Aiming Arrows

Musings of a Mommy

Category: Sadie

Our New House

Our New House

Windows on the first floor and the second

A draw bridge door with handle access on the inside

A sun roof – moon roof – hatch thingy

Even Sadie wants to try out the new house, or maybe she’s hunting goldfish crackers

Yep.  I’m pretty sure it’s the crackers

Now, this is the way to protect your snack from the dog


You could sit at the table


Celebrating Christmas in Snapshots – #2

Christmas Day in Snapshots

Christmas roses from my thoughtful hubby.  Christmas breakfast is Gunnar’s favorite meal of the year:  Breakfast Casserole, Caramel Rolls, and Fruit Salad. 

Graceanna was excited to see herself in Grandma’s framed picture.

Sadie enjoyed her spot this year.

Graceanna LOVES this baby.  She squealed with delight when she saw the baby in the box.  She ripped her out of the box and pulled Baby to her chest saying, “Oh Baby.  Oh…”

Poppa and Gunnar playing a new game for his Leapster 2.

We completed most of the top puzzle on Christmas Eve.  My parents and I put this bottom puzzle together while Graceanna napped on Christmas Day.

Steve and Gunnar built his Lego castles all afternoon.  He has played with them every day since Christmas, and surprisingly they have stayed in one piece.

The Turtle Rescue

Last Friday afternoon, I was baking some mini muffins for a shower I was co-hosting when Gunnar started shouting my name from the back door.  I found him with a huge smile on his face and this turtle cradled carefully in his hands.  The smooth side was up.  I bet that turtle was really wondering why he was upside down but I’m sure he was thankful to longer being batted around by the 14 pound predator who lives in our back yard.  We call this effective predator Sadie the Lady or sometimes Sadie the Snake Killer and even Sadie the Frog Killer and unfortunately Sadie the poor little Rabbit Nest Destroyer. 

Gunnar and I took the turtle to our front yard leaving Sadie out back.  Gunnar said he kicked Sadie to get her to let go of the turtle.  I don’t like that one bit, but I am glad our turtle was spared.  I’m hoping Gunnar didn’t actually make contact but rather startled Sadie a little.  I’m going with that theory.  Anyway, we put our new friend in a safe location and watched for while.  The turtle didn’t move an inch.  He was locked up tight, so we went inside. 

Gunnar thought the turtle might be dead.  He was still for so long that I thought Gunnar might be right.  Also, there was a hole on each side of his shell where I assume Sadie got him with her teeth.  I don’t know though.  I was constantly peeking through the window watching to see if he emerged.  He did!  I went out to take pictures but was careful to stay far enough away that he wouldn’t get too scared.  Gunnar was a little more eager and got too close.

Our new friend quickly went back in his shell.  He didn’t seal it up as tightly as he did when Sadie was around.  In fact, he continued to watch us througha little openning.  Finally, I ushered Gunnar inside and determined to let our turtle come out of his shell and disappear.

Remember those mini muffins?  Well, they didn’t fare too well as I was totally cuaght up with this turtle.