Wednesday, March 29, 2017

puppy fever

It has been nearly 3 months since we put Ozzy down and it took us all a little time to adjust to life without Oz and with just 1 dog. We were kind of on the fence about adding another dog to the mix as they are a lot of work and its hard to know the right answer. However, we left Rudy home for several days while we went skiing with Jeff's family and we came home to a freaked out, nervous dog. You can see marks by the door of where she was trying to escape. We knew we had to give her a friend. 

The puppy search was on. 

We found our match- she is a mini golden doodle. She will be about 35 pounds of pure love. She will be a little bigger than Rudy, I think it will be the perfect combo. 

This time instead of surprising the kids we told them about the puppy right away. So we could all share the excitement of what is to come. We are all trying to think of names and we are all counting down the days until we get to take her home. 

Right now our top 3 names are Roma, Hattie and Zuri. Roma is the favorite. 

We took the kids to visit her on Sunday. It was love at first sight. She is so sweet. We brought Rudy along and she wasn't sure what to think. It was fun. 

We pick her up for good on Monday, April 17th. 

Isaac showing Rudy the puppy

puppy love! if only we could talk them all

Anna and our girl


the kids and the pup

getting nice and close

Saturday, March 25, 2017

leprechaun fun run

I signed my whole crew of kids up for the fun run this morning. There was my crew and then 1 extra who was Isaac's friend, Dillon. The younger kids ran the 1/4 run- 1 time around the track. Isaac and Dillon did the 1 mile run- 4 times around. They had fun and did really well. Isaac got 3rd place in his group! 

Sullivan. Greta. Anna.

getting ready!


Dillon and Isaac

the racers!
Greta. Dillon. Isaac. Greta. Sullivan

racing with Anna cheering from the side

proud of this kid. 

adventures in babysitting

Suzie and Dave wanted to go to a concert out of town overnight. She asked if we could babysit and it worked with our schedule so we lined it up! We had all three kiddos from about 10am Friday morning to about 5pm on Saturday evening. We had so much fun and our schedule was jam packed! 

I went over to their house Friday morning to watch the girls before we picked Sullivan up from school and came to my house for naps. We picked my kids up from school and went to Barnes and Nobles- what an excursion! We had snacks and then everyone had to pick out toy! Ha! 

We came home to a dance party, soda maker, dinner and then a bubble bath. 

We went to bed late and I woke up this morning to Anna and Greta in bed with us. 

Jeff made pancakes and the went went to a fun run (different blog post) at O'Gorman. We came home for lunch, naps and playing until Suzie and Dave got home. Those kids did not want to go home. 

We had a great time but I am exhausted!

snacks after school
Sully. Isaac. Piper. Greta. Anna.

my crew

Anna and Piper

soda maker was a hit

bubble baths

Greta and Jeff sound asleep

Sweet Sabrina

We welcomed a new cousin to our family on Wednesday, March 22nd. A sweet little girl. My brother Sam and his wife, Shelley are the proud parents. She has a big brother, Hudson who is 11. Sabrina came 4 weeks early and she is so tiny and sweet. She weighed 5lbs 5oz and is 19 inches long. We are in love! 

can't get enough

checking her out

happy kids with their new cousin

1st day of spring

It was not the warmest first day of spring in our lives but we had fun walking and biking around our neighborhood. Anna is mastering biking on two wheels and Isaac is the scooter master. We wore Rudy out with a big walk. I love days spent like this. 

family selfie

water fight in march!

Omaha with the Johns family

Jeff and I took the kids on a quick overnight trip to Omaha to see some friends. We left Saturday morning and arrived after lunch. We watched basketball. The kids played. We went to the park. We grilled out. The kids watched movies. We had some drinks and just hung out. It was so much fun. We headed home Sunday mid morning. 

reading together

Joe. Jamie. Jeff. Me.