Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Not Library Day?!?

I know, I know. Tuesday should have meant a trip to the library. What with a funeral at our church this morning and hubby's parents coming for a visit, the library trip just didn't happen. Weird, huh?

We've kept pretty busy visiting and shopping for some last minute supplies for E's mission trip to Nova Scotia. The mission team leaves this Saturday for a weeklong trip; they'll be holding backyard Bible clubs and sports camps for kids. Please pray for the group--many of whom are first-time fliers and mission-trip-ers :). Pray for the moms and dads who will be missing their young people, too!

Tonight was the first time we've offered any solid food to the puppies and they loved it! It was fun to see them stepping in it and spreading it all over while trying to get bites. Those tails were really wagging :). We're still trying to talk Nana and Gdad into adopting a puppy...from the smile on her face in this pic, it looks like Nana is warming to the idea....

Later Days!

Friday, July 24, 2009

More Puppy Pics

Last night our friends Wes and Leanne came over to visit us...and the puppies :). We laid out a quilt as a "puppy playground" and watched the little ones explore. The puppies are getting very active now and enjoy tussling with each other, making little yips and growls as they gnaw on each others' floppy ears.

M. was very proud to hold a puppy on his lap, however uncomfortable the puppy may have been. K. also enjoyed cuddling a pup. Lewis the cat doesn't yet know what to make of these intruders and is probably counting down the days until they find new homes!

Later Days!

P.S. Happy Birthday to my favorite nephew, Brett! (also, my only nephew).

Friday, July 17, 2009

Pool party

Just got back a little while ago from a pool party for our children at church. Though the pics I took don't show it, there were 35+ people there!

We had such a good time and the weather stayed nice until we left--then the skies opened and God sent the rain! We're thankful because it's been very dry lately. By the time I got out of the pool and got my camera, most people were already out of the pool, but I got a couple of photos of N. and K. in the pool and N. getting pizza :).

Later Days!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Hey Look!! Photos!

Hi grandparents (and anyone else who has stuck with me this long)!

Totally unrelated, but cute, photos are the special of the day:

1)M. throwing an old snowball that we've had in the freezer for 2? years.


You can tell which caption belongs to which pic, right? :D

Later Days!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tuesday=Library Day

Here we are at Tuesday again! Seems like the weeks are flying by. We'll be heading out to our local library soon to check out bags of books--we paid our ransom last week so hopefully, there won't be fines to pay this week! I'm predicting that books on dogs, presidents, and dinosaurs will come home with us, with a side order of something girly for K. and something totally random for my youngest. M.'s favorite parts about going to the library are: playing with puzzles and felts, getting a colorful stamp on his hand, and grabbing a random book to check out so he feels like a big kid :).

In puppy news, all of them have their eyes open and are growing quite roly-poly. I think we'll be introducing a little solid food to them soon (hence the checking out of dog books). They've got the long, floppy ears and "jowl-y-ness" of basset hounds and are getting cuter by the minute. Now's the time to place your order if you want one....kidding. Well, kinda.

Later Days!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Greetings and Salutations!

First: Happy Birthday Leanne! Wanna puppy?

Second: Why must it be so hard to find a new dress that fits, is flattering for my less-than-slim figure, and doesn't cost a fortune? I'm attending a wedding Saturday and would like to have a new dress--so far, no luck.

Third: The puppies are starting to open their eyes. They are becoming more adorable every day! I'll try to get a good picture up soon.

Fourth: It's obvious I have very little to say, so....

Later Days!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Potential Puppy Owners?

Some friends came by to visit the new puppies today. As with all of our friends, family, chance acquaintances, etc., we're putting on the pressure about adopting one of our new puppies. Just ask anybody who has talked to me in the last couple of weeks....

The fact is, once you've held a soft, roly-poly, utterly adorable little puppy, you cannot resist! At least, that's what we're hoping :).

Later Days!

p.s. Don't worry, Leanne, Randy says he's resisting!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Puppy Love

The puppies had visitors today--Mimi, Papa, and Nana came to see them for the first time (Gdad had a funeral to perform and couldn't make the trip). The puppies were appropriately cute and snuggly :). Of course, we had to let Annie outside before any puppy-snuggling could happen. She's a protective mom!

Though the puppies WERE cute and snuggly, the grandparents really enjoyed visiting the kids, too. We had a good lunch and then went to Cold Stone Creamery for ice cream--yum!

We're still trying to convince the grandparents that they need to pick their puppies before they're all promised to others...no luck yet, though. :)

Later Days!