Thursday, March 25, 2010

Love Hate Relationship

Just over a year ago, Mike found an ad on Craig's List for a puppy for 50 bucks.  He showed me a picture and of course I feel in love.  I mean, who wouldn't love an adorable little puppy who looks all innocence.  Well, over the past year, Aly and I have a love/hate relationship.  I loved her as a puppy even let her come in the house, but hated the puppy teeth and all the chewing....I mean destroying of anything and everything she could get her teeth on.  I loved the fact she loved the table scraps, but hate the fact that I need to repaint the front door and replace of the trim around the door.  

The only person that really loves her is Mike.  The boys hate the fact that she is always jumping on them and knocking them on the ground. We have had many tears spilled over Aly. She has chewing every one of the boys' bike seats, and pulls the inserts out of their roller skates...and yes chewed them to pieces. There is much more that she has detroys  It was getting so bad that the younger three boys wouldn't even go outside unless she was locked up in the barn.  Again more love/hate.  

I LOVE the fact that she stays away from me.  She doesn't jump on me.  She doesn't lick me.  She just plain stays away from me, and that was perfectly fine with me.  But I do HATE the fact that she LOVES to bring me dead animals to my front door.

2 days ago, my heart was softened, Aly who is really still a puppy herself gave "breath" to 7 tiny little puppies.  ("breath" is birth to Lucas)  Yes I now have more puppies/dogs than my animal loving SIL.  She still has more animals(2 donkeys, 2 horses, 3 dogs and another foster dog, and a guinea pig), but I getting close.  Now that my heart is soft, she gets way more table food, buckets of milk(from the farm), I actually am checking the puppies several times a day and petting her lots more than I used to.

Once the puppies open their eyes and start moving around I will post pictures of pups....lots of pictures.  For now Aly is very protective of the pups and the boys are told they can't go near her.  She had them inside her dog house and it's kinda hard to see them, and even harder to get some pictures.  

I have a feeling that Spring Break is going to be tons of fun with 7 puppies and 4 boys.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Enormous Appetite

Connor, Connor, Connor, what an appetite you have this morning.

the bowl is too big for me.

that's the bowl, mommy makes cookies in.

I think your eyes are bigger than your stomach.

Now this is a better size for you.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Finger Lickin' Good

Shocking, I've got more pictures of Connor.  I quick threw together a batch of these cookies this afternoon. My little helper wanted to help out some bad...his way of helping out was licking his fingers,

and more licking,
and more,

and more.

It was sooooo good.

Silly Peanut!!!!  I could just eat him up, I love him so much.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Here's a glance of this day 10 years ago....

Monday, March 15, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

turning 6

My twins turned 6 years old this week.  Wow, where has the time gone?  It seems like it was just yesterday when I was just finishing up with my doctor's appt when my water was a full blown gush, I was soaked and had to walk through a waiting room full of people.

Fast forward six years and here we are...two boys who are so different, yet the best of friends.  

We had a great party last weekend with both grandpas and grandmas.

They were so excited to open their gifts...almost too excited for me to get a picture.

Let the paper ripping begin.  

They got gifts of

more legos,

hand knitted scarves by grandma,

wii games,


pillow pals.

and let's not forget the webkinz, kites, coloring books and crayons.  What a load of gifts.

Then it was time for cake.
and they know the drill; sit in front of cake, look at camera, smile then blow out candles,  but

wait a minute, I didn't say anything about a finger up the nose.  We need to do that over.

Much better.  Happy 6th Birthday Austin and Luc!!!


and blowing,

and blowing out the candle.  Austin took one breathe....Lucas three.

Enjoying the cake, YUM-O!!!!

Of course, I couldn't have the camera out and not get a picture of this peanut. :)

So what are the twins up to these days.

*They spend three days a weeks with the best teacher in the world. (according to them)
*They love going to Mrs. O's class at coffeebreak.
*They talk more about the girls in their class than the boys.
*Austin would rather running around, being loud and rough, while Lucas would rather be sitting in front of the TV or leapster.
*They both like legos...Austin likes to build and Lucas loves to play with the finished product.
*They love the Wii
*They still don't mind wearing the same clothes; if their clothes are different, they're having a mismatch day.  
*Austin was excited he remember he could tie his shoes...Lucas still needs to learn.
*Austin still loves pizza & fruit and really doesn't like PB & J.  Lucas eat just about everything.
* Lucas loves to talk and talk and talk.
*Austin is stubborn.  
*Lucas loves to sing.
*Austin is stubborn.