Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Quick Update

We have had a busy couple of months with teeball and softball. Both of the kids have now finished their seasons. Robyn won the most improved player for the season and Garrett received his first trophy.

The other picture is what happens to boys when they play too hard at a sleepover.

We have some fun things coming up this weekend so there should be more updates soon.

Monday, July 28, 2008


I would love to update my blog, really, but I can't pull myself away from!! Its addicting!! Lori, Alex, Michelle, am I right??

Monday, July 21, 2008

NASA Glenn Research Center

We had a fun time Saturday when we decided to visit the NASA Glenn Research Center. This was the first time we were there and were thrilled to see all the upcoming events at this location. The kids love anything having to do with space and the solar system. This will be our new hang out and its only 20 minutes away!

We were able to walk around the museum and get an autograph from the astronaut, Lee Morin. He was a mission specialist during the space shuttle Discovery mission STS-110.

Wait until you see our Wordless Wednesday pics!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Goodbye P.J.

We have had a rough couple of days here. P.J. came out here almost 3 weeks ago. The first week he was a the perfect dog and played with the kids and ignored Taffy when she wanted to play, which was always.

After the first week Garrett was playing with P.J. he started growling and ended up biting Garrett and he had a large scratch from under his to the bottom of his nose that was put there by P.J.' s teeth. We figured Garrett might have been rough with him. We gave Garrett a warning and gave P.J. another chance. The next day Garrett was walking around eating turkey (he shouldn't have been doing this) and P.J. tried to steal it from him and bit his finger.

A few days later Taffy started "playing" with P.J. It was tough to tell if he was enjoying it or not. I know that Taffy completely intended to play because that is all she does. P.J. was showing his teeth a lot and starting to bark at Taffy.

On Thursday the kids came and told me that the sink in the bathroom upstairs was clogged. I went up to look and there was toilet paper clogged in the sink and of course it had broken in to a ton of little pieces. Upon further investigation I saw large drops of blood behind the faucet then noticed pale watered-down blood across the counter. When I asked the kids about the blood Garrett told me that he was bitten again by P.J. and didn't want me to find out because he knew I would get rid of the dog. It must have happened inside his nose somewhere because I couldn't find a cut.

Later the same day Taffy and P.J. were "playing" and Taffy ended up with an open cut under her eye from P.J.

We knew we had to get rid of P.J. so I called the store where I got him. I had thought they got him from the county spca but they had actually got him from the city pound and the store didn't have the room to take him back until another one was adopted. They suggested some training techniques and told me I could take him to a forgotton shelter if I couldn't keep him but I would have to lie and say I found him as a stray which we refused to do.

On Friday Doug took P.J. to the spca. He explained the situation and told him what a great dog he would be for someone without young kids. They said that since he bit someone he had to be quarantined at home for 10 days and couldn't take him until the 26th.

After being home for 2 hours Doug receives a call from the pet store and said they never told us to take him to the spca and that they may put him to sleep. Here the owner had a friend at the spca and they all, including the dog warden knew P.J. which I find a little strange. They arranged for P.J. to go back to the pet store last night.

We are all a little sad but did what we had to do. I know Garrett is used to playing a little rough because Taffy is used to it and we had her since she was 7 weeks old and she is now only 2. P.J. was 5 and just wasn't into that. We talked to Garrett about how to handle other dogs. I just couldn't take the chance of something more serious happening.

**Yippee!! I got the paragraphs to have spaces between them!! I actually had to go into the edit html tab and enter html breaks after each paragraph. I shouldn't have to do that though. Anyone else having these blog issues??

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Alphabet

I saw this on Lori and Tina's blogs and thought I would get involved in this one.

A is for age: 32

B is for burger of choice: Ruby Tuesday

C is for the car I drive: 2008 Jeep Patriot

D is for your dog's name: Taffy and PJ

E is for essential item you use every day: computer, handy dandy headband, blender

F is for favorite TV show at the moment: Deadliest Catch, Clean House, Big Brother 10

G is for favorite game: Uno, Dance Dance Revolution (talk about hilarious), the pick on Doug game

H is for home state: PA

I is for instruments you play: played the saxophone

J is for favorite juice: Grape Cranberry

K is for whose bum you'd like to kick: I don't think anyone is on my list right now but I'll take volunteers

L is for last restaurant at which you ate: CiCi's

M is for your favorite Muppet: This question pushed my button! I absolutely hate nothing more than muppets!!!! They are one of my biggest pet peeves. Now I know whose butt I would have kicked if he was alive - Jim Henson

N is for number of piercings: 2 that I use, 4 altogether

O is for overnight hospital stays: when I had surgery on my heart in June 2007

P is for people you were with today: my kids

Q is for what you do with your quiet time: no comprendo??

R is for biggest regret: going to school for something that was practical instead of an interest, not knowing myself enough to make that decision

S is for status: Married since 1998

T is for time you woke up today: 5:22am

U is for what you consider unique about yourself: I'm the quickest noodle racer on both sides of the family!!

V is for vegetable you love: green peppers

W is for worst habit: I pick on Doug, tickle, annoy, hide his things, write on his under garments, etc....

X is for x-rays you've had: teeth, knees, head, heart

Y is for yummy food you ate today: Texas Crispers

Z is for zodiac: Aries (wow, that was tough for me to remember)

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

A New Addition To The Family!!!

Robyn and I had a fun day at the mall scheduled on Saturday. After some shopping and snacking we decided to go browse the pet store. In there they had 3 dogs that were rescued by the County SPCA. I saw one and I just melted. After calling Doug from the store I decided to bring him home. Aren't Robyn and I dangerous when we are out together? Even Taffy isn't allowed to ride in our new vehicle but our new dog P.J. did.

He is a 5 year old male lab mix that is all up-to-date on shots and neutered. He is housebroken and great with kids. That is what they told me at the store........ We brought him home and he has been a perfect angel. I have never seen a dog behave so well. He has to be in the same room with me at all times and he is so quiet and calm. He doesn't jump and we even had visitors today. I was swimming in the pool and he didn't even try to jump in but he did come over to kiss me when I went to the edge. He is very lovable but he does have a freaky eye color.
Taffy is a little unsure about this. She keeps going up to P.J. to start trouble but he just ignores her and she goes away. She is so confused and doesn't understand why a dog won't play all day long.
I had to wait until today to post this so my parents wouldn't see it. They are on their way to my house as I type. I didn't want to hear the whole what was I thinking speech any earlier than I have to.
How do you like his name Alex??? Make sure you tell hubby about it!