Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Best Weekend EVER!!!

Friday night was a big night in the Franks Family! We picked up our first child, Mable. Mind you, she does have 4 legs and likes to lick a lot but she is our first child none the less! And she is so stinking cute…she gets it from her Mommy! Friday after work we made the trek to Grenada Mississippi to pick little Mable up. It was runny and dreary but that couldn't put a damper on my day. When we arrived we were led to the “Puppy” area. She was in a kennel with her two brothers and let me just tell you she was about 2 inches taller than both of them and her belly was twice the size of both of her brothers. I think we’re going to have a big girl on our hands!

The drive home seemed like it took forever. She did really good but got a little antsy towards the end. The whole way home she nudged herself in between me and the car door. I think she liked the noise from outside. It was the cutest thing ever! I left my camera at work so all of the pics in the post are from Jared’s IPhone. Sorry about the quality!

Here is a pic of us on the way home. Don’t you just love her fleece blanket? They were only $2.99 at Garden Ridge!

Once we arrived home we showed her around her new crib. We joked with her saying that she had won the jackpot. I mean what puppy has a house in High Point, two decent SUV’s, a lake house and a boat???? Ha-ha That night Matt, Matt, and Abbey stopped by to see Mable. She definitely loved all the attention. Everyone finally left around 2 and she slept in her crate from 2:45 to 6:45 a.m. I thought we had something good going. She had another agenda
Saturday morning we woke up, gave her a bath and then a much needed nap with Mom and Dad. Then we hopped in the car, ran some errands and went to visit my friend from work and her Daughter. Mable pretty much slept the whole time. Obviously we weren’t that exciting or maybe it’s the fact that she was only 7 weeks old on Friday and requires a lot of sleep!

Saturday was a big day for Mable she had so many people wanting to come see how cute she was. Her visitors included:

Aunt Dot

Then that night we had both our families and extended families over for dinner! Her visitors then were:

My Mom and Dad
Jared’s Mom and Dad
Aunt Judy
Aunt Bet
Aunt Helen
Tom and Martha
Aunt Pat and Uncle Jim
Lulu came back over with Jacob, Courtney, Hana and Evan

It was so much fun and definitely wore Little Miss Mable out! Once everyone left we went to see Aunt Brittany and Uncle Brett. They had just got home from their honeymoon and we were so happy to see them. We really missed them while they were gone! Mable wanted nothing to do with their Boxer, Copper. It was the first time we heard her growl. We will definitely need to work on socializing her more with other dogs! Finally around midnight we put her in her kennel and she slept til 3. We let her out to do her business and when she came back in she was like a whole new puppy! She was finally playing with her toys and running around. It was the cutest thing ever! We stayed up til 4 playing with our Little Monster!

After her playtime we just figured she would go back to bed. This is where her agenda came in. She cried when we put her up and wanted nothing to do with her kennel. I’m such a pushover. I got her out and put her in the bed with us. She slept til 7!

Sunday was our Lazy day. We tried walking with a leash….fail. So we bought a pink harness and that was very successful. She walked a ½ mile last night! Sunday, Aunt Ashlee came over to see how cute she was and we had a photo shoot of Mable and the bushes. She loves running through them! Brad, Julie and Buckley came by she growled a little at Buckley but it seemed like she was getting used to him.

She loves playing in the Bushes

Sunday night we put her in the bed with us and she slept in two 3 hour increments. I took off work Monday so I didn’t mind at all! Monday was so much fun. We took her to the vet and she weighed in at 13.5 lbs! She has curves in ALL the right places! Then we stopped at Chick Fil A and Pet Smart. We will definitely be signing her up for puppy school. Any help with obedience will definitely be graciously accepted!

Today was the first day that Jared and I both had to get up and go to work and get her up, fed and taken out. Let’s just say we slept through the alarm and I haven’t showered. But we made it to work and she is in the crate and it’s breaking my heart. Luckily we live close enough to work so I can go home for lunch. I can’t wait!

Sorry for the quality of the pictures. They were taken with Jared's iPhone. I left my camera at work all weekend!



Caroline said...

Mabel is precious. I love how many visitors the little girl had. :) I will never judge anyone's love for a pet. Fred and I are so obsessed with Knox. He truly is our first child. Congrats on the new addition! Can't wait to hear more about her!

Melissa said...

OH my gosh! She is adorable! I love all her little rolls.

Anonymous said...

I love the comment about her weight and the "curves"! She sounds like my kind of dog. She is sooooo adorable, just like her mommy and daddy! Kayla

Anna said...

Mable is so cute. Makes me want another one! She already weighs more than my little 3 year old Jack Russell. What a chunk!

I say all married couples need a dog before they have children. Having a dog has really been fun for me and Chad. We don't know what we'd do without her. I would definitely suggest obedience school. We never put Lucy in school and she is SPOILED ROTTEN. She sleeps with us every night ;)