Sunday, November 28, 2010

My other SWEET (non-D) boys

After a wonderful weekend that included Thanksgiving and a #1 ranked Ducks football game, we are finally home. Since we were staying in a place with a very bad internet connection, I was able to read some blogs but not able to comment or post. :-(

Today was declared Special Sib of a D-kid Day. I didn't want to let this pass without honoring the other two SWEET (non-D) boys in my life....

Drew & Jaden

My oldest son. He will be turning 8 in just a few days. Boy how he has grown up so fast! He loves football (especially the Oregon Ducks) and basketball. He is extremely intelligent and loves to learn...I think he knows more than most adults!! When he is interested in something, he learns EVERYTHING there is to learn about it then moves on to something else. Because of this, I have learned a lot too! Jaden almost always has a book in his hands. We even had to make a rule that he can't read when we are eating or when he is walking! Jaden is a huge helper. He's even a great cook! Being the oldest brother is a hard job too. Not only do I count on him to help out, but his little brothers don't always make it easy. I wish there was more time to spend with Jaden one-on-one because he is such a cool kid and rarely gets this opportunity.
While sometimes it seems that all the boys do is fight (like right now!) mostly, they are the best of friends. I know Jaden will always look after his little brothers. Having him around, I know Bryce will be safe. He knows how to test blood sugars, what the range should be, how to treat a low (check out that story), how to use the remote for the pump to bolus for food or high bgs, and how to count carbs. He is truly an amazing boy! I am so proud of him...for who HE is and for him as a sib of a D-kid!!

Bryce & Jaden

My youngest son. He is 2 and a half years old (though if you ask, he will tell you he is 3, and sometimes 4) He thinks he is a big kid like his two brothers and tries to do all they do. He is such a fun little boy. He cracks us up all the time with the things that he says (and he is always talking!!). He makes my heart smile. He is snuggliscious! Being my 'baby', I can't help but let him climb into bed with me every night...I sleep better with him in my arms! He loves trains and construction trucks. He sings "I Love My Ducks" and "Return of the Quack" and dances so cute! He was only 6 months old when Bryce was diagnosed so D is just a part of his brother and our family. He knows all the vocab that goes with D and can name all the paraphernalia. He says he has diabetes too (usually when a low is being treated and he wants in on the sweets.) He even lets his brother actually prick his finger and test his blood sugars (check out that story) Drew loves his big brothers so much and is often tackling them so he can give them hugs and snuggles.

Bryce & Drew

I LOVE all my boys with all my heart and soul. I love one no more than I love the others. I do love them different because they are different....and I wouldn't have it any other way!!!!!


  1. You're seriously making me all teary with this post. To see what wonderful kids you have and how much they care for and know about helping Bryce with his D is spectacular. You are such a wonderful mother, raising such incredible boys. I hope my boys grow up to be as great with each other as yours!!!!!! :) (I really used a lot of adjectives in this comment!) :)


    Seriously...that pic with the white alligator on his back...OMGsh...laughing through tears right there!

    Gorgeous family, my friend ;)

  3. Great post, Denise! I checked out that "Return of the Quack" video.....HILARIOUS! I would say "Go Ducks" but since they beat my alma mater this weekend, I just...can' :)

  4. What a beautiful family. 3 boys - what fun!!!
    I loved getting to know them!

  5. you have some amazing boys there! What a great Mom you are!! :o)

  6. You have amazing boys! What a blessing!

  7. I actually caught the end of that Ducks game...and WOW! They are awesome! I'm not much of a Football fan, but I can appreciate a great team when I see one!

    And your boys...boys are so awesome! And your boys are no exception. Look at those faces!! They are amazing. I love the bond brothers have!

  8. Gorgeous boys...and DEAR GOD...the alligator under the shirt!!! HILARIOUS! Love those boys of yours.