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!!
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.