The truth as I know it:

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time & miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands. ~~~ Kristi Larson

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Another Proud Parenting Moment, Brought to you by....


Last night, the Hollis family was hosting a Parent's Night Out to benefit Reece's Rainbow. They are raising money for a family who is adopting Evangeline.  The cutest little girl you have ever seen.  When we dropped the kids off, three of my four were totally fine with joining in the fun in the playroom.  There were games, dolls, Wii, and music.  Kid heaven, in other words.  But ONE of my children was having none of it.  He did not want to stay and he had a giant fit to prove it.  For a full 45 minutes, we tried to get him happy.  Finally, we left with him screaming his head off.

I called on our way out of the neighborhood to see if he was doing okay and I could hear him in the background screaming at the top of his lungs, "I DON'T WANT TO TALK TO HER ON THE PHONE!!!!"  Well, okay then.

The comedy is that Melanie said after we left, he bolted out the door.  Chappy looked at Mel and said, "He's gone!"  Chappy ran out the door after him and said he might not have caught him except that Connor had on his gorilla feet house shoes and he had stopped to take them off so he could run faster.  I wish I could have seen Chappy bringing Connor back in, most likely kicking and screaming!  :)  It's a fine parenting moment when your child embarrasses you in front of people who have well behaved children.  Luckily, the rest of my kiddos were apparently on their best behavior because Melanie said she enjoyed having them.

Caleb finally won Connor over by letting him play with their little dog, Trudy.  So at least they knew the way to the boys heart!

And to assuage my horror, I needed to get a fix of something that I am actually good at (since parenting and baking don't seem to be the reason God put me here.)  So we brought this little foster fellow home today!  Have you ever seen anything so cute?

That's Joey with Connor and my niece.  He's so darn precious!

Yes, I know he's wearing a sweater.  Yes, I know I think it's really silly when dogs wear clothes.  But he's only 10 weeks old and it's so funny to me to see him in it that I can't bear to take it off of him.  Though I probably should, but I can't help myself.  I've never had a dog in my house this small.  Vince wasn't even this little when he was 6 weeks old.  Joey is some sort of Chihuahua mix, but he's every ounce of precious! :)


Kristine said...

He's really precious in that sweater...but what on earth is he doing to that bear? ;) LOL. sorry.

I bet your kids love fostering animals. That is a great idea. I may have to look into that.

Gorilla shoes? need a pic please.

Nicole said...

You are now officially one of those girls that has a purse puppy! Now you just need a little purse and matching outfits!I always get the really big goofy dogs that do not wear cute clothes they EAT your really cute clothes!
He is so cute!!!!
I loved my Christmas card!Thank you! I was so bad this year I did not send any out...I think it is too late!
Maybe ,I will tell everyone that the dog ate them!

mommaof4wife2r said...

i do think it's silly for dogs to wear sweaters, until i see them in them! that dog is too much in the sweater...soooo cute! oh and the kids too! ha!

Bethany said...

Funny story, especially when it's not your own kid! ;) in the world are you going to turn loose of that adorable dog? I would never be able to foster anything because my house would be FULL! I tried twice, but ended up keeping both of the dogs. :)

Kristine said...

I know you are busy with all your farm animals and children...just wanted to tell you how much I loved your card. Mine went into the mail finally today.

Hugs to you and Merry Christmas!

Do you think Barb would meet us in Germany? I'd love to go shopping there!


Lindsay said...

Clothe-wearing dogs are daft - but it is cute :)