Somewhere there along the way we all managed to convince Justin to let us get a puppy. I think He had surrendered to the idea a long time ago that he eventually would have to give in. So when our friends dogs had puppies it just seemed like it was time.
We had a few visits with the puppies trying to pick the one we wanted.
I kind of wanted a girl but we decided to get this little guy to give Justin at least one other "male" in the home!
He was the runt and he was adorable!
The girls couldn't stop asking when he was finally going to come home and live with us.
While we waited we distracted ourselves with lost teeth:
Cadence was pretty distraught about this. She thought she looked funny and that people would make fun of her. Oh what am I to do with this sensitive child? I think she got over it the next morning when she saw what the tooth fairy had left her!
We distracted ourselves with the school fun run.
Remember last year? Well we were way more prepared this time! I think our summer track workouts really helped! :)
I ran the entire thing with Sage and Cadence went off on her own.
Sage survived this time WAY better!
We crossed the finish line and I was going to run back to find Cadence. Luckily a friend of mine mentioned that she had seen Cadence cross the finish line already. What?! How did that happen!? She totally beat us! And she couldn't have been prouder!
She said it was hard but she just kept pushing herself! Afterwards she told me as she was pushing towards the finish line she almost started to cry. I thought it was because it was so hard, but she said it was actually because she felt awesome and was "about to win!" That's my girl!
As you can see from these "runner high" expressions it was a success for both the girls.
We distracted ourselves with Daddy daughter dates
And then two weeks before we were technically supposed to take our little puppy home we had a "playdate" with him at our place.
And I"m sure it's no surprise that instead of taking him back to the breeders that evening we went to Pet Smart and bought a collar, a kennel and some dog food.
He was here to stay.
And the girls couldn't have been happier!
And because Justin didn't want a dog to begin with (and I was struggling narrowing it down) we let Justin name him.
Welcome to the family