Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Did you miss me?

It's been so long since I updated here that I actually forgot my password!! That's bad! I'll try to be better about updating.

I was going to try to go back and bring things up to date but I think I shall just start here with an update and move forward.

Tyreque - Can you believe that in 6 short weeks he'll be graduating from high school! I sure can't! I'm proud of him though. He'll be starting at Mesa College this summer and has a job at In & Out that he enjoys. I'm not sure that he enjoys working but he enjoys the benefits that come with having a job! He's such handsome young man and so very talented in Art. He's thinking of going into graphic design and I think he'll be awesome at it.

Tyreque Jan 09

Ladaria is getting ready to finish up her Junior year and looks forward to the coming year as a Senior!! She'll be staying here in San Diego with her Aunt Marsha and Uncle Will to finish out her year. She doesn't want to move to a new state and a new school her Senior year and I can't say I blame her. Thankfully we have awesome family whose willing to let her stay so she doesn't have to. She's such a sweet person and I know that she'll do fine although I know that she'll miss us and be ready to come visit when she gets a chance. She got straight A's on her last report card and we were SO proud of her. Her hard work in the books really paid off!

Ladaria Jan 09

Raquel is just finishing her Sophomore year and is doing well in school. She's made lots of friends at the high school and enjoys hanging out with them. Typical teenage girl stuff! She'll be staying in San Diego as well and heading to an awesome program where she will learn great skills for living independently.

Raquel Jan 09

Brayana will be heading into 8th grade next year! Where does the time go? Seems like not so long ago I was bringing her home from the hospital! Brayana passed her GATE testing -Gifted and Talented Education - and has been moved to advanced classes. She still plays the sax and gets better every time I hear it. This year has been a busy one for her. She played tackle football with the Clairemont Hawks, then she moved on to basketball with Tierra Hoops and is now back to playing football with National Youth Sports. She definetly stays active.

Brayana Jan 09

Destini is chugging along in the 6th grade and is bummed that next year she'll be back at the bottom of the totem pole. The school she'll be going to is a middle school 7th-9th grade instead of 7th-8th grade. She's been busy as well with choir at the school, basketball with Tierra Hoops and she's currently doing cheer with NYS. She's really enjoying playing sports and expanding her horizons.

Destini Jan 09

Jaleel is finishing 5th grade up and is equally as bummed that he'll be in elementary school again next year. The current school is K-5th grade where next year it will be K-6th grade. The good thing is that he'll still be at the top of the totem pole and get to do all of the graduation stuff there. He's been equally as busy with sports playing his first season of tackle football with the Clairemont Hawks, then on to basketball with Tierra Hoops where his team earned 3rd Place and currently is playing football with NYS.

Jaleel Jan 09

Makkiah is whizzing through the 2nd grade. His favorite sunject is math and he's a whiz at it. He loves doing mental math and being challenged. He's learning to tolerate when others make mistakes and is making great strides in this area. He's still a little guy and
he continues to struggle with medical issues but it doesn't hold him back. He played basketball with Tierra Hoops and was pretty aggressive out there on defense. He's currently playing flag football and made a touchdown the first game!!

Mak Jan 2009

Taniyah started Headstart this year and is absolutely loving school! She goes half days in the afternoon. She's learning quickly and has made many friends. We are hopeful that next year she'll be in as great of a preschool as this one. She's a spunky little thing and takes after her big sister Destini as the girly girls in the house. Earrings, make-up and dress up and they are both in heaven.

Taniyah Jan 09

Cavelle is coming up quickly on his second birthday! Can't believe my baby isn't such a baby anymore. He's by far my tallest one at this age currently over 3 feet tall. As Marsha says "he broke the mold". He's such a ham and he LOVES to dance. Turn on some music and he will get down and has a great sense of rhythm. He even does the stinky leg!!

CB Jan 09

As some people know Rod is being transferred. After 12 years in San Diego we will be packing up our household and heading to Silverdale Washington. He'll out to Virginia for 3 weeks for school, return here and shortly afterwards we'll be headed off for out new destination. We thought that we would never be going anywhere but San Diego so we were surprised when the Navy decided to send us off. It will be great to catch up with old friends up there and closer to home.


As for me I've been busy keeping up with the family, sports, getting people to doctors appts and being crafty. I started making bows and tutus for Taniyah and have since opened up an Etsy cart to sell things. The name of my store is Buttinskys Bows & More!! Mom has even joined in with me and is making the most adorable baby caps ever!!


And here's a few more photos from the photoshoot that I did with the kids. I enjoyed taking them all out to the park one Sunday afternoon and getting some great photos of them!


all kids jan 09

My Handsome Guys

Boys Jan 09

My Gorgeous Girls

Girls 09

Like Father, Like Son


Sister Love!


And in true Cavelle style

That's all folks!!


Diane said...

Welcome back! I truly enjoy reading all about the kids. And I am so proud of all of you too. Tears come to my eyes as I read the joy and love that comes thru your words. When I get lonesome for you, I always come back and read a post or two. It makes me feel closer to you instead of so darned far away!
Love, MOM

NannyOgg said...


Welcome back, and a move, how exciting!

Thanks for the detailed update, I enjoyed reading about everyone,

{{{ HUGS }}} and love,


Marsha said...

It has been a great run for us! I sat here reading and started to tear up because, i think back on all our joy and pain we have shared together. Me crying on your lap, our late night Denny's trip, sick kids, broken limbs, surgeries, Thanksgivings sleepovers and realize that my sister is leaving me. ALthough I am kepping a couple of your kids hostage.....LOL...and know that I will see you again, it's just not the same. Life gives you one wonderful person to shere it with besides a husband or a wife and now you are leaving. I love you guys and now I will have a reason to visit up north. I am not moving to the rain, you know black folks hair and all..........LOL.........But we will definitely come visit.

Kim said...

Your family is BEAUTIFUL!!! I enjoyed reading about each one. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. I hope your move goes as smoothly as possible.

Sharen Rea said...

Awesome photo's, S'te... as usual!

I am enjoying "seeing" the family this way since I'm locked into the mountains with my summer job!

Hope the move goes well and I am looking forward to 'seeing' Silverdale through your eyes!

Love ya, Aunt Sharen