Most people who know us know that all six of us have birthdays in a three month span. Alaina's birthday starts the ball rolling on January 30 and Caleb brings up the rear on May first. Katelynn (March 6), me (April 3), Jason (April 6), and Levi (April 17) are smooshed in the middle. We love it, though it does make for a busy few months filled with LOTS of cake and presents. That's a good thing, right?
Well...we found out today that we are going to be adding in another spring birthday! That's right...another April baby... but unlike my other babies, who were all very bald, this new little one will fill a dream in my heart of having a baby with lots of hair.
Let me introduce you to the newest member of the Phillips Family...Miss Maggie (April 1).
Isn't she DARLING??
Ever since we found out we were moving to this new house, we have talked about getting a dog. We've always wanted one, but we wanted to be living in a place that had lots of room to run and play (us and the dog!) So when we found out we were moving, a dog was definitely on our list of things to buy!
We've been keeping our eyes open for a Golden Retriever in some of the local pet stores. My family has a history with Goldens (my parents and younger sister currently have them) and they are just so great with little kids. Today, Jason and I were out running errands and we went to one of the malls to grab some pizza for lunch. Out of habit, we stopped in the pet store and there she was. We haven't seen any goldens for a few months so after eating some yummy food we decided to just jump in and do it. And we are so thrilled! She is a little over three months old and just as sweet as can be!
It was so neat that we got to do it when the kids weren't with us (we almost NEVER go out without the kids). We were truly able to surprise them. When we got home we made them stand by the garage while Jason got her out. Then she popped her little head out...
Katie was super excited until she got knocked over. She hasn't quite warmed up to her again.
The kids love her...can you tell??
And i love seeing my kids be kids...running around, dirty feet, chasing a dog, enjoying everything that life has to give them. These pictures just say childhood to me.
and thanks to Photobooth on my Mac...here are me and my newest little lady...taken about 45 seconds ago. She thinks my lap is her place to sit.