Thursday, November 7, 2013

Duke's 1st Birthday

Happy 1st birthday to my big, sweet boy!  We celebrated last night because, unfortunately for him, he had his neutering appointment today.  Yes, on his birthday.  I felt bad but it was the only day available.  Anyway, he was not having the birthday hat and only allowed it to stay on his head for a second - just long enough to get a quick picture.  We went by our favorite pet boutique (we sound crazy) and got him a dog cupcake which, duh, we had to have a candle for. 

... oh, and the banner.

...and some new toys.

And we're having "family" holiday pictures taken soon so I HAD to get him some new Christmas collars...and maybe a holiday sweater too.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween 2013

We live in suburbia USA so let's be honest, nothing super exciting happened.  Lots of little kids dressed as superhumans, princesses, monsters....what ever happened to making your own costume?  When I was a kid (wow, that makes me sound old) I would spend weeks crafting my own costume or going through my mom's closet and piecing together something to wear.  Now, it seems like everyone just goes to Walmart or Target or whatever store is near you and picks out the "all in one" costume.  I'm sure it's easy for both parent and kid - and no I don't have kids so I'm sure I'll be doing it at some point myself - but where's the creativity in being the 17th Power Ranger to come to the door? 

Anyway, I'll get off my soap box and share some pics of our simple, quiet Halloween last night.  I pulled out the tried and true poodle skirt and pieced together a 50s outfit and Steve went for a large pumpkin with a black, curly wig (I don't know what he was really trying to do) and little Duke spent his first Halloween by our feet as the most adorable bumble bee.  We weren't really sure how Duke would react to all the kids coming up to him, especially all dressed up, but he was excellent.  We passed out candy and he gave out kisses to all the little hands that reached out to pet him.

Hope everyone had a safe Halloween!