Friday, September 18, 2009

A Dog and a Boy

I've gotten some cute pictures lately that I wanted to share.

Every afternoon we walk up to the elementary school to get the girls. There's a grassy spot where all the parents of "walkers" wait, and if we are there early enough, Connor insists on getting out of his stroller to play. This is usually what he ends up doing.
Try as he might, he can't figure out how to get the blasted thing back together. But he does enjoy trying!

His other favorite thing to do outside is hang out on our back patio. There's a broom out there from when we were sweeping it last Saturday after Ben mowed. It was never put back out in the shed, and Connor's favorite thing to do is housework. (Yes, I'm training him early!)

He would stay out there for hours sweeping the porch if I would let him!

Our newest addition seems to be adjusting to life with the Ervins pretty well. She loves to walk with us to take the girls to school and pick them up, too. The trickiest part is teaching her not to hog the sidewalk.

And while we wait at the school, she's busy doing things that dogs like to do.

She also loves to hang out in our backyard while Connor sweeps.

And she climbs willingly into her crate every night to sleep. She's so well-behaved in the house, we trust her enough to leave the door open at night. Good for you, Trixie!


Amberdawn said...

connor just gets bigger and bigger! if only kids could keep that love of housework forever! life would indeed be nice!

*Jess* said...

I'm glad things are going so well in the new house with the new dog and the older (bigger) kids!