Sunday, December 9, 2007


Caden took his first steps about a month ago (9.5 months) but now he is walking all the time!! He has walked up to 10-15ft at a time so far and he is attempting to walk more than crawl now. The only problem is with the hardwood floors – he slips a lot but he is still doing so well! Steve and I are so proud of our little pook :) I’ve started working on his first birthday invitations. They turned out really cute but I need to decide how to go about printing them. I can’t believe my little baby boy is going to be one pretty soon.

The first 2 videos are from this morning…

And this video is from Friday...

And a new picture of our little pup...
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She is getting SO big! You can’t really tell from the pictures but she is :) I feel so bad leaving her – she loves me and I know she is going to have a hard time with that. And I’m going to miss her – she is going to be huge when we come home
She is doing well with potty training still – She had 1 accident in the house yesterday and none the day before. She hasn’t had any accidents in her crate since the first night and she stays in there almost all night! I usually don’t go to bed until 11:30/12 so I’ll take her our before I go to bed, then the last few nights she has been sleeping until Steve gets up for work and lets her out (5:45-6am). If she wakes up and barks between then we’ll take her out, but lately she hasn’t been.
Yesterday while I was out running errands for our trip (I got 3 pairs of new cute shoes :) ) I also bought Ellie her Christmas stocking and a few little toys to put in it.
Ellie also went on her first walk Friday night! She is still learning to walk on a leash and I think she is more just staying with me than walking on the leash, but we went to the end out our street and back. Saturday Morning I took her on another walk and then I tried to take her last night but she didn’t want to go.
Things are getting in line for out trip – I’m nervous about leaving so close to Christmas and traveling with a baby but excited at the same time. I’m still nervous about flying for whatever reason, too. I’ve never been nervous about flying like this before – people keep telling me its because I have a child now. Today I am going to work on packing and getting things in line around the house.
I still need to run a few errands and I'm getting a manicure on Wednesday, but other than that I think most of my running around is done. I love the pair of shoes I bought to go with my pretty green dress but they KILL my feet. But after what I've gone through hunting for them, I'll deal. I don't think I've ever owned a more uncomfortable pair of shoes!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

And Puppy Makes Four (plus three!)

In an amazing sequence of events, my husband the worlds biggest puppy grinch, gave me an adorable little eight week old beagle puppy for Christmas! We've named the new addition to our family Elise and are calling her Ellie for short. Ellie is doing fantastic! She had he first vet appointment last Saturday and is in perfect health. She is doing great with going potty outside and is adjusting to her new home - She is quite the little ball of energy! Caden loves his new puppy and she loves him but maybe a little too much - Caden does get annoyed when she always wants to tackle him and give him kisses so we're working on that. My dad offered to puppy sit Ellie while we're on vacation which is why we decided to go ahead and bring her home now instead of waiting.
Speaking of which, we leave for our trip next week! We're excited but there is still so much left to do. I've started packing for Caden and tomorrow we are going to run out to pick up any last minute items for the trip. I'm still a little hesitant about leaving right before Christmas but I know we're going to have a great time. Having just about everything in order for the holidays really helps, too!

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