Sunday, September 28, 2008

Our New Baby!

Scott and I have been wanting another dog for many months now, but we weren't sure how our older dog, Chewey would do if we got one. We went back and forth about it for a long time, and we still hadn't decided for sure what to do when we found the cutest puppy at Petsmart. He's 9 weeks old, and we're not sure what he's a mixture of, but he's really cute and we just had to have him!

The shelter that comes to our Petsmart is called Valley Dogs, and the way dog adoptions work with them, is you have to foster your dog for two weeks before you can adopt them. They want to make sure each dog is going to fit in with the rest of the family, so it won't be abandoned later. We signed the foster papers yesterday and brought him home. The shelter had already named him Jax, and since he responds to it already, we decided not to change it.

So meet our new baby Jax!

Isn't he a cutie?

Here he is hanging out in the yard.

Rest time!

I didn't realize how much he looked like Chewey when she was a puppy !

So far, so good with Chewey. Jax wants to play with her all the time, and she doesn't like it. They've had a few barking matches, but she hasn't tried to bite him yet. I am sure in time they'll both figure out their new routines and all will be well.

Now onto potty training! :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

My Family Weekend

Last Friday my Grandma, Aunt Susan and cousin Megan came to town for a visit. I always love it when we see them, which is not often enough! We had a lot of things planned and only a couple of days to do it all. It was a crazy weekend!

The day they arrived here was my Grandma's 83rd birthday. My family and my sister's family went over to my mom and dad's to help celebrate.

Here is my cousin, Megan with all the kids. From left to right: Aubyn, Maddie, Megan, Tatum, Sawyer and Austin. Five kids in one house made for a crazy time, but it was a lot of fun.

We couldn't let the weekend go by without getting a photo of my sister and I with our cousin, Megan. We are the only three grandchildren on my dad's side of the family.

On Saturday we went out to lunch at Serranos. We met my 3rd cousin, Camille there as well. Front row: Camille, Tatum, Austin, Megan, Aubyn and Maddie. Back row: Aunt Susan, Grandma, Philip, Kim, Sawyer, Scott, me, Mom and Dad.

On Sunday all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren went to have professional photos taken for my Grandma for Christmas. It certainly wasn't easy getting five children to look all in the same direction! Somehow we managed to get a few good shots. I think my Grandma will like them.

On Monday evening my mom and dad hosted us all for a BBQ. We ate too much and played a few games. It was tons of fun! My Grandma, Aunt Susan and Megan went home this morning, and I can hardly wait until we can all get together again. :-)

Monday, September 1, 2008

Family Fun Night

Scott and I had been thinking for awhile that we needed to have a family day with just us and the kids. So yesterday we took the kids to a late lunch at Oregano's. It was yummy! We had pizza and garlic bread and a dessert cookie. The kids loved it! Afterwards we had a big surprise!

Here are Scott and the kids in the parking lot at Oregano's. Scott has just revealed that we are taking them to the Arizona Diamondbacks game. They don't look very excited, do they?

Here's Aubyn after he discovered that I did NOT forget to bring his D-backs foam finger for the game. Now he's excited! :-)

Here are the kids and I at the ballpark right before the game started. Maddie held her Beat L.A. sign throughout most of the game and cheered right along with Scott. After some Dodger fans started bantering with Scott I threatened to go downstairs and sit with Bret and Sarah. (You would have to know how my husband is at sporting events!) LOL

Here are Scott and the kids. Aubyn was excited that the free giveaway of the day was a new Diamondbacks T-shirt. And look, he's supporting Scott by wearing his Five Digits hat. How sweet!

Here's a picture of the field during the 4th inning. I don't know if you can see it, but the red banner going around the field says Wilson Electric. That is the company that Scott works for. Cool, huh? LOL

All in all, it was a fun evening. We ate too much, our team was crushed, and Scott lost his voice taunting the Dodger fans, but we had a wonderful famiy fun night. We hope to do it again soon!