Sunday, January 31, 2010

3 years ago today...

I headed to the Parker Country Animal Shelter 3 hours before they opened, waited in the ice and rain and adopted Jaws! He was such a cute cute puppy... he was just about 3 months old at the time. I know I've posted some pictures before of him at the shelter. Here are some pictures of his first week at home with us.

He didn't feel so well his first night home. He didn't get sick, but he was pretty mopey and lethargic. He had been neutered the day before and separated from his sister. :(

Typical Jaws look that he still gives us. It's like he thinks to himself, "If I cock my head a little bit more, maybe I'll understand what they're saying."
Cute dog laying on our awesome grass. People would ring our doorbell and ask how our grass was so green. They called our house the "Easter Grass" house. True story. (fertilizer blended at Acme Soap if you must know!!)
He wasn't always calm... this is right before he mauled Matt. Good boy Jaws!
See what I mean... cute puppy!!! With such a serious face. He always has a serious face and sad eyes. Which is so strange because he is the happiest dog around.
Jaws is truly a remarkable dog. He is so good and well-behaved. His goal in life is just to please us... and go on daily walks. We adore him to pieces!! Happy Gotcha Day Jaws!

Birds of a feather

flock together.

Jaws loved to climb up onto the grill when he was a puppy. Elise likes to do the same. Now, this took place on Matt's watch. He "claims" he turned around for 1 second and she was up on the grill... either our child is spider-woman or he was turned around for MORE than 1 second. OR.. he let her do this for the photo, just so he could post it on Facebook. Hmmm....

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Possessed dog or shoddy camera?

You be the judge.

Now you know why there has been a lack of blog posts. My camera is on the major fritz. Luckily, the birthday fairy is bringing me a new one. Get ready for a bombardment of new blog posts and pictures!!! Once I learn how to use my new camera of course.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


It's been a nice, calm January so far. Elise has become an excellent little walker and it is officially her main mode of transportation. The past week has been beautiful and we have been spending our time outside playing. It's so fun, especially now that she's walking full time. Here are a few pics from this month.

Mimi and PaPa came for a visit.

This was a first!!!! Elise is a great sleeper... but she really only sleeps in her crib. She rarely falls asleep in her stroller or car seat. However, we were at my parents' house for the afternoon and she explored their entire backyard. She probably walked around for 2 hours straight. So by the time it was dinner time, she was exhausted.
Books have really become a favorite this past month and she wants to be read to all the time. I love it!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Elise- 13 Months

What a fun little girl you have become!!! You are so active and love exploring everywhere you go.
Hanging out the window with Grandma at GiGi and Tompa's.
Back from looking at Christmas lights with Uncle B.
Not only do you pull everything OUT of the drawers..
but you now climb INTO them.
Going outside with Tompa, one of your favorite things to do.
So silly!
Helping Daddy paint.
Biting Daddy's shoe.
Big brown eyes!
Bottle with Grandma.