Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The "Furminator"

I am in Heaven!! I have found something to take care of all the shedding that comes from my dogs! I had seen The Furminator advertised, but it was always about $40. Well, I found it online through Amazon for $15 and bought it immediately! I used it for the first time tonight and am a true believer. Both the dogs were a little skeptical at first, but then they laid down and let me brush them like crazy. The brush removes the thick undercoat of fur. Both dogs look thinner and their coat feels great! If you have dogs that shed, get this brush!!

Too bad pug hair isn't in demand somewhere...
This is Hoover's hair after just one side! It was too dark when I got done to see all the hair. Just picture twice as much!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Elliotte 11 Months

I cannot believe I am writing the post before my baby's 1st Birthday! Where has the time gone?Elliotte can be summed up in one word...BUSY! She never sits still. She is going, going, going until I put her in the bed. I've had several moms tell me that she is way more active than most 11 month olds. Really? They aren't all this insane?! Mom has nicknamed her Scooter which is very fitting. Elliotte is so much fun and has a great personality. She is happy, determined, independent and fun.

At 11 months, Elliotte:
is off the bottle
is drinking whole milk, YAY!
is eating 3 meals & 2 snacks
is going to MDO 1 day and loving it
laughs when she sneezes
is taking 2 naps a day
recognizes the dogs' names (looks at Buster when you ask "Where's Bubba?")
loves to be "chased"
loves to play peek-a-boo
is getting one tooth on top
is in love with her Pops (my dad)

11 Months!
Loves her pugs, stuffed and real!

Hard to get these two to cooperate!

E and Montgomery "sharing" my keys at Austin's party.

Buddies at Austin's 1st B'day party. E, Austin, Montgomery

Chewing on the baby gate that once was a dog gate.

Even chews on the baby jail at my parent's house.

Holding her own bottle. Actually playing with it. That's when I realized I could take it away. And yes, she is laying on a pug pillow. She looks so big in this picture. :(

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Two weeks ago, we took a week of work and headed South to Destin! It was a long awaited break for all of us. We were so excited to have Spud, Jennifer and baby Emily (8mo.) meet us there for a few days. They dropped the twins off in MS and met us there on Monday. I haven't seen Jenn in a year and was so excited to meet Emily and for her to meet Elliotte. We had a blast as usual and the girls were so good. They didn't really care that the other was there though. Elliotte loved the pool and the ocean. I think we'll have a beach bum in the future!

We had such a good time and can't wait to see y'all again! Love you Jenn and Spud!

Dinner the first night at the Whale's Tail. This was the first time E had seen the beach and ocean and she was so intrigued!
Sweet, innocent face!

Toes in the water for the first time.

She liked it so much I let her get in with her clothes on!

Walking in the water

Nekkid baby!

Pool time!

Swimming with daddy on Father's Day

Taking it all in...

Dinner at the Crab Trap

Hey, that's my toy!

The only pic I got of me and Jenn

We settled for dinner at Johnny Rockets after we tried Red Bar, Pandora and Hartsell's. We just couldn't wait with the babies. We did get fabulous milk shakes and burgers though!

Day at the beach when the tarballs rolled in...

I love that their hands are in the exact same position. Curious about the sand.