Saturday, September 27, 2008

To have a dog, or not have a dog....

That is the question around here lately. My husband has always wanted to have a dog and we have been putting it off for a very long time. Well, with the shed built, why not take on a much longer lasting project? Seth began one night to insinuate that now would be the perfect time to get a puppy so that she would be trained before the baby arrived. I made the mistake of saying now or much later. So after scouring the internet for the best family friendly breeds, speaking with dog owners, and general just puppy browsing. We decided we'd go visit a couple of litters. At this point, I realize the battle is over. If I meet a puppy I like all rational thought will go out the window. And sure enough on Friday afternoon, we went to just "checkout" a litter and ended up driving home with our new puppy, Hannah.

Hannah is a Labrador Retriever. She is adorable, playful and SO loving. She is 8 weeks, 2 days old and very smart. After having her for 1.5 days, she recognizes her name and will respond when called. Potty training is pretty well under control. We are trying to teach her to go in one spot of the yard so that might take quite some time. Wish us luck on this new adventure. I think it will be great for our kids, lots of work for me but hopefully also very rewarding.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Oldfield happenings

We finally got Daddy on a camping trip with us. I have been camping a couple of times on my own with all three boys because of Seth's work schedule. So it was miraculous that his work accommodated and he was able to join us for the 4 day adventure. It was wonderful weather, much cooler than down in the valley of Sacramento. It was a nice respite from our sky high temperatures. the kids had a great time exploring, hiking, playing in the creek and reservoir.
We returned home on Sunday late afternoon and I quickly fell very ill with a fever, chills, coughing, congestion, achy body, and other lovely symptoms. I felt so bad for Seth, he had to unpack and clean up everything by himself but he did it without giving me a guilt trip and kept the kids entertained so that i could rest. He is wonderful.

The other thing my husband has been doing is building a shed in our backyard. It is huge and very much needed. I'm so glad he is so handy and motivated. All that we have left to do at this point it to put the shingles on the roof, and do the final painting. We primed the whole shed this week. I can't wait to have some storage space.

I'll post some pictures of the process and finished pictures soon.