Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Some overlooked life details

It is the little things in life that I love, and appreciate, and yet here a few weeks have gone by and I haven't said Happy Birthday to Nikolay, such a bad doggy mommy! His first birthday was Sept 2nd! He celebrated by sneaking some cat food. Yes, he and Novak have figured out how to open the metal container that we kept the food in. Notice the past tense, now the kitty chow is being stored in the garage. Mr. Search and Mr. Destroy at your service. If I weren't a little embarassed about what they get away with, I would show you a picture of the leather sofa that they enjoy. It is a resting place, a perch and a snack all in one, does it get any better? Today is Kim's release day at Cornish Heritage Farms, so a little birthday card for him...

Other little details, Tyler is getting ready to go on a mission for the LDS church. It is kind of funny having him around during the day while the other kids are at school, but he is super helpful and I am trying to enjoy every minute with him that I can, I am really going to be sad when he is off on his own! Carter is really enjoying jr. high, he has grown so much this last summer, and it is a milestone that I am not happy to see that my baby is now a big guy! Chloe is at AMES and flourishing! She loves the smaller class sizes and the kids there are very easy to be around and so respectful of their learning environment. Perfect for her! Laurel is a senior at Skyline and really enjoying her classes! Graphics, painting, Algebra 2, Japanese 3 and the typical english and government classes with some PE. Good teachers with interesting classes keeps her out of trouble!

Very grateful that everyone is happy and healthy here, a wonderful combination to be sure!


Houston said...

Happy Birthday Boyzoi!

Can't wait to see your smiling face Miss B!

Anonymous said...

You are so funny Becky...we're the same way about our dogs...my guys are out hunting for 10 days, they took my Fritz, ;and Griffin's new puppy.....did I ask if 'they' missed me? No, I asked if Fritz was missing me! I hear you on missing your son when goes on a mission, I'm already dreading the boys' going back to school in a week......they DO grow up, don't they?
Have a great night!

Anonymous said...

It's nice when you feel that everything is clicking into place, though I know it's going to be hard for you to say good-bye to your missionary. But there's nothing like feeling that sense of gratitude for all that is. Thanks for sharing that with us. :)

Valerie said...

"a resting place, a perch and a snack all in one"

that had me giggling! LOL