Sunday, October 16, 2011

Birthday Parties

The first birthday party we had on Friday with some of Keaton's friends and kids from our play date group.
Yummy treats and party favors.

It really was amazing how much blue and orange candy I found!

My big 5 year old!

The decor.  I sewed up another pennant banner to decorate with... I love how simple it makes decorating!

My adorable kiddos!

All of the big kids.  The babies were inside.

 Friday night we gave Izzy a bath, she smelled very bad.... which is to be expected since she came from a breeder that had 18 puppies running around!!
Wet, cold, Izzy.  She liked her bath though!

Cuddling by the fire.

Fake smiles!

Whatever the puppy does the kids copy!  Too bad they don't sleep as much as Izzy still does!

 Saturday we had his family birthday party!!  Since we have Vandals and Ducks in the family Keaton wanted this sign to go up!!
We then had extra shirts!  Notice the Coach Keaton.... he wrote that!!!!!

I loved how the cake turned out!  We ordered the logo from a company that printed edible images!  It worked great!

His "mean" look!

My boys!

Daddy found this apron and just had to get it!!

Uncle Ryan and Uncle Derek thought it was time for Keaton to get his first set of real legos... and of course you can't go wrong with anything Cars!  They have been a hit, he LOVES them!

Keaton is going to be a Veterinarian for Halloween and has been asking for this little vet kit for months!

And a football helmet that he has been wanting for the past couple years!!

Camden loves the helmet too.... Uncle Mark DID have a Bronco shirt on over his Vandal shirt with the logo cut out so the vandal one showed through!  Tricky Tricky!

This little girl has become VERY attached to Izzy!  She plays with her for hours and takes good care of her.  Izzy is very tolerant of everything the kids do to her.
 I love this series of Izzy getting Tiana, you can see that she just thinks it is funny.

Does it get any cuter than that!?!

Izzy has been great for Camden.  Camden has always been really afraid of dogs but he loves his little puppy!  Izzy loves him because he is just her size so he is great to chase.

She puts up with him carting her around too!

Blurry since it was getting dark but this shows their favorite game... racing circles around the yard... works wonders for wearing out the puppy AND the kids!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Little Surprise!

We have been keeping a little secret for the past few weeks!!! We got a little puppy as a surprise for Keaton for his birthday!!
Meet Izzy, she is a goldendoodle and sweet as can be.  Here she is at almost 3 weeks old.
5 weeks old.
 On Keaton's birthday we headed over to pick her up, Keaton had no idea what his present was!
Waiting while we got her....

Closing their eyes... well Camden wasn't....

LOVE this!

Noticed the look of confusion on Keaton's face... and Tiana with her eyes still closed...

Camden has it figured out... Keaton still a little shocked... Tiana still has her eyes closed!

There we go, all kids have realized what is going on!  I love Tiana's look on her face, I can just hear her, "aaaawwww a puppy!"

Keaton then says, "But we don't have any food!"  He was just trying to figure out how we could have a puppy but yet we didn't have any dog things.  Of course we had been sneaking puppy things in for weeks without him knowing!

They are all in love with their new puppy!

There she is in all her cuteness!
Mark and Kyla got a puppy also from another litter so we have little cousin puppies! We then headed over to Mark and Kyla's for dinner and the puppies played.

Talya, their little puppy, is a lot more active, outgoing and vocal than little Izzy.  Here Talya is chasing Keaton around.

Keaton was very worried about Talya getting Izzy.

We kept telling him that it was just how they play!

All tired out.  Talya is the lighter one on top and Izzy is the one on bottom.  Izzy is more curly, darker and a bit smaller than Talya.
Izzy did great last night out in her pen in the garage.  She slept until about 5:30 or so and then she cried and whined on and off until about 8.  Come to find out she didn't want to go potty in her pen...  poor girl!  Oh well, now we have it figured out!  She has been great with the kids and is just very mellow.  We had a birthday party today for Keaton with lots of little kids around and she just had a blast and wasn't overwhelmed by the noise and commotion at all.