Whew - it has been a busy weekend! First of all, Kaitlyn left at 6 am Friday morning on her trip to Texas with her Oma. A trip is a special something that my mother-in-law does with all of the grandkids when they turn 7. They went to Dallas to visit the cousins, Mason and Lauren.
Friday was Kelsey's class Valentine Party. I was able to go and volunteer with my 4th grade friends. From school I took Kelsey and her two best friends for Kelsey's birthday party. We went uptown to a hotel to stay all night.
The hotel has a limo that you can use. So we did :) We went to the movies to see Pink Panther 2.
We stayed all night, swam, ate pizza. It was fun!
Kelsey's actual birthday is today, Sunday. The biggest surprise of all is that we got a puppy today! It caps off a week-long puppy search. On Monday, someone sent me an email with a link to local Humane Society and an adorable puppy. I sent it to Dave and he suggested that we call about it. I did and ended up going to visit after work that night. I went back two more times. There were some fantastic dogs there and they run a great facility. We decided that we wanted to get a dog where we knew the background so we asked my mom for help. She is a vet tech and knows many families and their animals. I called her on Thursday and by Saturday, yesterday, she has a lead on two. One was a Golden Retriever and one was a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. That was the same dog as our Copper. We looked on their website and we were pleased with what we saw. So Dave called them last night. They called back around 9:30 last night and answered many of our questions. They told us that they were going to be around until noon today if we wanted to come look. So Dave left around 7 this morning and made the almost 4 hour drive north to see him. Dave called while we were at church to let me know he was on his way home with the puppy. They got home around 2:30 and we surprised Kelsey with him. We are waiting to name him until Kaitlyn gets home. I have some ideas but we will wait and see!