Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Fragments

Mommy's Idea

*We got our two new dogs last weekend. Their names are Yogi and Boo Boo, they're mostly black labs, about 1-1/2 years old, and they're brothers. They're rambunctious and untrained but they're fun and friendly and they'll be good family dogs. Training them and giving them what they need is going to be a lot more work than I realized and I've been overwhelmed by it this week. All I can say is, I can't wait to get barking collars tomorrow, and the invisible pet fence is going to be a sanity saver once it gets installed! (Which is not for another ten days. Aaaagh!)  

This is their picture from the shelter's website. I'll post my own pictures of them soon.
*The mystery of the ladybug invasion that I've mentioned for the past three weeks has been solved! I forgot, this is Iowa. When the corn crops are cut down in fall, the bugs that were living there migrate to the outsides of people's houses, and the lucky ones get in. Awesome.
 *Speaking of Iowa...Iowa City was ranked the 7th best place to live in the country for LDS (Mormon) families. It is indeed a very family-friendly place and we like it a lot. Another Iowa town (Ames) was ranked 5th. Click here if you'd like to see the article along with the rankings.

*My blog-friend Cheryl sent me a "pay it forward" handmade gift this week. It totally made my day! I'm so impressed by her talent in making things like this. We'll really enjoy using this with our boys at Christmastime. Thank you so much Cheryl! (Would anyone like to participate in doing this? I send you a gift made by me (I'm not crafty and I don't sew so it won't be anything fancy like Cheryl's, but I'll do my best!), and you send something that you make on to someone else, and so on? Let me know if you're interested!)

*I met our new pediatrician this week when I took Sam in for his 12-month check-up and I really like her. I think she'll be great for my kids. Yay!

*My mom is coming out for a week at Thanksgiving! Double yay!!

*I'm going to be taking a break from blogging next week. With the addition of the two dogs to our family and lots of other things that need to get done, my life is descending into chaos and I have to get things organized and taken care of. I'll be back in a week or so. Don't miss me too much in the meantime. :-)

To see what other people have unloaded from their week, go to Half Past Kissin Time. Have a great weekend!


The Crazy Coxes said...

So the ladybug question has finally been answered!!! Interesting! I would rather have ladybugs in my house than ants or spiders or 2 black labs. ;) You are brave!

How cute is that nativity scene!!!!
Have a great weekend.

dougandcheryl said...

I'm so glad you liked it!
Good luck with the dogs. I'm sure they will soon feel like they've been with you forever.
I read that article about the best places to live for LDS families. That is so cool.

Donna said...

Thanks again Cheryl! That gift was really so nice.

Kristina P. said...

Cheryl did such a great job with that nativity. And congrats on the new dogs!

Ann Marie said...

Wow.. labs are like kids.. and you are pretty brave taking on 2 extra kids! :)

LOVE the book your blog friend made.. sooo cute!

Anonymous said...

Lady bugs make me smile... I have tiny little black ants here and there. I'd much rather find lady bugs... I think!

We havn't braved our first family pet yet. I am looking into growing a tadpole. That sounds easy! And educational.

Have an awesome weekend!

Sarah Laurence said...

Good luck with the 2 dogs! It won't be any harder than 2 more toddlers. Your kids will love them.

Mrs4444 said...

I completely understand the need for the break. Enjoy it :)

That said, I do look forward to dog pics. Good luck making it til the fence comes!

Happy for you, that you found a good pediatrician :)