Saturday, November 29, 2008

November Catch-up

Ava lost her first tooth, and she was very excited to use her tooth fairy set that she bought at the book store. It came with a little candle-light so that the tooth fairy knows whos room to come into, a little pillow for the tooth and a book all about loosing teeth!

This month we also had a lot of other fun things going on...We had friends over for dinner & poker. It was such a great time, that we decided to make it a more regular occurance! Here is a picture of the big winner, Karla....$6.00 in cold, hard cash. "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!!!" I can't beleive we didn't take more pictures that night. Oh time!!

We also got a new puppy... Velvet. She's a sweet little thing, a Weimeraner. Hefé is in doggy heaven now that he has a dog smaller than him around, although she will soon surpass him in the size department. Timber, well, I think he's still missing Heaven. They were like two bookends with eachother, but he's slowly warming up to Velvet.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Bye Sweet Heaven...

Today we had to have our 10 year old (well, almost 10) Weimeraner, Heaven, put to sleep. Heaven was the sweetest dog ever. She was old, and hadn't been doing well, but she started seizing earlier in the day and never stopped. André rushed her to the animal hospital as soon as he found her, but it was too late. The Vet said due to the length of the siezure and her condition, that the likihood of recovery was, we had to make the decision to put the poor baby down.

We were all pretty broken up about it, but Aidan took it the hardest. We burried her in the backyard, under a shady tree.
Timber is missing his friend as well, he looked for her yesterday after she was buried. He kept sniffing her bed and running around the house... We got Timber when he was 6 months old, and we had already had Heaven at that point - so he's been with her all his life pretty much.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I am beside myself with excitement and hope for America!!!

André sent me a text earlier today - someone sent it to him, and I don't know where it came from, but I want to share it:
"Rosa sat so Martin could walk; Martin walked so Obama could run; Obama ran so our children could FLY"