A puppy! The kids have been asking for a puppy for a while now, so we surprised them by printing a picture of the one we had picked out 6 weeks earlier. They thought at first we just gave them a picture of a cute puppy so we had to tell them he was theirs. Then there was lots of excitement on Jack's part and Ava didn't really understand for a while since he wasn't actually there. So we picked him up Saturday and brought him home and he has done surprisingly well adapting. He's a little nippy sometimes, but we are working on that and of course the potty training. So anyway, meet Jock, a name the kids arrived at by combining ones that were on our approved list (dramatic story). He is half Labrador, half golden retriever. It is stressful having a puppy and potty training. However, ADORABLE! So fun. The kids have experienced every emotion too - surprise, joy, happiness, excitement, fear of puppy teeth, discouraged, encouraged, happiness again, and finally (I hope), we are settling down. And I can't stop taking pictures. One day he will be all trained and calm and I will miss this cuteness. My favorite comment from Ava was, "Mommy, he keep chewing me." And that's getting better too. Little by little!
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
The kids got some nice gifts from some friends of ours a little early! Also a couple were not pictured. Then last night we did our stockings. And Matt and I both got Kindles. My first non phone device, and it's already been fun! So here we go! The fun is starting!