Monday, May 7, 2007

bud came home!

well my brother buddy who is serving in the air force came home this past week. he took a two week leave to come back to visit. he drove a full 20 hours straight all by himself and showed up at my moms door to suprise her. my sister monica and I both knew he was coming, but it was a big suprise to all the rest of the family. we have had a good time visiting so far. this is a pic from lunch at carls jr with all the siblings together. we dont do stuff with just the four of us very often so it was really nice.

landens birthday

well yeah landens birthday was only in March, and its already may and im just now posting stuff, but hey its better late than never right. and im not even sure anyone reads this thing, so its just for me anyways. as you can see he had alot of fun with the chocolate cupcake. it looked like he got shot in the head and was bleeding chocolate!
we had a great party turnout! so many of our wonderful friends came and shared in the celebration. i cant believe that he is already a year old! i know everyone says time flies, but it really does when you watch a little person grow up right before your eyes. i hope that the remaining years have just as many wonderful moments and smiles and giggles as the first!

the new mutt

well after about a month of doing internet research about different breeds of dogs we finally got ourselves Cosmo. he joined the family after we had to put one of our dogs Carmen to sleep. she was showing alot of signs of being aggressive towards landen, and we couldnt risk her biting him. she had been abused by the people before we owned her, so she had every reason to be scared. but she just couldnt forget to abuse, and learn to love and trust again. so cosmo joined us about two weeks ago and we're totally loving him. he is only 7 months old but already really smart. he knows how to play fetch and listens when you call his name really well. he still runs away when landen comes after him, but landen is bigger than him so he is smart to run! he's been alot of fun and its good for dodger to have a buddy to play with while im away at school and joe is at work. he's really fitting into the family well.

im still alive!

yeah well i guess this blog business is just like the journal. its hard to remember to always write stuff down when it happens. but things are going good here lately. landen is getting bigger and smarter by the day. he is starting to copy different words that you say. i think he knows the name of one of our dogs and he tries to say "dodger" all the time. he knows "ball" really well and loves throwing it around for the dogs. one of his favorite things to do lately is going to the park and riding on the swing. he gets really upset when its time to go and leave the swing! he's a master walker too now. he falls down and bumps into things pretty often (looks like someone should call CPS one me) but he's got a tough head. it's so fun watching him learn so many new things so quickly!