Sunday, July 27, 2008

A Week in Review

Here is the story of our week.
On Tuesday, our four year old daughter had to have some dental work done. It seems we blew it in not providing enough fluoride during her early years, and she's ended up with a shocking number of cavities this year. This is one of those things that I wish I could do over again! So off to the specialty dentist we went, so that she could have many fillings and one crown put in. I had thought that they would be putting her "under," but it turns out they just give each child a drink of something to make them drunk very sleepy. She was awake through the surprisingly fast procedure, and couldn't have cared less. Huzzah!

This is what we brought home. A girl with a slur and a stumble. Watch as she even hits the wall at the end.

Yes, she likes her some happy juice!

After all that, we spent the week making arrangements with a nice lady from up north who was interested in Aurora. We all were feeling some sadness at the thought of giving her up, but nobody more than this little one.

This right here is a great example as to how Simba and Aurora roll. And this is just walking next to each other.

On Saturday, the nice lady and her giant collie came to see us, and after a lot of discussion, followed by promises that Aurora would sooner come back to us than end up in a shelter, it was decided that she would go home with them. Here are the two new pals.

We feel good about the decision, but it was hard seeing her drive away. However, we've already had contact from Aurora's new owner, and it sounds like she's adjusting alright. I think the hardest thing for me is not being able to explain the situation to Aurora. I hate the confusion she must be dealing with in being taken away. The only consolation is how wonderful her new friends are, and that I trust she's going to be very loved and well cared for.

To end the week, we hosted a tea party today, for the kids and two of their friends. My daughter asked if she could have one, and I couldn't think of any reason not to. Not that I tried. We put out a cute little spread, and she enjoyed inviting and hosting some friends. I'm gone so much for work during the week, that I enjoy a chance to be good to them on the weekend. I even let them use some of my good china that my mother bought in Germany. Yes, I'm a nice mom, sometimes.


Ali said...

They look like they're having so much fun at the tea party! I know it's hard to say goodbye to Aurora but I bet it's harder for you than on her and she's having a great time with her new collie friend:)

Ranch Girl said...

I'm so glad Aurora found a new home - I know it has to be hard, but it's probably all for the best.

And, a tea party?! How cool are you!

Tasha said...

I cant see the video (not available) but I'd looooooove to see it. :P How fun you are!

Unknown said...

Beautiful pictures and beautiful dogs! They are gorgeous. Happy POW!

Laural Out Loud said...

My daughter is always asking to have a real tea party. Perhaps I should give in and do it! Yours looked like so much fun.

Carol said...

Oh now I want Aurora. Desperately want a dog, guess I'll have to have another baby instead.