Thursday, August 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Lil M

So, I posted pics from last weekend... Mia's 2nd birthday party, but I didn't write yesterday, on her actual birthday. We had a great dinner last night with Aiyee Mimi, Chase, Scott, Brian, Dustin, Abbi, Joe and Kat! We also celebrated Dustin and Brian's birthdays last night, since they were both in the last week!

Here are a few from her 2 year pic session, plus Chase who is 8, and Sis and I. Here are some, in no particular order.


Sunday, August 24, 2008

What a great bunch!

This about sums it up..... :)

More later..... :)


Friday, August 15, 2008

Sportsmanship and Lil M Updates


Ok, now that's been said... our women's Gymnastics team RULES!!! :) Woohoo! Gold and Silver, babie!!!!!

I just read an article where a Swede won Bronze in Wrestling... only then to THROW IT ON THE FLOOR because he was upset at the outcome. OMG. Show some respect. I mean, seriously. These are the top athletes in the WORLD and this guy gets pissy over the outcome? OK, I get that he was upset about their judging. But save that for private. Not the podium.

'Nough said.

Anyway, I didn't actually stay up and watch the gymnastics last night, but hopefully, my DVD-R got it!! :) I've been taping parts of the Olympics for Lil M.

Oh, and last night, we had our FINAL adoption agency visit!!! It went well. The lady, Amy, was super nice. They all have been. Whew. That's all over. :) She asked how much Lil M weighs... looks like about 24.6 - 25 lbs (according to an online chart, she's still in the 40th percentile, where's she's been all along!). She's also approximately 31.5" tall now! WOW. She's gettin' so BIG! :) I need to get her 2 year Dr. appt scheduled. Let's see how accurate Mommy was at home! haha.

She can say:
Mimi (for Aiyee mimi)
Scott (cot)
Dog Dog
Cat (dat)
Butterfly (fuu-fly)
Outside (side)
Elmo (melmo)
Nose (noo)
Yes (yeah)
Button (buu)
Peekaboo (pee-boo)
Nine (pointed to the 9 on a book last night and said "Nine"!!)
Hello (lo!)
Eye (she pokes herself while saying this)
Ducky (duttie or duuh)
Fish (fii)

There's probably more... but that's 34 words... at least. :)
two 'two word' sentences so far... "More Juice" and "Where go?" (as in, where'd he/she go? - as she raises her hands as a question too! lol)

She also likes to mimic Mommy. She likes to put on her makeup (pretend, of course), comb her hair, and brush her teeth. She pretended to dry her hair with the hairdryer this morning, even! She can wipe her face and nose with a tissue. She can feed herself with a spoon or fork. She can walk, run, walk up stairs holding on to the railing... she likes to push/throw a ball, color with crayons and color on the back porch with chalk!


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Pics taken

We had pictures taken at Sears on Saturday... for Mia's 2nd birthday and Chase's 8th. When we got done, Mindy took a couple with her camera... the real ones come in on the 25th! I can't wait! :)


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Pampering yourself...

So, I have a hair appt tonight. Every 6-7 weeks. :) I'm wondering what others do to pamper themselves. I used to run all the time. Ok, maybe that's not pampering. lol, but it was good for me. It was so much easier to just throw on some shoes and run out the door. I am determined to get out when it is a little cooler... and when my hip is feeling better. The Dr. wants me to go get it x-rayed and I just haven't had time yet. But I will.

This past year we've stayed in so much. Sometimes I have that feeling people used to tell me about... the one where I don't want to bug my single friends with no kids 'cause I have Lil M now... and I'm afraid that they won't want to hang out with us. Now, I do realize that's silly, 'cause they all love her. But it hasn't been a conscious thought until recently. And I'm not sure where it came from.

Another thing I've read about lately is about people going to the Library! What a concept. I think it is something Lil M and I could do and that wouldn't be too difficult... or time-consuming... might even be relaxing. So, I think I'll check it out soon.

I've been trying to de-clutter some more of the house. It is working... that's not a pampering thing, but it does make me feel better when I make progress. One thing I'd LOVE to have is someone come in and help me do a full-house cleaning... top to bottom. But doubt that'll happen. Now, THAT would be pampering!!! lol

So, give me some other ideas... :)


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Maggi and Shelties

I've been thinking a lot lately about my animals. I've brushed Maggi out two days in a row and she looks GORGEOUS, if I do say so!!! She's turning into such a great little dog. I need to have her measured and weighed. :)

My biggest problem with her has been her barking. I've tried quite a few things, with little success. I am considering taking her to obedience classes... and moving into agility. I think that she'd love it. We'll see.

It is awfully cute to see Mia tell them to sit or try to tell them to 'wait'... she doesn't quite have that one down yet... I think she'd have a great time with teaching/learning them too. lol

Anyway, I've been out looking at pics of other Shelties... and I have to say that Maggi is quite pretty!! Other show shelties are pretty... and I realize I'm biased, but my Maggi is quite the looker!


Manna and stuff

So, Manna is home. She seems to be doing a little better. She's on two meds... and is getting treats, to make it a little easier to give her the meds. The thyroid meds have to be given for 30 days and then we go back. I think that if the radiation treatment is an option (which i've heard it is) then that's what we'll do... unless the Vet thinks otherwise.

I'm just glad she seems to be starting to feel a little better.

The rest of us are doing ok this week. Lil M has taken to telling me to 'sit'... and she sits on the couch and points to my spot. haha. She also seems to like Elmo. So, I got her an Elmo potty for potty training... let's see how that goes.

She likes to bring her toys up onto the couch, so she can sit with me and play. :) But she has also been doing pretty well with playing in her room for a little bit on the weekends. She stood on the back porch while I cut the grass this weekend... kept looking for me to make sure I was there. :) She still likes to put her blankets on the dogs and pat them... :) She even covered me with a blanket the other day and patted me. haha. Such the caregiver. She's giving Mama more kisses too! We went for a little bit where she didn't want to... and she's still giving great hugs.

She's protective of Manna when Manna is eating her food... tells the dogs No... cute.

Anyway, more later.


Saturday, August 2, 2008

Manna update

The Vet called today and said that Manna has hyperthyroidism. I get to go pick her up here shortly, and will know a little more then. He said she will be on medication, and we'll see how she does, but she might need radiation treatment or surgery. :( Her heart had an irregular beat, and she was breathing way too hard, but she seems to be doing a little better, so far. So, let's see.

I'll post when I know more... thank you for your prayers. It is so weird that she's not here this morning... I am SO not ready for her to be gone permanently.


Friday, August 1, 2008

Manna cat

My Manna girl is sick. I'm devastated. She's at the kitty hospital tonight. PLEASE PRAY for her. They don't know what is wrong yet. Yes, she's a bit older... but we've been through everything together. And I mean everything. I need her with me.

Please pray for her.