Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Mischief!

Today was an important day in our household.  Mischief had her fifth birthday today.  We made the plans to go to the zoo several weeks ago, if the weather was nice.  So, as she woke me up this morning, she informed me the sun was shining, so the weather was nice and the zoo was open!  It did not matter if the wind was blowing, and the wind was chilly, we had to go to the zoo!

Now, on to the funny part of the day.  For the last couple days, Mischief kept telling us that (on her birthday) we had to hide and jump out and surprise her with "Happy Birthday!"  So, today, whenever she walked into a room and nobody shouted "Surprise," Mischief shook her head and says, "oh no, you forgot to say Happy Birthday.  Try again!"  It is no wonder all of the birthday cards are made out to the princess!

Thursday, April 19, 2012


My children never cease to amaze me with the things they will or will not do.  To continue on with things I never thought I would have to say to my children:

Stop barking at the cat!

Yep, Mayhem has decided that crawling after the cats, barking, is a good idea.  He also loves when he manages to make them growl and hiss at him!  All in a day's work, I guess.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Long time no see

Hello all.  I apologize for the absence of my posts, as things have been a little crazy at my house.  We have been dealing with all of the winter illnesses, the spring grass/plants coming on, the early arrival of bugs, and (most importantly) our newest addition to our family.

In December, we got a new puppy!  I had her named Chesney, so we would have a Paisley and Chesney, but the kids started calling her Charkie.  Now, for all of you who are unaware, the mischievous/ trouble making dog in the Curious George television show is named Charkie.  So, in my effort not to confuse the poor, poor puppy, we named her Charkie.

Now, Charkie is six months old and has figured out how to remove Mischief's socks as she is putting them on!  This causes a lot of squealing and screaming on the part of the kids, so the puppy is pretty sure this is the best game ever.  Bring on those socks!  Charkie and Paisley get along very, very well.  Charkie is either making Paisley feel her age, or keeping Paisley young, one or the other!