Archive | March, 2013

Preparing for Puppy

28 Mar

Our new German Shephard puppy arrives tomorrow (well, Kerry is driving to Pennsylvania to pick her up) and we *think* we know what we are getting into. She is 9 weeks old and is going to need a lot of time, work and attention!  Miss H is very excited about the addition to the family. After deciding that Harry Rainbow was not a great name for a girl dog, we did pick an appropriate girl name and I guess we will just refer to her as Miss S on here. The discussion of the name ‘Harry’ did trigger my fond memories of the Harry the Dog books and now Miss H is enjoying them too.

We have loaded up on dog supplies, researched training classes and Kerry has even gotten into a series of books about the New Skete monks who train and raise German Shepherds.

This picture is from a few weeks ago so here is your sneak peak:



The Petting Zoo Party!

23 Mar


We had Miss H’s big birthday party here today and it was great to see some many friends (and meet the parents of her school friends). Luckily, the weather improved and it was nice and sunny.



A few months ago, Miss H started talking about a sheep and a pig and a goat for her birthday and it never stopped so I knew I needed to figure something out. I stumbled across Squeals on Wheels and it turned out awesome! As I was confirming things with Squeals on Wheels, she decided she really wanted bunnies and a pig so we had an assortment of bunnies, ducks, chicks and a super friendly pot-belly pig.





Miss H got to go into the pen first and meet all the animals. I think she loved the baby bunnies. The ‘big’ bunny weighed more than she did 🙂


She had the option to stay in the pen or leave and she ended up staying in there for almost the full hour. All the kids were great with the animals and Tyler from Squeals on Wheels was so good with the kids.

Of course, no party would be complete without cake.


We got some more fun photos and then everyone headed home.





We checked out some more of our cool presents and then MIss H went to work on art projects (complete with her new fairy wings).