Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Meet Isabelle...

Being that #2 is such an animal lover, we have contemplated acquiring a new four-legged friend of the canine variety. And last Friday we found this cutie at the animal shelter. And, since she was on sale (did you know that shelters sometimes have specials on certain breeds? Isn't that funny?) we couldn't pass her up. I can NEVER pass up a good sale! They named her Isabelle, but we've taken to calling her Izzy. They thought she was a border collie/daschund mix. She is about one year old and so far so good! She doesn't bark, she loves sticking by us, doesn't beg for food and she has been very patient with #3 "petting" her; which has consisted of poking eyes and pulling eyebrows, as well as whiskers! Only problem is she wants to cuddle ALL the time! The boys are having a lot of fun with her.

We've been enjoying some warmer weather over the last few days. It was up in the high 50's yesterday! We got some much needed yard work done on Saturday and plan on doing some tumbleweed wrangling this weekend if the wind holds off and the weather stays nice. I'm really looking forward to the time change and Spring!
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Friday, February 06, 2009

Ski Day!

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Being as we are not huge football fans, and the teams were not very exciting, Jeff decided we were going to have family day at Bogus. It was "free" because 2 years ago I put a chunk of money on a Bogus Bucks account because they were having a huge sale. We looked into their childcare for Ian and decided that we'd check him in and the four of us would ski/snowboard. We got the kids their first lesson and went to check Ian in and found out that the childcare was CLOSED for the day due to the Winter Special Olympics! So mom got to hang out for an hour and 45 minutes during lessons! At least I caught a couple pictures. The boys had a blast and are looking forward to going again. And I'm looking forward to actually going skiing next time. It's been a while, so pray I don't hurt myself! :)

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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

A little air guitar, with prop!

We've been educating the boys on some classic music...good 70's rock, 80's, and 90's alternative stuff. They have been having fun with it... BO#3 loves dancing with us. So one day, BO#1 says "Wait! I'll be right back!" and comes back with this concoction. I have to give him kudos on originality here. One coloring book, 2 sword scabbards and a little tape made for a great "rockin' out" prop. He's going to hate this picture in a few years! :) Good blackmail material for mom & dad!

Love this picture!

Sorry y'all, but I've gotten roped into Facebook...and it's taken all my available "play time" on the 'puter. But I promise I'll curtail those activities and start posting here more. It's been a crazy couple of week in our house; Jeff gone for nearly 2 weeks straight, a weekend away visiting "old" friends at a dear friend's wedding, house full of the flu, etc. Gotta love germy children!