Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Santa Pictures

Pete has seen Santa twice this year. The first time at the church Christmas party and he second at REMC Christmas.  He was fine for the first time, but he also knew the guy playing Santa, though I don't think he realized he did but he was much more open to the concept of sitting on
a random person's lap than the second time when he just froze.  He did get some good pictures though so we have something for the scrapbook at least. 

Dex even got to partake in the festivities this year!  What a good dog for his very first Christmas! But he got bribed with treats to sit on Santa's lap.  When we had his nails trimmed they had Santa there as well, so we took advantage of that as well.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Morning of the Smoke Detectors

Sounds scary doesn't it?!  Well no worries neither the house or anyone was harmed that horrible morning, just my sleep schedule!  At 4 am the smoke detector started chirping we couldn't figure out which one and it wasn't doing it constantly so we tried our best to sleep through it, well that wasn't really possible. So I started to track it down, well I couldn't figure out where it was coming from, because more started chirping along with it!  I only had two batteries in the house and 7 chirping smoke detectors!  We actually have 9 in our house which is pretty dang small really, but I guess we're just being extra safe.  I ended up in tears around 6am due to lack of sleep and frustration, so I called my mom to see if she had any batteries she could bring over and save me.  I swear it was like in Catching Fire where is trapped in the arena with the JabberJays.  It was horrible!  Pete actually managed to sleep through the whole thing.  Mom saved me and helped me track them down and replace some more then we removed the batteries of the others because we ran through all of her batteries too. So I had to go through my morning with 3 hours less sleep than usual until I snuck in a nap while Pete got to watch a show. 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Dex Pictures

The Animal Welfare League had a fundraiser last weekend to get your pet's picture taken with a professional pet photographer.  Dex was pretty good for it, though I think he wasn't very happy with me about the day in general.  He had a bath (he hates getting wet), had his nails trimmed and ground down, plus he didn't get to sit with me for the picture!  Poor puppy fell asleep in the car on the way home and that never happens!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Crazy Times, and a Playing Pete

It has been awhile since I've updated.  Things have been crazy around here,with getting ready for winter around the house and yard and just all the other things that come up.  We had one big day of raking leaves, Pete loved the leaf sucking truck when it came to get our leaves.  My mom had surgery so we've spent some time helping her out around the house as well. I was in charge of Thanksgiving this year and helped mom get ready for Christmas as well as putting up our own stuff.   We also helped out with the church Nativity play as well this year. I made a bunch of hats for it as well as being in a trumpet group and Phil played guitar and harmonica.  Pete has had lots of time to play in the last couple of weeks and we've taken advantage of that time with some pictures of his favorite things over that time.
We borrowed mom and dad's lawn mower to help with our leaves and had to use a trailer to get it over to our place. 
Pete thought it was perfect to park his car on as well. 

Blocks! The tower wasn't standing much longer after this picture.

Pete was practicing his photography skills

Playing with a big train track Phil built for Pete.