Thursday, December 31, 2009

Poor Goofy

The kids are getting very annoyed with my new camera! I still can't get all the pictures in focus. And almost every picture I take in Dingy's room is blurred very badly! So I NEED to practice! Apparently, the flash is giving them all permanent white lights in their vision.

Goofy had fallen asleep right before dinnertime. I let him go til later than I should have and then I woke him up to eat. I was afraid that he would sleep til one in the morning and then decide it was time to start his day! So not only did I wake him up, but then I couldn't just let him eat in peace!

I know he looks rough here. But see him pointing at his plate? He asked, "Why you take a picture of my ketchup?" (I have no clue why he thought I was taking a pic of his food and not of him!)
And this is where the flash begins to annoy him.

That's a pretty mean glare he has!! And yes, I did quit and let him eat his nuggets after that!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Eww...and Ouch!

While Rod and I were out Christmas shopping last week, we got a phone call from Dippy. He said he hurt his toe on the stairs.

This is the toewe came home to.
This is what it looks like today. It's had a few days to heal up.
(By the way, the second picture was taken with my new camera.)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Dingy's MEAN!!!

Dingy and I were looking through a box of old photos. Most of them were her from birth to around her first birthday. She saw this one and she said, "Hey! There's Grandpa without all the gray hair!"

Christmas is Over

It was a long, hard day of playing with new toys! He crawled into bed with me while I was watching tv and he fell asleep within minutes! This little Christmas nap lasted over TWELVE HOURS!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

The Box the Toy Came In...

You know how when kids are little, they always seem to have more fun with the boxes than whatever toy happened to be inside?? Well, I guess SOME people just don't grow up!
He built a tank out of the two TV boxes and the box my new camera came in!! That's right. I got a new camera! I know this post was supposed to be about Dippy and his tank...but I got a new toy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) (still have to figure out how to work the darn thing, though! It's VERY fancy, high tech! It might take me a couple of months to figure it out, but I'm going to have fun trying!!)

OK. Back to Dippy.

That's looking down through the top. (I can do that, cause I have a movable screen on my new camera that lets me see at different angles.)

Hope everyone had a good Christmas! I have to go read some more in my manual and play a LOT more!! I'm running out of subjects though. The kids are running from me, so I have been taking a lot of pictures of the dogs!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Our Snow-woman

This snow is PERFECT for building snowmen! (Or snow-women as Dingy insisted upon.) Yes, we built her after dark. Rod and I went Christmas shopping for most of the day. I was walking through the back yard, picked up some snow, and made the perfect snowball, so I knew I had to get the kids outside to build a snow-woman with me! And what did I do with the perfect snowball? I threw it at Rod! :) He wasn't happy with me. It might have had something to do with him laying in bed at the time of impact! I know I'll pay for that later, but it was REALLY fun!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009


We got a little snow yesterday! Ok. More like 2 FEET of snow!! It looks like we may actually have a white Christmas this year! Our temps are supposed to be pretty low for the next few days and Rod just told me this morning that they are calling for more snow on Christmas.

Poor Stella! She can't walk in this stuff! She jumps. She looks like she has little springs in her feet when she bounces through.

The dogs were both enjoying their playtime yesterday. They were throwing snow at each other! They would put their heads into the snow and then toss their heads up to throw it at the other one.

I had some office work to do. I was out there for maybe an hour, and when I opened thedoor, this is what greeted me!

My earlier tracks were completely covered already!

There's my van. Buried! We haven't dug it out yet. See the car on the road? That was some idiot that didn't have the sense to stay inside! He got stuck there. Rod had to go dig them out.

And here's what Rod did all day on his birthday! He was up and ready around 5 in the morning. He finally came in the house at 6 ish. Then right when we were going to bed, he got a call and ended up going out to help someone and didn't get home until almost 2:30am! And guess what...he's back out there today! (did you notice that picture was taken through the window? That's right. I was INSIDE!)

And my Dippy. Just couldn't resist all the snow piled up on the trampoline. You really shouldn't dive face first when you wear glasses! :)

Monday, December 14, 2009


We saw the REAL Santa!!!!! No elf helper for us! WE got the real thing!!

And YES, he was, too, real!! How else would you explain Dingy being in the picture, too?!?

Saturday, December 5, 2009

It's Snowing!!!!!

We tried yet again to get a picture for our Christmas card. I don't think it's going to happen this year. :(
AND--we FROZE!!! But look at the poor duckies in the freezing cold water!

Although, there's always one that's happy, right? He was all smiles running through the snow and slush!
And where's Dingy? As soon as we took the group photo, her and Sara went back to the van!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Birthday!!

Happy Birthday Grandma Dao!!!!

(What's up with these families and fishing?)

Happy Birthday!!!!

Happy Birthday Grandpa Lyle!!!!


We wanted to bake some cookies for Thanksgiving. Goofy wanted to help with EVERYTHING!! He iced these cookies all by himself!!

Of course, we all know Grandma won't eat these. There's not enough icing on them for her!! :) Don't worry, Dippy iced some using LOTS of icing, just for you.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Why did we buy him a bed?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Goofy Sleeps

I guess the day was just too long for him. He had told me when I picked him up at preschool that he was hungry, he was thirsty and he was sleepy. After Petco, I bought him a milkshake. At least he didn't drop it when he fell asleep!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Are You Kidding Me??

I think my new puppy is the HEAD!!! She definitely has an addiction problem. She LOVES water bottles. Normally, she'll wait til they are empty before she plays with them. One evening, she kept trying to take Rod's bottle while he was drinking! Everytime he would put it up to his mouth to drink, she would start chewing on the bottom!! (That was actually funny to watch) But now.....I'm afraid she crossed a line. Look at this!!

FIVE BRAND NEW WATER BOTTLES!!! FIVE!!! The two without lids...she took them off.
She chewed them through the plastic wrap out of a new case!!!! You can see on the top row, the middle two lids are chewed. The one she's actually drinking out of is missing a lid and the other corner is too!

We have TWO water bowls sitting out that are constantly full for the dogs!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


It's a little dark, cause, well, it was dark in the room! Stella curled up with Goofy last night to sleep. She wouldn't move even though she was laying in MY spot!