posted on: Monday, June 27, 2011

Well, we did it. That thing that every pregnant person who has ever had a dog says they will never do. That thing you proclaim with a sense of total and utter conviction in the presence of past dog owners (now seasoned parents) that inspires an all knowing smile and an "Ok, we'll see if you still feel that way once the baby gets here"...

Yeah, that thing.

The "Our dog is a member of our family and this child will never replace (Fido/insert relevant pet name here)" thing.

Except it does. And it did.

Poor Georgia. Oh my poor, sweet, crazy, barking, attention starved, little Georgia. I feel terrible about it. I really do. But the truth is, it's been a long time coming, and we finally broke down and found her a new home.

It's a really really really good home though. Stephanie, a long time family friend of Josh and his sisters and Weston's official hair-cutter when the need arises, gave Georgia a new home with a big fenced in back yard where the only thing she will have to compete for attention with is nothing more than a guinea pig.

It was the best decision to make, for her and for us. But man, it was a hard one. We've been talking about it since Wes was born but managed to muddle through until now. And then Oren came along and having that second baby with all the time and extra attention he takes finally sealed the deal.

So, Josh asked around, and Stephanie came to our rescue, and Georgia got a fun new owner, and I cried.

Then I almost included a link to a certain song by a certain Ray Charles to commemorate my feelings on the event, but decided it was too cheesy, even for me.

So now that we are living life dog-free I've realized there are some things that really suck about it (missing her, having to bend over and clean up crumbs off the floor, having her around to put Maeby in her place) but then, there are some things that are really awesome about it too (no more barking, no more food stealing and a lot less pet hair to clean up).

But also - no gates! It's like a whole new world opened up! We originally put all the gates up to keep baby Wes corralled and then baby Wes grew up and the gates just became a means of keeping Georgia away from toddler Wes' snacks. So today we discovered that we really have no need for the gates anymore as baby Oren is still roughly 9 months away from walking and I no longer have any fears of Weston's giant head sending him toppling down the stairs by the sheer force of it's own gravitational pull.

Once the gates came down the three of us just kind of walked around confused, like we didn't know whose house we were in. Then Wes went upstairs to play. Because he can just go upstairs now whenever he wants. And I'm all "Where's Wes?" and Josh is all "Upstairs in his room playing". Weird.

So, we're adjusting. And there has been a lot going on to adjust to (another post, another post). But, I will really miss that silly little dog and her feet that smelled of fritos. I hope she is happy and loving the new people in her life that she has to lick and jump on. This is one dog we will never forget.

(Oh, what the heck)

That Feeling in the Pit of Your Stomach

posted on: Thursday, June 23, 2011

more on all of this later, but I've been sparring with some major sources of anxiety as of late

our babysitter quit
work is crazy busy right now
we may have found georgia a new home?! (and I'm not sure how I feel about that)
oren is still fussy and I've been spending way too much time examining the contents of his diapers
and I could always use more money and sleep - so there's that

sorry to be such a bummer, I'll try harder next time. promise.

This Year's Father's Day

posted on: Monday, June 20, 2011

the two best dads I know (and I really, really mean that)

8:00am - woke josh up to give him the presents and card wes picked out for him
they included:

one squirt gun
one pack of silly bandz
one flashlight you can wear on your finger (?)
one package of resse's cups
one miniature toy fishtank
and a spongebob card with a sticker inside for josh to wear

(don't worry, I hooked him up with dinner and ice cream 
the day before and a pandora one subscription)

8:15am - tried to get cute pictures of josh 
with both the boys, but wes wasn't having it. 
scored cute pictures of josh and oren instead

11:00am - josh and his dad take wes fishing for the first time

11:00am - ori and I head over to abby and jeff's apartment and 
we start making the food for our annual father's day cookout
(and by "we" I mean I marinated the shrimp then jeff and I took 
turns bouncing a crabby baby while abby made all of the desserts)

6:00pm - we take the party over to my dad and 
stepmom's house and after much prep we finally feast!!!

8:00pm - we do presents

9:00pm - then we just take a bunch of really goofy/cute pictures

I love my family

Hello Lover

posted on: Friday, June 17, 2011

Oh Friday, I'm so happy to see you I could kiss you on the mouth!
what a long week this has been
I can't wait to spend the weekend with the fathers and sons in my life!

This About Sums it Up

posted on: Thursday, June 16, 2011

Maternity leave is officially over and I'm back to work - It makes me feel like this

...guess I'll go design some stuff now
(I really miss my babies if you couldn't tell)

The Day I Cheated on Mary Coyle

posted on: Monday, June 13, 2011

So today is my last day of maternity leave. I don't really want to talk about it so I'm going to just go ahead and show you pictures from the weekend instead - k?

We took the boys to the zoo to see the new elephant exhibit, only when we got there, it started pouring rain. Soooo, we needed to waste some time while we waited for the rain to pass and we took the opportunity to try out this new ice cream shop on Detroit that we had been wanting to visit for awhile. Sweet Moses, was it delicious! Best. Detour. Ever.

 Eating our picnic lunch in the car at the zoo 

 We couldn't leave without trying the homemade caramel corn too - what?

Back to the zoo and look - sun!

 Did you know you can feed the giraffes now? And for only TWO dollars!!!

 Guess who DIDN'T have two dollars with her? Epic fail.

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