Hintons 2015

Hintons 2015

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Nearly Wordless Wednesday

Our big boy is now 31 months old & growing everyday. He has officially gotten out of 18 months clothes & is more than solidly in 2T. He has the gut to show all the good food he's been eating over the past few months. Maddy likes having a brother, but still has hard days with sharing Mom & Dad. She is learning what it is to share toys and has created a 'secret drawer' for her more coveted possessions (although Zeke does know about it & generally waits until she is in the bath tub to peruse through:).

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Farewell old friend

We said goodbye to a dear friend today- our dog Samson. It was a hard moment for Matt & I as he's been like one of our kids for over 10 years. He's been sick for quite a while with a tumor in his lungs and we just felt it was time as his health was starting to decline and we didn't want to see him suffer.

In May of 2000, we attended my nephew's graduation party and saw the adorable lab puppies his dog had birthed 2 months earlier. There were 2 left, one that was spoken for and the other that seemed to be the runt of the litter. Although we didn't leave the house that day wanting to be dog owners, it just kind of happened. We took the sweet scared little 9 week old puppy home with us and the rest is history.

There have been so many good memories with Samson- going for walks in the spring, swimming at the lake in the summer, playing in the leaves each fall & rolling around in the freshly fallen snow every winter. He was our watchdog, our vacuum when the kids dropped food on the floor, and our constant companion in the evenings. It was thanks to him that we did a kitchen face lift and purchased new appliances, as he would nose open the old fridge door (that had a bad seal) during the day when we were gone & help himself to loaves of bread.

When we brought Maddy home, he never acted jealous and immediately accepted her as part of the pack. He also did this when we brought Zeke home. We know our kids will miss him, but not as much as we will.

Thank you dear friend for all of the years, we don't know if pets will be in heaven but if they are we look forward to the day we will see you again.

Going for a walk at the park

Hanging out with Dad & Zeke

Mama's sweet boy

Playing with his neighbor friend Calvin