Monday, August 11, 2008

Caiden's Baptism and 3 Dachshund

We had another busy weekend of traveling, but it was a lot of fun. It started on Friday when we headed down to my parents house. They were dog-sitting for my brother's two dachshunds - Tina and Snoopy, so Sammy was beyond thrilled to be greeted by his cousins. They played quite a bit on Friday night in the yard - even Tina played with Sammy. Later on we went inside and Grandma and Grandpa showed Sammy all of his wonderful clothes that they purchased for him at the big Lands' End sale. They got him 3 jackets and 2 sweaters. Yes, our puppy will be well outfitted for the colder months!

Saturday the dogs play a lot in the morning together - starting around 6 am! We got them settled down for a little while (we all got to nap), but then Tina spotted something outside and woke us all up again. In the afternoon my mom and I took Sammy for a trip to Dodgeville. I checked out the LE sale, saw some old LE co-workers and then we went to visit my Grandma. It was her first time meeting Sammy. She made some yummy treats for him and he loved sleeping on her bed. The theme this month at her place is "the dog-days of summer" and there was even a picture of Sammy in the lobby. We took him around to see everyone. They all thought he was cute, except for the people playing cards - they were in the middle of a very serious game and didn't give him the time of day.

That night we my mom and I took the dogs on a walk. We went down the street to my mom's pastor's house. They have two dachshunds, so we had five little dogs out in the yard! They were all on leashes and kept getting tangled up. It was so funny! Check out all the pictures of the puppy fun!

Grandma with Sammy!

Sunday we arose very early. Sammy heard the other dogs at 5, so he wanted to get up too. We were driving down to IL for Caiden's baptism. First we dropped off all the dogs at my brothers. It was our first time leaving Sammy, but I knew that he was in good hands with Derek and Jeanna. We made it to the church in plenty of time and there we found out that they needed a stand-in sponsor. The person who was asked to be the godfather was not able to attend the service, so Lisa and Brian asked Reid to stand-in for him. Caiden was so good during the baptism and service. He wore the cutest little preppy outfit and the water didn't dampen his wild curly hair for very long. There was a big turn out and we got a picture of the whole crew.

Before we headed to Lisa's mom's house for the after-party, we decided to surprise my other Grandma for a visit. She was so happy to see us! It's always fun to see her, even though the visit was short.
After visiting with Grandma, we headed to the party. There was a lot of good food and a beautiful cake that Lisa's sister made. It tasted as good as it looked. It was so much fun to see not only Lisa and Brian, but the rest of their family as well. Caiden was such a trooper and when he awoke from his nap, he was happy as can be! Here are some pictures of the baptism. Unfortunately the time flew and we had to head back north.

My parents dropped us off at our car and Uncas and I headed to my brother's to pick up Sammy. He had a great afternoon! They played and played, and rested with Auntie Jeanna and then played some more. I hadn't been to my brother's in a while, so I was able to see all the work that they have put into the house. The baby's room is sooooo cute and all ready for the baby to come! Poor Jeanna looked pretty uncomfortable, but she was hanging in there.

Sammy was so exhausted from his weekend of playing with his cousins that he slept the whole entire drive home. We were caught in some really bad traffic just before midnight due to an accident, so we didn't get home till very late. Sammy slept for most of the day today. Even though it was a lot of traveling, it was worth seeing everyone!

Sorry for the long post, but if you made it this far, check out the video I took of walking the three dogs on Saturday night!

1 comment:

Ella said...

OMG - that blue sweater is so adorable on him. I think he should wear it all the time!