The kids have been wanting an inside dog for awhile, and I would have to say that I have been wanting one too. So, when Ella put a puppy on her santa list, we agreed to it. Marc had to take a little more convincing, but he finally agreed. We lost Katie, our chocolate lab a few weeks ago (she was 14), so the timing was good.
Christmas morning, when the kids awoke, there was a new puppy in the house. Braden was the first one up and I was sleeping on the couch with the puppy so her whinning did not wake the kids. I think Braden was a little shocked that there really was a puppy. A little later, I put Sophie in the bed with Ella, and at first Ella was trying to push her away since she did not know what was licking her. When she realized it was a puppy, it was priceless. She immediately sat up, and in a high pitched voice, very sweetly said "My puppy!" It was so sweet!!
Ella said that she wanted a Yorkie, but she got a miniature poodle. The kids named her Sophie Kate. I would have to say that she is a really good puppy. She is doing well with potty training, and she always had someone to play with. I think a little more than she wants at times, but at least she sleeps well at night!! :) And I must add that I love having a puppy in the house!! I miss my two poodles we had growing up, and Sophie reminds me of them so much!! She is really loved by all- even Marc, who says that he cannot believe that he has a foofy dog named Sophie!
I cannot believe that it has been a month since my last post. We have been really busy, and I just cannot seem to find the time to blog! So, here comes picture and information overload.......
We started the month with going to the pumpkin patch with Ella's class. She has such a sweet group of friends at her new school and they all get along so good together.
Next, I took Ella to see Disney on Ice! This was the first time she had gone and she loved it! Especially the snow cones and the cotton candy!! Give that child some food and she is good.
Then, Braden received an award at school for making High Honors for the first nine weeks of school! We are soooo proud of him. He LoVeS school and tries very hard to please. He does not like to make anything less than an A!! And my Ella is doing well in school also. She is quickly learning her sight words and is beginning to read! She loves her teacher and plays teacher everynight after school!! It is funny to listen to all the things that she says...I can tell who gets in trouble at school and the sweet little things that her teacher says to them!!!
Next, we had character dress up day at the kids's school. Braden was Robin Hood and Ella was a cat from If you Give a Cat a Cupcake. They were mighty cute if I say so myself.
Finally, we celebrated Braden's 9th birthday!! I cannot believe that he is 9! I still remember the day we brought him home from the hospital! :( We celebrated Braden's 9th birthday with his classmates and cousins at the local movie theatre. They watched Spooky Buddies. Braden decided that he wanted to collect donations for the Oconee regional Humane Society instead of gifts. Together with his friends, he collected $140.00 for them! He was very proud of that! He cannot wait to go get some pet beds and things for local animals in the shelter. A sweet, teacher friend I used to teach with made the awesome goodie bag toppers, cupcake toppers, invitations, and water bottle labels for Braden's party! She also made the goodie bag toppers for Ella to give to her friends in her class! She is just great!!
We had a great time celebrating Braden's birthday with our cousins Emma and J.P.!!
And finally, trick or treating at Reynolds Landing. It is definitely not what we are used to....it took us 2 hours to go to 18 houses. It takes forever when you have to drive house to house....but it was fun!!! :)
I have been married to my wonderful husband for 8 years and have been blessed with the two most precious children in the world. Braden was born on Halloween in 2002. He is a very active, smart little boy, who challenges us each day. Our lives would be very dull without him! Ella was born on May 7, 2006 and when I saw her I thought she was the most beautiful little girl I have ever seen, and of course I still think so. She is a very thoughtful and caring little girl. I am very blessed to have my parents who live so close to help share in the lives of my children each day. I love shopping on the internet, dressing my children in cute clothes, anything monogrammed, reading books to help make me a better parent, going to the beach, having family time, jesus, contemporary christian music and just being a mom.