I am SO flying by the seat of my forgot.how.to.blog pants here. It's amazing how much it's all changed in two years. LOL
But I promised you I'd try to come back and coming back starts with not only getting my camera in action again (I'm so stupid - all it took was one obsolete battery), but, you know, actually remembering that my camera works again and I can take pictures. Yay me!
So here we go. Cameron is almost eight years old now. Chelsea is exactly 30 days younger than Cam, and poor thing, getting a lot older a lot faster than he is. She was a 16-ounce little fluff ball when Rob and I got her and now her back hips are going. I can barely talk about it because life without Chelsea is just too hard for me to imagine. But on a happy note...
Look at this child. He's not even eight years old yet but he's so smart, he figured out how to program his new insulin pump (YAY!) way before I did, even after I went to the classes to learn how to do it. Yep. No more shots six times a day - he's has a pump and let me tell you, it's changed ALL our lives.
If you're new here, Cameron was diagnosed with Type I diabetes when he was still in diapers - 18 months old. He cannot remember life not being a diabetic. I cannot tell you how proud of him I am. He knows it. Hates it. Lives with it. And he's an inspiration to me, his grandmother.
One of the saddest things I've ever dealt with was one day, when he was younger, and he came to me and said, "Nana, I don't want to be diabetes any more." His exact words. I'd say we've moved past that now.
This child holds my very heart in his hands.
Allow me to introduce you to Miss Avery. In this family, she is the pistol! Can you tell? LOL
For years, Fridays were Cameron/Nana days. Cameron was in day care but I insisted that I wanted one day a week that he was all mine. He's in second grade now and now, Fridays are for me and Avery. She's five years old and will start kindergarten in the fall. For the past couple of years, Fridays have been just me and her.
Suffice it to say, keeping this little girl happy and busy takes a lot of creativity on this Nana's part.
This morning she and I opened a magical box from Nana's stash and out popped a very little dollhouse I built 20 years ago. Very little. 1/2 inch scale. She got so excited, if I could figure out how to shoot a video with my camera (like that's gonna happen LOL), I'd show you.
She's checking it out. She already knows how fragile these dollhouses her Nana built (back when Nana was crazy) are. She's about destroyed the first one I brought out for her. (Ask me if I care.) But meantime, she's five now and she's learned that you have to be careful with them.
Check out her hair. Check out her adorable little five year old self.
We did move this dollhouse off my dining room table today. But meantime, she played with it for hours and hours and I promised her a trip to the dollhouse store (Hobby Lobby), just me and her, soon.
I adore this little girl. She's a pistol but oh my word, how she grabs my heart.
This photo is just to show you that every now and then I can pin her down for two minutes and try to get her hair under control. She has a tee ball game tonight and needs a pony tail to stick out of her ball cap. LOL
And because God really does love me, sometimes Avery does this. :)
My grandchildren. My life.
Only one missing is Jayden. He's my newest. Mandy and Jayden are coming to visit for a week at the end of May, when Mandy's done teaching for the year.
Warning: lots of cute photos will be posted!
I do believe I may have figured out how to post photos again. Hey...it's a start...a comeback!