Monday, May 25, 2009

Cassidy's 2009 Olympics

Last week Cassidy participated in the school's annual Olympics. Her class was Team Italy. All year long they learn about their country. She loved it when we went to EPCOT and visited the Italy pavilion. She even brought back candy for her class and an Italian Mickey icon antenna topper for her teacher.

Cassidy competed in the long jump, softball toss and the ski team relay. I'm not sure how she placed in the long jump or the softball toss but her team came in 3rd in the ski team relay. The whole class does the tug-a-war competition. This was the year that she decided her class was going to win tug-a-war. In the past, her class has come in 2nd place but she was itching for first place since that is the only place that gets medals. She stood in front of the class last week and told them how they were going to win. Well, they must've listened because they won. She was so happy and excited. I was very proud of her for being so determined. Let's see what happens next year.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Good Boy, Scout!

About a month ago Cassidy adopted a dog from the Humane Society. He is what everyone would call a designer dog nowadays but what we call a mutt. He's a beagle/golden retriever mix or for the fancy people we say he's a golden beagle. Scout was 9 months old when we got him and was never abused but also never had the attention that a puppy should truly have. He was given up by his previous owners because they had to move into an apartment and couldn't keep him.

Adopting a dog from the Humane Society felt like adopting a child. We had to fill out paper work and even take our other dogs out to meet him to make sure they would get along. After a few minutes of smelling each other they ran around together and played nicely. Max was acting like a pup again which is good considering he's 13 years old and Harley pretty much ignored him after awhile. But then again, she's about 10 lbs. over weight and couldn't keep up to the other two.

Once Scout was home we decided to get a wireless fence for him so he could be loose in the yard. While Erin and I knew this would be wonderful, Cassidy didn't seem to think so after hearing him yelp the first time he got zapped. She ran into the house crying. We could hear her outside crying for about 10 minutes. I thought it was funny, but she didn't think so. But, it only took a few times before he knew where he wasn't allowed to go. And he loves to have his toys outside with him.

Now he stays in the yard and doesn't even bark when someone walks by. But then again, he's not much of a barker. I think he was home for 10 days before he barked for the first time. Now if I can just get him to stop digging in the yard and in the flower bed. Last night he dug a hole that I think he could almost fit in. I should've taken a picture of it to post on here. Oh well, I bet he'll dig another hole for me to take a picture of.

I think he's good for Cassidy. He's HER dog and she loves him very much. They sleep together every night and she's been taking him to puppy class to train him. Now if I could only get the trainer to teach Cassidy to be good.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

A Mother's Love

There are times when only a Mother's love
Can understand our tears,
Can soothe our disappoints
And calm all of our fears.
There are times when only a Mother's love
Can share the joy we feel
When something we've dreamed about
Quite suddenly is real.
There are times when only a Mother's faith
Can help us on life's way
And inspire in us the confidence
We need from day to day.
For a Mother's heart and a Mother's faith
And a Mother's steadfast love
Were fashioned by the Angels
And sent from God above.


I know it's been awhile since I posted anything and I apologize for that. Sometimes personal things happen and take me away from here. The last several weeks have been crazy and it seemed like I just didn't have the energy or ambition to update the blog. I'm hoping now to get back at it more often. I have a few ideas that I want to blog about so that helps me get back in gear.

I hope everyone has been having a great spring so far.