Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Meet Gus

This is Gus. He's our new family member. He's Daddy's baby. He's a 3 month old Poogle. (poodle/beagle hybrid). He's a really cutie boy.
Now many of you may think.....WTYukshamiyish are they thinking?? But, that's the beauty of having your own family - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
you get to think your thinks, we get to think ours. There would be no way our family could have a puppy if Michael wasn't home all day long. Gus hangs out with him downstairs and keeps him company. Good for Gus. Good for Michael. Gives me the space I need to continue running this gong show called our family. The babies are fascinated. The kids are intrigued. I think he has the cutest face ever - which goes a long way when you're not really a big dog lover.
Michael adores him and has taken him everywhere with him. He will be his constant companion. Gus already sleeps through the night in his kennel and is a really good boy that way. Potty training is going. He starts puppy school on Thursday. I need a dog with good manner and Gussers is gonna get them.
So, that's what's new today :)

He looks quite similar to Hobo. The dog our family had when we were growing up.

Friday, November 24, 2006


It is really cold in my house. My house is only 6 years old. Why is it so drafty??

Sarah went to play outside. Some fights are not worth having. She came back in 5 minutes later requesting a scarf...tied like that commercial (Reitmans) around her forehead and face. Do I watch too much tv?? So, I tied a scarf like the commercial and sent her back outside. Came back 3 minutes later...
Yep, that would be a grand total of 8 minutes of outside time. LOL.

Oh well, I knew she'd figure it out on her own.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Enjoy the Silence

Ahhhhh!!! Do you hear that??? That my friend, is the sound of nothingness. It is a very fleeting sound in a home with 6 people. Just me, the tickety-tack of the keys and the hum of the overstuffed refrigerator.
Is it wrong that it feels utopian to me??
I love this time of night. Everyone in bed. Just me, the fridge and the 'puter. If I knew how, I could meditate :)

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Josh enjoying a good book

Josh got his book order today. He spent one solid hour reading one of his new books Geronimo Stilton - The Christmas Toy Factory. Considering he was a reluctant reader and a little more interested in playing - he's taken off this year with flying colours. I'm so proud.
He also brought home a spelling test in which he scored 15/16 - that's my boy :)
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Thursday, November 02, 2006

So that's why he was upset

Poor Mooch. I was just ignoring him - sometimes I'm like that. I put him to bed in a diaper and pajamas. Really, I did. Thank goodness there was just a cutie patootie and nothing nasty for me to find. I really think this baby loves me :)
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Chicago trip

A few of my Chicago cohorts. There were only 38 of us :) All parents of twins. We've got Krisi, Capper and PocketAcesMom - I can't believe I traveled to beautiful Chicago to meet complete strangers - it was one of the best things I've ever experienced. Chicago is a breathtakingly beautiful city. It was an adventure and I would do it again in a heartbeat :woot:
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Angel baby :)

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingMiss Sarah enjoying Halloween night

Pumpkins and Puppies

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingDaddy, Meggers, Mom and Mooch - Meggie was supposed to be a puppy dog, but she adamantly refused to wear the puppy part :) Shocking isn't it.

Luke...I am your father

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingJosh and the pumpkins. He was - obviously - Darth Vader. Michael carved the MOM pumpkin, Josh did the one behind that, I did the W, Sarah did the little one behind that and then the last one, the bigger one, Josh did at school - last week - so it was kinda mogie - he was grossed out that we used it.
He went trick-or-treating with his best buddy from next door and came back inbetween to dump out his bag. I think he got 150ish pieces of candy!! UGH