Friday, April 9, 2010

Easter Treats

Everything has been so busy with Grandma that I forgot to tell you about Easter!!

Easter morning was a blast with Noah. Both of us were excited to see what the Easter Bunny had left. I headed down the stairs first (I am a little faster since I have 4 legs - I can skip stairs better). I hopped on the couch to find that the Easter Bunny had brought me a new bag of treats. I was so excited and eager to have Daddy open them.

Noah was very excited to see his new dump truck, sand bucket and shovels, ball, pjs, snacks and new duckie towel. He is such a boy and went straight for his snacks.

The morning was spent at church then a WONDERFUL lunch at Momma Gena's house. The whole family was there!! Uncle Mike and Aunt Barbara came up from Clanton, Aunt Jennifer, Uncle Paul and Jake also joined us for lunch. Nina and Papaw had lunch with Aunt Dorinda but then came to Momma Gena's house for dessert. After lunch, the fam enjoyed time together on the patio. Daddy hid some eggs for Noah and Jake to search for. He even thought he would be smart and hide a special egg just for me. HA - I am smarter than the average beagle and found it instantly!! He rubbed a treat all over an egg and then buried it in one of my favorite smelling spots. Come on Dad, give a girl some credit and a little more challenge!! BOL! I found the egg before Daddy could get off of the porch.

Noah and Jake enjoyed their egg hunt. Noah seemed to pick up the eggs a little better than Jake but he couldn't comprehend to keep the eggs in his bucket. Both found a lot of eggs - each finding one with ice cream money in it.

Noah did discover something new - GrandDanny's concrete gutter drain. Poor thing - he thought it was a slide. Took Daddy a few minutes to figure out what he was doing ... he would sit on it and scoot his bottom down it. Mommy was worried about his Easter outfit - then it dawned on Daddy that Noah thought it was a slide. He remembered it from our day at the park a couple of weeks ago. Noah LOVES to slide!!

Mommy has decided that she is going to buy Noah a slide in a couple of weeks. He will have a blast on it.

Mommy, Daddy and Noah headed off to Leeds to see Nanny. They enjoyed time with her and even had a yummy dinner there. I didn't get to go - Buddy still scares the poop out of me every time. I spent the afternoon with Momma Gena and enjoyed some valuable lap time.

And that was our Easter day. I hope that yours was just as enjoyable with some much needed family time. But most of all, I hope that you took the time to realize what Easter is really all about. Yes, Noah and I love that the Easter Bunny brought us goodies, but it is the fact that Jesus gave us ETERNITY!! What better gift could we receive?!?!?!?!

And that's just the dog's life!


God does listen to my prayers...

It doesn't matter how big or small the prayer is, or even who is praying it, but God does listen!!!

Grandma Dison is starting to settle in to her new "home". Nina went to visit her today and Grandma seemed much better. She even ventured to the dinning room to have lunch with her new roommates.

Mommy, Daddy and Noah are going to see her on Sunday. I don't think I will be allowed to make this trip but I hope to go very soon! Nina says that there are goats there and I might just have to "play" with them! HEHE!!

Mommy said that there is a really cool red barn there, so she plans to take some neat pictures of brother. I will be sure to post them when she does!!

Thank you all for your prayers. Keep them coming! I'll keep you updated as things change!!

Love to all!

And that's just the dog's life!


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mommy's Heart Hurts...

And I don't know how to fix it. Last night, she just looked at me and cried! I jumped on the couch beside her and put my paw on her and just loved her, that was all I could do. She knew my love by the look in my eyes. I wasn't real sure what was going on but I knew my Mommy needed me and that is where I was.

I later figured out that Grandma Dison was moved to a skilled nursing facility - as Mommy called it. Grandma made the move ok, but she was not happy about it. She said that the family did it to her on purpose. Mommy's heart just breaks at the thought of Grandma being there by herself. Unfortunately, there is nothing Mommy can do about it. She knows it is where Grandma needs to be, but it is just so hard. If you have ever met my Grandma, then you know that she is a very independent woman, just like my Nina and just like my Mommy! All 3 of them would rather do it themselves then ask for help.

Nina had a very hard time last night as well. She feels so guilty for having to take Grandma there. We keep praying that she will settle in to where she is and be ok.

Please pray for my family. This is such a hard time and I hate seeing my Mommy's heart hurt!!

And that's just the dog's life!