Every autumn Bartlett Ranch, a working horse and cattle farm near us, hosts an evening celebrating Alabama farmers. It is always a fun time and sure sign that the endless Alabama summer is finally waning.
We had a great evening at Bartlett Ranch! Arrows were shot, turkey feathers found, and apples were pressed.
Calves, goats, cows, and snakes were admired. Balloons were acquired. Firetrucks were explored. We Sugar Surfed our way through a hotdog (1 gram of carbohydrates), hotdog bun (21g carbs), chips (15g carbs), and Chips Ahoy cookies (15g carbs). Continue reading →
Hottie and I officially made it ten years in August!! Not all of it has been Instagram worthy. What real relationship is??? He is my guy and life would be so much less fun without him. Continue reading →
This November, for Diabetes Awareness, we are saving all of Grasshopper’s used type 1 diabetes supplies in this pumpkin decorated with a blue circle, the international symbol of T1D. Shown here are the results of four insulin infusion site changes, one Dexcom change, five AccuCheck FastClix lancet drums for poking Grasshopper’s fingers, Annie’s Fruit Snacks for low blood sugar and a lot of One Touch Ultra Blue Test Strips, each one marking one finger poke.
Gabbing with Grasshopper
Celebration comes on Kid’s Place Live radio (channel 078, Sirius XM) in the car.
Grasshopper: It’s our song!
Me: Remember, if you decide to get married I want to dance with you at your wedding to this song.
Grasshopper, nodding: Uh huh. No, wait. Actually, “We Will Rock You.” Continue reading →
Giggling over the goofy things we do in our house keeps me motivated. We often belt out “Celebration” by Kool and the Gang when it is time to calibrate Grasshopper’s Dexcom. Only here we sing:
Caaaaalibration time, come on! It’s a calibration. Continue reading →
Halloween was a hallowed tradition in my childhood, as it was and still is for millions of American children.
I was always so excited to create my costume for that one spooky night. When I became a parent I was thrilled at the prospect of sharing all of that excitement with my child. Continue reading →