I have mentioned before that our dogs are escape artists. This fact has cost us time and money trying to keep them contained. I have always said that they would ignore pain just to escape out of a cage or fence. (I have no doubt that they would run right through one of those "invisible fences.") Well, this week Breck proved it once again. While at the vet for her 6 month check-up, she attempted to escape from the metal kennel they were keeping her. The ding dong ended up ripping off her dew-claw and needing antibiotics, pain killers, and a bandage for three days in order to keep it dry. She never did get out of that cage.
It is a long-running joke that you'll have a nice workout after attending a Catholic Mass. Up. Down. Kneel. Sit. Shake hands. Sit. Kneel. You gotta be in shape for that kind of thing. Now, just picture trying to do that with a VERY wiggly and mobile 15 month old, who not only doesn't understand why she can't run out into the middle of the isle, but also LOVES to hear her voice echo, or get in laughing competitions with kids sitting down the pew (even if they aren't laughing, all they have to do is look at her...Jackie will play). Today I had to go fetch a plastic Easter egg out of the middle of the isle. Don't ask.
Oh...and add to the list another baby girl who is even MORE active in my belly than Jackie was. If there is a correlation between movement in womb and movement as a toddler, we could be in trouble...
Totally had a pregnant mom afternoon. Put Jackie down for her nap and enjoyed some yummy ice cream. (Double Dunker from Turkey Hill. Ohhhhhhhhh....sooooo goooood). Then proclaimed to my husband that spaghetti sounded good. No spaghetti in the house so I finished up the guacamole and chips from dinner last night. Spaghetti still sounds good. Don't judge.
Jackie has taken her love for all things babies even further. Now if she even sees babies, she's making the sign for "please" and pointing at the baby with a loud grunt. She wants to see the baby. Pet the baby's head. Attempt to give the baby a hug and kiss. Now this is absolutely adorable when she does it around people we know, with other babies we know. It can be a little embarrassing when she toddles over to a random family in a restaurant and tries to reach into their baby carrier to see the baby. Still...we are hoping that this will make for a good and loving transition from only princess to older princess.
PS...I did try to take Jackie to the back of church when she was getting her loudest. Guess what? There was a baby back there too, who was sleeping. That plan didn't work, back to the pew we went.
Ethan is off for the week from work. We just love having daddy home with us. A list of Honey-Do's and a trip to KC for our anniversary are on the list for the week. Hoping with the drop in temperature we can get a fire or two in as well. I could use a S'more :)
I could totally do the stay-at-home-mom thing. The house always looks better, laundry isn't 6 loads behind, and I feel so much less stressed than when I'm trying to do all of the "at-home" things while working. I love my summer routine. I really could do it all year long.