Posts tagged ‘Parenting’

to my boys


are the

reason why

i live this life

each morning i wake

each breath i take


i love


May 12, 2014 at 2:39 pm 8 comments

nine years ago…

March 6th, 2005


the day she came home

face on a website

a precious discovery

love at first snuggle

mommy, daddy and brothers

a family’s new beginning

being stalked

supervising mommy
while she cooks for the boys – 3/5/14

March 6, 2014 at 12:49 pm 8 comments

words for J & P’s


heart is

full of love

for my children.

life would not exist

without them here

by my side



yes, J & P are my sons

P’s is my girl

February 27, 2014 at 3:47 pm 2 comments

nightly consessions

as we succumb to sleep each night,

she gets 1/3rd


i get 2/3rd.

all is comfy and cozy…copacetic


she shakes,










a few hours later,

i am lying awake –

unable to sleep a wink…

exhausted from the nightly battle –

for mattress domination.

as i roll over and look into

the big brown eyes of my opponent,

it seems the tables have turned…

a victor has been proclaimed –


she has 2/3rd,





New Image

yes, you may think she is cute
try sleeping with her…

she usually sleeps on her own bed – oops – i meant her brother’s bed, but the below zero nights have made for a chilly puppy.  i have made an exception and allowed her to go running – oops – i mean sleep with me.  it is nice to know that one of us is keeping up with their exercise in this very cold weather and getting a good night’s sleep.  🙂

February 7, 2014 at 3:39 pm 6 comments

puppy dreams……

all throughout the day…

a yipe here and a twitch there…

dreams of running free…

sleeping on the couch

This is Sydnee Pee…sleeping…

sleeping on the couch 2

This is Sydnee Pee …
still sleeping….

post script:  Sydnee Pee has a choice of 4 sleeping spots.  #1 the couch (a habit that her daddy enabled years ago) #2 an actual ‘dog’ bed by a sliding glass door, which overlooks the pond (we do not use the dog word in the house).  #3  the boys’ bed.  We placed the two twin mattresses together to make one big bed, so when her little (big) brother is home, the two Pee’s sleep in their pod.  And lately – yes , lately – #4 my bed.  #4 has come as a result of the very cold weather and me feeling terrible having her sleep by herself in the ‘pod’.  I have only one thing to say – I am a ‘sleep deprived’ sucker:)

February 5, 2014 at 3:01 pm 10 comments

Weekly Pet Challenge – Mademoiselle Sydnee Pee

Mademoiselle Sydnee Pee

la franciase deux

wishful thinking…about….???


la fraincaise trois

“this thing on my head is not working for me”


la francaise

“did you say let’s go vroom?”

Mademoiselle is doing much better this week thanks to a polar vortex thaw and an unexpected ‘surprise’ visit from her older brother and three socks and a heating pad and a doting mommy with a very comfy bed…

  She anxiously awaits Spring… I am thinking she has more waiting to do…but…in the meantime, Pee looks forward to her weekly fashion statement…

January 14, 2014 at 1:15 pm 27 comments

in need of mommy

not happy

Pee is having trouble… a lot weakness in her trembling legs

eyes so big and sad

helpless – in need of two hands

mommy’s loving care


January 9, 2014 at 4:56 pm 15 comments

Weekly Pet Challenge – Sydnee “Chilly” Pee says…

Being cold is NOT an excuse for NOT being stylish….

cold 2

Mommy’s fleece lined LL Bean head band.


My trademark ears require protection…

big ears need big protection


cold 3

Ready to attack mommy the arctic blast!

Mommy talks about this guy – Single Digit – I do not know who he is but I do not like him.  (My stumpy really does not like him – does LL Bean make cold weather stumpy gear?)  He does not play nice. It’s all okay – Mommy protects me and my parts from mean Mr. Digit 🙂


Today is the day we play Weekly Pet Challenge – come play with us!

December 10, 2013 at 1:15 pm 12 comments

flickers for mom

a glow in the room

she lights them for her mother

eight flickering flames


menorah 2

December 1, 2013

The Hanukkah menorah belonged to my mother’s father.

The mats below were made by Jordan in 1997 and Peyton in 2000.

My mom passed away December 10, 2004.

December 2, 2013 at 3:45 pm 12 comments

not far but away

new road to follow

same moon and stars in the sky

away growing up

October 11, 2013 at 2:55 pm 10 comments

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