Monday, December 26, 2011

Here, There, and Everywhere

Christmas was an exciting day around here.  Thankfully, we didn't have to travel farther than downstairs to enjoy all the day had to offer.  Ubergeek's parents came over and my mother is here for the holidays.  It was a day of celebrating, eating, unwrapping, eating, playing, get the picture! ;)

Bean got her "Just Like Me" doll from Santa...with a couple of custom additions.
"Bean" as the doll has been named, has an 'omnipod' 
on her tummy and 'dexcom' sensor on her arm.  
The real Bean was in total shock when she noticed them!
matching PJs courtesy of Grandma & Grandpa

Bug had asked Santa for a ladybug pillow pet.  She then announced to my mother the day before Christmas that she had, in fact, asked for a snowflake pillow pet.  Um, they don't exsist!  So we did our best to try to convince Bug of what she had actually said, but there's not much you can do to convince a three year old once they have set their mind of something.
So, Santa did the best he could with such last minute notice and put a name tag on the ladybug that said "Snowflake" and all was well with the world!

I was surprised with a Kindle Fire and was happily whisked away to the world of King Henry the 8th as I popped in earbuds and watched a couple of episodes of The Tudors once the chaos had settled down.

Diabetes, of course, was with us, as always.  Totally deserved coal in his (or her?) stocking that's for sure!!
Bean woke up at a lovely 121 after I had turned off her basal for an hour when I had checked her earlier and she was at 118. (insert only pat on the back for the day!)

An hour later (after a yogurt, which I've gotten pretty good at dosing for as of late) she was at 317!  Hello, Christmas excitement!!  We were downstairs, in full on present sorting and opening.

An hour later, as we settled in for brunch, she's at respectable 185.  She didn't fancy the quiche, but chowed down on the cheesy grits (totally a southern girl at heart!!).

We spent the rest of the morning and early part of the afternoon playing with our respective gifts...until the crash hit.  Thankfully it was caught at 67 and it wasn't stubborn and the playing resumed.  The girls were actually mostly nice to each other...a Christmas miracle in and of itself!

Dinner time rolled around, and Bean was at 129...beautiful!  Well, she balked at my homemade ravioli (OK, insert one more pat on the back for me as I made it from scratch!) because it had a little bit of mint in it, so we tried to make up for the carbs with a cupcake and it didn't quite work out so well since she ended up at 320 not quite two hours later.  UGH!

Thankfully she was back to a lovely 120 at bedtime, so I guess the day started and ended well enough.

I am glad that today has been a bit quieter.  
No food to cook...leftover quiche for breakfast; leftover sweet potato casserole for a snack; popcorn at the movie; and headed out to dinner shortly.

Saw this little guy as we were headed home from the movie and just had to share. :)


  1. Love the pics... especially the snow one. All Elise can talk about is how much she wants snow and how she wants to move to Canada so she can make a snowman! I need to show her your pictures!

    Glad you had a Merry Christmas... sorry D was a pain.

  2. That snow is so pretty!!! Says the desert-dweller in AZ. :) Love the pic of Bean and her AG doll! And the matching pod!!! Awesome. :)

  3. Bridget got a Kindle Fire too! She is an avid reader. I hope you enjoy it and get some much needed "down time" girl. Happy Holidays to you and yours. I have missed you.

  4. What did you use for the doll's pod?

    Happy holidays!

  5. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Yey on the Kindle Fire for you...sounds awesome!

  6. That is awesome, I LOVE the doll. :)

  7. love the pics and Beans doll!! that is fantastic with the pod and dex!! Did you do that yourself or find somewhere that would do it? Emma would FREAK to have a doll with a pump like hers! Glad to hear you all had a fantastic holiday!

  8. I heart that pic of Bean with her AG!!! SO STINKIN' CUTE!!!!!!!!!! LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE IT!

    Ah, snow. I do miss the snow. That sweet little tree really warmed my heart.

    Here come 2012.

    Ready or not :)

  9. Lovely photos, glad ye had a great day. Great move by Santa with the doll addition, it looks fantastic, Bean must be really chuffed.

  10. LOVE the doll's pod. Very creative! It sounds like you had such a good day. I love your happy spirit!

  11. You guys totally rocked it with the pod & sensor on the doll - makes me smile big time! :-)


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