Well it's been a while since my last post...a long while. Sooooo, we are now a family of 4! Baby Nora is 6 months today; my how time flies!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
We had to make a very hard decision a couple of weeks ago to put down our wonderful dog, Shelly. She has been struggling with spinal arthritis for a year now, and finally, after losing mobility in her back legs and showing signs of obvious discomfort and pain (despite the cocktail of drugs she's been on for many months), we faced the fact that it was time to say goodbye. I hope that we were able to give her a wonderful 6 years of life after her not so wonderful 9 years prior, when she was used as a breeding dog and never treated as a pet. She was incredibly loving and loyal (to her momma mostly) and literally just wanted to be loved in return. I think most people will remember that Shelly was lovingly referred to as our toothless dog :) We will miss her.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
It's been a while since I've posted an update and I apologize! I have been a busy dude! So the biggest news is that I turned one year old on Oct. 5th! I know, I know, I am such a mature old man now, can you believe it? I decided on a cowboy themed party, with a little persuasion from my mom, but it all turned out great! I had an awesome time playing with my cousins Ethan, Hannah, Bea and new baby Alice! I am so thankful that all of my wonderful family turned out to celebrate with me. My favorite part was eating the icing off of my giant cupcake cake that my Aunt Lizzie got me. I wore some cool cowboy boots and basically partied my hiney off! Here are some shots of my "Birthday Roundup"
I visited my pediatrician on Monday and got a great checkup. I now weigh 22 lbs and am 29 inches long - big growing boy! I also got 4 shots, boo. I have 3 top teeth coming in and 3 bottom teeth coming in so my mouth is a little sore and mom and dad think it's making me a little bit cranky at times. I am crawling and cruising all over the place and I do not want to sit still for long, especially when it's time to eat. Mom and dad are also trying to put some gross cold white stuff in my sippy cup for me to drink, but I am not interested at all! They have also tried brushing my teeth a few times, but I don't plan on cooperating with that any time soon either (so if you have any clever tips for them, please keep them to yourselves!)Daycare is also fantastic! I love my Panda room teachers and all of the other kiddos I get to play with every day. I am always happy when mom picks me up and usually covered in some sort of food, which just means I had a great time and ate well! They told me I'm moving to the one year old room soon and I'll be a Penguin with my cousin Bea and my buddy Parker - I can't wait! So that's my update for now, and I'll try not to be such a stranger!