Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Meet the Newest Member of our Family....

Today we welcomed a new member to our family... Yvette, a beautiful black lab! Auntie Jacquelyn raised Yvette for Canine Companions and we always said that if she didn't pass her tests that we would love to have her. Well, Yvette passed her tests! With flying colors in fact--- and she was chosen to become a breeder. This means that she will have about 4 litters of puppies over the next 3 years and she gets to live with us. She will be with us all the time, except when she is in heat and from about 2 weeks before the puppies are born until they are weened-- during which time she will be with Canine Companions. Once she is done breeding we will officially adopt her. She is such a sweet dog & we are thrilled to have her as part of our family AND so honored that Jacquelyn asked us to be a part of her life! As you can see below, the kids are ecstatic!!!

Savannah and Yvette


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Dylan welcoming Yvette home!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Time for T-Ball!

This morning Savannah had her first t-ball practice! It was set up so well & she had a blast. They had 4 stations-- throwing, running the bases, catching and hitting. After spending time at each station they had a mini-game against one of the other groups.


Practicing throwing



Running the bases




Playing catch




Learning to hit



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Let's Play Ball... well sort of!



Dylan wanted to play too! We turned around and
found him playing at the tees while nobody was using them :)




Saturday, July 18, 2009

My Sweet Boy



NeverLand


On the way home from vacation we had planned to stop at Mitch's parents' house in Nipomo to drop Savannah off for a fun-filled week with Pommy & Papa. Since we were driving right by it anyway, we decided to make a quick stop at NeverLand.... really not very exciting, but at least we can say we saw it and the 100+ other people that were camped there that just needed to "BEAT-IT".

Summer Vacation



We recently took the kids down to Southern California and spent 10 fun-filled days! We spent the first few days in Hermosa Beach with Karin & Coco. Kevin was working in Mexico unfortunately, but we had a great time with Karin and Savannah LOVED playing big sister to Coco. Dylan on the other hand wanted to beat Coco up--- we are hoping that is just a passing phase :) We also got to see the rest of my family which is always nice. Savannah and Dylan spent the 4th of July with my parents, while Mitch and I went to a wedding in San Diego. Then on Sunday we picked the kids up and headed out to the Lawrence Welk Resort for the week. We went to the Wild Animal Park & Lego Land, then spent the rest of the time by the pool. We had lots of visitors (Gigi, Papa, Kody, Karin, Coco, Amber and the Forrest Family) throughout the week and we enjoyed our time with everyone. We all had a great time and can't wait for the next vacation!!!