Saturday, January 31, 2009

Good news & bad news & good news

Yahoo, Lilie and two of her friends have been selected for the semi-finals for the Spring Grove Oral interpretation/Speech Festival from her class. On Wednesday she has the second round in the board room. They will choose three winners from all the first grade classes. I am proud she did so well, especially being sick while doing her poem.


Booo, Lilie and Ava went to the doc yesterday. Lilie has a cold, no infection, whoo hoo. Ava has an ear infection, her first one. Lilie told Ava she was luck she got the good tasting medicine.


Yahoo, the puppies made it from 9-5:30 with out needing a potty break. I am still haning in and not getting sick. Wish me luck on that!

Friday, January 30, 2009

warm days = pups out side

Puppys on the loose movie, normally they do a face plant down the step.

video

Thursday, January 29, 2009

fishing in the back yard

Saturday like to go fishing in the afternoon.
Lilie is back at school, WHOO HOO!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Killing Time

The kids decided to get some sun while they were all awake at the same time.
Dusty is keeping an eye Sumo and Miko while out for a run and potty break.
Putting the saved plastic bags to use. This thing was full before the puppies came home. Tug-a-war movie
video
It was suggested to us (by Barley's dad, Jeff) because of the rapid growth to take photos and movies of the pups while they are still "small".

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Snuggle

Daddy & his Daughter
Daughter & her movies
Sumo & Miko
Play time movie

video


Monday, January 26, 2009

ick, standing and puppies

Josh is sick, Lilie is sick and now I think Ava is coming down with it! Three sick-o's and 2 new puppies, help me!!!

And to top it off Ava has decided that it isn't enough to crawl around. She has found out that she can pull herself up on other things besides her crib, like toys and coffee tables. She has even started taking a couple steps around the table then seeing what happens if she lets go. Her main target is the the TV remote of all things. Good thing the diapers supply padding!
Check out the video of Josh helping with the whole standing thing. video
The puppies had a check up today, they are 7 weeks old.
We go back in 3 weeks. They are in good health and were a hit at their check-up. The office staff agreed they will be the size of calfs when fully grow.
Sumo weighs in at12lbs
Miko weighs in at 11.5lbs

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Dog house help

Hey all I need some help. Josh and I are thinking that a "calf hutch" is a good way to go for a dog house. I am wondering if we can find a used one. Check out here what they look like. Let me know if you can help.

The big day

Five minutes before the alarm could go off at 5:45 Lilie was up exclaiming that the alarm didn't go off like it was set to. I explained that she was up before it had a chance. Josh being sick took Uncle Dan up on the offer to co-drive all the way to Fallon, NV. the half way meeting point to pick up Sumo and Miko. The drive (one way) is estimated at 6 hours, but that is with out a 6.5 year old girl in the car. Ava and I said good bye to the car load at 6:10 am and off they went. Lilie took her disposable camera to take pictures can't wait to develop those! I will try and get photos of them coming home posted tonight. If I am lucky Josh will take a photo with his phone and send it to me.

Friday, January 23, 2009

We are expecting!

Come Sunday (Josh and Lilie are taking a father/daughter trip) we will have two new additions to the family. Josh decided he wanted this brother/sister combo. They are English Mastiffs. We have named the boy Sumo (he is the fawn, tan body black face) and the girl Miko (brindle color).
They were born Dec. 6th 2008
Sumo Osborne Sutton Miko Kotobuki Sutton Brother & Sister Puppy Love

To see the rest of the puppy's click here. There are more to adopt:-)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

New faces at work

Right after Christmas Debbie brought home a few new chickens. These two are my favorite, their names are Lucy & Ethel. I think they are part chicken part owl. They are so cute!
They came with this black and white one
The Red has been here a while as has the rooster
I affectionately call them The Chicken Nuggets
Nicky was jealous that they were getting their picture taken and wanted on too.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

On the move already!

Ava is now on the move! Lilie and I went to pick up dinner Sunday night and came home to a baby who is crawling. She took her first two movements forward with daddy. It is only fair since he has been working with her. By Monday she had figured out how to spread her toys out. If she throws the ones that have stuff in them the toys come out. She moves the best in the nude.
Check out the baby in motion.
Baby on the move movie
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If that isn't enough she is now holding her sippy by her self.
This is all happening to fast she is only six months and three weeks old!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The North Wind doth Blow Rhyme

At Lilies school the first graders must recite a poem. Lilie has chosen to do the poem my mother did when she was in first grade. I will get a video of her on here soon.

The North wind doth blow poem
The North wind doth blow
and we shall have snow,
And what will poor robin do then, poor thing?
He'll sit in a barn and keep himself warm
and hide his head under his wing,
poor thing.

History

The Robin' or 'The North Wind doth blow'? This nursery rhyme is referred to as either the North Wind doth blow or The Robin. 'The North Wind doth blow' is British in its origins and believed to have originated in the 16th century history. 'The North Wind doth blow' uses the olde English word 'doth'. The purpose of the words to 'The North Wind doth blow' is to ensure that a child associates security with home whilst empathising with the plight of the robin. This therefore accounts for the confusion as to whether the poem should be called 'The North Wind doth blow' or the Robin.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Summer shoes

Thanks to wonderful weather, Ava was finally able to ware these shoes Grandma Pattie got her. They are just to cotton pickin' cute not to share.
I think the top says alot too.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

No sooner than

Josh and I have been saying we should probably lower Ava's bed, she is getting better at rolling over into a sit next will be pull herself up. Saturday morning we get Ava's crib lowered to the next depth and she has herself pulled up. No kidding I put her in while I was putting the tools back in their holder and I turned around and found this! Please note the joy she finds in being able to do this.
Thank you neighbor Wendy for the chew guards

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Josh!

Josh celebrated his birthday with a home made (yes from scratch) German Chocolate cake.
and a little song.

video

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Lilie sparing

Lilie had sparing practice before standard class last night. She was so scared but jumped right in and did pretty good. The little girl she was practicing with is the owners daughter it was her first class also. They were so cute!
Ava got in on it too.

Little quake

The past two mornings we have had little earth quakes (3.+) I like to check here for info on earth quakes. It's handy and faster than the news:-)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Dress up

Lilie likes to dress up her sister, what is sad is that Ava doesn't care what Lilie does to her. She is only 6 months and she looks up to her big sister.
But eating does not get in the way of fun!



my grandmother always said...

you have to suffer to be beautiful.
Ava's big day, Lilie picked the color
Stage 1. Pissed off Baby!!! Stage 2. Not so bad Stage 3. I look cute Stage 4. So over it!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Friend Q & A

Hope I receive it back from you.
Read through the comments below about your friend and then make sure you read the instructions at the bottom. Have fun!

What time is it
6:37 pm

What's your full -name
Carin Leigh Sutton

What are you most afraid of
kids dieing before me

What is the most recent movie that you have seen
Burn after Reading

Place of birth
Modesto

Favorite food
Frozen yogurt

What's your natural hair color
Pre-kids blond post-kids brown

Ever been a Neat Freak
no freaking way!

Ever been skinny dipping
yes

Love someone so much it made you cry
Yes

Been in a car accident
Yes

Croutons or bacon bits
both please

Favorite Day of the Week
Friday

Favorite restaurant
Jamba Juice a restaurant?

Favorite Flower
Lily's

Favorite sport to watch
hockey

Favorite drink
Razzmatazz

Favorite ice cream
Frozen Yogurt- Cheesecake with carob sprinkles

Warner Brothers or Disney
Disney

Ever been on a ship
Yes

What color is your bedroom carpet
brown

How many times did you fail your driver's test
not sure

Before this one, from whom did you get your last e-mail
My mom

What do you do when you are bored ?
Tivo

Bedtime
after the kids are down

Who will respond to this e-mail the quickest
My mom

Who will least likely respond
Boring people

Who is the person that you are most curious to see their responses
Everyone!

Favorite Television Shows
Earl

Last person you went to dinner with
Dan & Amanda

Park or Zoo
both

What are your favorite colors
Ever changing

How many tattoos do you have
Seven (not enough)

How many pets do you have
2 frogs, 1 cat, 1 parrot, 2 canary's, 2 fish and 1 gecko

Which came first, the chicken or the egg
Monkeys

What do you want to do before you die?
have grand kids

Have you ever been to Hawaii
Yes

Have you been to countries outside the U.S.
no

How many people are you sending this e-mail
everyone who looks at the blog

Time this survey ended
6.45 p.m.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Big girl high chair

Ava got to eat out in a big girl high chair for the first time this weekend.
Red Robin

Breakfast with the Kennedys