Saturday, October 31, 2009


Happy Halloween! The peanut is looking forward very much to tonight. We found him a tigger costume at Salvation Army that he is going to wear tonight. I will be sure to take pictures and post them when I get a chance. (I hope by next Thursday)

Halloween time only means one thing. Chestnuts. Everywhere. The squirrels are very happy about the situation. And I have to say, I think they are getting pretty bold, letting me take pictures of them eating!

I’m not sure what I’m more worried about. Getting whacked in the head with chestnut spikes or getting attacked by a squirrel. People are right about Detroit being a dangerous place to live!

Friday, October 30, 2009


The past month or so have been tough. There has been an abundance of sickness with the peanut and then the dog scratching him up, things have been rough. However, I received some very touching cards during this time. I can not tell you how a simple card brightens my day! Thank you!!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Great Pumpkin

Last Tuesday, The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown was on TV. We watched it together as a family, and I have to say, it was SO fun! I was shocked how into it the peanut was. At some points he was even dancing! I took a (poor quality) video to document this big event. Did anyone else watch it?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I am anti toys. The peanut has tons of toys, maybe even millions. However, he does not find them very interesting. What he does find interesting is silver wear. Especially plastic sporks. Give him a spork, and he will be good for hours!

There was one spork that he was in LOVE with. I don't even know where it came from! He would carry it around with him everywhere.

Then this happened
This was the cry heard around the world. The spork had been left on the floor, and somehow I had run over it with a chair. I have to say, the peanut has not been the same since. If you know of any sporks looking for a good home, please let us know.

Monday, October 26, 2009


The peanut now has a BFF named Noah! Noah comes over a few days a week while his mom teaches at City Mission.
He has been coming over for a couple of months now. The peanut is not to sure of this arrangement. Noah tries SO hard to play with the peanut, but the peanut does not really want anything to do with him. (please note that I refer to Noah as the peanuts BFF. I don't think the peanut has the same feeling)
At some point I will have to get a video of them interacting, it can be very funny.
However, we did have a breakthrough last Friday. The peanut and Noah were sitting on the floor next to each other ALMOST playing together! We are making progress!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Party Pictures!

Here are some pictures from the peanuts birthday party! (yes, the one that was over a month ago)This is grandma, grandpa, Donnie and I outside with the peanut. Note how thrilled the peanut looks.

Here the peanut is eating his birthday cupcake. He did it much more neatly than I thought he would have!

Sadly I do not have very many pictures of this glorious event. I was so busy running around the whole time, that I forgot to take pictures. Luckily, other people took many pictures!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I'm here!

I know I have not posted in a very long time! I'll sum up the past 5 weeks for you.

The peanut had his first birthday but was sick with a cold. The cold lasted FOREVER...a good 2 weeks!

Then he came down with the chicken pox. Let me tell you....he was one unhappy peanut. This lasted about two weeks.

Then Frankie scratched up the peanut really bad. The peanut had a cut under his eye that got infected, and he had to be put on two different antibiotics. Because of this we did give our pug away. This was really hard, but I think it had to be done.

Currently the peanut is cold, and chicken pox free! And his eye is looking much better! Things have to get better from here, right? :-)