Mason & Marlee

Mason & Marlee
Our Family... Mason (3.5), Scott, Me and Marlee (1.5)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Meet Max!

As most of you know I love dogs and am the Vice President of Marion's Humane Society. With that comes unlimited access to dogs, puppies, kittens and cats! Sometime I bring home a foster (or 10!)!! A little over a week ago I brought home Max. He was a stray that had been with a family for about a month and they had tried to find him a rescue to get into. Finally the lady got in touch with me and about 2 weeks after our contact we had a spot open up in the rescue we support. Well, it turned out the weekend before Max's arrival the spot got filled by 2 other dogs and Max just had a spot in a crate on a "waiting" list. I couldn't let that happen because I knew he needed some attention now. So I brought him home.
The night before I told Mason we were bringing home a boy dog to help get well and help him find a home. I asked what we should name him and immediately he shouted, "Max!" So Max it was. After a couple attempts at finding him a home and falling in love (which I do in most cases) we decided Max is everything we want in a dog, just a year or two before we were going to discuss it! I call him "Mellow Max" and we also call him "Mighty Max." Some people may not think Max would be so perfect, as he is missing his front teeth, hair around his neck and back and a little scruffy. But we think he is PERFECT!! He is a wonderful dog and just fits right in. He is 3 or 4 years old, maybe some collie or shepherd, and weighs in a little less than 50 lbs. We got him healthy in the first week with us and only have one more minor appointment left for him, where we make him official by micro chipping! I can't wait to see how he does when he can roam the yard (training on invisible fence is Friday) and enjoy the outdoors with Ruby and Emmy too. For now he likes it inside with us and enjoys his walks with his new mommy, daddy and kids that adore him!
Welcome Max!! We love you!!!
Isn't he cute!
Hanging with Marlee and the girls.
His new dog sisters!
See you soon!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Mason is 3!!!!

Oh my, oh my, my Mason is 3!!! My baby boy is getting so big! It's at this birthday that I have realized my baby is growing up and is not a baby anymore!! I can't get over how quickly time has gone, how much he has changed in a year. He is a little person who absorbs everything so quickly and simply amazes me by the concepts he understands already. School has really brought out his independence and the "I'll do it by myself" stage. It has also brought on the constant "why?" stage which rarely is fulfilled by the first response and followed up by 20 more "whys?"!!!! I love it, but at the same time I realize my baby boy is growing up (FAST!) He wants to pour his juice, he wants to pick out his clothes, he wants to go to bed without a pull-up in just his big boy undies! He can do it too!
Here are some pictures from his birthday celebrations. We had a party with all of his little buddies at Recreation Unlimited in Noblesville and it was so much fun! The kids had a blast! Then on his actual birthday we had all his grandparents over for a pizza party and presents! He had an awesome 3 days celebrating!

Here he is at Recreation Unlimited so excited this is HIS birthday party!
Mason would wonder off at the party and I'd find him back in the party room looking at his presents in awe! He couldn't believe it was all for him! I would say 3 is the magic age of them "getting it!"
Mason sliding down one of the slides!
When we got home we unwrapped the presents! Thanks everyone! My thank-you notes are as behind as my blogging!
On his actual birthday he wanted to make lemonade and macaroni and cheese!
Later his birthday night when he unwrapped family gifts!
Scott and I gave him this cool little castle tent!
Nona gave him a tunnel (Marlee's favorite gift!!)
They were both dancing to Mimi and Poppy's card!
Him and Devastator making a wish! (thanks grandma and grandpa...this was his personal fav!)
Thanks everyone who helped make Mason and Marlee's birthdays so special! It has been a fun month of celebrating!

See you soon!