening by eating dinner at Taco Bell and heading out to flag football practice with Colton, Mark and Amber. There is a great playscape right next to the practice fields where the kids got to play. The weather was perfect! Maybe we can try it again next Monday!

"Cousin to cousin we'll always be, Special friends from the same family tree."

Bailey, Kaci and Pierson!

This past weekend Aunt Ginny came down to visit and she brought her grandson, Pierson with her. The kids had tons of fun playing together. Here are a few cute pics!
Wish I would have taken more.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

"The eyes of Texas are upon you...."

PaPa always makes good of his word and he promised both Bailey and Kaci a ticket the the UT football game! Luckily...they both got to go to evening games so that it wasn't so hot! Here are a few pics of each of them at the game (well, Bailey's will be added just as soon as Amber emails them to me).....
The Longhorns came out ahead both games!


Friday, September 18, 2009

Do not be anxious....

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The beginning is always today!- Mary Wallstonecraft

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"Trick or Treat....Smell My Feet!"

Not the camera ...MOM!!!
Bailey dancing with the Unicef package.

So excited!!!
Handsome boy! is that time of year again! After a quick trip to the mailbox after school- the kids were delighted to find their TRICK OR TREAT for UNICEF boxes had arrived!

UNICEF was started over 58 years ago and in that time boys and girls have collected over $140 million to help change children's lives. Last year alone, over $4 million was collected. UNICEF has a simple goal- "They will do whatever it takes to reduce the number of childhood deaths." Only UNICEF has the global experience, resources and reach to give children the best hope for survival.

We think it will be difficult to ask as neighbors as we walk door to door - So, we are asking our family and friends this way. We hope that by the end of October that we can send in a $40 donation to UNICEF! Kaci and Bailey have set a goal of $20 each! (This is double their goal of $10 each last year) So, next time you see us....let us know if you have some change to spare that we can add to our Trick or Treat for UNICEF bucket. We sure would appreciate it!

Here are a few interesting facts:
6 cents provides water for 1 thirsty kid
$2 provides nutrition for 1 hungry kid
$44 provides school supplies to 20 kids
$112 provides emergency blankets to 37 kids
$200 immunizes 550 kids against measles
Help us help UNICEF!

Never Lose Hope!

Please visit JDRF supporters for Walk Sneaker sales! Every $1 sneaker that is purchased directly benefits JDRF Austin!

Marshalls – August 23- September 26
Advance Auto Parts – August 27-October 3
Tetco – September 1-September 30
Booster Juice – September 1-September 30
Cash America – September 12 – October 24

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sometimes you are so far behind that you are last, but you think you are first!

Bailey in his funny says "Can I go home? My brain is full!"
Kaci ...ready for the 3rd day of school...or not! ha
Kaci buried herself in the sandbox. She looked like a mermaid!

Bailey and Colton hiding out!

Before the first UT game...HOOK 'EM~

The kids decided to raid our closet one night.
Bailey dressed up in Clint's clothes...looks just like him~

Kaci dressed up in the dress I wore at Amber's wedding.
I think she may even look better than I did. is Clint and I a few years back!

Then they decided to play Cinderella.....and I think the slipper fit!

Well...I have been very bad about my posts lately...haven't I?
We have been busy being; happy, sad, mad, giggly, tired, awake and every emotion in between - but life marches on and so do we. I have not been as good about taking pictures in the past few weeks as I normally am- so, what you see is what you get! GOOD TIMES!