Jewel and Willow Video Collection

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Father's Day and Summer Solstice

Father's Day
Sunday morning, Father's Day, Ian was awoken to licks and kisses, puppy style. The girls were so excited to celebrate papa's first father's day. Both Jewel and Willow presented father with signed cards. Ian was surprised to find that their handwriting was worse then his. Grandpa Rich was impressed that they could get to the card store and pick out their own cards. Like many father's the world over, the comemorations ended and Ian was back to work on the recently started kitchen remodel.

Summer Solstice
June 21st, being the longest day of the year, seemed like a good day to have the season's first after work picnic. The girls were brushed and top knots tied, wine selected (Spanish), and quick stop at Trader Joes for munchies, and off we went to Seattle's Gas Works. A beautiful view of downtown Seattle, Space Needle and all. Unfortunately the girls had to be kept on a leash, but bountiful watermelon made up for that. (Note to self: limit water melon quantities or be prepared to clean up messes in the middle of the night or next day). There isn't much else to say other than to enjoy the pictures.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Swimming in Mud Puddles

Ian accidently chucked Jewel's ball over the fence: I was trying to keep the dogs out of the mud, but Willow waded into it, blinked and laid down with a luxurious sigh. OOOoooohhhhhhh....... So cool and soft.....!

Willow swam out to Daddy several times. Such proud parents we are!!! Click the video link above and sort by date to watch.

Friday, June 02, 2006

2 Little Monkeys jumping on the Bed

While we were at my Mom's, we slept on a mattress on the floor, since we had moved the bedframe and boxspring to the new place already.

Seeing as how we were at Gramma's- where rules are bent to the spoilage of the grand"kids"- and we were only 8 inches off the floor- we let the girls up on the mattress with us.

When we got home, Jewel felt this a tradition that ought to be adopted in our household. She's taken to jumping onto our bed- which is an impressive jump- when we're in it. As their other Grandma would say "I'm impressed with your optimism!"

Since none of our doors close- a story unto itself- the dogs can get into any room they wish, at any time. So we don't know if this deviation is occuring when we are away, but haven't found suitable evidence to place charges.

Jewel is a force to be reckoned with.

I noticed yesterday that Jewel's seems skinnier. I think it's time for them to be screened for worms again. Jewel's not a poop eater, but we have been to the dog parks a few times, so that would have been a prime exposure opportunity. We've reopened the spaying topic, which also reopens the rabies and bordatella inoculation discussion so our next vet visit will address all of those things at once.