Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick or Treat!



We had the best time! We stoppped and picked up pizza and Aunt Staci, went to the Princess and Superstar's house and collected candy...and lot's of it!
It was funny...it was so hot and muggy that one house gave out juice pouches!!!!
Everyone looked cute and we were ALL very tired when we were done. Great times with great friends!

Monster Mash!

video

Friday, October 30, 2009

Enter Cosmo....

Cosmo
Quiet Cosmo....
My close up!
Crazy Cosmo!

Well....
We thought we would wait awhile since the passing of Twilighter. However, an opportunity to adopt another greyhound presented itself to us. Sometimes, you just see the signs, or it is fate...whatever it is....we have Cosmo now.

Cosmo was born in Alabama the day before The Pirates birthday. (we all have birthday's that start with a "J" including Cosmo) A kennel worker at the track was not supervising the dogs properly and a female ended up pregnant. They did not know she was pregnant and kept racing her thinking she was "fat". She delivered 10 pups and only 5 survived. They were not "wanted" because they did not know who the father was...so no racing for them. He is the biggest of the 5 brothers. He was named "Scarface" at he track and then renamed "Austin" when he was delivered to the greyhound rescue here in town.

We went to the pet store to buy a light for The Pirate's betta fish named "Sushi" and ran into the adoption group. Cosmo was very friendly, licked the kids and seemed very happy. We just had to take him home! He is very FAST and HYPER...but is typical puppy.

He is very cute and everyone wants to see a greyhound pup...he is an oddity. It has taken some of the attention off the Mermaid! It hasn't phased her a bit!
Wish us luck!

Happy Fall!


What Fall? It is 90 plus degrees here...it really stinks! We took the kids to their favorite place for dinner....Chik-fil-A. They can eat and play. I promised the kids I would take their pic with the scarecrows. The Mermaid was excited to be by the one that had "pony-tails" and then decided to stike a pose!!!! Check her out....

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween 2009

Daphne and Shaggy

Scooby and the gang!


The kids get dressed up for Halloween and go to school for a storybook parade. The rule is that your costume must come from a book. The parents can come and watch the parade in the cafeteria. WOW!! There were a lot of parents there!

The Pirate was Shaggy, The Mermaid was Daphne and The Superstar was Scooby-Doo!!!!! They looked so cute together. Shaggy and Daphne complained their wigs itched and Scooby sweated so much that well....you can fill in the blanks! It does not help that we are breaking record highs here...it was 91 degrees on Wednesday.

Let's hope it is not that HOT on Halloween night. Happy Trick or Treating to our friends!!!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Soccer Saturday

The Pirate had pictures and a soccer game today. He played goalie and had 9 saves!!!!! He relly likes playing goalie and has become good at it. The coach then moved him to the forward position because he is aggressive about going after the ball. AGGRESSIVE???? Does he know my kid? Or... is the Pirate changing right in front of my eyes????

hmmm....

Monday, October 19, 2009

Fall Weather...FINALLY!!!!






It has been 90 plus degrees here. It is WAAAAYYYY to hot for October!!!! Finally on Saturday, the weather turned. It is beautiful....68 degrees was the high. We spent some time outside on Sunday. Took some random shots of the kids.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Flu Shots ROCK!


...especially when we only have to get the Flu Mist! The health dept here had a free Clinic "Say BOO to the FLU!" and the kids ONLY had to get it up the nose. Were they relieved...no needles!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Got Cream Cheese?

Cream Cheese Smile #1
Cream Cheese Smile #2

After soccer, we stopped for a bagel. The kids love bagels. Can you tell?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

We miss you big guy....


The house feels empty without you here. Daddy misses you the most....we all miss you still. We love you.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Twilighter


August 5, 1996- October 6, 2009

Today, we lost our Twilighter to a stroke. It was time for him to go. 13 years, 2 months and a day years old. He spent 3 years racing around the track and then, spent 10 years with us as a family. Thank you for being the best dog EVER and taking care of the Pirate and Mermaid. We miss you already....

Love,
Mommy, Daddy, the Pirate and the Mermaid

Monday, October 5, 2009

Frog Hunter


The Pirate and his Dad found THIS HUGE FROG on the pool equipment and decided to catch it. They fed it some bugs and it left us a BIG surprise this morning!


It is as big as my fist! YUCKY!!!!!!!

Mommy's little Helper


We came home from the store and she asked to help!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Moon Festival 2009

Making paper Lanterns
Picture of Na Na by the Mermaid

The Pirate and The Mermaid showing off their Lanterns


Proud kids!
Moonpies instead of Mooncakes...bought at 7-11. So American!

The FULL moon!