Monday, October 26, 2009

Eathan Mao III

This morning I found Eathan Mao III (my beta fish) on the floor. He committed suicide by jumping. I may have filled his bowl up too close to the top or he couldn't stand that we got a new beta (that was much fancier). Anyway, I know he is just a beta but I was still a little sad. Thanks Heyward for taking care of the body!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Two down...How many more to go?!?!

As you all know Zara came to play at our house two Thursdays ago. She had a lot of fun! Maybe even too much fun...

The following Tuesday night she started heaving and coughed up one of Chuy's little toys. A plush bone of some sort; I still cannot figure out which one it was. We were glad she puked it up and all was well.

However, being anal about his things I searched and racked my brain to figure out which toy she had eaten. I still do not know. I told Brent this last Thursday that I had no idea which toy it was BUT through my searching I realized he was missing his little hot pink mouse (a cat toy we bought him when he was too small for dog toys). Well...

This morning around 8:30 I received a text from Liz asking if I was missing a hot pink mouse because she has it now. Poor Zara coughed up another toy that has been in her precious belly over a week! I sincerely hope this is the last one. I do not know what would happen if there were more in there.

We love you Zara...and we will make sure next time there are no toys laying around that are too tiny!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Play Date

We finally had Zara over to play with Chuy. They had so much fun chasing each other all over our place. Although Zara is much bigger than Chuy they are playing quite nicely. While they were playing the rest of us had pizza, brownies, and watched Chris Rock, The Office, and Project Runway (they were playing a LONG time). THANKS LIZ & BRENT for letting her play...and thanks for hanging out Graham and Erin (we need to get you two a puppy)!!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Zara Has Come

Chuy has a new friend; Saturday night Liz and Brent brought their Great Dane home. Chuy was not quite sure what to think of her, especially since she did not move and slept the entire time we were over there. I know that as soon as she gets use to her new home she will keep him busy. I cannot wait to see them playing together in the backyard...a Great Dane and Chi-Weenie!!

They both have matching Halloween PJs; however they were too big so we will have to wait until the end of the month (when she gains some weight and we hem his). I will definitely get a picture!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Giver

I had always seen kids reading this book yet I never took the time to check it out myself. But this weekend when I went to visit the North's Joanne gave me a few books to read and this was one of them. It is a very short book (179 pages) and a very easy read (written for younger people). I really enjoyed the story and where it was going...well at least where I thought it was going. I got to the last chapter and knew there was no way the ending was going to be what I had hoped for, and of course it was not! I read some reviews online and they mentioned readying the next book to see what happens. So I went online and requested it from the library. We shall see what Lois Lowry comes up with in the sequel...I hope it ends better!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

W&J Homecoming 2009

This past weekend was homecoming at Washington and Jefferson College. We went to the outlets, I saw the North's, ate at Old Mexico, and then went out to see everyone! It was a lot of fun to be in Washington, PA (glad we do it once a year). Here are some pictures of everyone happy to be back together.

Monday, October 5, 2009

"When our hair is white, we'll still have our sister love"

This book was given to Sabra and I around the same time from our sister Katie. I think I am the first to finish; which isn't a surprise considering that my sissy now has two jobs and 4 kids that keep her extremely busy. (I won't give too much away)

I will just say...

I really enjoyed this book. It follows two sisters on their journey through life together, which of course consists of hard times and struggle (China in the early 1900s). It became more than just a "really good read" by the time I finished the last chapter. This story made me think about the relationships we have with our sisters. Most importantly it reminded me that although we are very different and may not choose to go through life on the same path, we will always have each other and there is nothing quite like the bond between sisters.

I love my sisters and even though we may have many differences we are very much the same.