Monday, January 24, 2011

this and that

We had a fun, somewhat low key weekend here in our household.


Gary's birthday was Saturday, and so we ventured out for dinner and drinks with Ashley and Aaron.  Aaron's birthday is today, so we celebrated both guy's birthdays.  We had such a fun time.  We all four laughed so hard.  We are all really funny people and when the four of us get together it is always a fun time.  In case you don't know I met Ashley though twitter.  I think it is so cool  that I now have an awesome friend and I can say I met her through the internet.  Thankfully our husbands get along great.  They are both good ole country boys each with a healthy dose of humorous sarcasm.  



This is the only picture we took.  A blurry picture of Ashley and I at Papasitos.
The food was so yummy!!



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Other than that we stayed around the house.  The kids were both battling a bit of congestion.  Layla was coughing and Hayden was so stuffy...he was talking through his nose for sure.  He even has a touch of fever, so we pretty much kept them inside for the weekend.  They were plenty busy though....


We named our new family member....


His name is Bogey! 

He is every bit as crazy as he looks.  He is into everything.  He has potty training issues. We are crate training him and he gets a bit cranky at night when he is tired of being in the crate.  He didn't eat for the first few days he lived with us. Now he eats everything we serve him...puppy food only, but this morning he enjoyed a breakfast bar that Hayden was holding a little to low. So it is safe to say he is perfectly comfortable in his new home.

 Getting two kids ready in the morning with a 3 month old puppy running around is an experience.  He runs off with socks and shoes and shirts. I'm quite certain I will be just fine today if I skip my workout because I chased his fast little body all around this house this morning.

Harley doesn't particularly care for him.  She growls at him all the time. He can't even get two inches from her without her loosing her mind.  They kind of look alike don't ya think?



In the picture below...can you tell he is about to mess with her? 
If we had videoed that...you could hear a non stop growl.



Thank goodness Gary was there to mediate.

Y'all it is so bad...Harley won't even drink from the same water bowl. I wish I were joking. We caught her 4 times drinking from the toilet. Seriously...I don't understand.   One day there will be peace and harmony in our house....haha!  I doubt that, but we still have fun.  Oh and yes, Harley has always been a grouch.  She really and truly is a female dog...she growled and barked at poor Callaway all the time.  The kids can't touch her without her being rude.  We are used to her drama. 


This picture of Layla and Bogey is terrible, but I wanted to show the crate. 
 If you want to know how not to crate a dog...


Bogey got out of this soft crate many times.  He also caved it in onto his head. He disliked it so much that he would only go inside to potty. Seriously I was loosing my mind for a day or two.  I didn't really want an eyesore of a metal cage in our living room, but we had to get one.  I wanted something we could easily move from our bedroom to the living room.  But I'm telling you right now...the ugly cage is amazing.  The second he saw it he went in and laid right down.  He was loving it.  And so were Gary and I.  Saturday night in the soft crate he screamed for 3 hours. NON STOP. Last night he did great in his new metal cage.



The kids love their new buddy.  Layla carries him all around. Hayden chases him all around.  You should hear Hayden say Bogey...it is so cute!  I don't have any pictures of Hayden and Bogey alone.  They are constantly running.  Layla didn't want to go to school today, she wanted to stay home and play with the puppy!



Here we are...3 boys and 3 girls again. 
No dog will ever replace Callaway, but Bogey will add a bit of spunk to our family dynamic.

17 comments:

Kelli @ RTSM said...

What a cute puppy! And I love his name! We are animal free right now, but I'm sure we will end up with a puppy or two at some point over the next few years!

Todd and Courtney said...

I love it. We are such dog people too, even though we do have 1 cat. Crate training is so great. That's how our little dog, Belle, was taught to not pee pee inside too. What great pictures!!

Lauren said...

Precious!!!! :)

jenn said...

awe...love it =)
bogey is so cute...hopefully, harley will come around and they will be buddies!!! =)

Jennifer said...

Bogey is so cute! Is he a Jack Russell?

Traci said...

Awww poor Harley! Bogey is so cute & so is his name!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Such a cute family picture!!!

Crate training is awesome. We had to deal with the eyesore for a while too, but it was completely worth is since we never have any accident anymore!!

Ams said...

He is SO cute!
What kind of puppy is he? He is so very sweet.
That makes me laugh that the two puppies aren't getting along either... that's how it is with Wilson and Brutus too!!! It'll get better.

Meant to be a mom said...

Awe Bogey is just so cute. I'm glad the kids are loving him and having fun :) It sounds like you all had a great time with your friends this weekend. Happy birthday to your hubs :)

shortmama said...

He is such a cute puppy and I love his name! Gotta love that puppy stage...so nice when its all over!

Shannon said...

Adorable! Love the name, it's cute! Know y'all will have tons of fun with this newest addition! (Happy Belated B'day to Hubs!)

LeAnna said...

He's a doll, girl! He looks like a pit/boxer mix maybe? Just like having a newborn around the house, haha. That first pic of him is just tooo cute!

Bonnie said...

So happy for you to have a new addition to your family. He certainly is adorable. I can't imagine having a pup again with having had our two dogs for so long that pretty much take it easy all day. Gotta love those potty training days (: Love the family pic, Harley looks like she knows exactly what she's doing, her pose is perfect!

Vivienne said...

Oh what a cute puppy!!! Congrats on your new family member!
:)

Kelli said...

Love the family picture...too cute. Glad you are having a great time with your new pup who now has a name. Glad Gary had a good birthday too...sounds like a lot of fun.

Ashley said...

Had so much fun with y'all Saturday night. Glad we ran into you guys:)
Have fun with that puppy training.

Erin said...

Wish I would have known you were in the market for a new dog....I have 2 I would gladly give you ;) They love to yap and eat 24/7! And Pappasitos....YUMMY - one of my favs!