Saturday, September 24, 2011

A day at the apple orchard

Today we went to Minnetonka Orchards. They allow dogs, so Mylie and Watson got to come and enjoy the fun. Our whole young couple's church group was supposed to go, but we planned it very last minute, and a few of the couples who were planning to go had something come up, so it ended up being just Mike and me, and Ryan and Lindy. We had a great time.

Mike and Watson with Ryan and Lindy

 First we saw the chickens, lamas, and sheep. Mylie and Watson were quite intrigued, but then when Mylie got too close to the chicken and got her nose pecked, she was not amused.
"whoa, what IS that thing?"

"here little chicken!"

Right as Mylie is getting pecked by the chicken through the fence. She jumped back so fast, i'm shocked i got this photo.

family pic

Ryan and Lindy
We saw our friends Ryan and Katie and their two kids at the orchard and had lunch with them. They also go to Wooddale, and used to be in our young couple's class, but they just happened to be at the orchard today.
Lunch time! Apple brats, apple donuts, and apple cider with Ryan and Lindy and the Munsons
Mike was sad because they didn't have Harlson apples out yet. Those are his favorite. We bought some zestar apples, which are pretty good. We had planned to actually go and pick the apples today (because the's what you do at an apple orchard, right?) but we decided it would be easier to just buy the already picked ones.

We let the dogs eat an apple, it was pretty cute. We didn't let them eat the whole thing, but they had fun.

We had such a fun day! The weather was beautiful, it really feels like fall now though, which means soon it will be winter....BOO.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

He ate WHAT?

Today, Watson takes the prize for chewing stupid things. I had been home for about 5 minutes and the dogs were excitedly running around the house. I asked them to go find their ball so we could play, and Watson returns a few minutes later with the handle to my razor in his mouth. I immediately took it from him and realized that the 4 bladed razor head was missing. Michael and I stopped everything we were doing and frantically started looking for the razor. 

It started with us pinning Watson down and looking down his throat. Watson thought it was a game and tried to wrestle with us and give us kisses. There was no blood in his mouth, and no visible cuts. 

We searched every room and it was nowhere to be found. Just as I was starting to think he had indeed swallowed the 4 bladed razor head, I found it hiding under the bed in the guest bedroom. All four blades completely smashed up and the plastic casing completely torn apart. I seriously don't even know how he could manage to rip this apart! 

When will he learn!? Actually, I guess I should say when will we learn. This dog really will eat anything he can get his mouth around. That'll teach me not to leave my razors out within reach. 

Friday, September 2, 2011

The bird bath

My parents bought me a beautiful bird bath for my birthday last week.
I love it, but so do Mylie and Watson. It has been hard to explain to them that this bird bath is not for them!
Hey, Watson! Look what I found!!

Oh, fun! it is just our size

It was so nice of Mom and Dad to put a water bowl in the back yard,
and I don't even need to bend down to drink out of it!