Sunday, August 25, 2013

Diabetes Family Camp 2013

For the last three years, we have looked forward to this weekend like it was a family reunion and it is! It is so much fun and I am so thankful for Dr. Maass and Camp War Eagle and the opportunity to take part in such a fun weekend!
 After check-in and the welcome, we had a hot dog roast! 
 We have busted our booties send out emails the last 2 years to win the air conditioned cabin. And it was FREEZING!!! I cuddled up in TWO sleeping bags!!
 The kiddos love the Lowes craft time! Thanks Lowes!
 We are thankful to have some help while I go to sessions and Matt works his tush off. 

 LOL! The carbs were more than the cost. Ha!
 The Gray Family!! Oh, how I have missed them!! We were so excited to get to see them again!! 

 Hahaha, definitely diabetes camp!
 Snow cones!! 
Ashley sent me this picture of Aiden jumping on the blob while Emma and I were on the ropes course. So much to do, so little time! 

 Aiden had a blast fishing with Xavier and Vincent. There were some big cat fish and carp in that little pond. And they liked bread!

 Emma and Miss Sayde. They were glad to see each other!
 More crafts!

 Karaoke. So I had this big idea to do a flash mob at camp. And then it didn't really happen but then the other mom's went up on stage anyway and I totally chickened out!! They did good!! 
Some of the mom's lunch girls! 
 The Annual Andi and Emma picture! 
 In front of the cabin. :)
 Ashley and I with our swag (insulin!!)

Monday, August 19, 2013

Back to School 2013

Emma and Ella wanted to get together for some Back to School pedicures. They were looking good! Emma got so tickled when they were scrubbing her feet. ;) 
 Then we headed to Fast Lane to meet the brothers. They were bowling for their Back to School fun. 
 Then we got some pizza. Kind of yucky, but fun!
 Our Back to School teacher gifts " I could not have PICKED a better teacher/nurse". 
 On Thursday evening, we got to go to the Back to School Ice Cream Social. It was so fun to see who all is in their class and who their friends got. I was equally excited to see all of my friends (other mom's teachers and our awesome nurse!) In fact, when we got in the building, all of the teachers were lined up down the hall. And I may have made a little bit of a fool of myself running through the hall (basketball run through style) giving high fives, etc.) Oh well, I was so excited to see everyone and the kids didn't die of shame so it's all good. Just note for next year: don't do that.
 Once again, I love our Pinterest-y teachers!! So cute! 
 Aiden and Mrs. B. She is super sweet and so on top of all the D stuff. 
 Emma and Mrs. C. Emma is so excited to have her as a teacher!! So fun!
 ~ First Day of School ~

The parking lot was a MAD HOUSE!! We had to park illegally and walk a ways to get to the school. :) Good thing we left early (for once!)
 Aiden and Blake in line for Breakfast in the Classroom. :) It's going to be a great year!! :) 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Camp Nana 2013

Nana went above and beyond once again for Camp Nana. The kids looked forward to it all summer and it did not disappoint! They were up BRIGHT and EARLY Monday morning and ready to go!

 On Monday, I got to go with them and we were excited for a fun day in Branson... Well, it started off well! Nana had some old fashioned toys/activities on the way. She was a pro at making these bubbles.
 We quickly ate breakfast and headed to Silver Dollar City. We found a pretty butterfly on our way in.

 We had some fun at the petting zoo.

 We wondered if this little guy is a cousin to the chipmunk who lives in a stump on the corner of our road (Poptart).
 And then the RAIN came. And it poured and poured and poured! Emma's face pretty much sums up the trip to Branson. It just all went wrong. Rain, then White Water was completely closed. But Aiden's face shows what we did... make the best of it!!

 And they got Tater Twists!! Yay!!!

 Camp Nana, day 2 - ready for lots of fun!
 Day 3 - the train ride!!

 Day 4 was lots of fun too. I didn't sneak any pictures though. :)
Day 5 - the best day! Random Acts of kindness!!
They put money by the Coke machine in the Teacher's Lounge.
 They took chocolate milk and donuts to our local fire station.
 The fire fighters were so, so sweet and I think just as excited as we were! They gave the kids stickers and gave them a tour of the fire truck.
 They even talked to them through the head phones.
 Aiden got to turn on the lights.
 Next, cookies to the other fire station.
 Then, coloring books to the ER.
 And dog and cat food to the animal shelter.

I love that the kids got to have a great week before school started and they also learned the importance of helping others! Thanks so much for the fun, memories, and lessons, Nana!!