Monday, April 30, 2007

Finally, the bday post is up! that over 2 weeks have gone by since my Georgia's puppy birthday - I finally got around to posting pics!
Since my parents and my brother and his crew were all coming over (with their dogs) - we decided to keep it simple and made a big giant salad and ordered a big giant pizza - and when I say Giant...I mean FRICKING HUGE.
Look is EXACTLY the same width as my dining table. Hubs had to put the seat flat in the back of the car to get it in...and I'm not even kidding you when I say that we barely got it through the front door. Biggest pizza I've ever seen....and only $33! This sucker fed 6 hungry adults and 3 kids and we still had plenty of leftovers. If you look in the picture can see the size of the slices compared to the plates - yeah, they didn't exactly fit. It was pretty funny. Especially when the kids walked in and saw the box - they said "WHOA! That's the biggest pizza I've ever seen!"
(gotta tell ya, that pizza is looking pretty tasty right about now)
My put-martha-stuart-to-shame wonderful sister in law and neice even made party hats for all the dogs!

Complete with names - Jasper - Georgia - and cute is THAT?
Course we had to try it on, but my mom had to hold her so I could get a picture

I wanted to get a picture of all three dogs wearing their hats - but it just wasn't meant to be...they were too excited about the cupcakes. Yes, hubster made them CUPCAKES. Peanut butter and carrot with whipped cottage cheese frosting. finger licking awful...

The funny thing is - when hubs went to frost the cupcakes...we noticed a couple of bites missing - and we surmised that possibly the kids decided to partake and then thought otherwise - which makes me laugh and laugh...because I can imagine the look on their faces when they realized it wasn't exactly tasty.

The dogs LOVED them though - and inhaled those things. Big hit for hubster!

Here is Libby, happy as a clam about her cupcake:

Although I didn't expect it - Georgia was even brought GIFTS...

Which hubster sat with her and opened...and found TREATS! and TOYS and all sorts of goodies:

(ha-ha - she's so black in this picture that you can't even see her face)

Here's Jasper looking on saying "hey, I want thome of thothe!"

And so we taught Georgia about sharing....and hubster got surrounded just like at little kids birthday parties...

It was a fun night! We put the cats in our bedroom so that we could leave the backdoor open and so there were dogs running in and out and kids running in and out and it was chaos everywhere....and soooo funny.

Georgia passed out after they all left and we found her sleeping with her new lizard toy

I know...I think we may have too much time on our hands - but she's our baby for now and we love her to pieces :)

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

So we're having a party...of sorts.

I have to announce that TODAY - my baby is a year old.
Our sweet puppy went from this:
To This:
It absolutely BAFFLES me how fast the time has gone. We got her when she was 8 weeks old, and now she's fully grown. Hubs and I look at pictures of when she was little and we wish we could go back and snuggle her!

So despite some major eye rolling and gimme a break comments - we decided at the last minute to have a pizza party tonight at our house. My parents are bringing their dog Libby, and my brother and his family are bringing their dog Jasper. Hubster found a recipe online for dog friendly cakes and made some peanut butter and carrot cupcakes with whipped cottage cheese frosting (ahem...YUCK). My oldest neice is making all 3 dogs party hats - so hopefully they'll keep them on long enough for me to get a picture. I know, I know - it's completely ridiculous to have a birthday party for your dog...but we don't have kids, and we figure when we DO have kids - we'll probably forget her birthday, so we might as well live it up now while we can. Besides, any excuse for pizza and cake right?

My brother said his friends at work were trying to convince him to go out tonight and this is the conversation that took place:

"I can't, I have a birthday party to go to"
"oh yeah? whose birthday? one of the kids?"
"uhhh,'s for, sister's dog"
"dude, if you don't want to go, just say so - you don't have to lie"

I'd say this is a serious indication that Hubster and I have officially entered Nerdville with this whole birthday business.

Last night, we discovered that she was trying to send us a message about what she wants for her birthday. See, we found out that she LOVES SOCCER. Seriously, she can block and kick and she makes a darn good goalie. But her soccer ball was getting kind of deflated and easy for her to pick up with her teeth. We should have taken it as a hint that she needed a new one - but of course we are self she decided to send us a louder message.

(how appropriate that it says Attacker) And just in case you ever wanted to see what the inside of a soccer ball is made ofThe culprit was quite proud of herself, and as you can see - she is CLEARLY expecting a new soccer ball for her birthday...

I'm sure tonight will be full of hilarity, which I will of course try to capture on film.


Wednesday, April 04, 2007


My poor little neglected blog...I didn't mean to forsake you, it just happened.

For some reason, I feel like we've been extremely busy for the last couple of months. Yet, when I sit down and think about exactly what we were busy mind goes blank.
Last weekend, the hubster turned 31 years old - and his entire family (4 adults and 3 children squeezed into our little house) came down to celebrate. It was nice to have them all here since it has been almost 2 years since they last came, and hubs seemed to have a nice birthday albeit a touch more chaotic than we are used to.
We love our neices dearly - and since we each have siblings with 3 girls....we're just surrounded by cute girlyness on both sides. BUT, I can't imagine how my sisters-in-law handle those kids without going insane...they are so BUSY and all over the place. My father in law asked me over the weekend if I'd learned anything from watching them...and I said "yes, I've learned that I don't want three kids". HA!
I think the amount of kids a person has is a very personal decision - and of course I won't really know how I feel until I actually have them...but I think 3 would put me JUST over the edge of sanity. I think two feels like a good number. 2 kids and buncha pets would do me about right. If you ask hubster he might have a different answer though, don't they always? For men, it's just "let's have a baby!" and that's that. It's a different story for women though, it's more physical and emotional, plus we have to figure out the job situation, and the housework load gets bigger. Let's face it - even in this day and age of equal opportunity - the women take the brunt of the housework and the child rearing. I'm just's a WHOLE different story for us wimmins.

One thing I've done, is gotten our yard spruced up a bit...planted some flowers and some veggies. I started a mini-greenhouse with seeds of sweet cherry tomatoes - a cherry tomato medley (yellow, orange and red), sherbet watermelon, and a medley of sweet peppers (also yellow, orange and red). The seedlings just sprouted so I should be able to transplant them in a couple of weeks. I also have big barrels with zucchini and early girl tomatoes growing. And I have some sugar snap peas to plant along our fence line. Hopefully it'll be a fruitful/veggieful summer for us!
Hubster was very sweet and got be a bunch of big barrel pots to plant in this year - so I don't have to worry about Georgia pulling up my plants.

Speaking of Georgia....she is currently at home playing with her cousin pooch Jasper the Bassett Hound. He's been visiting for a couple of days and she drives him NUTS by climbing all over him and licking his face. I've had to seperate them a bit so the poor guy can get some rest. She just LOVES on him.
The one thing I have noticed is that they walk SO WELL together. It's great!

I updated my book list since I've read a few since I last updated...
I'm just here, doing my thing, working, loving on the puppy and the hubster - getting ready for summertime. Hope all you readers (if there is anyone left) are doing well. I'll be back, I promise!