Monday, August 26, 2013

And They Call It Puppy Love

Two weeks ago we decided that we needed a new dog that was a better fit for our little homebody family. We found this handsome little 7 yr. old dachshund mix at the local animal shelter and fell in love. We brought him home and after a small escape attempt we decided on his name. The kids picked his middle name(can you tell that our family LOVES Big Bang Theory?). Introducing... Houdini Wolowitz Parker.

He is a big cuddle bug and loves to have his belly and head rubbed

At first the cats detested him and us for bringing him home and but after a week they have become the best of friends and can often be seen cuddling and napping together. It is the sweetest thing I have ever seen.

His first night at home he slept outside but from then on out he somehow managed to con his Daddy into letting him sleep at the foot of our bed with his blanket. He has also gotten Daddy to bring him meat bones from the butcher once a week. He is a very spoiled little man.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Excitement and Fear

This time of year I get very excited and very, very scared. Excited that school will soon be starting and i'll have a routine again and scared because I remember that we homeschool our children and they will be home with me 24/7.

Now, while I love my children more than anything in the world, admittedly there are times when I wish that they didn't have special needs and that I could send them off to school like everyone else. It makes me feel like a bad Mother for feeling that way, because what Mom wouldn't want their kids with them all day everyday.

That aside, I really do love all that comes with a new school year. I LOVE buying a new lesson planner and getting all of the curriculum sorted out and divided into what TLC calls LP's(learning periods). I love getting it all written and printed out. I thrive on having it all organized and ready to go. I've got it all ready on my end now i'm just waiting for the call from the school that everything is in and ready to be picked up.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013