As far as diabetes is concerned, it did have to rear it's ugly head on Christmas. First, Riley started with a runny nose and a cough on Christmas Eve. And, you all know what that means for blood sugars. But, by Christmas morning, things were starting to even out.
Then, in the middle of opening presents at my parent's house, he said his sugar felt low and he lay down in the middle of the floor. I quick check of the sugar revealed an icy 44. A few fruit snacks and peanut butter crackers later and he was good to go. He spent the rest of the day with his sugars bouncing around a bit. Now, all is back to normal (or at least as normal as diabetes can be) Riley did not let diabetes and bouncing sugars ruin his day, and this year, I didn't either.
Now, on to the pictures... First, a picture of the Santa goodies:
This is Riley's stuff. He got a TV and an Xbox. (Shhhh, it's his brother's old one, but he hasn't figured that out yet.) He also got a Knight's castle and a Chutes and Ladder game.
Holden was upgraded to an Xbox 360. It looks like he got less stuff, but we spent almost double the money on him.
Here's Riley opening his stocking.
and, playing an intense-looking game of Lego Starwars (which he also got from Santa) *(If you'll notice just behind his foot is a piece of paper. It is the back to his inset that we changed first thing Christmas morning. He was playing xbox while I changed it.)
Here's Holden with his new MP3 player that my parents gave him.
Riley got a CD player. Here he is listening to Spongebob Squarepants "The Best Day Ever" CD.
And, here he is still enjoying the xbox this morning.
I got lots of great things. My parents gave Michael and I a new mattress. It's like sleeping on a cloud. We also got a new TV. Our old one was about to die. We would have to hit it on the side from time to time to get it to work.
Riley gave me some memory foam slippers, which are just as comfortable as my new mattress. And, Holden gave me a new Aerosmith CD.
I gave Michael a second-hand weight bench. He got a tie from Holden and candy from Riley. (They both picked out our presents for us without any help.)
I guess that's about it..... Oh yeah, you may be wondering what Michael gave me for Christmas.
You can go to this post to read all about him. His name is Adam Morrison. He has Type 1 and he plays basketball for the Charlotte Bobcats.
And...... I WILL BE SEEING HIM PLAY EARLY NEXT YEAR!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, that's right. My wonderful, handsome, loving, awesome husband bought me tickets to see Adam Morrison play. I'm so excited, I can't stand it. They are good seats too.
And, the icing on the cake....Michael's parents bought my an authentic Morrison jersey. I'm all set for the game now.
This post doesn't really do justice to how excited I am. I watched a Bobcats game on the TV the other night. And, well, to put it mildly, they suck. But, Riley and I were both glued to the screen the whole time. I don't want to sound silly or anything, but when I watch Adam Morrison play, I'm filled with hope for Riley and his future. I just get this warm, fuzzy feeling that everything is really going to turn out OK for my little man. And, I'M GOING TO BE A FEW FEET FROM HIM!!!!!
We will be leaving Thursday to take the youth from church to a conference 8 hours away. So, I probably will not post any more until the new year.
I wish all of you a safe, happy, and healthy 2007!!!!