Wednesday, August 12, 2009

We'll miss you Rajah!!!

It's taken me a few days to be able to write this post. We had to put our sweet Rajah down on Friday. She had a cancerous mass on her thyroid and was going downhill fast. The last couple of months she has just not been the same dog...snapping at Zackary, just laying around and not eating much. When I found out what was causing these changes I knew I did not want her to suffer anymore. She wouldn't want to hurt her best friend, Zackary and I wanted him to have the best memories of her. It was the hardest thing I have ever had to do!

Rajah was the BEST dog, super super hyper but the BEST dog. Ampy always said that he got a package deal with Rajah and I. She was very protective of me and made sure Ampy knew that the second we started dating. She was my first baby and for years she slept right next to me. I always felt safe with her around. She loved to run around and chase balls, play in the sprinkler, and sunggle. Her protectiveness carried to Zackary when he was born. When he started sleeping in his bedroom Rajah would move her bed right in front of his door and sleep there. As Zackary got older Rajah allowed him to do anything to her. He would sit on her head, pull at her face, steal her dog food (Rajah would step aside and let Zackary take her food), and attack her with any toy he could find. Zackary would laugh so hard when he played with her and just thought she was the best! Our house is much quieter and a part of our family is missing but we know we'll see her again and take comfort in knowing she is no longer in any pain and running around -- probably driving my grandparents nuts :)

We love you Rajah!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Where have I been?

Busy enjoying my boys!

Here (finally) are pictures of Andrew Allen who joined our family on June 12th at 4:21pm. He weighed in at 6 lbs 12 oz and was 20 inches long.

A little blurry but one of his first smiles!

There is so much more to catch up on but I should have been in bed hours ago. I was determined to get some pictures posted so enjoy and stay tuned for more pictures and stories!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Time

I had these big plans for Easter this year and then Zackary was sick the week before and I got sick the day before, so Easter was this...Ampy ran to Walmart late Saturday night to pick something up for Zackary's basket and some plastic eggs to hide. We filled the eggs with candy we already had at the house and called it good. Of course Zackary had no clue he missed out on coloring eggs but I was bummed. I felt better when I saw the smile on his face as he found his new bubble mower and hunted for eggs. He didn't care on bit and enjoyed what he did have :)

Please excuse Zackary's lovely outfit he had on while hunting for eggs. I had something else on him and then he fell and landed in Rajah's water bowl...this is what Ampy put on him :)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Do I have 2 dogs???

About a week ago we all ran to Walmart and Zackary was so good Ampy decided to let him pick out a toy. Surprise, surprise (not) he picked out a nerf football. Shortly after we got home it was naptime and Zackary was so obessed with this football that he wanted to take it to bed with him. This is not something I usually do and Zackary never asks to take toys to bed but I thought oh well and let him have the football. After about 20 minutes of listening to him talk (and rethinking my idea) I went in and found chunks of the ball chewed up all over the floor.

For a split second I was thinking, wait a minute Rajah's been out here. That passed and I realized that my son had chewed a huge piece of the ball up. Now what makes me think that I could possibly have 2 dogs is...Zackary LOVES to eat dog food. Of course I don't give it to him but he will go and take pieces out while Rajah is eating (let me just say that Rajah is perfectly okay with this and steps aside...what dog do you know actually allows you to take food from her??). Zackary also LOVES to get on his hands and knees and drink out of Rajah's water bowl (I think this is absolutely disgusting along with the dog food). He also went through a phase where he would dump whatever snack he had on the floor and eat it on his hands and knees like a dog. AND he started a new thing where he licks everthing. What is going on??? I would really like to go back to having ONE dog!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Proper Punishment Would Be...

I'm behind in blogging and have been meaning to write these really sweet posts about my husband because his birthday was February 21st and our 5 year anniversary was March 6th, but I no longer feel guilty for not getting those up. Here was our conversation tonight before he left for work...

Me: "Staci and I took the boys and walked to the park, which I know isn't too far from her house but to a pregnant woman it's far enough. As we were coming back and walking up her driveway I said, "anyone who is pregnant and exercises is crazy!" I was so wiped out from that walk and felt so out of shape. I know I'm pregnant but come on."

Ampy: "I know you are. Just look at you."

Now, let me say that if you know Ampy and I, you know we joke around and tease each other all the time. I KNOW he was not serious but I'm thinking that I can't let this wonderful (not) comment go unpunished. So, foot rubs and someone to clean my house for a whole year sounds good to me. What are your thoughts?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

This week started with...


Monday morning we woke up and our house was 56 degrees! Thankfully we have a gas fireplace that kept the back of the house pretty warm but our bedrooms were so cold. Of course the part that broke was no where to be found in Lexington so it had to be ordered and arrived today. We now have heat, so this disaster didn't last long, but it still messed my plans up. Does anyone ever feel like things get completely out of control when just one day doesn't go as planned?

Friday, February 20, 2009

Counting Down!!!

The week is almost over! Zackary is doing much better and has his appetite back! Ampy comes home in 3 1/2 hours and then he has the ENTIRE weekend off--no working at the hospital or Plumbers!!! And we get to go on a date tomorrow night for Ampy's birthday, dinner at Ruth's Chris in Louisville!! Can you tell I'm excited!!!!!!!!!!!!