Saturday, June 12, 2010

We Did It!

After a looooong week (for me), my baby made it home safe and sound from Diabetes Camp.

Having her gone was so much more difficult than I imagined it would be. Logically I knew she was fine and was probably having a blast, but without being able to talk to her I just didn't have the reassurance I needed, despite talking to her counselor on the phone last Sunday night.

All week I tried to keep myself busy and focus on the excitement of her coming home.

Today her bus was scheduled to arrive at 1:00. As if the anticipation of seeing her wasn't bad enough....the bus was about 30 minutes LATE! UGH! But when it arrived I could see her through the window with a giant smile on her face, waving excitedly. It was amazing!

Once we got home, I decided to take Janelle out to spend some alone time with her. I got to hear so many stories! She went horseback riding, rock climbing, swimming, canoeing, fishing, and hunting for dinosaur eggs! She even met a very "handsome" and "polite" boy and gulp....went on a "pretend" date with him! She also danced with him at the dance on their last night.

I can't believe how grown up my little girl seems all of a sudden! She had an amazing time and seems to have enjoyed every minute of it. She now has some incredible memories and can't wait to go again next year!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Camp Day!

Today is the day we have been talking about, thinking about, and looking forward to since February, when we registered Janelle for Diabetes Camp. My daughter could not have been more excited to go!

Janelle is a very smart, independent, confident, self-assured little girl. These characteristics make going away from home for a week a welcome idea for her.

I am so happy and grateful that she gets to have this wonderful, amazing experience but I can honestly say that I don't know how I am going to get through this week without her! I miss her SO much already. Not being able to talk to her makes it harder. Being here without her is just weird and not something I think I like!

Waiting in line to get on the bus.

Getting ready to board the bus

Bye Peanut. We'll miss you!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Ted E. Bear and Baby Blue Bows

I am a BIG fan of Etsy. Probably more for buying than selling. The pattern for Ted E. Bear came from one of my favorite Etsy sellers. Her patterns are so well written, easy to follow and so cute!

The pattern for this blanket came from a book called 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton. It was not hard but did take some counting and concentration which meant my family being ignored for a bit.

Sorry my pictures are so awful. I am a terrible photographer!