Friday, April 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Hannah!



April 5 marked Hannah's 3rd birthday, which we celebrated at home with an "Abby Caddaby" and "My Little Pony" theme (Hannah could not decide--she was bummed there weren't pink Transformers for her theme).
Hannah chose the meal, which ended up being pizza, finger jello, chips, and salad, along with the chocolate fountain, birthday cake, and ice cream. It's no wonder the kid puked halfway through her party!
Not to worry though...she was not sick, and after she got over the shock of throwing up (never had done that before!!) it was back to partying.
The best things about being 3?? In Hannah's words:
"I get to go to kindergarten now with Haiden" (actually will not be happening, obviously, but that's what she thinks).
"I get to eat strawberries."
"I get to sing more songs."
"I will get a snake" (another improbability).

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Little Miss Hairdresser


I don't know how well it shows in this picture, but in true Hannah fashion, little Miss Hairdresser decided to cut her hair in a fairly awesome mullet this week...right before her birthday party, of course, where pictures were sure to be taken.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A sad, sad day....




I try to keep this light, but seeing as it's also an update of what's going on over here, I had to share the sad news that yesterday we had to put 2 of our dogs "to sleep."


Brodi and Bruer had been with us for almost-16 and 14 years respectively, and had been together their entire lives, never leaving each other's sides. It was only fitting that when the time came, it came at the same time. They had both been deteriorating so quickly and it got to the point where I just could not watch them go through the pain any longer.

Unfortunately, it was me who had to take them to the vet to have this done (with the kids in tow, of course) but the vet was absolutely wonderful, the staff took the kids aside and kept them busy with toys and let them pet the cat with no eyes and check out the back offices where they keep the animals who are recovering from surgeries, while I had to deal with the task of saying goodbye.
So...enough of the sad stuff. I actually feel better right now, knowing that they are no longer suffering and they are still together. More posts to come...hopefully a little more upbeat than this one!