"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


Sunday, October 31, 2010

He's Here!

We brought him home yesterday. He is wonderful. Only one change. His name. We got him home and Atticus just wasn't working for us. Meet.....

♥ Milo Finnegan Augustus ♥

Yes, he has 3 names. That's what happens when 11 people have to agree on 1 name.

We'll just be calling him Milo.

Right now, he is 7.5 weeks old. He weighs 20#11oz.

He had a wonderful first day/night. No accidents, he actually goes to the door and tries to ring his bell to go out. He slept from Midnight to 7am in his crate without an accident or crying. He is so so good with the babies. He does try to play with them or lick them but he doesn't get crazy with them. Rosalie loves him and tries to play with him. Gwendolen loves him from afar and Emilia is just downright scared of him. If a baby cries when he comes near them, he just turns and walks away. He is THE PERFECT PUPPY. Annabel and Delilah are in love and play with him constantly. As for the other kids, it pretty much goes without saying that they all love him. He sleeps in his crate in the boys room so they can help with him at night. Madeline and Juliette love to just snuggle with him.

And Aaron? Yes, Aaron loves him a ton. Milo was outside with him all morning 'helping' with yard work. Milo follows Aaron around like a baby duck.

It's beyond cute. He is beyond cute.

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

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Some Updated Pictures Of The Trio

I've been too busy lately to even think about breathing so blogging isn't getting much attention lately.

2 of the babies are CRAWLING. They are MOBILE. So, what that means is that Mommy can't sit down. Ever. My Mia must know that I'll go nuts once they are all moving so she's just taking her own sweet time. Thank you baby. :)

So, pictures. Showing off the babies, and my mad knitting skills :) Oh, and a special thank you to Kim for knitting that last pair of blue longies for me. I just couldn't do it. Not if I wanted them to actually fit the girls by the time they got done.