I had just taken him out of the bath and wrapped him in a towel, when the doorbell rang.
So I gathered up my toweled baby bundle and headed downstairs to see who was waiting on the front porch. I had just opened the door when our dog, Roxy, hurtled past me before I even had a chance to think of grabbing her collar.
Needless to say, the Welcome Wagon woman at my door received a big wagging tail, flopping tongue welcome from Roxy. Unfortunately, with my hands full of squeaky clean naked towel wrapped baby, I was still unable to get a hold of that dog before she bounded off of the front porch.
The wonderful Welcome Wagon woman went after her and thankfully brought our pooch back to the porch and into the house.
Once I had Oliver dressed in something other than a towel, I was able to welcome the Welcome Wagon woman into my home. A home with dinner dishes on the counter, a toy explosion all over the floor, a nosy slobbery dog, and some very comfortable living room furniture...
These borrowed folding camp chairs are filling in until we find a couch the fits our family as well as our budget.
The Welcome Wagon woman had a basket of little gifts and info about our new neighbourhood for us... and even a bag of yummy dog treats for Roxy.
And my embarrassment over the state of our house was slightly lessened when she told me about the 11 month old baby in her own toy explosion home.
Do you have a similar experience?
Has an unexpected guest ever caught you off guard?
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Thanks for dropping in.