Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Family for the weekend...

Garet's dad came to visit us this past weekend!  He got in on Saturday and stayed through Tuesday (yesterday).  It was nice to have him, and like last time, Garet put him right to work =)

We didn't have any really big projects this time, just odd and end things around the house.  Garet's dad is really handy and he made us this cradle for Colin!!  Isn't it beautiful?!
I was so impressed!  And it is so nice to have something that was made especially for him!  I love it!

We went to church on Sunday, then some of us took a nap while others did some touch up painting around the house.  Garet's dad also brought a lot of stuff from one of Garet's sisters... a rocking chair, bookshelf, jogging stroller, backpack, toys...  I can't wait to get organized!
(I always forget how short I am (or how tall they are!) until I see a picture!)

Garet's dad also brought his PRECIOUS dog, Jesse.  I have to admit I was a little nervous having two dogs inside... but him and Suzi got along great!  Suzi normally gets along with other dogs, she is just so big - and when she first meets a dog she likes to run up on them really close.  I think it causes the other dog to get defensive and therefore growl and stuff.  (I could really be the next dog whisperer). 
Anyway... Jesse is an 8 month old mix:

It was so entertaining watching the two dogs together!  Poor Suzi just couldn't keep up with the youngster!  They would pick a toy and one would chase the other, then the other one would get it and it would just go round and round!  If little Jesse had the tennis ball, Suzi would walk up to him and take it out of his mouth and walk off - it was hilarious!  She would show just how big she is sometimes too... Jesse didn't seem to mind one bit!

We have found that (thankfully!) Suzi isn't very possessive of her things.  She doesn't seem to mind that another dog is in the backyard (or the house), she doesn't mind sharing her toys, she doesn't seem to be jealous when Garet or I pet on another dog... The first thing Jesse did was go to her food and water and have a feast.  Suzi watched.  Then Jesse got Suzi's toy and proceeded to curl up on her bed!  Suzi watched.

We had such a nice visit!  It is always so great to be able to spend time with family!  Wish we were closer so we could do it more often!

1 comment:

mommadavis508 said...

So glad you had such a good weekend. It's always nice to have some good family time. The puppy is precious!