Sunday, April 27, 2008

A fave of mine...

So, I'm not really sure what the kids are doing here...but I just adore this picture. I'm pretty sure they're all playing "Puppy-Dog" (a fave game of Delaney's)...but's a cute picture!

Look, we got a new dog...

So, this became a very fun game one spring afternoon. Katie kept trying to get Riggs into his carrying case/crate, but he refused. So-I told Katie to get in it-hoping she'd realize how it's not that fun to be locked up. Talk about your all time backfire...

One by one, each of the kids (except Gwen) would get in, and then proceed to get locked in and then carried (by me) to either Pete or Curt-and I would have to say (to the father of the new dog)..."Look (Pete/Curt), we got a new dog." Then the kids would giggle and it was the next one's turn. EVERYONE fit in this thing...I was quite impressed!

First Popsicle of the Year

Here's to the first beautiful day of spring...and popsicles with our favorite friends...the Ruchs!

Is this the future Riggs?

Coltrane has been pretty curious about the whole crate thing. It's been quite a while since we've had it in the house-more than 3 years. But-lately he's been getting in it, especially when Pete or I say "Kennel up, Riggs." Too cute! Although-Riggs will be MUCH bigger than this! ahahah...

And, look how tiny Katie is! ahahaha

Playing with Riggs

Obviously-he's loved! And-although it LOOKS like Kate is choking the poor guy-she is really loving him and playing with him! I swear!!!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Meet Riggs...Our new addition

The girls were SUPER excited to pick up Riggs-even Katie. We drove all the way to Milan, Michigan to get the little guy. He has HUGE paws and is a brindle boxer-mastiff mix. The girls played peek-a-boo with him and chased him around the front yard. We got home around 10:30 and Riggs got to meet the MAN of the house-Coltrane out back. Coltrane has taken to Riggs very well. He's SO loveable and really thinks he's a lap dog. Seeing as he'll probably be over 100 pounds!
He's working very hard at potty training...and getting LOTS of praise from everyone. He follows Coltrane a lot, and definitely already has a fave family member! Wink, wink! (although it probably helped that I sat with him in the back of the car the whole trip home).

Friday, April 18, 2008

a perfect day

Have you ever had just a perfect day? I'm having one of those today. Lately I've been very stressed out with school, work, the girls, and friends. My semester at school ends tomorrow, and I decided to go down to just 2 classes each term-lighten the load a bit and enjoy my family more. Today the girls are playing together BEAUTIFULLY, I'm really cleaning the house, getting it ready for our new addition-Riggs, and the weather is gorgeous! I have the windows open to allow some fresh air and a nice breeze is flowing through the house.

Ahhhh...the perfect day...

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Our Soccer Stud-Delaney

Delaney has been SOOO excited about playing was her first day! Thank you, Uncle Brian for the soccer gear!

Today she learned to 'throw-in' and got to play goalie. Katie can't wait until SHE'S old enough!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

They may be small, but they're BIG CUBS fans!!!

The girls are celebrating a rocky start to another CUBS season. Because Delaney is getting so big, we can no longer find the cheerleading outfits...Boooo!!! So-we got the girls jerseys this year (Kate will still be sporting the cheerleading look). They were SO excited when they got these! They couldn't wait to wear them!