(And, boy, what a fight it was. It lasted 5:59 seconds. Pacquiao knocked Hatton OUT!).
Anyway, if you are a faithful reader of my blog, you probably know that Avie was the person I was talking about in my Mother's Day post.
One year ago today, she found out she & her husband were pregnant. She developed Pre-eclampsia & went into early labor. Baby Girl H was born at almost 23 weeks.
She lived for an hour or so...enough time for Avie & Scooter to hold her & kiss her.
Knowing that today was going to be a hard day for her, I surprised her at school (she's a kindergarten teacher) with a little gift & a card.
Her kids are A-DORABLE. Omigosh, y'all, if you ever need a little cheering up, spend 60 seconds in Avie's classroom with these kids. They'll lift your spirits INSTANTLY.
I can see why Avie loves her job so much!
Some of the kids even drew me pictures. How incredibly sweet is that? It made me feel so good!
This one says, "Love you Robin! You are beautiful (beflieen)!!"
Avie says when I left they started calling me "Deebow". She told them my name was Robin Teebow (obviously my last name isn't spelled that way, but I'm too paranoid to type it out the real way, even though plenty of you who read my blog know how my name is spelled), but I guess the way the kids heard it was Deebow.
Avie, you're the best. And, I know one day soon we'll be mom's to little HH & HT (one day soon, maybe I'll blog about our nicknames for what we want to name our boys!).
On Friday, Kris Allen (one of the Top 3 on American Idol) came back to Arkansas for the day, to put on several concerts & a parade.
My friend, Sydney (who used to work with us, but now works for our sister station in NWA) came into town to go to one of the concerts. She brought her sweet little baby, Stella.
If you can't see her little t-shirt, it says, "Kris Allen is Kick Awesome". An American Idol patch is on the back of the shirt. How adorable is that?
You can barely see him, but Kris Allen is the one in the middle on stage, wearing a white t-shirt & a leather jacket. He sang 3 songs....2 of them are my absolute FAVES from him: "Falling Slowly" & "Ain't No Sunshine".
Kris performs tomorrow night on AI, along with Danny Gokey & Adam Lambert. If you're around, perhaps you could watch & exercise your right to vote (for Kris, that is...).
Poor, poor Maisy!
Friday night, she jumped off a chair in our bedroom & hurt her leg (again). This time, it was really bad. She wouldn't put it down for a long time. When she finally did, she just limped.
It was so sad.
So, I took her to the vet Saturday morning to get checked out.
Thankfully, it's not broken...most likely it's a sprain. Her doctor gave us some pain medicine, along with puppy Xanax. Yes, that's Xanax.
We had SO MANY NIGHTS IN A ROW of thunderstorms these past few weeks, that I think it's traumatized her.
On or around Night 3 of storms, she started waking up & barking FOR THE REST OF THE NIGHT. She sleeps in her crate in the kitchen. There's a night-light in there for her, but I think that when it lightnings, it lights up the room & it scares her. Especially when a VERY LOUD "boom" follows.
Anyway, I decided that while we were at the vet, I'd ask her doctor what she thought we could do about it. She wants us try giving her one Xanax on nights it's supposed to storm to relax her.
We haven't given her one yet, because I started having second thoughts. So, we'll see!
This is how she spent Saturday night...her pain medicine makes her sleepy. But, she climbed up on the chair (even though she's not supposed to be jumping) & curled up with her head on the pillow. It was sooooooo cute!
Then, on Sunday, when I went to get her out of her bed, she was wrapped up in her covers & walked out of her crate with the blanket still around her.