Memere, Korri, Samantha and Maryellen had a girls day at the MOA at the American Girl Doll store. Maryellen got her ears pierced (I was shocked that Korri didn't even ASK about getting hers done!) and her hair done.
Then they had lunch at the cafe followed by shopping, of course!
On their way home, they picked up Memere's new puppy, Cinder! She is a goldendoodle should end up being about 35 pounds and is so cute, I think they should make stuffed animals that look just like her. Her name is Cinderella (an homage at least in part to Korri since she thought her name should be Princess or Belle ala Beauty and the Beast) and will be called Cinder for short.
The kids all liked her a lot but Mac was over the moon! He was jumping all over and couldn't get enough of her. I'm pretty sure he thought she should stay at our house forever! Korri likes her a lot and treats her like a doll to play with. Finn really (really!) wants to love her, but he just isn't a dog person. But he likes her from afar.
Welcome to the family, Cinder!!!
Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.