Archive for October, 2007

blog action night

Monday October 15, 2007

Today is Blog Action Day and I got sick and had to leave work.

So now, I post at night. I wanted to write more but….for now, this is what I want to say:

In my fifth grade yearbook I wrote that my greatest wish was; That everyone in the world would recycle!

This is still my wish.

Oh, and that bottled water be banned.

Petroleum to make the plastic bottles, petroleum to drive the plastic bottled water to the stores, and then petroleum to drive the plastic bottles to a landfill to stay for the next million years. Grrrrrr. Just buy a Nalgene.

Where are all these landfills?

some pumpkins

Tuesday October 9, 2007

Jake and I were feeling patient and adventurous.

So we invited our neighbors, 5 1/2 year old Gracie and 3 year old Liam, to help us pick out some pumpkins at a house a few blocks away.

We even brought Judy. It was a ton of fun (all 30 minutes of our walk there and back) by the end of it we were just happy that everyone was still alive.

I have some videos that should be accompanying this post…but they will have to come later.

i get to see avery tomorrow!

Thursday October 4, 2007

Amanda says he can now sit up without the use of this lovely Bumbo chair!!!

two way

Wednesday October 3, 2007

As I am trying on my newly discovered trendy Target outfit…Jake calls and innocently asks, when am I getting home?

“Oh, in a bit Jake, I’m at Target…I have to pick up my prescription…I’ll be home soon!”

As I continue to check myself out in the Target dressing room two way mirrors…my phone rings again…again, Jake asks innocently, when are you coming home Anne?

“I’m leaving right now, see you in a bit!!”


Little did I know that while I was trying on clothes in the Target dressing rooms…there was a warm meal waiting for me at home to be eaten by the light of candles.

Isn’t he the best?

so proud

Monday October 1, 2007

Tonight as we watched her come, sit, stand, sit, down on command we beamed with pride. We were so proud. She did it – in front of all other eight puppies and families. Tonight Judy graduated from puppy kindergarten!

For the last month, we have met for one hour of chaos each week to learn from, who Jake and I call, the “dog whisperer.” He can move mountains folks. Well, he can train the craziness out of the craziest puppies out there! He is great. Oh, and he is hilarious.

He says things like:

“Let’s try a lab. They are food motivated and have attention spans the size of a gnat.”
“She doesn’t know whether she is losing her head or her hat.”
“These are PUPPIES guys, they are puppies! They do what puppies do.”
Chuck talking aloud for the puppies: “He says, “why don’t I get to play.” “She says, “i don’t care if I’m small.” “He says, “where’s my treat.” “He says, “i’m not scared of you.”
“Oh there you are – I thought I had lost you completely.”
“You’re so sppecial.” “Oh good dog, you’re so sppecial.”

p.s. This polaroid photo is hilarious for a few reasons – 1. Judy has a graduation hat on…which you cannot see, and 2. Jake is holding her graduation certificate upside down.
Here is a video of “puppy play time” – Judy hasn’t quite figured that out yet…