Thursday, August 5, 2010

Girly time!!

Since the boys are off having a blast in the north, Clara and I are having our girly time together.  I will admit…this age 2-3 is a HARD time for me.  I don’t handle, “No, I don’t want to”, whining, etc. that comes with that age frame very well.  I never thought I would have a girly girl….but that she is.  The other day we experienced our first pedicures together.  Clara really liked it.  She was bummed that she did not get to do the lotion/massage and bath for your feet.  ;)  Next time I will make sure they let her do it.  Since it was the first time I was not sure how she was going to handle it all.  She went first and then I got my pedi on.  She did well waiting but did not like that she missed out on those few extras Mommy got and not Clara.  After the pedis, we ran into a couple of stores.  Clara really likes to shop!  Maybe she will help me become a shopper.  I mentioned to her that we were going to Target and she squealed with delight at the top of her lungs and said, “TAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGEEEEETTTT!!!!”  I wish you could have heard her.  A few ladies in the store we were in started laughing and said everyone feels that way about Target…LOL .  When we arrived at Target Clara proceeded to ask for “Clara shoes?”  She likes her shoes too!!  We did not get shoes that trip but she handled the let down well. 

Enjoy the shot of her precious, precious toes!  They are pretty pink with a pretty little white flower on her toes.  She is proud of them!  I look forward to many more Mommy/daughter pedi days! 

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Monday, August 2, 2010

Big Bad Musical & New Addition to the Family

Well, again it has been too long since I blogged.  I have too much to try and cram into one post but I will try.

Christian was involved in a play with the children’s theater.  It was a great play.  It was a musical and comedy in one.  It was a combination of all the fairy tale characters.  The Big Bad Wolf was on trial and ultimately it was up to the audience to determine if he was innocent or guilty.  It was GREAT!  Here are some shots.  We also had the cast party over here and I think everyone had a great time. 

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This past Wednesday I finally added an addition to our family I have been wanting for many, many, many years.  I have always LOVED dogs and have had an involvement with them whether it was through work (vet’s office, dog groomer), dog rescue/fostering, training, etc.  I have always dreamed of doing competitive obedience with a Doberman.  I love the breed, their dedication, loyalty, intelligence, and of course their looks.  Well, life has always gotten in the way of me taking the time to work on this dream.  The kids’ upbringing and education are my #1 priority but I have also decided I need to have something just for me too.  A time I get away even if it is just a couple hours a week and focus on a hobby for myself.  Okay….now….introducing……Mya or her AKC name is HillCo’s Devil Woman!  I know…I know…not a fan of her AKC name but I am hoping that one day it will look like this HillCo’s Devil Woman, CD RN WAC CGC (etc, etc. not sure how all the titles work but you get the idea)  The titles after her name will be accomplishments we have made together in obedience/rally, temperament testing, etc.  Mya 19 weeks 001

She is almost 20 weeks old.  In that picture she looks like such a grown dog but she is still very much a puppy.  Here are some puppy pics of her and her litter mates.  R1- 6A 002484-R1-03-22 002484-R1-15-10

Here are some the day after I brought her home…meeting everyone.  Mya 004 Big Bad Musical party & Miley 049 Big Bad Musical party & Miley 033 Big Bad Musical party & Miley 034

I will probably have to post her ears for another month or so and then we will be finished with that.  She is a real sweetie with a fantastic temperament.  She is very calm and well behaved for a puppy.  She is doing pretty good at housebreaking and will get there soon enough.  She is just great!

On another note, my boys will be gone for over a week!  They left early Saturday morning.  They are traveling up north with my Mom and Dad to visit with my brother and his family.  They are making some stops in Kentucky (to visit some cave), Niagara Falls, and also New York City.  When they get up to Boston they will also be traveling to Vermont to enjoy a 4-day Christian concert/event while camping in the mountains of Vermont.  I am kind of jealous but oh, so happy for them!  I miss them so much already.  They will be back next Monday or Tuesday.  Please keep them in your prayers for safe travel there and back and a blessed time together with the Meemaw and Pawpaw and their cousins, aunt, and uncle.