Monday, August 14, 2006
Pictures from this past weekend
Good morning Blogland! How was your weekend? Good, I hope!

We were out of town this past weekend, at Oronzo's parents' house. Snuggle Bug had a great time with the ranch animals. It took me a while but Blogger has finally allowed me to post some pictures!

Snuggle Bug visiting the horses & donkeys- 8/12/06
A goat comes to check out Snuggle Bug.
The goat gets up close and personal.
Snuggle Bug decides he's had enough of the goat.

The goat persistently follows!

I think if Snuggle Bug were allowed, he'd spend all daylight hours outside! He loves not only the outdoors, but the also the animals. The donkeys are his favorite and he spent the entire weekend tugging at our hands to pull us along and saying, "donkey, donkey." When we didn't give in to his pleas, he'd go grab Grandma or Grandpa's hands to see if they would. He's already learned that the grandparents like to spoil him!

I love how Oronzo's parents, Aleiza and Peyton, adore taking Snuggle Bug out and about amongst their small town, showing him off to their neighbors and friends.

"This is my grandson, my oldest son's son," they proudly boast, holding him up for closer view. And when the neighbors and friends respond with a, "He's such a handsome little boy," comment Aleiza and Peyton beam with pride and pleasure.

I like our quick weekend trips to Aleiza and Peyton's house. It's a beautiful, small ranch, and so peaceful. I was able to take a long nap on Saturday and I spent the weekend catching up on my email while Snuggle Bug played with Grandma and Grandpa!

Sorry, no profound post this morning, I'm just expressing my appreciation for family!

7:59 AM

At 9:34 AM, Blogger Karla said...

That is a profound post. :)
It's so good to see Oronzo's parents love and be so proud of Snugglebug (as they should be)! Some folks have a hard time with the whole "adoption" thing - well, in this immediate area they do; I hope it's not that way everywhere. That really just flabbergasts (& disgusts) me that people would begrudge an adopted child, but ... that's a whole 'nuther can of worms under this soap box. :)
Back to a positive note, Snugglebug looks like he was having SO much fun! Goats are very persistent creatures. I think our dog is 1/2 goat. That would explain his consumption of hard plastics, such as sippy cups & passies. I kid you not.
Thanks for sharing your pictures!

At 9:44 AM, Blogger JennG said...

Devyn is such an outdoors girl too, she'd sleep out there if I'd let her. I love the photos and the one of the goat following Snuggle Bug is hilarious. Thanks for sharing.

At 10:02 AM, Anonymous Jessica said...

I remember when Breann was in Pre-K they had a field trip to a farm. We had SO MUCH FUN there! :)

At 10:06 AM, Anonymous Jessica said...

Oops my comment didn't post with my here I am again! LOL

At 10:12 AM, Blogger Jen said...

I think its great to express love and appriciation for our families...I enjoyed your post and am jealous you got away for the weekend.....nap????what is that?

At 10:23 AM, Blogger Trish said...

I love looking at snuggle bug, he is so handsome!

I know my Elias would love those animals!

At 10:48 AM, Blogger Catch said...

how nice that you had such a wonderful weekend with Oronzos parents. We grandparents think our grandchildren are the "berries". And spoiling them is our job !!! Snugglebug looks so cute in the pictures....such a darling little boy.

At 10:54 AM, Blogger Beck said...

I think that it was a very profound post - and how cute is the photos of your little guy and his goat buddy? Too cute!

At 11:42 AM, Blogger Barb said...

Appreciation of family is profound enough for me! Sweet photos. He's a little cutie.

At 12:07 PM, Anonymous Mieneke said...

Oh my Word! The cuteness! He is georgeous! Delighted to read Oronzo's parents are so crazy about their grandson. Seeing my own parents with their granddaughter this holiday once again brought home to me how important family can be
Snugglebug is a very lucky little boy!

At 1:30 PM, Blogger Blessed Beyond Measure said...

"appreciation for family" - quite profound enough for a post. Absolutely. Snuggle Bug looked oh so sweet, standing there gazing in. Nice you let us all see and not have to smell! Pretty generous of you.

At 3:07 PM, Blogger Pixie said...

Thank you for the nice comment you left on my other blog =)

The Names of the blogs are the links to the actual blogs.

Although I have the pictures as the links on my proper webpage

Maybe one of these days I will get around to altering the cblog one too ;)

i love the pics in the sidebar, are they of the Uk. Make me kind of miss home...

At 5:09 PM, Blogger Jessica said...

Snuggle bug definetly looks like he's an outdoors man! Glad to see you had a great weekend!

At 6:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How cute! You know that 3rd pic you have there? Well, I have a picture just like that one of me around his age with a goat and everything!! Funny!

At 7:29 PM, Blogger Tammy said...

Those are so cute- looks like he's have a fun time!

We had a big weekend, too...I posted about it also today (and also had problems with the pictures loading!)


At 8:14 PM, Blogger Tracey said...

He's such a cutie pie. Thanks!

At 10:02 PM, Blogger Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

I really enjoyed looking at your photos!

At 8:22 AM, Blogger Miranda said...

It looks like Snuggle bug is an animal lover. I like the picture of the goat following him.....too cute!

At 10:28 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

These are great pictures! He's too cute...and I can just imagine him trying to get away from the goat and the goat following him around anyway :)

At 1:03 PM, Anonymous chelle said...

Wonderful pictures!!! Nothing beats a day out at the farm! Oh wait if it is with grandma and grandpa that trumps everything!


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