Wednesday, February 28, 2007

These photos are from Monday night when I was tucking Paige and Rebel in. You can see how much Paige adores her pup. It is a mutual feeling...he is in love with her also. These pictures are for you Aunt Shann...feel free to scrap them whenever you get the urge.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

After I read with Megan and tucked her in bed I went into Paige's room and saw this cute little scene. Paige reading her chapter book and Rebel curled up at her feet sleeping. Of course I had to run and get the camera. I have some more shots of them I will post later, getting tucked in and sleeping. I am so glad we got this little pup. He can be trouble sometimes but oh Paige loves him and he loves her right back...and that is worth all the trouble.

Friday, February 23, 2007


Megan baked a cake....while Mike and I were at John's funeral Aunt Deb came to our house and picked Megan up at the bus stop. She brought over all the stuff to bake a cake and Megan did it all by herself (mostly). They ate lunch while the cake was baking and when we returned home she was frosting the cake. The rule is that you can lick the frosting if it gets on your skin...and with a little help from Aunt Deb it was on her nose. The cake taste as good as it looks.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Had a very busy day yesterday the kids off to school (they had a 2 hour delay because of ice and fog), worked out at the gym ran a bazillion errands and then went to work. This is the cute sight I came home to last puppy dog Rebel resting on the sofa. He lays like this with his legs straight out....doesn't look that comfortable, maybe it's his give me a hug pose. Ya know no matter how busy or bad of a day you have it is always good to come home to a sweet dog....cause your dog is always happy to see you and makes everything better.

Friday, February 16, 2007

After you read the "Friday's Feast" don't forget to scroll down and check my Snow Update! Appetizer:
What sound, other than the normal ringing, would you like your telephone to make?
How about that glittery magical sound that Glinda's (the good witch from The Wizzard of Oz) wand makes....that would be fun.

Describe your usual disposition in meteorological terms:
Sunny and bright

What specific subject do you feel you know better than any other subjects?
I know a lot about children's books....I kinda think it would be fun to be a librarian in an elementary school.

Main Course:
Imagine you were given the ability to remember everything you read for one entire day. Which books/magazines/newspapers would you choose to read? I would read up on American history, especially books written by people who made the history. I would read the Bible and maybe a few cookbooks...maybe a Julia Child's she was such fun, and finsh it off with any John Steinbeck that I have not read yet.

If a popular candy maker contacted you to create their next confection, what would it be like and what would you name it?
Well it is hard to top a See's milk chocolate Bordeaux but if I really had to make a would have peanut butter and maple covered in milk chocolate....I love peanut butter on my waffles...with maple syrup so why not cover it with milk chocoate....hmmm maybe I'm on to something?


Took these pictures Wednesday afternoon. This was before we cleared the snow off the driveway for the 4th time in 24 hours. We also do Linda's across the street, luckily she only has a 2 car driveway and we use her gas powered snowblower. For those of you that have never used a snowblower it is like mowing the lawn except you are wearing a bazillion layers of clothes and it's freezing outside. But let me tell ya it beats the heck out of shoveling.

I LOVE this shot....can't you just hear him yelling "BONZI!!"

Rebel playing catch the snowball!

Rebel making yellow snow....he has not learned to hike yet!

Reble looks so small in the snow! These pictures were taken the day before the story below.

Ya see those trees in the distance across the soybean field? That is where I followed/chased Rebel to yesterday morning when it was all of 5 degrees. We usually let him out and he does his duty and returns for a puppy treat, being that it is so frosty on his paws. Well not yesterday..he kept getting further and further out so I jumped into my boots....didn't even bother tying them, pulled on my big parka, scarf and grabbed my gloves and his leash. I tried calling puppy treat, that usually does the trick, I tried playing tug with my scarf, not interested. He would get about 4 feet from me and then wiggle his butt and run off again, wanting to be snow past my ankles. He is so light he could run along on top of the frozen snow, not the case for me...tromp tromp tromp. Let me tell ya I was frustrated, scared (of loosing him) and just plain angry (and that is a nice way of putting it). I finally tossed out a bright orange fleece glove I had in my pocket and he grabbed it and started running towards home. Then he stopped to take a dump and I caught him. He got a good talking to and put in his cage until I cooled down. When he came out he came and snuggled up in my lap to say he was sorry. We have been practicing the "come here" and "sit" command. He is doing very well and has gotten lots of "good puppies" and ear scratiches. He no longer is trusted off leash. We have to remember he is only 5 months old and we are used to an old 10 year old dog that doesn't like the cold and listens (most of the time anyways).
Oh and to top it off I didn't put my right glove on so that when I caught him I could hook him to his leash without fumbling around. Well I got a tad bit of finger tips were a purple shade most of the day and they felt tingly and bruised....but not to worry they are a-okay today....and I wear both my gloves when I go out...even to the mailbox! Lessons learned!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Paige and Megan checking out the blog. This is after they played in the snow and came in for nice warm showers. Look how much auburn is in Paige's hair, I have never noticed that before and I comb her hair everyday. It is so thick it takes forever to dry. I had it up in a bun for dance class but then dance class was canceled. This a.m. we took it out of the bun and her hair looked so pretty, it had all this body and wave. Today the girls stayed inside, it was way too cold to go play in the snow. The sun was out but it was windy and very very cold. The girls had fun inside...they went on a scavenger hunt to find their valentine's. I put the first clue on the chalkboard in the basement then I hid clues on hearts around the house. They had a fun time and ended up finding their valentines in the oven....the clue was go to the place we put the cupcakes in to bake. They thought it was very clever.

Hope everyone had a happy heart day.

By the way the kids are off school again tomorrow....and they are already off next Monday and Tuesday...Presidents day and a teacher's work day. Will they ever go to school????

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

SNOW DAY REPORT! All bundled up and ready to go play in the snow...hurry up mom take the picture we want to go!
Silly girls! Paige and Megan posing in the snow. They had so much fun, played outside for two hours. They played with Harry from across the street (he is Paige's age). They played with Rebel for a while, chasing and rolling in the snow. Then they played pirates on our patio. Harry was Captain Jack Sparrow of course. They were using Rebel's ball as treasure until it got lost in the snow. I told them not to we will have a real treasure to find when the snow melts. When they came in they went and took hot showers to warm up. Paige's ballet class is canceled so they are just hanging out playing upstairs. They did some school work today too, don't want their brains to turn to mush.
The girls would throw Rebel's ball and he would chase it and then dig it out of the snow...he is our little snow dog. Paige and Megan look like groundhogs peaking over the wall of the patio.
Rebel in from the cold...he would go out and play then after about 15 minutes he would come in and get warmed up then out again...he will sleep good tonight.
Rebel's snowball....when I took his sweater and vest off of him this snowball came rolling out, he promptly ate it!
Looking at Megan through the storm door.
Taken at 7:30 a.m.
Taken at 4:30 p.m.

Monday, February 12, 2007

P is for Paige and pup!

It used to be whenever I took a pictue the kids would say "can I see it?", they are so used to having the instant gratification of digital photography. Now when I take pictures they say "are you gonna put it on the Blog?" Well of course!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

M is for .........

the many moods of Megan. I took these pictures yesterday as I was chatting with her and these are all the different expressions she made in just a matter of minutes.