Thursday, August 30, 2007

They're here!!!

The long awaited puppies are here. This morning our dog Kida gave birth to three beautiful little puppies. Two girls and a boy. The names we gave them right now are just our names. They will get new names I'm sure when they are given different homes. :) But we need names just for fun. They are so cute. Enjoy! Oh, P.S. the pictures are sometimes red because of the heating lamp. :)
This is Kida before she got pregnant.This is after she got pregnant. And no, she's not just fat because of her fluffy hair.See her fat tummy? :) She was cute.The first puppy, going by "Chocolate " as of right now, born this morning around 9:27. She weighed a total of 5.5 oz. :)A movie of Chocolate shortly after birth. I wasn't trying to get a good picture video, just sound, so please forgive the weird picture. :) Oh, when I took the video we didn't know she was a girl yet. :) (I am sorry if the movies takes a while to load it is a little bigger than I would like. But it is totally worth waiting for. :) )
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Kida with first and second babies. First baby: Chocolate, a girl (the brown one). Second baby: a boy, born 9:53, weighing in at 3.5 oz., Wilbur as of right now (the cream one).All three puppies. The one eating is Chocolate the one that is white is Wilbur and the other one is Vanilla who was just born in the picture. Vanilla is a girl, born at 10:27 weighed 5.0 oz. Wilbur is the smallest one. :) Just little.Chocolate.All resting.Sisterly love. Chocolate has her paw on Wilbur. :) She loves him. :)Everybody resting again. All the puppies are dry.Vanilla and Chocolate. The girls.Wilbur. The boy.Wilbur again. :) He's so cute. He is so tiny compared to his sisters.Chocolate again.

Happy birthday Popi!!

Yesterday was my Dad's (Popi) birthday. Just wanted to take a post to show a few things from that day! Please leave your comments. :) I'll show them to him if he doesn't see them.
Making balloons because we didn't have any.The makeshift balloon. The balloon again. Muffins Mommy made for breakfast. They were yummy!Popi's candles. As the balloon, we had a shortage on candles too. :)The special plate and cup that we get on our birthdays.Pretty, shiny things Mom put on the table for fun.Yummy watermelon we got to eat. Mmmmm. Yum!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Salsa part II

On day two of our salsa venture Katya came over to help since we were sending most of the salsa home with her for her and C. :) C loves salsa. This is a rather long post, but believe me the day was even longer. :) Way longer!
Green peppers Katya expertly cut up. She's good at cutting things.*Nods* :)Look, we found more tomatoes in the garden the next day to cut up. :)Hot peppers, garlic and onions Katya brought over to cut up. They were so pretty.
Aren't they pretty?Katya cutting up the onions.One of the bowls of onions.Groups of ingredients for salsa. One group for one batch.Even E got in on the whole salsa making day. He put together the spices for each batch.The spices.E putting salt in the spices.I was the one designated to cut up the garlic.Mommy cut up the fresh Cilantro.After E got the spices together mom put in Cilantro and I add the garlic to each bowl.One batch ready to be added to the tomatoes.Every thing put together in the pan cooking down before being put in jars.I love the way this looks!It's all so pretty!Almost all the salsa in pans cooking down.Salsa in the jars almost ready to be put in the water to hot water bath them so they seal.My beautiful bracelet of jar lid rings. :)Katya tasting her salsa. She's so pretty.Writing on the jars so we know which one is hot, which is medium and which is normal.Ready for the water bath.Katya is so beautiful and cute! :) Love ya Kat!Going in the water. Hold your breath little jars.In the water!The first batch is all done. Sealed and the rings taken off.Behold the jars of salsa.Another view of the salsa.All done with salsa for the year! Now we get to eat it. Yumm!!