Category Archives: Dogs

Sheep therapy

I always feel so calm and happy after being on our friends farm and doing a little herding.  Roscoe did fabulous today. He has a firmness with the sheep yet doesn’t insist on being constantly inside their bubble. I only … Continue reading

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5th birthday

I made an ice cream cake for Elizabeth’s party later today.Gluten free cake from a box mix (who knew such a thing was available?!?) Baskin Robbins Strawberry ice cream Baskin Robbins Chocolate ice cream Chocolate icing (powdered sugar, Hershey’s Cocoa … Continue reading

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Meanie Allie

She always steals toys. Meanie. 

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Balance beam reboot

Today Uncle Walter guided me thru building the support piece for a balance beam I’d picked up from Calgary IKEA.  The balance beam is cleverly constructed in classic IKEA fashion. All but one piece break down to flat easily transported … Continue reading

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Pink violin

I started E on piano quite awhile back. Mostly to expose her to rhythm and the idea of music. Once a week we troop over to The Music Man and make some joyful racket.  She is fascinated by the different … Continue reading

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Cardigans do Algebra

<laughing>If Anchorage receives x+2 feet of snow and dog owner y shovels 14z+12 cubic feet of snow away from the back fence, then how many d nonobaddogs hop over the previously 4′ fence to the neighbors yard.  Solve for d.  … Continue reading

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Deep snow

Lots of snow the last few days. Starting to look normal again.  Cleared the greenhouse and played with the dogs for a bit. 

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Paint!

One four year old One driveway Five bottles of tempera paint Wheeeee!!!!

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Lazy Sunday afternoon

I should be laying sod, running laundry, cleaning something.  I’m indulging in’Wargames’ with Matthew Broderick. The corgis are kicked back, relaxed. I have a warm bowl of soup in my belly, a soft furry companion at my side. Scott and … Continue reading

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Learning

Elizabeth is learning many things these days. Songs, ideas, singing her alphabet, writing her numbers and letters.  At Pizza Man tonight she drew a particularly fabulous ‘2’ in orange crayon. 

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