Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Peaks and Valleys

We've been down in the dumps lately at home. Yesterday was the exception. Why?

Little Man turned 4 yesterday. It was an excellent reason to celebrate. We went out to dinner. Celebrant's choice was Red Robin because he likes the attention when the servers sing out loud. There were 4 other families celebrating birthdays, too. He even got a special treat when the mascot, Red Robin, made an appearance and came around to our table.

As soon as we got home, we set up the cake and presents in the formal living room. He was excited to blow out the candles and dig into the cake. However, I think he wanted to get that out of the way so he could open his presents.

On a sad note, we had to put down our beloved Copper Bear. He was a month shy of his 10th birthday. He was our "test baby" - if you know what I mean. It broke our hearts to break it to the kids. Copper Bear was their older brother. I will miss him dearly as he was 'my boy'.

Goodbye Copper Bear! You will always be in our hearts!

Copper Bear
11/16/96 - 10/16/06


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to your son! How exciting that he gets to be Super man!

I am sorry about the loss of your dog. I lost my dog over a year ago. She was 11 1/2. It is a decade of unconditional love. I swear I cried every day for a whole month. I still get sad every once in awhile about missing her.

Liz said...

I'm really sorry to hear about your dog, I'm sure he will be missed. But happy birthday to Little Man!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to the Little Man. My little man is 4 also, it's such a fun age.

Sorry to hear about Cooper. It is such a hard thing to do, but often the right thing. We had to put down our O'poochie in August and we still miss him.

Anonymous said...

Awww, what a sweetie the Little Man is. Happy birthday to him!

I'm very sorry to hear about your Copper Bear :-(

Nancy said...

My condolences on the loss of your Bear. The greying fur around his face and wide doggy smile shoes me he lived a long and very well loved life.