In the meantime, I wanted to share the sweet reward our children received last week.
Some friends of ours had a litter of 8 lab mix pups, about 8 weeks ago. We'd promised our kids we'd get a new dog when our house was finished...and the timing couldn't have been better. Last Monday, the older kids came home to TWO puppies.
This is Mack. He's the smaller of the two. He's also more aggressive and playful.
Here's Buddy. He's Big Brother's pal. He's mild mannered, and chunky.
After the initial excitement, the kids went to work building a kennel for their dogs. Mr. Pickup supervised and helped out as needed. You've seen several really cool wood pallet projects around crafty blogs, but I think this red-neck kennel beats them all.
These are pretty deluxe accommodations, don't you think? It works perfectly for now. Once the pups are older, we'll move them into a larger dog house, much further away from the house. :)
It's been a fun thing for our kids to have dogs again.
Now that we're in our home, I'm itching to do some sewing. Hopefully I can wade through our boxes fairly quickly and get a temporary sewing space set up soon.
How is your summer coming?