Monday, September 27, 2004

Tuff saying his prayers in a new way

My daughter taught Tuff to sit up and say his prayers. Here is my husband getting him to do it. He is cheating by standing up but it is so hard to get a good picture because he can't hold the pose yet for very long. Posted by Hello

Feeding the 'Chippers' chips!

My husband coaxed this little guy into his hand on our camping trip by offering him potato chips. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Homeschool Days

We had a great day today. It was a homeschool day at AC Gilbert Discovery Village. This is a toy museum and play place and experiment place and many other exciting things all in one little village There are three large old homes that have been converted to make this place. AC Gilbert was an inventor and loved to invent toys, and science type things. He was very smart. One of the houses has a museum with the things that he has invented. (I am making a photo album to share the fun from our day. They are downloading while I am typing this.) We also went to a park in Stayton that has a covered bridge that was relocated back in the 1990's. It is called the Jordan Bridge. Also, we went to the Carousel in Salem's Waterfront Park. Rain or Shine us Oregonians just keep on trudging! It rained and poured on and off all day. Well, the pictures will show you that we had a few breaks and that is when we all went outside and played. Enjoy!

Say your prayers!

I taught Tuff to say his prayers. I aim my finger at him and he puts his paws, pads together, and up in front of his face. Unfortunately our camera isn't quick enough to catch them when they go up. His feet are already on there way back down. It is the cutest thing to see. They next thing we are going to try to get him to do is sit up and say his prayers. He knows how to do both, although his bottom is still a little bit round so he sometimes still rolls off his butt. When we get that trick perfected I will take another picture. He knows how to roll over, sit, sit up on his butt, stand up, lay down and say his prayers and he is now 16 weeks old. Pretty smart puppy. Oh, we also taught him to ring a bell by the back door when he has to go out. Very cute. The bell is nearly as big as his head. LOL Posted by Hello

Monday, September 06, 2004

I am getting so big!

This was take on 8/25/04. He will be 15 weeks on 9/8/04. Posted by Hello

Gone Fishin!

He was 11 weeks old here. He was laying in this in the yard. All I had to do was pick him up! Posted by Hello

Postcards for kids

Hello everyone! No I didn't fall off the face of the earth. As alot of you know I homeschool. I have been very busy trying to get that all together for the school year to begin this week, well tomorrow actually. It is alot of preparing that I don't have alot of time to prepare for. LOL Anyway, this link above is something that we have got ourselves into for geography. It is really great. We trade postcards with families all over the US and in many parts of the world. If anyone out there homeschools this is something that can really get the children involved plus they love getting mail!
Another great geography lesson plan is something called the Flat Stanley or as the group that I joined is called Flat travelers. Here is the link to it: It explains all about it. This is kind of like hosting a visitor in an envelope for a week and keeping a journal of the things you do and sending him/her back home. My kids have made a jaguar and a monkey and our friend made a possum. The jaguar and possum are on there way to Texas in the morning via slug mail. They are suppose to go on a field trip to Dinosuar Valley State Park, and a few other museums and such to learn about Indians and early settlers in Texas. Should be interesting stuff when we get them back. Cant wait! I am almost more excited than the kids. LOL
Aside from all this preparing for homeschool etc. I have been working my fingers to the bone literally. Ok, so maybe I wasn't working. I almost cut halfway through my thumb while I was cutting onions the other morning. Went through the fingernail and fortunately missed the bone. I don't know how. Looked just horrible. I wont gross you out with an awful picture!

Puppy is doing great and I will post a new picture of him. We have also adopted a Cockatoo. His name is Angel and that is just what he is. How anyone could be so mean to such a beautiful bird is beyond me. He is as sweet as can be. The people who had him bought an African grey and put this sweet bird in second place. WRONG! Anyway, the husband apparently threw him against a wall and broke his leg. Poor baby! He is all healed now and with us. Needless to say, he is a little skiddish around Bruce but I am sure that he will warm up to him as soon as he figures out that Bruce wouldn't hurt a fly. We think that Bruce might remind him of that man who broke his leg. (That man should have been put in jail!) I am sure that he will figure it out soon that Bruce is not that other man! We have only had him since yesturday so I don't want to frighten him by taking pictures of him now. When I feel he will be up to it I will post one of him. Well that is all for now. Take care all of you.