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Friday, March 18, 2011

Introducing Zeke

For about a month Jamie has been telling me about a dog that needed a home and asking if we should take him. After a playdate on Sunday I left the decision up to him. The pro and con lists were even in my mind.

  1. My long time dog Sasha is way past her prime, and I will be too emotional to ever replace her after she dies.
  2. I really like boxers.
  3. He is playful, submissive, sweet, and good tempered.
  4. He gets along well with the other dogs.
  5. He is good with kids.
  6. He is obedient and comes when you call.
  7. He is already housebroken.
     1.  He is a boy.
     2-7.  Another dog? Are you serious?

As you can see by the picture below, the dog stayed on at our house. My only demand was that we change his name from Thrasher, a name totally not my style. Since visions of ever adopting an adorable boy from Africa and changing his name to Ezekiel are dissipating before my eyes, I decided to bestow that moniker on the dog. Caitlyn doesn't understand why he follows her around the house with a ball, as she is accustomed to dogs that mostly just lay around the house. Now if I can only teach him that when I send him away from the table I intend that he stay away until we finish eating, not just make a loop around the upstairs and come back from the other side...

My attempt at a teenager style shot of the two of us :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

February Fun

Some fun not yet blogged:

Princess Party - Caitlyn was invited to her first real princess birthday party. I was shocked that despite all the princesses, no one had the same dress. It must have been magic. We cheated and borrowed one from our neighbor as Caitlyn has no godmother. Probably the best part of the day was watching Jamie dance with our Cinderella.

Lord I Lift Your Name on High - the children's choir invited the preschool choir to sing with them at the end of a church service. I was rather proud of them!

Monkey Joes - I surprised the kids one Friday by taking them to Monkey Joes, aka the loudest place on earth. An even bigger surprise occurred when I spotted Caitlyn's twin friends from church. Their grandma bought Caitlyn an Icee that really went well with my pants and shoes. (Yes, I'm the one that spilled it.) When we went back that afternoon the kids easily made friends with strangers, so it was still fun.

Visiting my parents - We had a fun few days of playing, sentence diagramming, and even attending my niece's practice spelling bee.

Shalom Seekers