Molly’s Adventures with Tucker the Dog

Tucker is Molly’s preschool “Class Pet.” He goes home with one student every weekend and has many adventures. Here is the story of Tucker’s time with us this weekend:

My Adventures with Molly Hughart

Friday October 12th

On Friday I went home with Molly Hughart! Little did I know, but I was about to partake on a journey all the way to Bend, OR. That is where Molly’s aunt and uncle (Auntie Lo and Uncle Matt) live. Our adventure started with a long car ride with Molly and her family (that’s Molly and me riding in the car together). We passed the time watching the rain drops on the car window and the tall trees wiz by.


A couple of hours later, we arrived in Bend very hungry and tired. We met Auntie Lo and Uncle Matt at Flatbread pizza. Molly and I made our own pizza and it was very yummy. Following pizza, we went to Goody’s Ice Cream parlor in downtown Bend for a little desert.


When we finally arrived at Auntie Lo and Uncle Matt’s house later that night, I was in for a surprise. Turns out, I wasn’t the only Tucker in the house. That’s me and Tucker the cat. Tucker also has a brother cat named Trigger.


After a long day, it was time for bed. Molly and I read books with Auntie Lo and dozed off to stories of polar bears.

Saturday, October 13th


The next day, we went to the Central Oregon Pumpkin Company, a pumpkin patch near Smith Rock outside of Redmond, OR. What a fun time! We went on a pony ride, got lost in a corn maze, rode the animal train, and picked out the family pumpkins. Molly and her family (Daddy, Mama, and baby brother Brendan) capped off the day with a family picture.


Later that day, Molly and I made chocolate cupcakes. We then watched the Oregon State Beavers beat the BYU Cougars. What a season so far for the Beavs! 5-0!!! I love my Beavers!


Sunday, October 14th


On Sunday, we all went out to breakfast and then we went to visit Auntie Lo’s classroom at Bear Creek Elementary School. Molly’s Aunt teaches Kindergarten there. Boy did we have fun in her classroom and on the playground!


After eating lunch we said goodbye to Bend and started the long drive home to Tigard. Molly and I didn’t see much of it though. We both fell fast asleep before we had even left the city limits!


Back in Tigard at Molly’s house, I got to play with the Hughart’s beagle, Cassie. She loved having another dog in the house! Then Molly and I played with all her stuffed animals on her bed. I almost got lost in that big pile!


I enjoyed one more night snuggling with Molly (This time in her own bed!) Molly loves me so much! What a fun weekend with the Hugharts! I had a great time!


The Enchanted Forest

What better way to spend Molly’s Princess birthday then at the Enchanted Forest! We met Matt down in Salem after a meeting he had in the morning, and spent the day celebrating Molly’s birthday by riding rides and exploring the Enchanted Forest. The Whaples family joined us as well! Molly and Andy are birthday buddies, so they had a fun day celebrating  together.

Molly slept in on her big day!!

Birthday Hot Chocolate!

So excited to be at the Enchanted Forest!

Wesley & Audrey were ready too!

Alice & Wonderland’s Key Hole

Checking out the 3 Bears

Not to sure about the Witch!!

Sliding down the Witch’s slide

The Crooked House

Andy, Wesley & Audrey Race down the Shoe slide!

Molly & Daddy had a fun slide too!

Molly with her birthday buddy Andy!

Brendan mostly enjoyed his stroller ride! Next year it will be more fun, little buddy!

Lunch time!

Roping a steer

Sliding in the Wild West! See that birthday button on her shirt? From the moment Molly put it on, everyone started wishing her a happy birthday. All the staff stopped her to say something. It was really neat!

Peeking out from the Indian Caves!

Resting while everyone else went on the roller coaster

Audrey rested too!

The bobsled roller coaster

Bumper boats

Kiddie ferris wheel

Frog Hopper! I know its blurry, but you can see how much she loved it!


The Log Ride! Molly has no fear!


Panning for gold!

Water show

What a fun day!! Both kids slept all the way home.

Than it was off to more birthday fun! Molly had a big pile of presents waiting for her at home!

And then we headed to Red Robin, so that Molly could be sung to on her actual birthday (a requirement she was quite serious about)!

She enjoyed her birthday sundae!

A fun day for a lucky Birthday Princess!

Molly’s Princess Party

We had Molly’s 4th birthday party on Saturday. She is into anything princess right now, so we had a princess party! We rented a Disney Princess bounce house and held the party in Bama and Papa’s backyard. All the little princesses (and princes!) had a blast!

Fairy houses to paint!


Crowns to make!

Princess Merida


…. and her pesky brother bear!


Audrey painting a fairy house


Ruby as Snow White!

Tiffany & Gracie making crowns

Bouncing princesses!


Wesley wanted to dress up too!


Silly Auntie!






Golf Camp!

This week, Molly went to preschool Golf Camp at the Children’s Course. Matt took her all 3 days and they had a great time! Now if she could just figure out if she is right or left handed!!