Tuesday, September 22, 2009

And Then, There Was Moses

We've had a very busy few days. My parents arrived last Friday. Mom and I and a friend spent most of Saturday canning tomatoes and applesauce, as well as making chocolate cupcakes and an apple cake. We had a small birthday party on Sunday with a few of First Daughter's friends. Yesterday, we had our first homeschool field trip to a local botanical gardens where we ran around and even watched them tag a Monarch for us. My parents left this morning and we were supposed to have lessons today before we have a few more away from home activities for the rest of the week.

Instead, we jumped in the van with Kansas Dad to see a puppy he found on the Humane Society website.

Now before you think we're too crazy, we've been talking about getting a dog since we moved out here. It's one of the reasons we were excited to own a home. It just hasn't been a priority. Kansas Dad saw this darling little puppy, though, and we couldn't resist.

Of course, said darling puppy was adopted by another woman about half an hour after we got there. We visited a few other dogs. One was too jumpy. One didn't pay enough attention to us. We were on the verge of leaving without a dog when one of the volunteers said she thought there was a dog that would be perfect for us.

Apparently, he was, because we brought him home.

Meet Moses, freshly washed:

I'm feeling a little overwhelmed at the thought of keeping three kids and a dog I don't know under control while homeschooling tomorrow (after deciding to stay home rather than venture out for our playgroup), but so far Moses has been fabulous and I think he'll make a great addition to our family.

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