Saturday, September 27, 2008

you knew this was coming

I am getting pretty maxed out on cleaning up puppy accidents.  Our last puppy was 18 years ago...I can't remember how we trained her.  She was housebroken, though, so maybe it will happen eventually.  I have read a few suggestions on the internet, but I need to hear from real people with dogs.  Did you kennel train?  Just keep working at it until the puppy figures it out?  I need to hear from you Jenifer, Harlene, Maria?  And anyone else with the magic solution.  help me!

Monday, September 22, 2008


Steve and I are invited to a Halloween party.  We are supposed to dress as a famous couple/pair.  Any creative suggestions?
Minnie's dress and shoes are kinda cute, though....

I know, I know......

Say hello to the newest Simmons family member, Piper.  Yes, in a moment of weakness I reluctantly agreed.  She has barely had time to breath with all the love and attention she is given.  So far she has been good, but it has only been 3 days.  She is very cute, though, you have to admit.
I am sure there will be many, many pictures to follow in the near future.  Only leave nice comments.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Brains, beauty and volleyball talent

Taylor tried out for the high school volleyball team.  She made the team, and was required to get a physical.  She passed the physical easily, except we learned her vision was not so hot.  We had her eyes checked and found she needed glasses.  So here she is:
She has contacts also, which she can wear when she actually plays volleyball.  We think she looks fabulous!

Friday, September 12, 2008

subtle clue

Poor Hailey was not feeling well today.  How did I know?  This notice was posted on her bedroom door:
It says:  BAD head ache!  Quit!!! (I guess Morgan had been buggin' her)  Do NOT come-in!  Shhhhhhh!  I guess she forgot Morgan cannot read yet.
I gave her some Motrin and 5 minutes later went to check on her.  She was totally zonked.  That cloth was originally on her forehead, but I guess it slipped to her chin.
And she slept the rest of the night.  At least her nails were lovely.  We will see how her head feels in the morning.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Happy Birthday, Steve!

Sept. 1 was Steve's birthday.  We celebrated by going to one of his favorite spots, Duck Creek.  The kids had just blown out the candles on the cake.  He re-lit them several times to give everyone a turn.  I guess after 44 years it's no big deal to blow out your own birthday candles.

Hey, as long as he gets a big piece of cake to eat, he's happy.
We love you, Steve.  Your are a great husband, dad, and friend-- Happy Birthday.
p.s.  and thanks again to all the family and friends who wished him a happy day too!