Sunday, March 25, 2012

Name that baby!


The other day Juni had some songs in her.  She sang about Scout, about Atticus, Phoebe, cups, and then this quiet moment on our porch as she wound down.   FYI "Lip lops" is widely known at our house to be "lip gloss".  

Scout 2/3/03-3/12/12
Atticus (right) is still with us and doing well.  He misses his half sister most when we all leave the house, but is subsequently getting to go more places with us.  We're thankful Scout isn't suffering anymore.  Juni sang songs about how much she missed Scout all week.  Ezra pestered us for a new, big, hairy dog as a replacement until he was convinced that we were set against getting any more dogs.  Besides, I'm allergic to furry animals. :-)

Answers to Name that Baby:
1. Daddy and Ezra - 4 mos
2. Daddy and Phoebe - 4 mos
3. Juni - 4 mos
4. Phoebe - 4 mos
5. Phoebe legs - 4 mos
6. Juni legs - 4 mos

Saturday, March 10, 2012


"Mommy, Scout barf-ted again," Juni told me today.  Scout is the older sister of our two American Hairless Terriers and she is very very sick.  She went deaf a few months ago, then her bark changed to a thin shadow of its former self and now this.  She can't keep a thing down, not water, not food.  It's simply awful.  For her, for us.  We've been to the vet three times.  We don't expect her to make it through this next week.  

These were taken when she was a puppy, she's nine year old now.  She's been a good dog.  

Other than cleaning up barf, we've been enjoying life together.  I'm trying to keep our schedule relatively calm.  We're looking forward to going back to Tennessee for Easter weekend to see my family.  It'll be a long drive, but worth it to see everyone.  One set of grandparents has actually never seen more than one of our children at a time.  I would take each of them as a lap child to Iowa after they were born and maybe again before they turned two.  Which means it's been a very long time since they've seen Ezra.  Now that they live in TN it's easier to drive to them. 

I know I need to put some Phoebe pictures up, she's changing so fast!  She's wearing 6-9 mos clothes now and size 2 diapers!  We do use cloth at home, but use disposable at night and when we go out.  Anyways, she's as sweet as can be and her older siblings adore her.  

I will post a picture of my sister-in-law's wedding in Jamaica.  Isn't she beautiful?  Welcome to the fam, Dan!  We're so happy for you both!