Monday, December 20, 2010

a new baby


Haha! That got your attention, huh? Well, I hate to disappoint, but I didn't mean *that* kind of baby. I meant this kind!

Isn't he just precious? Shhhh...he's a secret. My parents got him for the kids as a Christmas gift, so he is still living at their house until Christmas Day. We've never had a dog together. The kids desperately want one. We put them off for years until we got a privacy fence built. Now that that is done, the pressure is on. And my Jack would so dearly love a dog to play with. My mom met one of this little guy's litter at someone's house and went to the shelter the next day to pick him up.

John and I haggled around all day yesterday trying to come up with a Christmas-y name. He didn't like "Nick" because we already have a family member with that name. He thought "Rudy" (like in Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer) and "Manny" (like in Emmanuel) sounded like gangster names. Neither of us wanted anything too cutsey like "Kringle" or "Jingle" or "Blitzen". We both really wanted a name before the kids met him and insisted on naming him something like "Elmo" or "Justin Beeber". So, inspiration struck as I was looking around at our Christmas decorations, namely the Jesse tree.

"In that day the root of Jesse, who standeth for an ensign of the people, him the Gentiles shall beseech, and his sepulchre shall be glorious."


So, say hello to Jesse, our Christmas puppy...

7 comments:

carmelitemom said...

Awesome name!! I love him. We are fostering an adorable puppy and I temporarily named him Crosby. Jingle was one of the names but I got flagged 8 ) It IS like having another baby!

Angela M. said...

Adorable and perfect - just like your kids! Have a happy and holy Christmas!

Tiny Actions said...

Congrats on your newest baby...I mean puppy. Having a pooch around the house is fun. Your kids are going to be over the moon. When I saw the title, "Our new Baby" come up on my blog list, I was thought to myself, "Man, I know she's had computer problems for a while, but this long???" LOL!!!

Teri Garrett said...

He is adorable! Merry Christmas Melanie to you ad your family. We hope to see you sometime soon in the New Year!! Love you guys!

Erin said...

What a cute puppy! And what a fun surprise for your kids - have a wonderful, fun Christmas tomorrow!

Lisa said...

Adorable!!! I'm sure the kids were thrilled and surprised with him on Christmas morning. And, yes, you did get my attention! lol. Much love to you all!

Jennifer said...

Love your naming process!! LOL You are so right, he could have been an Elmo or Justin Bieber... my poor friend has a flapjack bc her son was eating pancakes.