Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
So- Kaci will have had diabetes for 2 years on July 28- So, the first year...we missed Camp Bluebonnet because it had already happened. Last year I didn't sign them up because I thought you had to take them and drop them off from 8:30-3:30. NO way!
Well, this year I was determined to take them once I found out I was allowed to stay and walk around amongst the groups. So- I signed them both up. Marked it on our calendar and we have been counting down the days.
The kiddos soon broke off into their groups and headed for their first activity. I decided to follow Kaci's group and told Bailey I would meet up with him later. Followed Kaci's group up the hill.Never once did her camp counselor have the children share their names or interests or anything about themselves. There first stop was snack. A little cart came around and they had milk and cheese crackers. I thought- now this is a perfect time for the group leader to have the sit and enjoy their snack while sharing a little about themselves. Instead- They sat and ate crackers....a few of the kids seemed to know each other and talked, the rest of the kids sat by themselves and ate their snack(Kaci didn't have one - I don't think she wanted a shot) and the Group Leader sat off to the side not paying them any attention or even talking to them.
Before long I saw Kaci's group walk by. They were headed to the water slide. I decided to follow. When we arrived we were greeted by a camp volunteer who said they were not working. The electricity was not working and they could not get them inflated. Kaci's group stood on the path for about 20 minutes and basically did nothing. I talked to one of the ladies on the med staff and asked if they check their blood sugar before they swim. She assured me they always did- as so many kids can bottom out their blood sugars while swimming.
At this point I was a little frustrated. I felt like I was a member of a club I didn't really want to be a part of. Everyone always says how great it is to be around other parents or T1D and kids with T1- great to feel the same as everyone around you. Something about being here just made me feel worse. I know it sounds stupid and strange and I can't explain it...but I didn't like it.
After lunch - Kaci's group played a fun relay game where you had to put a very wet t-shirt on then run down to the baseball bat and spin around it twice. This was the first time I saw a really big smile on her face.
Afterward the kids had "free" snack! YUMMY- Baggies of cheese, baggies of ham and baggies of pickles! Yummy - Kaci was in heaven!~
Next Kaci went to Ed. School and I went to Putt-Putt golf with Bailey's group! This was Bailey's favorite part of the day. Lots of fun for everyone.
Here is Bailey's group of kiddos!
Wait for it...
For those of you who know me...you know it is very hard for me to let things like this go.....
Sunday, June 19, 2011
The one who is always there when you need him.
If your lawn needs mowing....he's there!
If your kids need watching....he's there!
If your having a bad day...he's there!
If you get the eyelet of a needle in between the "webby" part of your finger...he's there! LOL!
Really- my Dad is the BEST!
Thank you for all you do for me and for my family.
I hope to grow up to be half as wonderful as you!
I love you and Happy Father's Day!
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Thank you for considering him!
Andrea & Bailey Borchgardt
Type 1diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes 15,000 children and 15,000 adults every year. There is currently no cure.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
We took early morning swims!
We played in the waves.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Some beach somewhere, there’s a big umbrella casting shade over an empty chair. Palm trees are growing, warm breezes blowing. I picture myself there.
We leave in the morning for a few days at Galveston Beach.I can hardly wait. We have rented a place at the Pointe West Resort Condo.Here is what their website has to say:
Friday, June 10, 2011
The summer ones turned out cute and will make a neat necklace that Kaci can't wait to wear to the beach.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
It has been fun to see Kaci's donation amount rise- The top 5 fundraising cars will move on to the finals. Kaci currently has $410 in donations - and even though she is not in the Top 5 yet- we are not losing hope! The contest continues to run through June 30th.
If there is someone you know that you feel would like to make a donation - please forward this information on to them.
Thanks again for your vote and donation!!
The Borchgardt Family
Clint, Andrea, Kaci and Bailey
Never Lose Hope!
Thank you for helping us find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes