Saturday, February 27, 2010

More Puppy Pictures!

We thought everyone might enjoy some more pictures of Amadeus. He's had an exciting day today, playing with rope, going for a long walk, and enjoying some beautiful weather.

Beware the creature in the dark. . .


Don't fear. He's only after the nyla-bone.


Not such a scary monster, after all!


After an intense hour or so of playing, Mr. Amadeus needed his rest. Here he is snoozing in his crate.


He's not all dignity all the time, however. Look at that tongue!


After a long, refreshing nap, Amadeus went for a walk to get used to the leash and also enjoy some of the excitement the pasture has to offer. These thrills include cow patties, sticks, and clumps of dirt. Bring it on!


So much land for such a little fellah.


Chillin' with John


And finally, life in the wild! He had a great time leaping and bounding in the tall grass.


That's all for now, folks. Hope you're having a lovely Saturday!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Amadeus, amadeus

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Here is a video of Amadeus in action - sort of. This is at the end of the day for him, so he's laid back, playing with John.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

We have a puppy!

We did it! We finally got a puppy! His name is Amadeus and he's a purebred Black Lab. He's nine weeks old and very adorable. We just got him today, so let the training begin! Here are some pictures of his first couple hours at his new home. There aren't a lot of pictures of him on the ground because when we put him down, he won't stay still long enough for a picture. But when you pick him up, he's like a ragdoll. Right now he's taking a nap, which is why I can get away with this post.

Here he is, relaxing after an exciting car ride home.


Posing for a few pictures. . .




And realizing that he's going to have a hard life here at Casa Scholl.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Birthdays

Hi all,
I know I promised Tyler that my next post would be of cows, but that will have to wait. I thought instead that I'd put up pictures from John's b-day party (Jan. 16) and Mimi's 94th party (Jan. 30th). And in the middle is one picture that doesn't fit either theme. See if you can figure out which one it is.

Thanks to an earlier inspiration from Tyler and Jerilyn, I decided to throw John a surprise cheese party for his 31st birthday. Everyone who came brought a special type of cheese. It was lovely! And the best part of it is, we got to keep the leftovers. We were eating expensive cheese for a week!


Ah, just like the old days. Both Chris (left) and Keven (kilt) went to school with John and Rob. As you can see, they had plenty to chat about.


Kevin had just come from a bag-piping gig, so he did us the honor of a live performance. The kids--at least two of them--were practicing their highland fling.


Tom and the kids break-dancing to the pipes.


My first turkey! I found it on sale after Thanksgiving and froze it. Last week I thought I'd cook it, just for practice. It turned out pretty well for a first try, I think.


Last Saturday we celebrated Mimi's 94th birthday. She's still going strong, living on her own and still driving. Her nephew and his wife happened to be in town, so we all went out to lunch.


A rare moment: Charlie with a camera.


Mimi's nephew Bob, Mimi, and Bob's wife Carol. They live in Austin. You should google Bob's father, RH Bing. He was one of the most brilliant mathematicians of his day--he even has his own wikipedia page.


It was a chilly day, so the ladies all brought out their long coats. Don't they just look like winter flowers?