In a one-year period of time (2008-2009), we adopted three dogs, and I became pregnant with our first child. We didn’t have a fenced back yard when we adopted the dogs, so when we finally got one, it was a big deal. Not having to take the dogs out on leashes, allowing them to have… Read More 2009: A fence for the Bubbas.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a machine that you could just set down in the middle of a room, and it would suck in all of the stray dog hairs, food crumbs, and lawn bits (and other miscellaneous nasty things like dead spiders and old tissues) that are along the baseboards, under furniture,… Read More Another invention?
There are three truths about my life right now that struck me today. One; as long as I have small children, I will always have greasy finger and/or noseprints on my glasses. Two; a dog and/or a child in this house will have some kind of biological accident on the carpet within 24 hours after… Read More Truths
Pretty sure we’ll need a third dog when we have a third child. Right now, Claire and Cody have divided their attention between the girls on opposite ends of the kitchen.
When people have asked what our must-have baby accessories and items are, I have trouble pinpointing a single item. However, I can quickly respond with a few things that we found to be completely pointless. Wipe warmers; seriously, the baby gets used to the warm and silky caress of a perfectly warmed wipie at home,… Read More THE critical accessory for all people with kids.
Pretty sure I got some kind of plant rash on my neck and chin from cuddling one of the dogs after they were in the woods. As if I could be more uncomfortable. At this point in my pregnancy with Pumpkin, I dropped a hot curling iron on my boob, so I guess it could… Read More It could be worse.
Pumpkin truly laughed for the first time yesterday, a belly-shaking laugh with little squeals tossed in for good measure. We were sitting on the couch with the two dogs, and she was just so tickled by them. They were just looking at her, and she was having a ball! They entertained her for about five… Read More First laugh.