It was a fun day, had lots of fun with flowers and balloons. She had a lot of instructions for food this year which was sort of funny. She wanted me to make her hash browns for breakfast, then get Starbucks on the way to school and then her very favorite slow cooked bbq chicken before cake. (She even talked us into Chili’s the night before so she could get dessert there too). The Renfroes came over with lovely gifts as well.
Of course the highlight was the big gift which was a new black and screen miniature dachshund puppy. I made up a birth announcement for the puppy, rolled it up and attached it to a toy weiner dog. Then we had Annabelle drag the toy with her to Hayley – as crazy as that sounds, it worked perfectly! The pup was a few hours away so we picked up the darling the following Sunday. She’s been begging for another forever so it was a huge hit. Hayley named the pup Lilly.
Word to the wise: don’t ever make outlandish bets with your kid over grades. I bet Hayley if she substantially raised her math grade, I’d have a limo get her at school. Of course she did it.
While I would have actually had the limo get her, I did sort of think it was a waste of money and negotiated a settlement – a pair of guinea pigs. Jeff was on the fence but when she found two guinea pigs at the SPCA that needed to be rescued, even he couldn’t resist.
Now a week later, we know now would have been vastly cheaper to just get the limo. Of course, they don’t like pellets so we are making them mini-salads twice a day. We’ve had to buy them two cages, tons of stuff and lord knows if they are happy or not. But at least it is a better use of money than limos and Hayley is happy. She’s named them Ivory and Italee after two former UNC women’s basketball players, Ivory Latta and Italee Lucas who are now in the WNBA.
The original SPCA info:
Hi, my name is Beatrice and I’m here with my friend Ramona! We’re here at the SPCA in hopes of finding someone that will love us for the rest of my life. Guinea Pigs are little, entertaining creatures who love to cuddle and we’re quite content being held by people. We enjoy cuddling together in our igloo and munching on some yummy treats of carrots and lettuce. We’ll need an owner that can spend time with us every day and help us become more comfortable in my new home. If two cute little guinea pigs are what you’ve been looking for, come check us out!
We didn’t do all that much the last few weeks of trackout break before the Hayley went back to school – between the snow, her new laptop, scooter and video games, she was content to lay low and goof off. But she did go to a cheerleading day camp for a week, we hit our favorite museum, got mani-pedis, read a lot, had dentist and orthodontist appts, a couple of sleepovers at friends and her basketball season is in full swing as well (I’ll post some hoops photos soon)
This was from back in late March when the old Pittsboro Courthouse burned down. We were goofing off and Hayley decided to be Annabelle’s voice in this running joke we have about a dog talkshow that our dogs host (don’t ask, we aren’t normal I know).
We went to Locopops with the dogs to get popsicles for everyone and Hayley took some funny photos of the dogs trying to eat their beef doggie popsicles. For the record, the humans had fantastic Cherry-Lime and Choco-Brownie ones.