Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A few more...

I found a few pictures from Aiden's last game and his soccer party. Go Little Raschals!!
 He hit the jackpot with the tickets at his party!
 Checking out his pizza!!
 Emma and Nana had fun too! :)
 Then, we got a second demo pod to try. He was so, so excited and we were too! Our only concern with it is that it came off within one day. Granted he messed with it constantly, but the pod came loose from the sticky part and let me tell you, that part was NOT coming off. We have really started looking into all of our options and we are so ready to be pumpers. I have been becoming more and more frustrated with not being able to keep up with his snacking. The kid is going to have to have 6 shots a day if he doesn't stop snacking how he is. But he is HUNGRY all. the. time. I feel like "I'm hungry" is all I ever hear!  
I just feel like such a failure as a pancreas lately. I am pretty sure I would be fired from my Chief Executive Pancreas position if there was anyone else that actually wanted the job. Yep, I would be out for sure! Glad I have a little job security! ;) He's high, high, high, then he's LOW. During the 5-4-3-2-1, I find myself praying, "please God let it be normal," at the same time that Aiden is saying "please be low, please be low" and when I look up he says "juice?" with a hopeful look. I can't decide if that is funny or sad, but either way, I wanted to remember it. ;) Have a great week!!   

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Busy, busy...

This week we have had our first week with NOTHING to do! It has been pretty darn nice!! The last few weeks have been VERY busy so it was a welcome change!
 We had our LAST soccer game of the season. We are hoping to get to keep Emma's team together so that will be good!!
 Aiden also had his last game and he even SCORED a goal!! Go Aiden!! But the other team didn't show up so we were scrimmaging and I had to help coach so no pictures! :(
Emma had her last day of school. So bittersweet. It just brought back so many memories of the first day of school. Her first day picture is in front of the hospital. She was still full of smiles though! What a change in her over the last full year. I can safely say that this time last year, she was still very clingy and pretty shy. This year, not at all!! People were joking last night at the JDRF meeting that she was such a social butterfly! (More on that later!)
 This was also the last day. They all got shirts to wear and it was WATER day!! I need to add some pictures from my phone, but suffice it to say, she had FUN!
 We had the Ladybugs end of year soccer party. The girls chose necklaces instead of trophies and they are so cute!!
Emma, Savvy, Natalie, and Bella!! Such cuties!! 
We had a kick off  rally for our 2011 JDRF Walk - Lights, Camera, CURE! We are PUMPED!! We also got our shirts!! 
 The rally was at Arvest Ballpark during a Naturals game (they are our local minor league team). Our family got asked to play a game on the field. Matt, Aiden (I know!! I couldn't believe it either!!), Chas, Emma, and MaKayla represneted well!! They WON!!
 GO Evans/Reynolds family!!
 We also got to play with Mary Claire which you know Emma was very excited about!!
 Super Aiden's All-Stars!! This is just the beginning!! We are going to recruit A LOT more!!!! So watch out!
We had Emma's last t-ball game. And what a difference from the dirt kicker of a few weeks ago. Not that she is ARod, but much better and I think she had some fun too. :) 

 Emma and Natalie have become such buddies! :) So have their parents! Ha!! :)
 I can't believe I didn't get pictures of VBS last week, but Emma invited her bestie, Ella, and they had a great time! They wore a different color everyday and we were pretty pumped to have the appropriate color dress for each day except yellow! ;) But Friday night they had a pool party and not only did both kiddos kick bootie on the swimming test, they headed straight for the high dive and just jumped right off! Matt and I were pretty proud!! :)
 Emma did both the high dive and the slides too, but I guess I didn't get her picture! What is wrong with me!!
She had fun though and was very excited to go to a party that actually started at her bedtime!! ;) 

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Kindergarten Graduation

Yeah, I just about lost it too when I saw this on the stage wall. ;) I hope the next 12 years SLOW DOWN!!
After they escorted a few off the stage with trash cans, they were ready to go! Poor kiddos, it was a BIG day for them!! Emma was so excited to graduate, but she also mentioned that she was sad too. Ditto!
 She REALLY got into the songs. It was so cute!
 We were so very proud of all of her accomplishments... Mighty Math Mind, Razzle Dazzle Reader, 100 sight words, Wow Writer, Awesome Attitude and a Junior Ambassador! Go Emma!!
 We are so thankful for her teacher, Mrs. Fulghum and her principal, Mrs. Ferguson.
 I love this because Emma loves her counselor, Mrs. Mabry, and this looks like she feels the same way. I just love when other people love my kids! :) She got to spend a lot of time with her with Junior Ambassadors. And both times she was "caught" with Awesome Attitude, she chose to eat lunch with Mrs. Mabry as her reward! 
 Emma's cheering section! With Nana trying to pry Aiden's head up! He is NOT into pictures lately!
 Nanny and Emma (lol and Daddy on the phone in the background, as usual! ha!!)
 Family pic, minus Aiden.
 Emma and her friend, Diana. They are both such sweet girls!
Congratulations on your Kindergarten Graduation, Emma! We are so proud of you!!

Memorial Day Traditions

We had a tradition for Memorial Day. My Nana, Mom, sometimes Aunt Mary, the kids and I would always go to the National Cemetary on Memorial Day. We would always meet my uncle John and his family there. We would always run into Nana's sister, Midge and her family. And then we would always, always go eat at Denny's. When my Nana passed away last year, I was really dreading it. We went ahead and followed our tradition and went with Aunt Mary and Uncle John, but it was just not the same. This year, we were blessed with a NEW tradition. :) Our AWESOME Endo wanted to have a run to benefit JDRF Outreach (as opposed to research). The funds from ROCK the Run will go to our local family diabetes camp which is available to ALL local families affected by Type 1 at little to no charge to the families. It really is such an amazing event!  Sooo.... this year, we did our cemetary trips on Sunday after church. First to my Granddaddy's at the National Cemetary.
 I just can't help but get choked up there every year. We are so blessed to live in a country where so many people are brave enough to fight and die to protect our freedom. :)
 Next we mixed  it up a little (not) and went to Denny's. :) Then it was to the hard places - Nana and Aunt Mary's. :( Emma was really concerned with the placement of the pink flowers someone left. And it was totally me who left Nana the People covering the Royal Wedding. I know she would love that WAY more than flowers that would just die soon. ;)
 We miss them all so much. It is so hard to believe that we lost Nana and both of her sisters within one year! So sad!!
 Totally feel the same way, Bud! (He wasn't really crying, Ha! He was hiding from my camera!)
So on to our NEW Memorial Day Tradition...
ROCK the Run! (ROCK = Running for Outreach, a Cure, and Knowledge)
The starting line... It was a pretty good turnout for the first year! And they're off!
 Some of us did the one mile fun "run" which was more like a walk. ;)
 But lots of people ran!! (Orange shirt in the far left is our AWESOME Endocrineologist, Dr. Maass!)
 Here was our group of runners and "runners". I was soooo proud of Matt for running his first 5k and also so proud of our favorite pre-k teacher, Mrs. Karen, because it was her first 5k race too! We are so thankful that she chose Aiden's "cause" to first demonstrate her MAD running SKILZ! She was a rockstar and kicked Matt's bootie!! Alan, Amanda, and Ella were also awesome to get up so early and run the race! They are amazing too!! :) They did so good and would have done even better if it would have occured to me to see if I could watch Ella before the race started! ; )
 When Matt was approaching the finish line, the kids were lined up to give him 5 and he grabbed Aiden and crossed the line! Oh, Lordy! The tears were just rolling and rolling! And I looked at his mom and she was wiping her eyes too! :) And I just LOVE that smile!!
I am going to start Couch to 5k and get my bootie in gear for next year's race! I can't wait!! Watch out Dr. Maass, the Evans famliy is going to take you up on your challenge next year!! (He was going to donate a certain amount for everyone that beat him. And just to show you that he practices what he preaches, 4 of his 5 girls won 1st-3rd in their age groups, and the other one just wasn't there because she was home sick or she probably would have too! I so want to be that kind of family! Next year...)