Thursday, November 18, 2010

Our newest addition!

The doggie situation at our house changed a lot this summer, and we weren't really looking to add any new members to our family, but that all changed a few weeks ago. When Colby was born we got to know another family with a little girl in the ICN. We've stayed in touch, and a couple months ago found out that the female dog they rescued was pregnant. She had 8 puppies that all needed homes. We went back and forth about the idea of getting a new puppy, but in the end decided to bring 8 week old Nicki home with us. She is a mutt, but has little brown eyebrows like Hershey had. She is wild and crazy, and no where near house broken yet. Shelby tolerates her, but would much rather lie on her bed and sleep than have a pesky little puppy nipping at her. Colby does pretty well with her, and is getting really good at saying, "no Nicki!"

Fall pictures

Fall fun

Pumpkins! Pumpkins! Fall is such a fun time! The weather finally cools off and there are so many fun things to do. We went to the fair, a wedding in Maryland, welcomed a new cousin to the family, dressed up lots of times, and got a new puppy! Colby got to pick his pumpkin out of a real pumpkin patch this year, and he had multiple opportunities to dress up in multiple Halloween costumes. He even won a prize for his Chewbacca costume (even though the judges thought he was an ewok). He also thought it was pretty neat that mommy came to his school to do crafts for his class Halloween party (we decorated treat bags, and made spiders with egg cartons and pipe cleaners). He was a cowboy for "trunk or treat" at the church where his pre-school is, and for trick-or-treating with the neighbors. Trick-or-treat was fun after he figured out we didn't get to eat each piece of candy as it was handed out; eventually he was OK with saving it for later in the pumpkin mommy carried for him!