I'm slow getting things going today. I got more sleep last night than I normally get, and my body is so exhausted. It has no idea how to function with eight hours of sleep, either that or it's telling me that I should practice better sleeping patterns. (This is where I would insert a winky emoticon if my daugthers weren't so opposed to emoticons.)
Rock had his tonsils and adenoids removed a couple of days before Christmas. He only missed two days of school this way rather than an entire week if we had waited until after Christmas. He told the doctor he couldn't miss class because missing one day of Mrs. H's class is like missing a week in any other class. The doctor chuckled and I gave Rock my mommy look to which he shrugged, smiled and said, "What? So I like school." Mrs. H enjoyed knowing she was such a tough teacher.
Nice. I am turning 40 in a few months which officially makes me ancient.
Breakfast is great for lunch and dinner at our house, especially when dad brings home a little sugar cereal. We are such great parents!
Brick lost one of his top teeth yesterday. It was traumatic because he swallowed it, so then his siblings started making up stories about how it would grow another person inside of him or all the horrible things that would happen when he eliminated it. Nothing like a few older siblings to add peace to an evening meal.
It is fabulous to hear him speak with a little whistle as his bottom teeth still haven't come in all the way. When he asks for help putting on his "snow-veralls" (aka: snow pants)I can't help but giggle.
I came from the the grocery store to find Ellie on the couch that she is banned from. Can you tell that Gus is really concerned? In fact when I asked her about it, she just sheepishly smiled and shrugged and said it would eventually happen. Ellie did her best to look sweet and innocent so she wouldn't get in trouble.
Remember how I told you that Ellie was a little bit of a puppy bully, due to the fact that we haven't socialized her enough with other dogs. Well, that is getting better and we were feeling quite pleased with ourselves until last week while at the pet store Ellie got caught shop lifting.
I can't believe I just wrote that.
Can you imagine my horror in the check out line and another store employee comes up and telling Ellie how lucky she is that she is getting a new toy. Gus and I looked at each other with that look that communicates, "This woman is nuts, we are only buying tarter controlling treats." The employee continues to try and get Ellie to make friends and we finally notice that somewhere during our shopping adventure Ellie has indeeded found a minature sprong toy and must have been carrying it around for a while. (Sprongs are her favorite!)
Ellie is developing quite a rap sheet: bullying, shop lifting, stealing (Food from any surface of our home), and car stopping cuteness.
Loaf wanted to get into the pictures. She tackles Ellie at least once a day. Ellie doesn't seem to mind as she usually licks Loaf's face clean.
I have no words for the next picture.
I was able to spend a lovely afternoon/evening with Guelita. We watched a little NFL (her choice), made a few tortillas (double batch because she wanted to make sure I was able to take some home), and talked about how much she misses Guelito. She is an amazing woman. I am so thankful to have moments like these.
Record snow fall and below freezing temperatures have been the news story of the week. Our school district issued a snow day and cancelled school which is unusual for us. The temperatures are freezing and to find bare footprints in the snow made me wonder about these children of mine.