Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A boy and his....er...I mean his AUNT'S dog:


Last night for FHE we had a lesson on voting and politics. Daddy explained the voting process and what he liked and disliked about the candidates. Then we went around and talked about who we were going to vote for and why. When it was Gabe's turn and we said "who are you going to vote for Gabe?" he jumped up and shouted NIKKI!!!!! (or Nitt-ee in gabespeak) Then Sam said, GABE, you can't vote for a DOG for the PRESIDENT, so he thought about it for a few seconds and shouted OKAY THEN! AUNT SHAWWAAHH!!(Sharla) So funny! It is so nice of Aunt Sharla to have a dog for us that we can play with when we want to and then let her go back to her own house when we're done. :) She is SUCH a good dog, so good natured and sweet! Gabe just LOVES Nikki and includes her in almost ALL of his bedtime (and lately mealtime) prayers!

We love you Nikki!!

14 comments:

shrewdjude said...

I just learned about a therapy called AAT (Animal-Assisted Therapy), where animals (like dogs) assist people with mental-health illnesses--including kids with behavior problems. Good idea, eh? I'm going to do a presentation on it in my class. I can't wait to get a devoted little dog as soon as I get a yard, because I'm generalizing that it works for old people too...

Cindy said...

That is a cute picture! Cute little boy and cute dog too.

Laura said...

Melanie! So good to see you and to hear from you!!! your family is absolutely gorgeous. And about the being your kids pediatrician....I haven't met a kid yet that has driven me from the desire and believe me, I have met some seriously troublesome tots! Oh, I am so happy to hear from you! I will certainly keep in touch.

Anaise said...

We've been talking elections at our house, too. I took the kids with me to vote yesterday. They wanted to vote so badly! I wonder what would happen if we had a core of "favorite aunts" leading our country? :)

That sweet face loving up that doggie is just like my Alyssa and our neighbor's cat . . . some sweetness just goes beyond words.

Brandi said...

Great idea for FHE.
I was going to do something like that for preschool, and didn't. You know what they say about the road to hell...paved with good intentions. Good thing you followed through.

kirsten said...

hey, melanie!
my 5yo LOVES dogs. he just totally connects with them. i've never seen a kid who loves dogs so much. which makes me feel like a really mean mom for not letting him have one!

DIANE said...

I loved the picture but I'm afraid I'm not the animal lover of America. I love how informative you are with the boys. Such great parents.

SM said...

That's the most precious picture!!

Shar said...

wow :) i just tuned in for the first time in awhile. aren't i the lucky favorite aunt of the day :) i love that you guys love nikki so much. she loves you too. whenever we go to your house she trots to the door so excitedly. it was so fun going to your church today to see the boys... i mean to hear mark speak. he was awesome. on the way home jeff said, "i always enjoy hearing mark speak, he always does a great job." and everyone agreed. you guys are the best.

Shar said...

oh p.s. oh my gosh i love this pic of my baby and doggie. i WILL get a copy.. . . right?

Heidi said...

Mel, what a great photo...... hey I havent been on your blog forever, I love looking at yours your such a GREAT mom....

Christine said...

That dog is so pretty. I haven't been on your blog for forever! We need to get together!

Reggs said...

I want to vote Sharla for president, too!!
By the way, I have been thinking about Twizzler casserole all day..MMM!!

The Forney Four said...

WHERE AREEEEEEEEEEE YOU?????????????