Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Dog Park

It's been a long time coming.  Yesterday, we took Buddy to the dog park.
 He was in his absolute glory, loving life!
He'd run a bit ahead of us and then turn around to see where we were.  He got to swim, retrieve and wear himself out.  It was pure Buddy bliss!
After the park, we drove over to where the cross country runners practice and waited for Peanut to finish up.
 Gotta get a few stretches in after a work out!  Buddy is interested in another puppy dog.
Buddy ended up having lots of burrs in coat.  He was a mad dog running through all the vegetation.  I was fretting over how we were gonna get them out.  By the time his coat dried, just about all the burrs brushed right out.  We were so lucky!  We know for a fact that Buddy slept well last night!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy Birthday, Pumpkin!

Nineteen today!  It is our first birthday celebrating apart - kind of bittersweet.  He called last night dragging out the conversation until after midnight.  We got to be the first to wish him Happy Birthday!
I sent him a box that he got on Friday.  He asked for Oatmeal cookies.   I used press n seal, individually wrapping 19 cookies.  They arrived perfectly.  I was surprised as it was so hot here.  As of last night, Pumpkin had eaten all but three of the cookies.  He said they were awesome.  We sent a Vandy baseball cap and a new Speedo brief.  When I was home, I asked my mom about her 19 favorite things.  I put together a card capturing her favorites.  I forgot to take a picture.  Pumpkin is supposed to send me one.

My pregnancy was very long with Pumpkin.  Every minute of bed rest was worth it.  I am so grateful to be his mom.  He's taught us so much and exposed us to so many new things.  Can't wait to see what the future holds.  Just want time to slow down a bit.  These past 19 years went way too fast!!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Before Twilight Classic

Last night was the second cross country meet of the season.  Peanut and I wore our matching shirts and I begged him to snap a selfie.  Didn't realize we were gonna have matching forehead bulging veins too!
I was a nervous mom - after the ambulance experience last week.  It poured all day and continued to pour during the race.  Peanut took my advice finishing upright, without injury and with a PR time.  More to come on that once a fellow mom posts pictures.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Pumpkin's Virtual Coke

Had to create one of our own on the website.  Might be even better as it is calorie and caffeine free!!

Friday, August 29, 2014

First Birthday

Almost 18 years ago, we celebrated Pumpkin's first birthday.  We were at an Italian Festival in Pittsburgh.  Wow!  Where did the time go?  He was dancing on the table and entertaining us all.
 Who knew that one curl would turn into a head full of curls??
This was my mom's first trip from home after my dad passed away.  I find so much solace in this picture as she looks peaceful and happy.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

CGA Attire

Pumpkin sent the Big Guy this shirt at the start of summer.  Initially, the Big Guy thought it was too bright to wear to work.  Then, he decided to just go for it.  So, yesterday, he was all decked out in CGA attire.  Yes.  His lanyard sports the Academy too.  Do you think he is a proud papa?
We were laughing at this picture.  The angle really makes him look like a Big Guy!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


This is what Peanut earned for his running on Saturday.  I think there is something in the boys' genes that they have to make goofy faces when their picture is taken!  Actually, I enjoy seeing some sass in Peanut.  He tends to hold it all in.  Hope I don't eat my words...