Friday, December 07, 2007

Einstein & Elvis in their winter gear

Einstein and Elvis said it was too dang cold outside for potty training, so we got them these cute hoodies! How do you like the double raspberries!?

I take them out for potty walks one at a time on leash and they are doing really well on their house training. Yesterday was COLD, freezing temperature and windy, so I had on my insulted coveralls. Elvis did his business quick so he could get back in the warm house. Then out comes Einstein who proved how smart (and stubborn) he is. He figured out that if he sat down right between my feet the wind would stay off of him, and I think he could feel the warmth of the coveralls!! The first time he did it, I didn't think that much about it and started walking again. Then he kept on setting right between my feet every time I stood still and looking up at me with his big eyes like, "What the heck is wrong with you! Dragging me out to pee in this weather!" So after that, I made the husband stop at the Rural King and pick up their warm little hoodies. Today I could tell they were warmer and a lot happier on their potty trot in the yard!
We had to bribe them with a pile of treats, which they are shown eating, to keep them both still for that picture above.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Fun stuff

I just finished reading a great book. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. It's one of the best books I've read in a while. A biographer is hired to write the life story of a famous reclusive fiction writer. The story she uncovers deals with twins, a turn of the century estate, a fire, illusions to a ghost, and mysterious events. Loved it!!

This is a fun site I stumbled on recently. You play a multiple choice game that improves your vocabulary, and, for every word you get right, the sponsors donate rice to feed the starving people in the world. You start with an easy level and work up. There are a bunch of SAT words on there and above. I had my homeschoolers try it out (Grades 12 and 7) and they enjoyed it, too!

Contest Alert! Check out Regan's site for a fun contest! I think it's running until the 9th of December, plus her site is always fun to read!