Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The stares

Every night this is what Jake does to us, he stares and stares. If we take him out, as soon as he comes in he follows us into the family room and stares some more. If we don't look at him, he makes a little noise to try and get our attention. I don't know what to do for him. The other night I just opened up the sliding door and let him out. About a half hour later I looked out and he was lying in the grass. He seemed happy so I just left him there. However, tonight I couldn't do that because of the trick-or-treaters, so he has basically driven me crazy tonight. It's a really good thing he's cute!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Baby!

Today Dave, Michael and I went to the hospital to see Bethany and baby Joshua. Steven had Art Club after school and I just couldn't wait any longer, so he didn't come. The baby is beautiful! Michael was forced to hold Joshua even though he said no, but I think he liked it (holding him).

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Refrigerator Mishaps

Tonight before Michael went to bed he went to the refrigerator to get a drink of milk. He got more than he bargained for...when he opened the refrigerator door, a container full of chicken soup fell at his feet. For the most part the cover stayed on, but a little bit leaked out, which Jake was quick to take care of. Why is it that I stack things in the strangest ways in there? I just can't seem to keep it organized. Dave is quite the organizer, he had to take over because I was getting so frustrated trying to find spots for everything. This is a before picture (aside from some things being cleared from the lower shelf. This is a source of stress for me. I think I'll clean it on my day off on Tuesday. Ugh!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Pumpkin Carving

Michael begged and begged this morning for me to let them carve their pumpkins today rather than this evening. They ended up carving them this afternoon. Michael decided that he would practice on Kristina's blog pumpkin 1st, while Steven drew his on a napkin and then went to it. These are their finished pumpkins!.... notice their (the kid's) little toesies!

Friday, October 26, 2007


Today Dave and I are celebrating our 16th anniversary. God is SO good to me! He is the most wonderful husband I could have asked for!

Thursday, October 25, 2007


Yesterday I took the boys to get their pumpkins. They will carve them this weekend. Steven doesn't look too excited in the picture, but he was happy to get a pumpkin...maybe it was all the dirt on it that he didn't like.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Yesterday we found out that Jake's heart condition is worsening. His abdomen is now filling with fluid (this is why I took him to the vet yesterday). His water furosemide pill has once again been increased to try to help him get rid of the extra fluid his body is retaining due to his poor heart. We know he won't be with us too much longer now. We have had him since the boys were 2 and 3 years old (10 yrs), Michael says he can't remember not having him. It will be difficult to say goodbye.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Outdoor photo's and weather what if's

Today Dave and I went to the park to try to find a good background for our family photo which is scheduled to be taken tomorrow morning. When we left it was nice and sunny, and when we got to the park the raindrops started. It's supposed to rain for the rest of today and into the morning tomorrow. The last time we had this kind of forcast (last Saturday) we canceled on Friday and then the weather turned out perfect, sigh...

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Dinner Conversation

So this is the conversation that took place at our dinner table last night:

Steven- Sits down at the table and proceeds to take off his shirt (he has just been rough housing with Michael).

Dave- "No way, put your shirt back on.

Steven- "Aw dad, I'm hot!"

Dave- "We eat at the dinner table with our shirts on, that's good manners. The only one that's allowed to come to the table with no shirt is mom!"

Lol, men!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Oooh, look at all the colors!

We just got back from a four day trip to Pennsylvania to visit Dave's brother and his wife and kids. This is some of the scenery on our drive...taken out the car window and windshield. The colors were absolutely beautiful in some areas in the hills, but then still very green in other parts. It was a nice, relaxing 4 days!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

To those of you who were a little confused by that last post, it was written by my wonderful husband while I slept. I think he was feeling neglected...don't you?

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

I Love Sleeping

My honey is home today, so I think I'll sleep because he's very boring and I don't love him very much. Is that a run-on sentence? I'm confused.


This is my "little boy" honey. He made himself a fluffernutter sandwich for lunch today. He was trying to put away the fluff really fast before I got a picture of the evidence.

Why are boys so gross?

This is the boys as they were waiting for their breakfast this morning before school. They had straws and were putting them under their armpits and blowing to make disgusting noises. Where they learned this, I don't know, but it sounded pretty gross!

Mismatch day

These are the socks Michael wore to school today for mismatch day. He also wore a neon green shirt with camoflage shorts. Remember those Middle School days?