Friday, December 26, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Lately Haven and Avie get on each others nerves more than they get along, but that is something that comes with siblings, especially brother and sister. This morning was a nice reminder why we are so blessed and why they are so lucky to have each other. One day when they are fighting non-stop I will remind them of this moment...
I was getting everything in order for our day while Haven and Avie played and watched
Sesame Street. Any parent who endures Sesame Street knows it is filled with songs and dancing. Usually Haven pleads with me to dance. So all three of us dance around the living room to ridiculous songs about vegitables or something of equal importance. It is part of my mommy duty to dance and I would be lying if I said I did not enjoy it more than any adult should.
This time Diana Krall (who was a special guest) was singing a jazz tune and playing the piano. Haven was immediately captivated and jumped to his feet. He ran over and grabbed my hand and said, "Dance Mama dance." Being the obediant Mom that I am I got up and danced around with him. Avie watched and started laughing at us. So I grabbed her up and danced with her while Haven jumped around us. Avie was having a great time. Haven then looked up at us and said, "Dance!" I assumed he wanted to hold my hands to dance so I reached down to take his hand. Instead he pushed my hand away and reached for his little sister.
I set her down on the ground and Haven grabbed both her hands. And they danced. Avie, who is not a skilled dancer like Haven yet, stood there and bounced while she held Haven's hands and laughed. Haven made sure she didn't fall over and laughed every time she laughed.
Elmo and Diana Krall finished their song and Haven let go of Avie's hand. They both went back to their toys...or fought over the same toy. I really can't keep track, but either way I relished in the highlight of my day. It was pretty much the cutest thing I have ever seen.
As if the cute factor was not enough...I have every intention of blackmailing them in their teen years with this story. Another reason I'm disappointed I did not have my camera handy. Not to worry. I do have a bathtub duo shot that would make any teenager want to crawl in a hole.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
I remember when I first saw Drago. He was the only white puppy sitting in the middle of all of his extremely active brothers and sisters crawling all over him. I picked him up and begged to take him home. He road home on my lap that day. We noticed immediatly he was goofy and quarky. He caught on quickly to fetch and would catch a frisbee all day. We spoiled him more than we should have and totally enjoyed him. Once the kids came Drago was so patient with them and Haven really enjoyed him. But with all the new responsibilties we had less time to devote to Drago.
We decided Drago needed more time and energy than we could give him. We enjoyed him very much and it was very sad to see him go. But we know he will be very happy with his new family. The family who adopted him had to pass a home inspection from a border collie adoption facility specifically for active border collies like Drago. This family passed and already received a dog in February and they loved their dog so much they wanted another one. Drago was their pick! We met them a few weekends ago and they fell in love with him right away. They were very impressed with his fetching. As soon as they got Drago home they took him in the backyard to play with him and posted pictures of their dogs. They e-mailed us and let us know that he was doing great and getting along with his new "brother" very well. Haven is too young to understand where Drago went so we told him he went to play. We will all miss him. But we are thrilled he will be walked daily, played with constantly, be allowed on the furniture and embraced as a part of the family. He will be a happy dog.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
As if this wasn't enough I will also go back to school part time at CU Denver. I am currently enrolled in 2 classes. Luckily one is online so I can do it from home and the other is Tuesday and Thursday mornings starting mid-January. So the kids will be with the sitter a little longer on those days. The campus is the same one that Mike works at! So if we are really lucky maybe Mike and I can sneak in an occasional "lunch date" in the cafeteria. ;) The thought of that alone makes it totally worth all the work!
All of this will be a big transition and we are asking for prayers so we all adjust and we can handle the new responsibilities!