Sarah wants a puppy. She really wants a puppy. She really, really wants a puppy. She likes to inform us of this desire often…even though we have told her over and over and over again that right now is not a good time for us to get a puppy. We have tried to explain that since we don’t know if we will be moving once Brian finishes his PhD this summer, it would not be a good idea to get a puppy now and then have to give it away if we aren’t able to take it with us. We have only told her this a hundred times, but it just doesn’t seem to sink in. However, it appears she has decided to approach the subject from a different angle…
This morning she very calmly reasoned that since Daddy was almost done with his school, we should just go ahead and buy a new house. It should have 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (I told her with that many she would be cleaning them), stairs (she is also on a kick about stairs), and a BIG back yard for a puppy and a dollhouse. She then informed me that we should go to homes.com and start looking!
Now, if she could just tell us where the Lord is planning for us to go…
There are two things that Sarah loves to do that drives us absolutely nuts.
The girl loves to draw…on anything.
We have found lovely murals on all sorts of surfaces. Thankfully, we have been able to remove those creations that were drawn on walls, furniture, and carpet. We have tried all sorts of things to break her of this desire and just when we think she has grown out of the phase, she graces us with another lovely creation in an unexpected place.
The other thing she doesn’t seem to get out of her system is cutting her hair.
The first time was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day two years ago. And, as with most everything she does, she definitely put all her efforts into that one. She cut some off of each side and more off of one side than the other. It definitely took professional help to fix that one. She has managed to cut her bangs twice more since that day, once at the daycare and once right before we left on a trip. (You can read more about that and see pictures back at the previous blog address.)
So, I guess it’s appropriate that on this 2 year anniversary of the first self haircut she does again!
I found this pile underneath the coffee table.
Thankfully, she has gotten better at choosing areas that is more inconspicuous and less noticeable than the first time!
We don’t know what we are going to do with her! She’s still so stinkin’ cute!
We got back in town Friday night just in time for the first snow of the season.
(Ok, I think they technically got snow while we were gone, but since we weren’t here that doesn’t count. 🙂 )
Daniel and Sarah ventured out in it, but the rest of us stayed inside nice and warm in our jammies.
Although…. we all enjoyed hot chocolate and cookies after those two loonies came inside.
I also discovered that my children have outgrown pretty much ALL of their snow gear! None of them have snow pants that fit, both the boys need snow boots (Daniel wore Matt’s old ones that are only 4 full sizes too big!), and Matt needs gloves. So, I guess we’ll be going shopping soon! Thankfully, Sarah was set with gloves and boots.