"Making the decision to have a child -it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body." Elizabeth Stone
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....
We had planned to make a trip out to Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls this year- but our schedule and the weather seemed to think otherwise. We didn't make it out- but we did stop by the great Pumpkin Patch in Georgetown. Look at my little farmers. So cute!
Kaci age 10-
Bailey picked this big one! It sure is going to look great when we carve it, if he doesn't throw out his back first!
So proud of Bailey and all of the boys on the Scrapper baseball team!! It has been a great season. The boys finished their last regular season game today with a win of 4-2 against the Express!
It has been a great season with 7 wins and only 1 loss.
The boys have really come a long way. It was Bailey's first year in Kid Pitch (along with many of the other boys as well) The first few games everyone had to get used to the new feel of the game- but at the game today the boys were all playing "real baseball"!
It was awesome to watch.
First play-off game will be this Wednesday at 7:45.
If the boys win, they will play in the final tournament game at 11:00 on Saturday! I can't wait....
It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad. - C. S. Lewis
I had so much fun today at Kaci and Bailey's school presenting the JDRF Kids School Walk to Cure Diabetes! It was nice to only have to present 6 times at 50 minutes a piece. Seems like a long time to have to talk, but I had a little help from a video and two very special guests!
Kaci's PE teachers allowed both Kaci and Loren (another diabetic student at the school) to come to the gym for the last 10 minutes of every presentation! The kids got to ask them questions about what it is like to have diabetes, their pumps, shots and meters! I was so proud of these girls. They weren't shy at all - showed off all of their tools and everything in their diabetic kits and purses!
Here are the 3 of us wearing our Say Boo to Diabetes Walk Team shirts. First, I wore Kaci's-
then I had to take a turn wearing Lorens~
I think it is so important for the students to see "real" kids that are affected by diabetes. Not only does it show them that they are no different than anyone else- it also let's the students know that it really is a disease that could affect (and does) affect them! I am so thankful to the wonderful PE coach for getting a schedule together for the girl's teachers and letting them come down to present through out the day. I know if it had been up to the principal- it never would have happened. She wouldn't even allow the girls to share their story at the School Walk 2 years ago in written form. She didn't think it would be fair to "highlight" the girls!! -Are you freakin' kidding me!!!? Needless to say- I am not a fan....
Anyway- I hope to be back on November 2nd to count all of the money that is raised. The school did a great job when the walk was held 2 years ago- raising close to $8,000!! Amazing!
We finished stuffing 5,000 Kids School Walk Folders as a family and now it is time for me to present at our local area schools. This year it will be a little bit harder to be as involved as I was last year- since I only have Friday off from work- but I am going to do my best to help out as much as I can.
On Friday, I presented at Spicewood Elementary. Fun to go back to my old school- and boy how time has changed it. I presented 12 different times - each presentation being 25 minutes. Those poor PE teachers must have thought I sounded like a broken record. Bet they could have done the presentation by the time I was done that afternoon! LOL!
So excited that on Friday, October 19th I will be presenting at Kaci and Bailey's school. Should be lots of fun! I will make six 50 minute presentations this time. I will also have a little help from Kaci and Loren at the end of each one. They are the only Type 1 Diabetics at the school- and they are going to help me out!I can't wait. Going to be so much fun!