Adventures of Motherhood

I am a harried mother of three kids who move at light speed and a husband who lives in a world of words. If that isn't enough, I teach in an elementary school as I slowly watch my hair turn gray.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Good Health Returns!

Good Health returns to MorahMommy's household. Thank Goodness! 3 out of 5 of us are on antibiotics for bronchitis. Dahlia and I both have sinus infections on top of it. I think we hit rock bottom Friday and Saturday and things are starting to look up.

It is delightfully warm here today. I wore a t-shirt with no jacket, jeans and sandals when I did errands this afternoon. It was lovely. I have the windows open and hopefully all the nasty germs in my house will leave. They are officially evicted!!

It was amazing to see all the people out. Everywhere you looked there were kids, babies, adults, teens, dogs out walking, biking, strolling. You get the point. I love this time of year....when you discover your neighbours once again. It just feels good to be out and about.

I hope where ever you are and what ever you're doing a little bit of Springtime is coming your way.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

It's Cold Outside, but Frasier Doesn't Care!

It's a bit chilly out there, but Frasier doesn't seem to care...neither do I actually. It's fun knowing that Carmi and I have at least 15 minutes (longer if it's warmer) of us time. For a little dog Frasier sure walks/runs fast. So we're walking at a pretty good pace and it's so nice to just to hold Carmi's hand and talk about the day we've had or of the next day ahead.

Something else I have noticed is that the stress level at our house is down by 80%. It's amazing the difference. It's fascinating how you add a pet to the mix and the family dynamics change once again.

I just love it.

Can you tell I am still loving this puppy thing? I have to admit adopting a dog who is trained and is past the chewing everything in sight phase is really nice.

Are you sick of hearing about Frasier, yet? I hope not.

Have a good rest of your weekend and a good week ahead!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

I spent 40 Minutes...

I spent40 minutes looking for a dog coat for Frasier, today. Yes you read it correctly, a coat.
If anyone ever told me that I would spend 5 minutes let alone 40 minutes looking for a coat for my dog I would have laughed in their face.

But it's cold outside...

And he had a haircut...

And he's going to have an identity crisis because his mommy and daddy keep putting him in a pink sweater...

And his human family want to spoil him.

Of course the first time he wore it he fell over in the wind and it ended up covered in mud. So now his new coat is drying in the dryer.

Can you tell we are enjoying having a puppy? :)

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Life With Puppy, Day Two, Three and Four

We are now almost finished our second full day with Mr. Frasier. He is just so sweet...I am amazed with how we are all so in love with him.

We all love taking him for a walk It's more like taking him for a run. He is so happy to be outside that he just goes flying down the sidewalk. I know the kids are loving it now...I hope they will continue to want to. We have all had more exercise in the last week than we have in a long time.

He was watching Noah have a bath. Frasier loves to stand on his hind legs and put his front paws up on something. It was the cutest thing to see Frasier give Noah kisses while he was in the bath.

Noah has gone from this little boy who didn't want a dog to a happy little boy playing with his puppy. Just this morning he was bouncing down the stairs singing his Frasier song.

"Frasier, Fra, Frasier, Frasier, Frais, I love you!"

He just sang it over and over.

Life is good!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

There is a new addition to the household!

What a face! Meet Frasier, the newest addition to our household. Yes, life wasn't crazy enough, so we decided to throw a dog into the mix.

We have been talking about getting a dog for about 2 years now. We are animal lovers and after we put our cat Shadow down, we so desperately missed having a pet...well we did have fish. But I didn't have a very good track record with that. So lets hope I am better dog mommy :) !

Fate stepped in. Frasier was a dog in need of rescuing. He is 8 months old and was living with a family who could not take care of him. So he is now one of us! Life will never be the same for him. If the other family didn't pay enough attention...this one pays too much.

Carmi and I took him to the groomers today. We took turns holding him and petting him while it took the groomer over 2 hours to wash and shave (pretty much all over) the mats off of him. Why would people get a dog...if they won't take care of him? Frasier was such a good boy. I think he knew that we were helping him. He was so dirty that we had to call back all the people who we called yesterday to tell them that he was silver/grey and not black and white like we thought.

He is so sweet. He has the cutest bark and gives you the best greeting when you come home from work.

At times I feel a little overwhelmed. I know once the honeymoon period is over the kids won't be helping as much and most of the responsibility will be left to me. However, I feel that we have saved this little puppy's life and hopefully make it better. I know our lives will never be the same and will most definitely be enriched by this little guy.

Well, do you think we're nuts...3 kids, full time jobs and now a dog. What do you say?