"How Can You Have Too Many Children? That's Like Saying You Have Too Many Flowers" ~ Mother Teresa

A Peek Into Our Hectic, Crazy & Loving Family of Eleven


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It's A BOY!

No, we aren't pregnant. GOOD GRIEF. Can you imagine? I can't.

We are getting a new PUPPY! He gets to come home with us on Halloween. He is an Old English Mastiff. Aaron really really loves the massive size of these guys :)

He will be a LARGE LARGE boy :)

No, we are not crazy. True, we have 9 children, 2 cats, a labrador and a ferret already. But our Lab is 11 years old. We are firm believers that children need to grow up with animals in their home. Since Isabella is getting older, we want a dog that the toddlers and triplets can grow with too. We did alot of research and decided on this breed.

" The Mastiff is a very massive, powerful, muscular dog. They are often called a gentle giant. A born guard dog, they rarely bark, but it is in its nature to defend their territory and family, and is more a silent guard rather than a barker. When an intruder is caught they are more likely to hold them at bay, either by trapping them in a corner or laying on top of them rather than an all out attack. You do not need to train them to guard. No matter how friendly they are, if they sense danger they will naturally guard on their own unless the owners are there to tell them otherwise. Self-confident and watchful, they are patient and considered excellent with children. Intelligent, calm, even-tempered and docile."
His name is Atticus.

This is a picture of his Mom(Far left) and Grandpa. Atticus comes from the lineage of the dog from the movie The Sandlot. That dog is his great great grandpa. Pretty cool huh?

Look at that face!Joseph and Atticus Awwwwwwww......

Annabel and Atticus Delilah and Atticus


  1. You don't post pictures of your older kids very often, they are beautiful!

    We had a dog for three days and sent him back. And that's with only ONE baby. I'm such a wimp. lol. With your older kids around, it'll be a breeze. How fun. Enjoy!

  2. That's because they are never home :)

  3. And thank you. I think so too :)