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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Summer Is Almost Over!

Not too many more days and summer will be over! I have admit this is one summer I will be glad when it ends. As I mentioned in my earlier post I was lucky enough to travel to Austin to see my grand babies and here they are in their neighborhood pool showing me what they have learned this summer.
Kaci and Bailey started the 3rd and 1st grade today and I can not wait to talk to them and see how their first day went.
When they weren't swimming we all stuffed envelopes for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
Does this look like a thousand envelopes? That's right we stuffed a thousand and just the week before they had already stuffed a thousand. I am so proud of them helping such a worthy cause.
Kaci kept having to check her blood sugars while I was there and taking her five shots a day but never once did I hear her complain about it.

After we stuffed envelopes Bailey and his dad went to a big department store and stood out front and raised money for The Boy Scouts. You should of seen how darling Bailey was asking people if they wanted to buy some popcorn for the Boy Scouts. Too cute....who could turn him down. lol
Of course before he left his big sister had to give him something to remember her by.
The look on his face is priceless!

Love to all
Maggie

31 comments:

Julie Harward said...

That sounds like fun and it sounds like you are doing ok..I am so glad! :D

Garden of Egan said...

It looks like you've raised some totally awesome humans!
They look like they are having a good time in the pool.
Very cute kiddos indeed!

Hope you are doing well.
Will be glad when you get back to work so we can commiserate about crazy people.

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

So nice to see your family having a fun time together! Who could refuse such a cute boyscout!!?
Sorry I haven't visited here in a while...such a busy summer-coming and going!
Feel well!
~Nancy

C.J. said...

Hi Grandma YH, great kids! great cause, yes I am keeping my other blog, hope you enjoy the new one!

Debby said...

How cute is that picture. You need to have that one framed. So glad you got to see them. How cute is your grandson in that uniform.....so funny.
Fall is on its way - Hooray. Hope you are doing okay. ((((HUGS))))

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Lucky you--such great grandkids! I imagine that you can't wait until your next visit.

Enjoyed meeting them!

Andrea said...

I, too am glad to bid this summer farewell! Your grandbabies are "adorable"....but why wasn't granny in her granny suit in the pool with them? Love you!! Missed you, lately!
HUGS,
andrea

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Can't you see me in the back of them.hahaha
I did not know they were going swimming or I might have surprised them and brought my big ole granny bathing suit to Austin. The water looked like so much fun.
I left them there and went and had lunch with Christi and then came home.
Still in pain from the visit but worth every minute
Love
Maggie

Sue said...

I bet they loved having you visit and being able to show grandma all their new skillz.

=)

NitWit1 said...

Great grand kids and unbelievable child that is responsible for her own diabetes which was a challenge in life she certainly did not ask for. I am so proud of her and don;t even know her.

myletterstoemily said...

what precious grandkids! i hate it about the
diabetes, though. such a brave one.

Cherie said...

That is so wonderful that you got to visit your grandbabies this summer!
I am with you - this summer has been the pits and I am ready for the season to move on!
I LOVE that you all stuffed all those envelopes - what great service you have given!!

Cherie said...

P.S. I am a Scout mom and I love that Bailey was doing such a great job earning money for the cub scouts - it is such a good organization and teaches the boys great values.

Jeanette said...

I am so glad that this summer is comming to a close. You have some awesome grands there!

yaya said...

Way to go Kaci! I'm always inspired by children who have illness and conditions that would challenge any adult and yet they go about doing what they have to with such grace. Boy Scouts are and were big in our home. With 4 boys who were all scouts I know about fundraising...my Hubby still goes to summer scout camp. This is his 21st year of helping out there. He really enjoys the week! Fun way to end the summer with a visit to family and yours is sure beautiful!

Tammy said...

Oh such a wonderful contribution they made to the JDF!! Good for them. They look cool at least in that pool. I don't think I can bear anymore of this heat, I mean really!! I'm looking forward to cooler weather this year. I'm sure my menopause will thank me. Hugs. Tammy

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Mags!
Aren't they just adorable? Too sweet! I'll write and we can catch up soon.
xoxo
Donna

Shelly said...

Oh Mags,

I smile and I cry at these photos and memories. You may know why, following my "other little blog." Grandkids are truly priceless. I am SO glad you had time to spend with them! THAT is the BEST!!!! Ever!!!

Love you SO much my dear friend, have to catch up soon! You mean the world to me!

Hugs and Pieces,
Shell

Shirley said...

Hi Maggie, Grandkids are so special and I wouldn't trade my three grandsons for the world. They help keep us young. I am so glad that you went. I don't know how far you are apart, but I know we are only allowed to drive a couple of hours and then we have to stop and get out of the car and stretch. i know I am so happy that I got heated seats in my car because when my back is bothering me and I am in the car I just turn my seat on. I have an Eagle Scout, who was also in Mico-say. It is something they can take with them for the rest of their life. I am so proud of your grand-daughter for diebetes is not fun. We deal with it every day in our household. You take care and I am keeping my fingers cross that you get to go back to work soon. Your Missouri Friend.

Tracy Suzanne said...

No wonder you're so proud of them Maggie. And just as cute as can be too.
I'm with you on this summer ending. I hope fall brings a lot less accidents and pains and aches for us all.

love ya, T :)

Tracy Suzanne said...

I just notice Kate and Libbie's picture (don't know Rach). I just love Kate, she's such a dear!

JANN said...

Fabulous family Maggie. Haven't been down to Austin in quite awhile, would love to go again.
Such a happening place for music and fun.
Take care of yourself sweetie.

Marilyn said...

Great photo! Will be so glad when this summer ends as it has been over-the-top hot.
Have a Great Day!
Love,
Marilyn

Sarah Lulu said...

Gorgeous photos.

AND wonderful! That means it won't be long to spring for me! September 1.

Arkansas Patti said...

How wonderful that your grands are being taught and are willing to give back and to be of service. Sadly too rare in kids today. You did a great job starting the trend.

Terry said...

Howdy Maggie
Oh how adorable !!!!!!!!!!
I love the priceless look on your grandson's face ,it should be on a poster somewhere reminding us all that boys are boys sometimes.
I am so glad you got the chance to go and be a part of this special moment with your children.
You are so blessed .
I am still praying for you to make a full recovery girfriend .
After all it is no fun when Pearl cannot come out to tell it like it should be :)
Just remember that you are being lifted up in prayer and missed a whole buch !
Until next time
Big Hugs with blessings
Happy Trails

Karen Whittal said...

Hi There, had a good laugh at your older blogs that I have just caught up on, Sorry to hear about your brother, I will put him on our prayer chain, we serve an awesome, living God. Glad to hear you are getting around a little better, thanks for prayers answered. lots of love Karen

LV said...

You have a very nice blog. Also, those are great children doing great things. How wonderful it would be if there were more like that. There is nothing precious than a child. I am so happy another Texan dropped by for a visit and became my follower. That pleases me very much. I wish your mother could have been here to celebrate with me. Not knowing how many more years I have, I try to make the most each day.

Libbie said...

Oh I would buy some popcorn from him for sure! :) I couldn't resist him at my door!

Love the family pool pic! It is so fun to see your family! They are such a smiley bunch! Love that!

I must admit I am not loving the end of summer & I am pretty sure I will cry the first day of firts grade for Annie...she will be gone all day! I know it will be good but it just seems so long! When I asked her her favorite part of Kindergarten...she said, "Coming home to you." Make a Mama cry!!! :) Of course I loved it & I know she loves school but I will miss her...she is my little BFF & we do love hanging together but this way I will just get to enjoy those little rascals of mine! & I do enjoy them so!

Take Care Maggie!

Mumsy said...

How nice to get to do such wonderful work with your sweet grands. You have a beautiful family sweet Maggie. Hugs

Just Be Real said...

I love the title of your blog which caught my eye. Delightful blog you have here. Blessings.