Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Meet Finn

Finn McMissile Thorson is the newest Thorson in our household.  We adopted him over Thanksgiving break.  I have had the dog bug for awhile but Joel has been dragging his feet but when he saw this face he was in love along with the rest of us.  He is half dachshund, half chihuahua (a chiweenie", yes this is a real breed!).  He ways a whopping 3 lbs and probably won't get much bigger.  Our biggest hurdle is to have Josie see and treat him as a real dog and not a stuffed animal. It has greatly increased our work around house...I mean really it is like potty training another kid! But so far he has enriched our lives greatly. The kids are loving the energy and playfulness he brings and you just can't help but smile to see them all on the ground playing with him.  Or when he is asleep in Joel's slipper with his little head sticking out!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

My American Girl

Her name is Anna.  She has more energy that me on my best day, loves to talk, dance, and sing.  She never stops doing cartwheels. She loves reading Junie B Jones.  She is outgoing and stubborn, and a natural leader.  We pray that she will grow in compassion and mercy and that the love of Jesus will shine from her heart. We are so blessed to have her in our lives.

She turned 7 on October 27!  All she wanted was to take her friends Caroline and Kay to the American Girl Doll store for brunch.  It was magical for her.  They have chairs for the dolls, and serve them little tea cups, and truly make the birthday girl feel special.  It was a great time. Then we came back to the house for cake and ice cream.

 Blowing out the candles on the requested chocolate chip cookie dough cake.

 Anna with good friends Caroline and Kay.

Anna and her doll Emily at brunch.