Friday, November 20, 2009

Another Addition to the Family...

Our family felt the need to balance a bit more the boy to girl ratio - so, on Halloween at the door of Nana & Papa Ballard - our little man received a special little Halloween 'treat' whom he immediately named, "Vader".


Our little man is loving having such a wonderful friend around the house! On the other hand, I am asking myself if all the fuss is worth it? Seriously, people kept telling me it would be like having another child; I found that hard to believe. Yet, now, I find myself in complete agreement - although, I might add... I believe children are easier - at least you change diapers instead of finding little 'presents' around the house! Ugh! Each day I am ready to give this puppy away... but then I see the look in our son's eyes when he runs in the door from school.

If I can hang in there... I think they'll be great friends!

8 comments:

txmommy said...

we love our Millie, and E really loves her. However she was a nightmare for the first year or longer. She chewed walls and furniture and toys, she pooped, she shed, she ran amouk.
Good luck.

GramGrampsGazette said...

Go Vader!

Shuldberg's in Texas said...

We brought home a puppy in April, he's now 9 months old. I agree children are easier. Our kids love him, Brian and I barely tolerate him. I'm hopeful when the pupppy stage is over it will be better.

Lots of luck!!

Ryan and Mandy said...

Cute dog. I am truly jealous...I need a a dog to come home to!

Anonymous said...

I just hope he stays healthy. Our black lab has allergies- which means prescription dog food, extra vet trips, and extra meds. He costs more each month than any of our kids!

BTW- this is Meredith. I posted annon b/c I didn't realize one of my kids was signed in instead of me.

Gio, Judi and Boys said...

it was so good to visit with you all at dads house. you have darling children! hope to see you again soon!!! mission call should be coming in the next few days! hope you had a safe drive home!

Marisa said...

You are the best mom ever! :-) Hang on through the puppy stage!

runningmom said...

What a cute dog!! Is he a mix?

And, yes, both kids and spouses are easier to raise!

That said we will be joining you soon as our puppy comes home in January! I tell people never to get a puppy while you have a baby. Ooops!

But it SOOOOO worth it!

(PS Consider crate training--Utah never went through that accident stage.)