Monday, June 21, 2010

Meet our New Neighbor & A Puppy Update!

It was Saturday morning and we heard the door knocking frantically. Our neighbor had come over to tell us to keep Tink inside because we have a visitor living across the street that may or may not be dangerous. If I haven't said before - we have an adorable family of chipmunks living in our pine trees. This is in addition to the 2 nests that have hatched at least three babies each and another nest that is full of eggs still to hatch. Anyway - I look across the street to find the most adorable baby raccoon trying to get inside the house to get away from us stalkers. He tried to scale the house to get further away but ran into a dead end. I ran and got my camera to document it for the boys who are away right now. Isn't he just so cute?

So my puppies are growing up so quickly. They are twice the size they were two and half weeks ago at birth. They just recently started opening their eyes which are amazingly blue right now. They have started to make little peep noises to let me know they are there. They each try to get up on all fours but seem to have had a little too much to drink. They won't master walking for a couple of weeks. I love them just as much as the first batch. It is so fun to have puppies.

Pierson thinks they stink a little though and he lets me know.

I have little children lined up at my door each asking if they can hold a puppy. How do you say NO! NO! NO! without sounding like a mean old lady? Anyway - they are awesome and Tink is still being an incredible mom.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Why Does It Take So Long To Post?

Good question! So much has been going on. Maybe it is because it takes to long to upload pictures?

Well - here is a quick run down of what we have been up to lately:

Spending time with adorable McKay. He is so cute - we love him to death.

Darren held a 5K for his school and my entire family participated. I was able to catch a few pics of them running in. Thanks guys for participating.

Me and the boys dressed up as Indians for Blue and Gold Banquet (you know me and costume parties...). Give me any reason to dress up and I will make it a contest!

Canon was in a production called Wonderful Wicked Witches of Oz. It was 9 months in the making and he did an incredible job. He had several speaking parts and danced and sang a ton. He was so cute and we were so proud of him. Each time he did something - I cried with joy. I just love that he has found something he is so passionate about. It's awesome.

Darren completed an Olympic Triathlon in record time and we got to see him several times throughout the race. We are so proud of him. Bigger and better races to come....

I had another birthday....ouch! I finally got an ipod! I know - everyone has one but me! It's HOT PINK and I love it! (Although not pictured because the picture that was taken - I am completely oversmiling)

Pierson turned 2 years old!!!! What a cute little boy. He is such a joy and makes me laugh all the time. He chose an Elmo themed party and it was so cute. He was overly animated about his gifts which is so different from the other two - they hide it under crooked smiles. He is very active and keeps us on our toes. We love him to death. He says the cutest things, is even potty-training and fights me to be outside at all times. His best friend in all the world is our 8 year old neighbor next door - Maddie. He talks about her first thing in the morning and last thing at night. She is so great with him. He is at such a fun, cute, lovable age.

AND - we went on the bestest vacation so far!!! We went to Bass Lake with the Urmston's and my boys have said time and time again that this was their most fun vacation ever! We had a blast riding in the boat, being pulled on the tube, jumping off the dock, feeding ducks, going on a hike, playing games, killing a lot of spiders, eating lots of junk and soda, staying up late watching movies and laughing like crazy. We had such a great time and can't wait to do it again. Blaze even skied for the first time ever and he did amazing. I am so proud of him! Thanks Urmstons for letting us crash your family vacation - it was so much more than we expected! Love you guys to death!

And lastly - OOPS, SHE DID IT AGAIN! Yes. This is not a mistake. You are seeing puppies AGAIN. Tinkerbell surprised us by giving birth to 5 new puppies just hours before we left for Bass Lake. I was so thrilled to have been a part of it again. She is such a better mom this time around - the puppies are very lucky. They are so cute. I will have to post more when they open their eyes.

Anyway - I am sure I have left out a ton of things we have done but with only 4 hours of sleep last night - this is the best I can do. Sorry it took so long. Darren is on my case all the time. I will do better. That and I promise never to eat another Double Stuff Vanilla Oreo again!!!!