Saturday, November 29, 2008

happy thanksgiving from 3 lil' turkeys

Friday, November 21, 2008

flashback friday...i knew that she was THE ONE!

these are pictures of maxie 8 years ago when we first got her. she was such a cutie! i was back in north dakota while on track break & had fallen in love with jackson, my dad's dog. he is a yorkie, and i had never known what one was before that. so that summer when i was home, mom & i were busy looking through the want ads, looking for yorkie puppies for sale. dennis & i had been looking in vegas but didn't feel it was right to spend almost $1000 on a pet. we were lucky to spot an ad for 3 mo. old yorkie puppies about 45 miles away from where my parents lived. mom & i headed there to see what we could find. it was a family who had bred their own yorkies to sell the puppies. as soon as we walked through the door, there were 3 puppies yapping & nipping at our feet. it was hard to decide which ball of fluff to choose. then i spotted a 4th puppy hiding in the shadows, taking everything in but too shy to participate. i knew right then & there that she was the one. so for a mere $150, we left that house with my first baby in tow. now, as you may have noticed, dennis has not been part of this story but is in the above picture. that is because he was in training camp with de la hoya at the time in big bear lake, ca. so the picture with dennis & maxie above is their first meeting ~ after i flew back to vegas with maxie & was back at our place for a bit, dennis drove back for a weekend to meet the new member of our family. you can see on the top & bottom of the trio of photos, it didn't take her long to make herself at home. maxie has always loved to snuggle in blankets & continues to do so to this day. all you have to do is take a blanket out & she's there!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

more isaacisms...

according to isaac, the characters below are:

Monday, November 17, 2008

are you smarter than a 5 year old?

if you are in the nys offices, i'm gonna say the answer to that question is NO! now i'm conviced that there are idiots in charge of the national youth sports (nys). this past saturday, isaac's *purple* team (the tigers) played another team that was *purple*, and if that wasn't enough irony, they were also called the tigers. teams decide what their team names will be so i can't blame that on them, just the uniforms. a bit confusing for a bunch of 4 &5 year olds, wouldn't you say?!
this is how it works ~ your team is put in a "league" with 7 other teams & play round robin for 8 weeks. well, they don't even excell at planning that because you play one team twice. that's it ~ not complicated in my book. apparrently, the person in charge of uniforms is 1 crayon short of a box of 8 crayolas!

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Saturday, November 15, 2008


this is for dennis who saw this picture of isaac the other day & fell in love with him all over again...
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Monday, November 10, 2008

celebrating lauryn's birthday...

last week for lauryn's birthday, we told her she could go to build~a~bear & pick out a new bear. of course, she chose the most obnoxiously pepto~bismol pink bear she could find as i think any 3 year~old girly~girl would do. here she is pumping the pedal to fill her bear.

did i mention that this new pink bear is covered in hearts?

time to give the bear a heart...

off to the showers...

here she is with cindy ~ lauryn chose the cinderella attire for cindy to wear.

isaac scored too...he got a new outfit for his bear, ace.

then it was off to applebee's for if grandma NEVER gets to eat there. it's a joke, because the only chain restaurant/bar in williston where she lives is....APPLEBEE'S! but it happened to be the night that isaac's school benefits from us eating there so...

lauryn got a free sundae & was nice enough (finally after half of it was gone) to share with her brudder.

then it was time to head home for the unwrapping of the gifts...

and what does a 3 year old princess get for her birthday? well, princess stuff of course!

good call lilia on the singing little mermaid card...

what does lauryn think of having the election results on during the gift opening? (it was election day after all).

i think we all feel the same way lauryn...

love you little princess!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

happy birthday lolo!!

this was what our little biscuit looked like when she was born. although she was almost twice the size of isaac at birth, she was still tiny. we were all so excited to meet her, to see her beautiful dark hair that had auburn highlights, and to love her. yesterday, all of a sudden, she was 3! we couldn't imagine life without our lolo, our lil biscuit, our l.l. cool a. , our princess, and the list goes on. we love you lauryn!!!
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