Sunday, June 23, 2013

a guessing game

 *update: this contest is now closed. i'll announce the winner in a separate post.

i thought it might be fun to host a little contest.

look at the following photos...

now answer this question...

why does my son prefer to wear headphones while he plays with his legos?

a: he's trying to drown out the sounds of his annoying younger brother
b: the sound the legos make while he's searching for a piece is too loud
c: he thinks they make him look cool
d: listening to music helps him concentrate
e: listening to music helps him relax
f: his ears get cold easily


if you would like to participate in the guessing game, leave a comment with your answer.

i will mail a crisp ten dollar* bill to the person who answers the question correctly. if many people get the answer right, i'll draw a random winner from the pool of correct responses. this contest is open to anyone so feel free to pass it along to your friends. comments will stay open until thursday night, july 4th. i'll announce a winner on july 5th.

*$10 isn't much, but it'll buy an ice cream cone! and, really, what's better than an ice cream cone?!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

meet vinny

i know, i know.

bad blogger.

very bad blogger.

but i have an excuse! it's summer! and my children are out of school! and i'm LOVING our unscheduled, don't-have-to-be-anywhere-at-8am mornings! and i don't want to bother with photographing life because i'm too busy living it and relaxing in it and drinking an extra cup of coffee while reading books in it and coming up with crazy activities to keep my boys active in it.

so summer has been fantastic! but it's also not exactly conducive to blogging.

aaaaaand, aside from all that...

we've been taking care of this little guy...

well hello there you cutie patootie fluffball boy. want to come to the white house and hang out with us while your family is on vacation for a week?

this is vinny. he's the sweetest, gentlest, softest, most fun puppy i've ever encountered.

and guess who his new best friend is...

yup, that would be harrison.

the boy who is deathly afraid of dogs has overcome that fear thanks to this new precious friend.

the boy who is oversensitive to touch of all kinds has allowed vinny to tickle him with his tail, lick him with his tongue, gently nip at him with his teeth, and jump on him with his paws.

the boy who completely avoids dogs now approaches vinny with confidence, picks him up with ease, attaches the leash and loves to lead him on walks. harrison also seeks out opportunities to play with vinny, pet him and feed him treats.

we are so very thankful for vinny's sweet little personality and easy demeanor.

we are so very thankful for the opportunity to take care of him this week.

we are so very thankful his presence in our home has been such a healing experience!

now if this cute boy isn't a great excuse for my lack of blog posting, what is?