Tuesday, November 28, 2006
We had a looong trip over to Salina (the girls were very anxious to get there) and then he was late coming...so every car that passed our meeting place was the one. When he finally came, the girls were so thrilled. Taylor kept asking me if it was a dream. She was so good with him--she got up in the middle of the night several times to take him out and it was COLD! That night, I started getting my cold or whatever it is...so we headed home earlier the next day than we had planned.
On the way home, Blackberry started whimpering to get out of his carrier, but I wanted to wait for a good place to stop. He cried louder and Taylor started crying too! She didn't stop all day. She cried and cried. I think she was tired from the night before..mostly...she was also feeling overwhelmed by the responsibility, I think. We told her that she didn't have to do it all by herself and after calling Grandma Dawn, she was feeling a little better. Daddy gave her a blessing too and the next day she was feeling back to normal.
I'm now staying up at night with the little guy...I hope this doesn't last forever! It's like having a baby again! As sick as I am, I just want to sleep but Blackberry won't let me :-( Boo hoo on me! Still, he is super cute and fun....he is coming along with housetraining...he goes almost instantly now when we take him out...we just have to watch him diligently and he really like to chase the girls feet when they walk around the house. So there is a lot of screaming and running and jumping up on the couches.
Now that I don't have a voice...it's hard to praise and scold...but we are getting along fine! And the girls are loving all the attention from friends and Blackberry himself. Scott is doing great too! No reactions so far...YAY! So far, our research is paying off! Blackberry likes Scott too. Whenever he sits on the floor, Blackberry comes up and sits by him or chews on his feet...either way, he is turning out to be Daddy's little boy.
I did take him to the vet today (Blackberry, not Scott) and the vet thought he saw ear mites, but wasn't sure. He said if I saw him scratching alot to bring him back. I hadn't noticed him scratching overly much before the visit, but since coming home, I've noticed him scratching a lot....so we're going back tomorrow. I hope I don't have to pay another office visit...I should have just had him treated in any case while we were there today. Oh well again! Live and learn...better safe than sorry...all's well that ends well? You can choose the cliche that works best.
So thanks for reading my very long post....making up for lost voice, I guess. We'll post pictures when we get the time and energy. I haven't even begun to think about Christmas yet and it is getting very close! Hope you all are having a great time decorating and preparing and shopping, etc. Drop a post! Love to everyone!
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
I'm excited to bring home our Blackberry on Sunday! I hope he adjusts to us well...the girls are dying to get him here and I have been working hard to get ready for him. Of course, we'll keep you posted. :-)
Let us know your plans! We wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! Love to all...
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Saturday, November 18, 2006
In other news...Scott has started work on his HO layout and Shaylie is doing very well, though we are having to cut up her food into little bits since she has no biting teeth. Taylor is busy and active as ever. She's a little bummed since we found out some good friends of ours in this new neighborhood are moving up north the first of December. She'll be okay though...
Please leave us a post. We love to hear from everybody...Love to all!
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Luckily, they put her under anesthesia so she won't remember anything, but when she came out to go home, she was VERY groggy and sleepy still. They wheeled her to the car for me and I brought her home. Her mouth is a mess and she is sleeping it off now, but they say she'll be able to go back to school tomorrow. We'll see. She'll be hurting when she wakes up. Any love and kisses sent her way would be appreciated...Our love to all!
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
Sunday, November 12, 2006
We also had our Primary program today. The kids did a great job. Taylor gave a talk and Shaylie had her part completely memorized on her own. Mom, Anissa and Anje came to support us and I got a kick out of watching Anje singing the songs right along with our kids. I also had a small part and I am glad to have it behind us. It was a lot of work and it turned out great.
Now the big news at our house is the Great Puppy Search. We have practically decided to add a new member to our family. I'm holding out until the girls can show me that they can keep the house puppy-proof and until we can find the right puppy for us. We need a dog that doesn't shed overmuch and we've narrowed it down to a Cockapoo. According to my research, doodles and especially cockapoos are good for people with allergies. I've emailed a couple of breeders here in Utah and I'm hoping to hear whether they have puppies available. Until then, the girls will keep looking at pictures on the web. They've fallen in love with so many puppies now--especially Rachel and Gala. If only they were closer to us. But, hopefully, we will find one we can bring home. Wish us luck!
Wednesday, November 8, 2006
My Module now has trains running on it. I still have to finish the road, and add table legs (it is being held up with clamps) but I am very VERY happy with how it turned out.
I will put together a construction set of pictures soon.
Remember come out to the show
Due to technical difficulties, we have been offline. But here we are again. I finished my train module last night, will put pictures up soon. Don't forget about the train show on Saturday! Please come!!!! It will be from 10:00am-4:00pm on Saturday at the St. George opera house. Click here for more info and a map!