As many of you who know me personally know, I recently had major surgery on my throat and neck. Thankfully all came out well but I was out of commission for several weeks recovering. My parents came out and helped take care of Matthew and I for a week. We really appreciated their help!! Not being able to do much left me able to take some pictures for a change.
Grandma and Matthew had a blast playing!
Smile big boy
Look a those thighs!! What a chunk!
This is terrible but I just thought it was too funny not to post
Well, it's almost official.... Vigo has been recalled. He will be going back on the puppy truck next month even though he isn't yet 15 months old. I can't believe we have only about 3 weeks left with him. I have loved all of the many dogs we have raised or helped raise but there is something special about Vigo. I just love him so much and I can't bare the thought of him going off to "college". I remind myself that we don't raise them to keep them and then I feel a bit better. He's been with me through a lot of ups and downs in the past year and I can't imagine not having him beside me. When I stop and think about it, I am sure I felt the same about the other puppies we've raised but this time it's different... We're not getting a new puppy right away. We are going to wait and see what happens with Vigo and then maybe get another one in the fall.
Vigo on our porch
He is such a sweetie!
My parents are visiting and even my Dad, a definite cat person, can't help but love our Vigo. He dried him after a recent bath. What a spoiled sweet puppy.
Alex had to study today so I spent the day with Matthew. We went to Rocky Mountain National Park and went for a hike. I thought most of the snow would melted but boy was I wrong. We tried to hike up to Alberta falls but there was 4 to 10 feet of snow still on the ground. I didn't bring my snow shoes or my poles so it was slow going. I didn't want to fall and hurt Matthew. We had a great time though. Her are a few pictures from out outing.
Were off for an afternoon of FUN
Self portrait about an hour into our hike
Break time for mama.
Self Portrait #2... at this point we were officially lost and I'd realized that we were NOT on the trail to the falls. So we turned around and headed back.
Still a happy baby as mom tries to find her way back to the parking lot. It's a lot harder to follow a trail when you can't see it because it's covered in 4 to 10 feet of snow.
Matthew decided to shift his weight right in the middle of me crossing this bridge. We almost fell.
Yeah we found our way back to the main trail.
No trip into the mountains would be complete without a few "pretty" pictures.
Headed out of the park, had to stop to feed a hungry baby.
A couple of weeks ago Alex and I went to North Carolina to visit my parents for a week. Here are a few pictures from the trip. Unfortunately Matthew had double ear infections while we were there so he was a bit of a mister cranky pants. He also has stranger anxiety and wouldn't let any one hold him besides us and Grandpa.... much to Grandpa's disappointment.
Grandpa and Matthew early in the morning.
Dinner out at IHOP with good friends.
Sitting outside in the warm, humid, North Carolina air.
We visited my mom at school (she's a high school teacher) so she could show off her grandson.
He loved the dancing bunny that Grandma and Grandpa got him for Easter.
Those of you who know me, know that ever since I was in college (when I had a roommate who kept the lights on till after 3am every day) I can't sleep with out something covering my eyes. I know its a silly thing but I always thought it was from college.... until I saw how Matthew likes to sleep. I snuck in and took some pictures of Matthew the past few nights while he was sleeping..... I guess he is his mother's son.
We use to be worried that he would suffocate himself because he use to pull his whole blanket up over his face. So we got him the little blankets and now he uses those... still not great but somehow I feel its a bit safer. We have to tuck in his regular blanket so he doesn't pull it up over his head.