Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Last Few Weeks

A few weeks ago my Mom made homemade pop tarts with the kids.  They were a hit!


The kids continue to wow me with their amazing drawing skills.
Anastasia
Andrew
Sveta
Paul
 
Here is their latest drawing they completed this past Friday.  It took them every bit of five days, but I think it turned out really well.
Sveta
Anastasia
William (He is now back to being home schooled.)
Andrew
Paul
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A few nights ago Caleb met Rainn Wilson at his college.  Did you know he founded Soul Pancake?
This past Sunday we had a little appreciation barbecue.  As John was barbecuing hamburgers and hot dogs, this Good Year blimp flew overhead.  By the time I found my camera, it was nearly out of sight. 
Here is Sherry (from church) and my Mom.
Here is Steve, Kathy, and Mike (from church.)  All four of them faithfully serve others at church week after week, so we wanted to show our appreciation through serving them a meal.
Here is "Kitty Breath Noodles" fast asleep after lunch.  Yes, that is one of her nick names given to her by Anastasia-- and crazy as it sounds, it fits. :)
Meet the newest member of our family-- Ginger.  We rescued her from the same kill shelter that we got Lexi from.  It is obvious that Ginger was abused and starved but she is the sweetest dog ever!
This picture was taken the first day we brought her home.  Poor thing was spayed earlier in the day, so she was not feeling very well.
By the next day she was busy exploring her new home.
This picture was taken just four days later and it looks as if she has already put some
meat on her bones.
It is interesting to see how much Lexi has changed now that Ginger is part of the family.  Ginger is a few years older and much calmer than Lexi.  This has made Lexi calmer too.   Here I thought that having two dogs was going to be a lot more work, when in reality, Ginger's presence has mellowed out Lexi in a most wonderful way.

8 comments:

  1. the drawings are awesome! and Ginger looks like a sweetheart! I hope it continues to go well! She looks like she needs some serious loving...good thing she's with you guys!

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  2. What beautiful artwork!
    "Kitty Breath Noodles" is looking great too.
    Sometimes I think maybe we need a "real" dog and then I think again.
    :0)

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  3. Please share Pop Tart recipe. Those look fun. The artwork is wonderful!!

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  4. Ditto to sharing the pop tart recipe.

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  5. Our two rescued dogs are the BEST and sweetest dogs ever.

    I have to try the pop tarts. I'm such a pastry fan.

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  6. I have always found 2 dogs are better for some reason. That dear little baby girl is just thriving.....she is looking terrific......well she always did, but something wonderful seems to be happening in her new and forever home. I love the drawings that your kids do. They are just sooooo good. Keep up all of the good work you do with all of them. Bless you all.

    Marilyn from Canada (wintering now in Arizona :-) )

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  7. I am wondering what kind of art curriculum do your kids use? The drawings look very nice.

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