Dexter has become one of the best things that ever happened to our family. And he's not even our dog. The entire family, even Mimi, has fallen head over heels for this silly dog. He fit right into our family like we grew him in a test tube. He's smart, snuggly, loving, gentle, fun, and goes with the flow. Bella is his biggest fan (after Kaleb, of course). She loves spending the night at Aunt Jodi's so she can see Dexter King. So to give an Aunt Jodi a break (haha), I invited Dexter to our house for a sleepover.
It really was easier than having a kid spend the night. And Bella was great with him. She wanted to be in charge of everything, from feeding him to picking up his poop (which she took pride in, surprisingly).
We had a movie party and they shared popcorn.
And she showered him with treats when he performed all of his famous tricks like a good little puppy.
She was super excited to have him sleep in her bed, but didn't expect (and neither did I) that he would follow me around and not want to leave my side. She was disappointed, and even cried because Dexter loved me more than her.
Eventually, the 3 of us ended up in her bed that night.
She was a great little dogsitter and was sad when he had to go home.
Annual Drillers Banquet. I was so impressed with these boys this year. They have grown and matured since last year. I think being a party of this organization and seeing all that baseball has to offer is such a great thing. I hope they realize how lucky they are. I've seen them come a long way in many things, but they are truly growing together and the friendships is what this is truly all about. And they do clean up nice!!
When you finally become eye to eye with your oldest baby, who is also your mini-me....
This was the night his Brandon Chargers basketball team won the VBMSL city championship game. I had been the gym just before and was sweaty and, well, you know. But I made myself (and made Josh take a picture) get in the frame with him because, he's as tall as me, and I am his biggest fan.
This one was a real nail biter. It came down to the very last few seconds. We pulled it off and won by 1 (24-23). Cameron had woken up that morning with a nosebleed and didn't feel well. He proceeded to throw up twice over the next few hours. At one point, he felt better, ate some toast and wanted to try to go to the game. After he was dressed and as we were about to walk out the door, he threw up again. And yet, still wanted to try.
You would never have known how his morning had gone during the game. As his mom, I thought he looked a little pale and moved a little slower than usual, but he played his tail off. He swished three and even felt well enough to celebrate by throwing up the "three goggles" and then shooting an "air" bow and arrow.
As soon as he got home, he threw up again. He slept the rest of the day. That evening, he woke up with a fever, but he never complained. Then, he ate dinner. Twice.
He didn't feel well this morning. I didn't think he'd be able to make his game. But he told us he wanted to try. And he persevered and fought through it. Dad was so proud; he might've even choked up a bit.
We had another snow day. This was the night before when it had started snowing and we had just gotten the call that school was canceled the next day. Bella had already fallen asleep, so the 3 of us watched Hacksaw Ridge while Cam hung out upstairs.
My name is Kaci. I am a working mom of 3. Wife to Josh. Mom to Jackson, Cameron & Isabella. My life is dinner, homework, baseball, basketball, grocery lists, laundry, wine, video games, and bath time. I started this blog because I am passionate about photography and journaling, and because I wanted a place to write it all down, to rememeber little details so easily forgotten in the mad rush that is the life of a family of 5. Through my photos and words, I endeavor to capture our story.