I have to start with some sad news, and it’s that our dog really really hurt himself last week. He sprinted out the back door after a squirrel and jumped from our back steps then immediately started yelping like crazy and couldn’t use his back legs. Joey went to, not one, but two, emergency veterinary clinics and was basically out all night with Andi and they believe it is a herniated disc. It’s the type of injury they recommend surgery for, though it’s expensive and he’s 10, plus there’s no guarantee he wouldn’t suffer that same injury again in the future. We have ruled the surgery out, so now we let him rest and hope he can heal up on his own in 6-8 weeks. Oy! Very very sad to see him unable to use his back legs 😦 In other news, we had lots of family time this weekend and even snuck in a movie, so there was definitely some good mixed in there too!
I love that little yogurt face the most! After his morning nap, Lori came and picked him up so we would have two less people in the house while our housecleaners were here. Yes, we have finally made it in life and hired a housecleaning service! When you only have two days a week off of work and a fun happy baby, it is so hard to find time to clean your house and it felt like this looming stressor in the back of our minds all weekend, so I’m thinking this will be a life-changer. Joey had Andi all set up in the little wagon which was very cute despite being sad. Later on, I made some Mexican creamed corn and then we picked up Dempsey and headed to Joey’s aunt and uncle’s for a BBQ because Tyler and Brianna were in town. I stole those pictures of them holding Dempsey because they were too cute 🙂
Dempsey’s first waffle! It’s been so so fun to all eat (basically) the same thing for breakfast these days. When I make pancakes/waffles/French toast, I usually just make his first sans sugar, then mix in it for our version. He was clearly into it 😂 We had to wake that poor baby up from his morning nap, because we were headed into Loveland for a family reunion! We got Dempsey’s name from Joey’s grandma’s side of the family, so we wanted to be able to bring him to meet all the family who knew the original Dempsey ❤ He was such a good little boy and was eating everything we put in front of him for lunch. Grabbed a photo of Demps, Dave and Nee before heading out and though we thought he would fall asleep in the car on the way home, he did not. We made some chicken cutlets for dinner, then put Dempsey to bed and watched the Olympics. I maybe fell asleep on the couch 😂
That wild hair is also my favorite 😂😍 I went on a morning run while Joey and Dempsey picked up breakfast at Onefold and then we all ate together. After his nap, we picked up my sis and Wayne and took Demps over to Grandma Lori’s so the four of us could see The Green Knight. I was sort of confused about the meaning of a lot of what happened in the movie but what a feast for the eyes!!! There was a scene of Dev swimming in a lake that was particularly mesmerizing. Definitely still thinking it over though. We picked Demps up later, once he’d woken up from his nap, then basically headed right back out to dinner at Cart-Driver with Steve, Lorna and Adam. It’s wasn’t too busy because it was early and it was a Sunday and that felt so nice! Demps was chowing down on peaches and cornbread and even had a few small bites of pizza ❤ Afterward, we obviously had to walk down the street to Little Man. I think that was the longest line I’ve ever stood in there but oh well. Grandpa Steve maybe gave Dempsey more ice cream than I would’ve but that’s what grandpas are for, right? 😋
I hope you all had a lovely weekend!