Friday, November 21, 2008

Goodbye to my Beloved Bluew

We have also made the difficult decision to put Bluew down, and Grady and I said Goodbye to him today. He has long lived with very bad arthritis and recent circumstances found us in a place where we no longer had treatment options to makes his life comfortable. Because of his pain, his behavior had also become unpredictable at times. I will miss him dreadfully as he has been with me for 12 long years. It is the end of an Era for me.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Our Sweet Ginger is Gone

We had to put Ginger down today. She suffered a stroke back in March, and another much more severe one yesterday. She was unable to walk or see properly. Her prognosis wasn't very good at all so we let her go. She is already very missed as she was a very sweet soul who always laid down near Grady when he napped, as he is doing now. I haven't perfected how to help Grady with this change but he knows she was very sick and she is not comming home.

Monday, November 17, 2008

A and G

Grady and Ami photo session.

In other news Grady has been dealing with a cold on and off this last week. A stuffy nose is sending him into screaming snits. Apparently his stuffy nose is my fault. Anyway he is getting better... I think. He is making huge progress in the Potty training/ EC department. The sudden drop in laundry is noticeable. And now he is sooo proud to wear his Tomas the Tank Engine underwear. He prefers the pair with Percy and James on it too. Anywho... just watching tons of Tomas the train stuff here these days.

The Neighborhood was Good to Him

Sorting out the Earnings

Thursday, November 06, 2008


Nap time on the Porch

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Life With G

So filling you all in on the little things seems like a good idea.

G enjoyed trick or treating very much and really takes stock and ownership of the candy so we decided throwing it away wasn't really an option. I weaned out things like gobstoppers and gummies and re-gave those out. The rest Grady wants to see about 4 times a day and he gets to have one after lunch and one after dinner. Some days he has forgotten them but not so much today.

Naps are hit or miss but are mostly becoming a weaned event. We have a "head down" time on days he does seem to want to nap. That has become falling asleep in front of the TV watching "Polar Express" again. It is such a benign movie I'm totally ok with this (I think ;-).

G and his friend Noah are discovering wrestling (is that hard wired?).

Over all we are making progress, slowly, toward weaning. All in good time. G has also had a few days of near potty perfection. Considering the long road of EC that has been most exciting and encouraging.

A few nights ago G was yelling "I'm a MAN!". We are not sure where it come from but we had a big talk about genders. Now he will yell "I am a boy! Daddy is a MAN!". Mommy is a mommy.

Yesterday G wanted to do voting too. I put him up on my shoulders, but that wasn't enough. He wasn't happy when I told him he had to wait till he was 18. This morning we watched the news and I had him saying "that my pessident". Yea! Isn't it so cool that he will know a totally different political America.... it is just so awesome to consider.

I can't think of anything else just now...