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....

Thursday, May 27, 2010

"Amnesia Dust...that's how it works!"- The Tooth Fairy

Bailey collected another $2.50 from the Tooth Fairy~

Happy Birthday, Chelsea!

Happy Birthday to you~
Happy Birthday to you~
Happy Birthday, Dear Chelsea!
Happy Birthday to YOU!

"On my honor- I will try..."

It has been a great year in Girl Scout Troop 2549 this year!
Today was the end of the year party and the girls had so much fun.
The girls got to celebrate with a pizza partyand even had time to make some beaded necklaces and bracelets.

A big thank you goes out to Ann and Micah (the troop leaders) They have put in lots of hard work the past 2 years. I will be taking over at Troop Leader starting in the fall! I am so excited!
Love these silly girls!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Way to Go, Kaci!

Today was Kaci's Award Ceremony at school! We are so proud of her! She earned all of her Dog Tags for the year- mastering all of the requirements. She will be in TAG for Math and Language Arts next year ..and will be a 3rd grader!! Hard to believe....

After the awards ceremony- Kaci had a Celebration of Learning get together in her classroom where she got to show off some of her work from this year.

Adi, Kaci and Sarah!

Here are all the girls in Kaci's class! What a great group!

Monday, May 24, 2010

A win for Snapple, Bret Michaels and us!

Bret Michaels: “My new tea is taste bud tested and rocker approved. I chose to create a Diet Snapple because I am a lifelong type-1 diabetic and I know together we can find a cure for diabetes. And just like being a diabetic doesn’t mean I have to sacrifice having a rockin’ good time, Diet Snapple doesn’t sacrifice great taste. My Snapple-osophy is simple: awesome taste, the best ingredients and low calories. And now The Best Stuff on Earth is better for me.”

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Family Day at the Express Ball Park!

What a great way to spend the day! Coach Ruben (Bailey's tball coach) organized for the whole tball team to go see an Express Game on Family Day at the park!

It was a nice day....a little hot, though! Oh - we are so not ready for the heat of summer if we think this is hot! ha

Me and my Princess!

Bailey and his buddy, Ruben!

Jalen and his dad enjoying the game! The Express even pulled out a win!!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sidewinders vs. Rattlers

Bailey and his good buddy, Zane!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Way to go, Bailey!

Today Bailey had his End of Year Awards ceremony and Sing Along! They did such a great job!

I can't believe that this year is almost over. AMAZING how fast it really went by.

Here is Bailey going onstage to receive his Dog Tag Awards. He earned all of his tags this year...meaning he mastered the math, science, reading and social studies standards. He also received a dog tag for his birthday, field day, tiger pride and star student in each of the special areas!

Afterwards his teacher gave out an individual award that best represented each child. Bailey got the award for being "Most Jolly" She said that even though he came in to Kinder ready to go to first...he still worked hard and helped others. I was so afraid that he would be bored with the curriculum since he is already reading at a 3rd grade level and doing the math of a first grader...but he is so social, that he made it though....looking forward to being challenged a lot more in first grade! Way to go, Bailey! I am so proud of you!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

"Stand-up kids deserve to stand out!" -KOHLS kids who care scholarship program

Back in March- Aunt Amber entered Kaci into the KOHLS Kids Who Care Contest. She wrote all about all of the wonderful things that Kaci does to help her community, some of which include; volunteering with JDRF, collecting money for UNICEF with their Trick or Treat for UNICEF program, and helping the community through her Girl Scout troop! It was so long ago- we had actually all forgotten about it...until today when we got the mail!

A big white envelope came and notified her that she was chosen as a store winner and she was awarded a $50 gift card to KOHLS. She is now entered to win the Regional contest which awards a $1000 college scholarship! I am so proud of her and all she does to help our community! Be on the look out for her name and possibly her picture in the local paper sometime in June. Her name will also be listed on the KOHLS Kids Who Care website in June as well.
(the excerpt below is taken off of the KOHLS kids who care webpage)

"The Kohl’s Kids Who Care® Scholarship Program recognizes and rewards young volunteers (ages 6-18) whose efforts have made a positive impact on their communities.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Kohl’s Kids Who Care Scholarship Program. We are pleased to say that to date we have recognized more than 11,000 kids and awarded more than $2.2 million in scholarships and prizes.
And this year, Kohl’s plans to recognize an additional 2,100 kids with prizes ranging from $50 Kohl’s Gift Cards to $1,000 or $10,000 scholarships."

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

"If you don't enjoy what you have now, how could you be happier with more?"

Thank God for good times...
Thank God for good friends...
Thank God for sandy beaches....
Thank God for little boys....
Thank God for little girls....
And thank God for great memories.....

Friday, May 14, 2010

"Why not learn to enjoy the little things....there are so many of them."

Field Day 2010
Today was Field Day at Kaci and Bailey's school! What a great day! There were 12 different stations set up and the classes rotated through each one in 10 minute increments. Poor Bailey was pulling with all his might on this one...while Alahna seemed unsure of how she was supposed to help with the baton.

The weather was a little sketchy and the weatherman predicted a 40% chance of rain and even some thunderstorms. Love Bailey's face on this one!

I don't think the kids would have minded (minus the lightening and thunder) they were already getting wet from some of the games. This is a great picture of Bailey (above)

I thought this was such a funny station, "Monkey on My Back!" The kids just loved it.

Thankfully, the weather held out (although it was overcast and little bit cold) until Bailey's class had finished all 12 of their stations. Here is Bailey with his buddy,Andrew! They were so excited to have the same Field Day shirt and Mario swimsuit! Super cool!

Once Kindergarten and First grade moved indoors for dry clothes and lunch it was time for Second and Third grade to head out. A little bit cooler and a few more black clouds were lingering in the sky this time! Here is Kaci kicking the soccer ball for Gorilla Goalie!

Not too long before she was soaking wet too!

I was so happy to get some really great pictures of Kaci and her friends. Here she is with Adi and Jillann! So cute and so wet!

Here she is with one of her best friends, Miss Grayson!

I couldn't resist this picture~ I don't know why I think that monkey is so funny! It's the little things, I guess..... Unfortunately, the rain did not hold out and it really started coming down with just 3 stations left to go.....Overall- it was a great Field Day!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The best thing to spend on your children is time!

Today was "Family Day" in Bailey's Kindergarten class. All parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles were invited up to have lunch with the kids and then join them in their classroom afterwards for a sweet book reading. We were also surprised with some very nice Mother's Day and Father's Day crafts made by the children
On the way to Bailey's classroom we were surprised with his art work that had been chosen to hang in the hallway. How wonderful! What great watercolor art!

Bailey made a very cute wooden plaque with his picture on it for Daddy. Underneath his picture it said- "chip off the old block!" How cute is that? I wish I had gotten a close up picture of it-

I got this beautiful flower in a handpainted pot that said "My love for you keeps growing!"

I also took a quick picture of Kaci's artwork that was chosen for the hall~ Awesome!
Thank you, Mrs. Farque for helping the children to make us feel so special!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Pulic Service Announcement:

Public Service Announcement: Under no circumstances should you apply Chapstick, lip balm, or any other ointment to your lips prior to cutting grass on a windy day.
The yard lady came today!

WOW! She really did a nice job!

I think I will treat myself...I mean, her :) to lunch!

It looks so bad it only lasts about a week and then it is time to do it all over again!