What a scene!
What a scene!
Our ice cream maker broke. It was the kind that used ice and rock salt. I was at Costco the other day and saw this baby for $49 and took her home. This is coffee ice cream with roasted almonds and mini semi-sweet chocolate chips added in at the last few minutes. It was to die for. It doesn't make as much as our old ice cream maker. And you cannot use it until the ice cream bowl is frozen solid (read: not good for impatient people). But when the bowl is finally frozen, it works well.
I shared this devastating news to our children. We cannot have dogs as I am severely allergic to them. But I have always loved the kids to be able to play with other dogs because they become so much a part of the family. It was sad news, indeed. It is not an easy thing to explain to a 5-year old that sometimes we must end the life of an animal in order for it to be out of misery.
A few minutes later, I called Mom back. She said they were taking Casey home. I thought she meant that the dog would die at home. Turns out, Casey somehow, inexplainably, pulled out of it. The papers were signed to end her life, but somehow she all of a sudden stood up and started walking. This dog was minutes away from death and amazingly recovered. It's been two days since this occurred and Casey appears as normal as ever. The vets called my parents the following day to check and see how Casey was doing. They all were shocked and said that they had never seen/heard of a case like this.
I'm glad my parents get to be with their beloved dog for a little while longer.
While I am here at home doing the same ol' thang, my almost 18-yr old is on another continent having the time of his life. I haven't had any direct e-mails or contact with him, but he did send along a paragraph that was e-mailed to me and also someone from the group has been posting pics for us to see. I wish I could be a bug on the wall. I am so jealous! Unfortunately, I can't describe the pictures. I'll have to wait for Tall Dude to get back and explain them to us. Well, the first one is kind of obvious and I think they traveled by cruise ship to Greece (spent the night).
I love these - and what's cool about it is that I didn't take it. My 13-yr old grabbed the new camera and went outside chasing the boys. I love having more photographers in the house so they can help me catch things that I might miss.
I always heard that the first child gets the most pictures taken and then after that, the pictures diminish with each next child. I think the opposite has happened in our family.
I'm wondering - have you taken more or less pictures with each new child?
Oh, it's you again.
Specifics: Canon Power Shot A720 IS For a point and shoot digital camera, I can't complain.