Tuesday, February 23, 2010


At Averys preschool they have this cute thing called V.I.P of the week. This week it was Avery and I think we have more fun with this stuff then he does! You're supposed make a poster with some pictures and talk about his favorite things and stuff like that. He LOVES cars so I wanted to make the poster look like a car. I just wanted a simple cartoon car that I could slap a few pics on and call it good. Kendal had a totally different thing in mind. Being the great artist that he is, he begins to create this car poster and by the end of it I had NO room to do anything on it. No pics or anything of the sort! So sadly Kendal had to take his little masterpiece and dial it down about 50 notches. He was irritated with the end result but it was exactly what I had in mind so we kept it the way it was. I put up pictures that best describe Avery and wrote down a few of his favorite things. I also put together some little treat bags and he was so excited to hand them out to his friends!

He was in the 400's (WTH??) right before school so that kind of took away the excitement for me but Avery didnt know the difference. I corrected him and he had a great day! The best part of my day on Tuesday's and Thursday's are opening up his backpack and seeing all the stuff he has done that day. If he's in the mood he goes over everything with me. If not he just says "I dont remember mom". Kendal has school on those same days so he thinks thats pretty cool too. I posted some pics of the finished project. I think it turned out pretty cute for his very first V.I.P!
Another fun thing thats coming up pretty quick is Landons first birthday! I cant believe a whole year has gone by since I had my little man. I feel guilty sometimes because with Avery being diagnosed when Landon was just 3 months old I feel like he was kind of put on the back burner for a while :( I tried my hardest to give him all the love and attention he deserves but it got really hard sometimes when there was so much going on with Avery. Things have calmed down a lot though and I know he knows that he is SO SO loved!! He is the cutest little thing and has got the curliest hair and the biggest dark brown eyes. He just melts my heart and I cant believe a whole year has come and gone already. Ill do a year post on his bday so check back for that..
And last but not least another thing Im SO excited for this weekend... I get to meet a fellow D mom!!! Shamae and I have plans to meet on Friday and I cant even tell you how excited I am to meet her and her sweet girls face to face. I love her online and through the phone so im sure ill love her even more in person. Im sure we will BOTH be blogging about our little "date" so we will take tons of pictures for everyone!

Friday, February 12, 2010

The other side of me..

SO... Shamae said whoever read her whole post was obligated to write some stuff about themselves. Geez thanks Shamae ;) Here a few random things you might not know.

1. I moved a lot as kid and went to 4 different highschools (sucked)

2. Knowing I have diet pepsi in my fridge makes my day better

3. Im outgoing and easy to talk to, but hard to get to know at the same time.

4. People piss me off way too easy. Especially stupid people. You know who you are.

5. I love red-box. My favorite thing is treats and watching a movie..

6. My guilty pleasure is double stuff oreos

7. I have more guy friends then girls and its always been that way. Less drama

8. I have a tattoo on my back, and once had my tongue pierced! (that one surprised you huh?)

9. My family bugs me easily. Sad but true

10. I love my mom and I hang out with her more then anyone.

11. When Kendal and I first met I thought he was the biggest dork!!

12. When Avery was 5 weeks old I forgot to buckle him back in his car seat after grocery shopping. I lifted the car seat up and out of the cart and baby Avery rolled out landing on his left side. Resulting in a broken collar bone and a head bleed between his brain and his skull :(  My tough little man can pull through anything! (and yes i STILL feel horrible about it)

13. When I was 7 months prego with Avery I slipped on porch stairs, fell and shattered 3 of the fingers on my right hand. Kendal looked at my hand, almost dry heaved, put me in the car and took me to the ER.

14. My boys were born c- section. Averys heart couldnt take the contractions and we had to get him out quick. I didnt want to stress about the risks with a normal delivery after Avery so baby Landon came the same way.

15. I LOVE cooking and Im always trying new stuff. Like Shamae said it sucks finding out carbs for new recipes but its worth it if i find a good one.

16. I love my boys and I cant wait until their taller then me. I always think about it for some reason. How cute will the family pic be with all my boys around me?? Dad is tall so im assuming they will be tall too. Avery is always off the charts for his height.

17. I cant handle when people are mean to my kids. Other kids or adults i just cant handle it! Im pretty damn vocal about it too. 

18. My new favorite web site is howdoesshe.com My good friend Shelley started it up with some friends in Boise and its such a great site with wonderful fun ideas. Go check it out when you get a minute!

19. I cry at everything. I do. Everything. Commercials, re-runs of little house on the praire, anything patriotic, pictures, etc., everything. Really 

20. I swear too much. Its a bad habbit but I cant kick it. Good hell is just a little taste ;) (cant wait to chat again ladies)

Surprisingly I really could go on but ill stop there. I hope this let you get to know another side of me.. I tag everyone because I really would like to get know all of you a little better. Especially you D moms. We all know the diabetic side of life so now lets get to know the other side a bit. Have fun! Thanks Shamae..

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Okay.. Okay..

So we ALL make mistakes! Nobody wins the award, But I'm so lucky to have the company of so many wonderful women in the mistake department! Thanks Ladies.. I'm so excited to learn more about each and every one of you. xoxo

Monday, February 1, 2010

And the worst D mom award goes to?? (opening envelope) ME!!

Yep I'm the worst! Ive won it! Avery has had this disease for almost 9 months now, I should know better! What was I thinking?? What was I doing?? Double check Wendy. ALWAYS double check. Let me explain.. It was about 4:00 pm and Avery asked if he could have a treat. Avery is a really great eater most of the time so when he asks for treats sometimes I really don't mind giving in. He wanted Hershey kisses. I check his BG, 124. Hershey kisses it is! I put his checker down, pick up his little brother and walk to bathroom really fast to turn my curling iron off. I get a phone call from a friend and start talking to her for a minute. Meanwhile my patient little Avery is following me around wanting his kisses. I get off the phone. "Mom! I need to pee!" I take Avery potty and then as soon as hes done "Can I have my kisses now?" Sure buddy I'm so sorry Ive been taking so long! I walk upstairs and grab the kisses from the fridge. He helps me count out 9 then he starts scarfing down. 9 kisses are 24 carbs. Am I missing something from this pretty detailed story?? Oh that's right, I forgot to pick up his checker and give him his insulin for the kisses WTH??

Fast forward this story to almost 2 hours later.. I'm sitting with Landon on my lap and I'm talking to my mom. Avery is downstairs watching TV. I look over at the table and I see the Hershey wrappers and my stomach drops. Did I give him his insulin? I counted out the kisses and looked at the carb count, but did I actually give him his insulin?? I run downstairs and check his little finger. Hes a whopping 398!! Oh hell! 398? Coming down maybe from who knows what number! I freak out, yell at myself and then correct him. Sad to say I have been chasing his high ever since! Its down to the high 200's now but its taken a bit.

I would like to thank my stupid distracted mind for this award. I couldn't have done it without you! I would also like to thank my lack of double checking and my hurried sense of attitude that has brought me to this point today.

Sorry Avery.. Mommy will "try" to never EVER do that again!