Archive for ‘Little Miss’

August 12, 2011

This is me as of now.

When I first started this blog I was so excited to write every single post. I was motivated and determined to chronicle my (and Little’s) life in this new way. I thought about my blog while I did the dishes or read a magazine and considered what I would share next.

And I still want to do that. I was going through some old stuff that I wrote in college the other day and really enjoyed reading about my life at that point. Sure, that wasn’t too long ago. And yes, I have pictures to remind me of my days past. But there is something about reading my own words that is different from anything else. Please don’t misunderstand me to say that I think there is something especially unique or inspiring about the way I write! I’m simply stating that reading about my life is pretty cool. I like it; and therefore, I want to keep sharing what’s going on in our little family so I can read about it later. Ha!

I’ve mentioned it before, but the summertime and my blog do not always agree with each other. There is just so much going on that it’s hard for me to take the time to slow down and type it out. But like I said, these are some awesome times in my life that I want to remember (in detail) in the future! So here is what’s going on with me and my family right now.

Mr. T graduated from a 22 week police training academy just over two weeks ago.


He started the process to join the police force over a year ago just after getting his college degree. Finally in March, the actual training program began. It was a hard road (much harder than I will ever realize, I’m sure), but he stuck with it.

We are all so proud of him! He’s now in the field but will ride with a training officer for the next six months. Please keep him and all of our police officers in your daily prayers!

The day that Mr. T graduated just happened to be my birthday! I was more than happy to share my day with him, but he did something special for me the day before. About a week before my birthday, we started watching the Harry Potter movies. Now if you know me at all, you know that since the HP books and movies have been around, I have had zero interest in them. But my husband is a persistent guy and after about seven years of poking I finally succumbed to the pressure and dove in with both feet. And I’m so glad that I did. I’m hooked. A little late to the game, I know, but about three days after watching the first part of the last movie, Mr. took me to watch the final part in theaters at our local drive-in. Pretty awesome, if I do say so myself (and I know I don’t!).

Little Miss enjoyed her first VBS experience at our church a few weeks ago.

We did a one day event, and while Little Miss was the youngest one there and spent much of the time goofing around with her daddy, I think she had a great time. The theme was “Saddle Up with God,” and the kids looked so precious in their boots and cowboy gear.


And finally, last weekend I sang and danced the night away at the Keith Urban concert.

My good friend Emily has her birthday just a week after mine, and after thoroughly enjoying myself at the CMA fest with her, we bought tickets to Keith’s show to celebrate. A long-lost high school friend who we haven’t seen in about six years made a weekend trip from PA, and she and my sister joined us for the concert. It was amazing. My sister and I were on the floor with seats much better than I had anticipated. To make it even better, Keith came into the audience for several songs and was about five rows from us at that point!


I’m an even bigger fan of Keith (and Jake Owen) than before!


July 19, 2011

Busy is what I like to be.

When I was a kid, the summer always seemed to fly by faster than any other time of the year. I guess it’s kind of like the weekend…or Christmas break. When you’re not in school, time zips right by leaving you longing for the days when you didn’t have to worry about multiplication or spelling tests. Nevertheless, the summer always ends too quickly and you once again find yourself stuck in a classroom with twenty-something other kids who wish they were at the pool.

Maybe I’m exaggerating a little bit here. I always liked school and was, for the most part, ready to return when the time came. I say all of this because it is already the 19th of July, and school will be starting in no time. You may be thinking to yourself why this would concern me now. I’m not in school, and Little Miss has quite a while before she will be starting either. Thank goodness. I guess I still think about it because my mother is a teacher, and it always seems as if right when her summer break begins, it’s just about time to head back! And did I mention that Little Miss and I spend a lot of time with my mother during the summer? She lives just two minutes from my house.

Anyway, enough with the rant about school days. Since I’ve become a grown woman with a husband and a daughter, my days just continue to fly. Not just the summer days either. Every. single. day. Except for those days when the house is a mess, and Little is screaming, and Kona and Moose are driving me insane wanting to go outside every five seconds…

The past couple of weeks have been so busy, which I love. But everyone knows that when you have a busy schedule, time really starts slipping away. And now I have nearly a months worth of activities that I need to pack into one post before I forget something!

About a month ago, my mom, dad, sister, Little, and I took a 15-hour road trip to Pennsylvania. My grandmother turned 80 at the beginning of June, and my dad’s whole family (six boys and one girl plus spouses, kids, and grandkids) surprised her with a party.

Daddio didn’t get to go because of work, so he stayed home and took care of the dogs. Little Miss got to meet her great Gramma at my sister’s high school graduation, but I was so glad that we got to see her again. And Pennsylvania is a beautiful state! My dad was very excited to be back where he grew up for a visit.

For the 4th of July, Daddio, Little and I (plus the dogs) headed to Kentucky to stay with Daddio’s grandparents.

My parents and sister and Daddio’s parents also came to visit, so we had a great time relaxing and visiting with everyone. Little Miss loves going to Kentucky for all the good food, the exploring, and of course the extra attention!

Daddio and I had our anniversary on July 11th. Did I mention that thing about time flying by? I love you, Mr. T.

Other than all of that, we’ve been spending our days getting haircuts, going to the pool, cleaning house, going to birthday parties, shopping for groceries, and seeing old friends. I just finished reading The Help, and I’ve got to say that it was one of the best books I’ve read in a while. I’m not going to spoil anything for those who still want to read it, but I do want to say that my favorite part of the story was seeing Aibileen and Mae Mobley’s relationship develop. It was so neat to watch what began as innocent, pure love turn into something deeper and stronger as Mae Mobley grew. I laughed, gasped, and cried throughout the whole book. Feel free to leave your thoughts on the book, too.

Happy summer!

July 7, 2011

Dear Little Miss: 18 Months

I’d like to preface this update by saying that I’m sorry it comes almost two weeks late. I know all my faithful followers have been waiting. Ha! We’ve been busy around here, and even though I’ve had most of this typed out for a while, I just couldn’t get around to finishing it up until now. Please forgive me and read on!

Mamma, Gramma B (my grandmother), Little Miss, and Auntie C

Dear Little Miss,

You are eighteen months old sweet girl. A whole year and a half! I’ve said it before, but I’m going to say it again; with every passing day I fall more in love with you. It thrills me every time I realize that you have learned something new. Every time you show me that I’m doing my job as the “mamma” right. I look at your newborn pictures and can’t believe that the little girl standing in front of me was a helpless infant just a short year and a half ago.

One day a few weeks ago Daddio said to you, “Show me your smile.” We were both surprised when you bared all your teeth in a (very cute and cuddly) monster-like expression and said “Cheese!” I have always told you to smile when I’m trying to take pictures, but this was the first time you agreed to do so. And we were also impressed that you added in the “cheese” on your own good measure. We didn’t even have the camera out at the time. The picture at the bottom of a few posts back is just what you look like when you “show your smile.”

You’ve developed a somewhat frustrating habit of taking your diaper off while you’re in your crib. It all started a few weeks ago. I’ve decided that you must wake up in the morning with little noise. When I don’t hear you, you get bored and begin removing your pajamas and diaper. What a sneaky little girl! I don’t even know how many time I’ve walked in to find you completely naked. When I ask you where your diaper is, you always point to it in the crib and begin jabbering to yourself.

In contrast, you’ve become an expert at putting on your own shoes. You love to sit down on the floor and take your time. More than half the time you actually put them on the correct feet, but I’ve got to say I think it’s just chance at this point! 🙂 You also like to get clothes out of the laundry basket and try to get dressed! On more than one occasion you have come out of your room with a shirt pulled onto your legs or socks on your hands. I guess you have already started playing dress-up!

Since it’s summer time now we’ve been going to the swimming pool a lot, and you love the water. You are fearless when it comes to the pool, which I’m happy about on one hand and extra cautious and watchful about on the other. You blow bubbles in the water and “jump” off the side into my arms. The jumping is actually more like falling, but you’re proud of yourself nonetheless, and so am I! I’ve also been teaching you to float on your back by crouching in the water  and resting your head on my shoulder. You’ll tolerate this for a time, but you’re not fond of the water getting in your ears. If I ask you if you want to go swimming, you head straight for you swim diapers and suit!

You’ve started repeating yourself very loudly when you want something. For example, if you want your cup of water, you say, “Cup! Cup! CUP!” until I get your cup. Another favorite is “ABBY!” which is what you have started calling your pacifier. We’ve always called it a paci, but your word for it is abby. Who knows why. What I do know is that it’s almost too adorable when you say it.

You’re also perfecting your auntie’s name. Other than mamma and dada, her name is the only name you will say without prompting. You put words together now such as thank you mamma, bye  bye Kona or please dada.

I’m not sure if I’ve put it in another post, but for quite a while now you have been giving kisses and hugs when asked.

You say “ewwww” when something is gross or dirty. 🙂

You weigh 23 pounds and are just over 32 inches tall. My long and lean girl with a pooched out belly!

I love you little one. You make me smile every day!



June 13, 2011

Whoa-oh, Whoa-oh, Stuck like glue.

We had a busy but very fun weekend around here. Our weekends are mostly spent hanging out around home just enjoying our time together, but this past weekend was packed full! On Friday night I had the absolute pleasure of enjoying a night at the CMA music festival. My dear friend Emily who I went to high school with got four-day passes. She mentioned several months ago that she wanted me to go with her for one of the nights, so I’ve been excited about it for quite a while. And in one word, it was amazing. Now I’ve already written a post chronicling my first time at the zoo, so I’m almost embarrassed to admit that Friday night was my first real concert! Oh well. At least I can now say that I went to my first concert before Little could!

Being a true southern girl, I wanted to look the part when I went to the festival. Emily told me that she would be wearing a sundress and cowboy boots, but alas, I do not own a pair of boots. Luckily, my fashionista sister came to the rescue and let me borrow her boots. And her jean skirt. Have I mentioned that I buy clothes for Little a lot more often than I buy for myself?

Before the concert, Emily and I went to a restaurant close to her office called BrickTop’s, and it was so good! I felt kind of silly walking in to the place in a jean skirt and cowboy boots, but luckily I think most of Nashville was buzzing about the music fest, and I was forgiven. We headed over to LP Field and got to our seats just in time for the music to start. The line-up was so good for Friday night! We got to see Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Sugarland, Keith Urban, and Reba. There were also smaller artists that performed in between the bigger ones. I love all of these artists, but my favorite of the night was Sugarland. I’ve seen them on TV for award shows and have always loved their entertaining performances. But on Friday they were ten times better because it was live! I still haven’t stopped jabbering about the whole night to Daddio. If you’re reading this Em, THANK YOU for inviting me. You’re a wonderful friend, and not just because you invite me to fun things like the CMT music fest. 🙂 Maybe we can be concert buddies from now on. I’ve got a feeling that I’m not going to be able to quit now!

(Photo courtesy of

To continue our fun-filled weekend, Daddio and I actually went on a date sans Little on Saturday night. My parents came over to sit with Little Miss while she slept, and we headed to a wood fired pizza place called Brixx. We sat on the patio, ate our pizza, and just talked (probably a lot about the music fest…). It was so relaxing. I love spending time with my sweet husband at home, but it’s an extra treat when we get to occasionally get out of the house together. After the pizza, we walked over to Barnes and Noble to browse the books. Random fact about me: I love the way bookstores smell. I checked out the best-sellers shelf and am about the start The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.

Sunday morning we went to church. I just started teaching the 2-4 year-old class with Loren, another dear high school friend. I love doing the class, and Little Miss has been coming with me even though she is still six months away from two. I’ve been pleasantly surprised with her reaction to the class. I think she is so interested in the older kids that she just sits in her little chair and behaves (for the most part!). Of course, her favorite part of class is the snacks. Who doesn’t love cheez-its? I also left her in the nursery during service for the first time on Sunday. I’ve always stayed with her, so I was a little worried she might get upset when I left. But she did great! I will admit that I’m pretty attached to my daughter…but I spend every waking moment with the child, so what can you expect? :)Sunday night we went to Nana and Poppy’s (daddio’s parents) house for dinner. Daddio’s grandparents were also there, and we shared a great meal.

Whew! I’m tired just typing all that out. Like I said, we usually do a whole lot of nothing during the weekend, so it was kind of funny that we packed so much into three days. The long days of summer are here, and I am loving the hot sun and relaxing nights. I can’t wait for lots more fun to come!

June 6, 2011

She’s the “boss.”

Up until now, Little Miss hasn’t had much contact with other babies or young children. She sees kids at church, and obviously she notices all the babies and little ones everywhere we go. But during the day, it’s been just Little Miss, Kona, Moose and mamma. She plays on her own a lot of the time, but she also loves to boss play with Kona. She doesn’t try it with Moose (I think because he’s so big), but as I’ve mentioned in other posts, she definitely enjoys ordering Kona around the house.

Well now there’s a new little man in town! I’ve recently taken on the task of caring for Little’s cousin (I’ll call him Baby Boy) while his mamma is at work. He’s eleven months old, and such a sweet little guy. He doesn’t cry much, and we’re working on getting him to nap at the same time as Little while he is at our house.

Like I said, I haven’t had the opportunity to see Little interact with other kids much, so I was very excited to see her reaction towards Baby Boy. The first couple of days she didn’t pay him much mind, but I think she’s finally warmed up to him now. I wanted to share some of the funny things she’s done the past couple weeks.

Playing together for the two mostly consists of Baby Boy picking something up and Little Miss taking it away from him. I’m so glad for this interaction though because I have started teaching Little what it means to share. Isn’t it amazing that a child has to be taught most everything? Right now Little Miss has no idea that taking Baby’s toys (or bottle, or puffs, or blanket…) is not a nice way to act. She is a blank slate that is ready to be taught. On the flip side, Little’s personality is something I don’t have quite as much control over, and sometimes when I encourage her to do the right thing, I see that little temper of hers flare. Also, if Baby Boy takes something away from her, watch out! The shrieking will ensue. Like I said though, Little has to be taught, and what better a situation than with her sweet cousin and my supervision.

Yesterday Daddio and I took Little and Baby for a target adventure and used the huge, cumbersome, two-child cart for the first time. Little Miss was tickled pink when we sat her in the seat. And I must mention how my heart melts when Little and Baby “talk” and smile at each other. It is one of the sweetest little things I’ve ever seen. I had to get a picture of them in the cart, but it’s on my phone. Maybe I’ll be able to figure out how to get it on here!

I’ve really enjoyed taking care of my little nephew so far. He and Little Miss could not be more different! It really makes me wonder what kind of personality my next little one will hold.

ETA: I got the picture to work! Little Miss priss is doing her new “cheese” trick. Baby Boy is chillin’.

May 26, 2011

Dear Little Miss: 17 Months

Dear Little Miss,

I probably sound like a broken record when I say this, but how did another month already pass us by? I firmly believe that with every new month, time speeds up just a little bit. I’m on to you time! Your Auntie graduated high school on Saturday, and before the ceremony began I was walking you around to keep you from getting restless. I smile and am happy inside with every adoring glance that you capture; I’m a proud mamma! One particular stranger was watching us as we walked, and just as we were passing him, he smiled and said, “Turn around a few times and that will be her up on the stage.” Like I said, I know the truth to that all too well. I had been thinking that very thing minutes earlier but could barely shake my head in agreement at the man.

This month has been full of perfecting past skills. While you haven’t reached any major milestones during this month, it is evident that your little mind is growing rapidly. You recognize and understand so many things. And not only do you understand what I say to you, but you’re pretty good at following through with my direction as well.

I want you to know just how much I love you, Little Miss. You can be such a handful at times, but all of that is forgotten when you sneak up on me and pat my back softly. I turn around, and you smile proudly and say “mamma” as you pat me again. What a sweetheart you are!

You’re not only sweet to me either. You’re a big fan of your Daddio and miss him a lot while he’s at work. While we were on a walk yesterday, you “talked” about him for half the trip. I kept hearing you say “dada, dada. Dada, dada” in a sing-song sort of way. This morning while you were in your room, I opened the door to the office and heard you yell “dada!” When I told you dada wasn’t home right now and closed the door, you promptly fell down in the floor and started to cry.

You still love music and dancing. If I ask you if you want to sing your ABC’s, you will say “a, b, a, b” and rock back and forth. You will also move your hands during Wheels on the Bus. Patty cake is too funny in your little eyes; you grin so big and clap your hands as I say the rhyme.

You have all of your baby teeth except your two-year molars! Some of them are still finishing growing in, but it definitely looks like a full set in there. It’s so funny to think of when you had no teeth at all.

Until next month (which I know will feel like tomorrow), I love you so much. Keep on growing and learning sweet girl!



April 27, 2011

Dear Little Miss: 16 Months

Dear Little Miss,

You are getting to be such a big girl. You seldom look like a baby anymore, which is bittersweet to your mamma. I miss your tiny newborn days, but I’m also embracing this new stage in your life when you are constantly on the go. Sometimes I look at you and still can’t believe you are mine 16 months after your birth! Your daddy and I love you more and more every day, which doesn’t seem possible. I’m so proud of every new thing you do, and I love to show you off to our family and friends! 🙂

One of the cutest little things you started doing this month is ordering Kona into her cage. I’m seeing a trend here…it seems every monthly update features Kona’s cage and a new way you play with it! Now you stand by Kona’s cage and say “O-nuh.” Then you point inside and say “cage.” And to top off the cuteness, you click your tongue or smack your lips to get Kona’s attention when she pays you no mind. Of course, Kona doesn’t listen to you, so I immediately intervene and instruct her to get in the cage. When she’s inside you slam the door shut and smile proudly to yourself. The first time I saw you do this, I felt as if I might explode from the cuteness! This new development is much more adorable than your fascination with climbing inside the cage…

You love to turn the water on in the bathtub. I have to keep the door to the bathroom closed because too many times I have found the water running in the tub! You also love to wash your hands and brush your teeth whenever you see me doing these things. I soap my hands up, put some bubbles on your hands, and say rub, rub, rub. I’m pleased that you enjoy washing your hands so much because you definitely don’t like to have your hands wiped after meals.

You love to help me with things I’m doing around the house. For instance, today I handed you one article of clothing at a time from the washer for you to put in the dryer. This makes chores take a little bit longer, but I know that you’re learning so much every time you do things like this. You also like to help me dust. You’ll put your clothes, shoes, and toys away, but if I want them to stay put, I have to direct you to another activity or you just pull everything out again.

You have three more teeth coming in right now bringing your count up to fifteen. Thankfully, you haven’t been noticeably cranky with this round of new teeth.

I’ve been tossing around the idea of taking away your paci altogether…but even typing that out makes me a little nervous! You only get your paci for nap and bedtime, but you love it so much. You have been sleeping like a dream for the past few months. The only reason I’m contemplating this move is for your little teeth. We shall see how things go and whether I become brave enough in the next month!

That is pretty much all for this month save the improvements you’ve made in things you have already learned to do. You are such a sweet baby girl! Stay sweet and innocent forever little one.



March 25, 2011

Dear Little Miss: 15 Months

Dear Little Miss,

It’s time for another monthly update already! This month flew by as always, and we have been pretty busy around here. Daddio is just about to finish his first month of police training academy. It’s been tough, but Daddio is such a hard worker, and I know that he will succeed. We also added another (temporary) member to our family almost two weeks ago. Moose the Great Dane (who will have his own post very soon) is your Uncle Z’s doggie. We are keeping him at our house while Z is serving our country in Kuwait. 🙂

But this is about you, isn’t it Little Miss?

Your favorite activity at the moment is to climb in, on, or under anything you can find. The above picture is a perfect example of what I mean. You love to crawl into (tiny) spaces. You crawl into baskets, under the bed, onto the couch, under the couch, behind the rocker in your room, into Kona’s cage and anywhere else that you can squeeze your chubby little body. This morning you actually tried to get into your shape sorter bucket! You were very frustrated when I told you that you weren’t going to fit.

Your favorite things to play with are items that aren’t meant for you. Cell phones, hair ties, my wallet, paper, lotion, dirt from the indoor plants, and my make-up are just a few examples. Can you recognize that you’ve become a handful?

You recognize so many things now. I’m amazed every time I say something to you, and I can see it register. You can do simple puzzles, and put the shapes in the correct hole of your shape sorter if I help you.

You say quite a few words now, so if I tried to type them all out I’d probably forget some. You’ll repeat a new word that I say to you at least 50% of the time. Of course, you don’t like to be a performing monkey, so a lot of the time I’m the only one that hears certain words.

You love animal crackers, so a few weeks ago I taught you that you have to give me a kiss before getting a cookie (Yeah, yeah. I’m awful. I know.). Yesterday I asked you if you wanted a cookie, and you immediately stopped what you were doing to blow me kisses. And then you leaned forward and planted one on me. Success.

Your hair is stick straight like your mamma’s and seems to grows 1/4 of an inch every night. It has gotten pretty long and rests right in your eyes if I don’t clip it back. I’ve thought about giving it a little trim, but I’m just not ready for that!

I think that’s about all for this month, baby girl. I love you so very much! It’s spring time here, so I know that this coming month will be filled with plenty of adventure, and I can’t wait to see what happens.



March 5, 2011

Oat Waffles. Yummy for your tummy.

When our family made the trip to Kentucky to visit with Daddio’s grandparents, we ate lots of good food. Casey’s Mamaw is a wonderful cook, and she can make so many different things. She also so clearly enjoys cooking for her family, which I think makes the food taste even better. I’m sure that Daddio would say that his favorite thing Mamaw makes is her fried chicken. Her meringue-topped chocolate pie would come in as a close second. I obviously love these things as well, but since I’m officially done with the pumping gig (Can I get a woo hoo?!), I know that I have to watch what I eat a little more closely.

Enter delicious oat waffles.

We had this tasty breakfast food twice during our visit to KY, and because Mamaw was kind enough to give me the recipe, I’ve made them countless times since we’ve been home. I kind of love them. They are easy to make, very yummy, and good for you too! Here’s the run-down of what you’ll need (I’m sure you already have all of the stuff ready and waiting!).

Ingredients for Oat Waffles:

  • 2 cups ground oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 heaping tsp baking powder

Yields 4-5 small round waffles.

And that, my friends, is all! Now to get ground oats, you just place your oats in a food processor or blender (make sure your blender can grind dry ingredients first). It takes a little more than two cups of oats to get two cups ground oats.

Once you have your ground oats, add the other ingredients to a bowl and mix well. If the batter seems too thick, you can add a bit more milk. Place a scoop of batter onto the hot waffle iron, then wait until the steam coming from the sides stops. Our waffle iron has a green light that indicates when the waffle is done, but I’ve found that the oat waffles need to go just a bit longer than the light says. The ceasing of steam is a good indicator for a well-cooked waffle in general.

The only thing left to do now is enjoy your delicious breakfast. I eat the waffles with syrup, but they’re good with jelly too. I also love to have fresh strawberries with them.

Little Miss eats them plain with a side of fruit and is none the wiser that I have syrup on mine. No need to give her extra sugar when she doesn’t even know what she’s missing! Give the waffles a try, and let me know how you like them. If you’re a waffle lover already, I’m sure you’ll especially love this extra healthy variety.

March 3, 2011

Adventures of Mamma, Little and Kona

It was an eventful morning at our house to say the least, but the good thing about an stressful exciting morning is that it gives you something to write about in your blog!

It started after breakfast. Little Miss ate a clementine, a whole egg (hardboiled) and a handful of cheerios this morning! I’m always tickled when she eats every single thing I put on  her chair. She’s  a pretty good eater, but she knows what she wants and when she wants it. And sometimes I’m not as good of a mind reader as I know I should be.

After Little demolished her breakfast, it was time for a bath. I  often take her into the shower with me because it saves time, and she likes to sit and play with her toys while I bathe. We’ve done this since she was around seven months old. When she first started showering with me, I would plop her in the bumbo and put it in the shower. Now she just sits on her bottom and plays.

After we finished our bath, I wrapped Little in her towel and took her to her room. Here’s where it gets interesting. I had to put Little down because I hadn’t picked out her outfit yet. Big mistake. She ran(yes, ran) out of her room and into the hallway. Oh my goodness did she look cute though! She was naked except for the hooded towel, and her little belly was poked out so far. I asked her to come back to her room, and she did. The hooded towel had fallen off at this point. Little decided that she wanted to sit in her pink chair, so she climbs her little naked bottom into the seat and turns around victorious. The mamma in me wanted to run for my camera, but that same mamma reminded me that I needed to get a diaper on that naked  bottom before…too late. Just as I was about to pick Little up I looked down, and she was sitting in a pool of pee in her chair.

Strangely, the pee didn’t soak into the chair.  It just kind of sat there in a pool so that I was able to clean  it up pretty fast with a towel. No big deal although I did wonder out loud why Little decided to wait to pee in her chair after being free of the diaper for a good fifteen minutes in the shower…

After getting Little diapered and dressed, Kona was hounding me to go outside, so we came to the living room and let her out. I don’t like to leave her outside for too long because we live on a pretty busy street, so after a minute or two, I called for her to come in the house. She came bounding into the house and immediately threw up yellow bile on the carpet.

I believe I promised in another post that I would tell of Kona’s vomiting adventures (just what you want to read about,  right), and now is the time! Kona is an all around wonderful dog, but she does have her flaws. She barks  at strangers, is easily excited, and is picky about her dog food. We buy her kibbles, chunks and chews of which she picks through and only eats the chunks and chews. It’s quite impressive, actually.

So apparently her bowl was full of two days worth of kibbles this morning, and she decided not to eat. Did I mention Kona has another flaw? When she doesn’t eat breakfast, she throws up her empty stomach contents by 9:30  am.

And there you have it. I cleaned up baby pee and doggie vomit all before 10 this morning. Just call me the mamma-cleaner-upper. Oh well, all in a day’s work.

And speaking of work, my wonderful husband just got a job with the Metro  police department. Woo hoo! He is in his third day of training, and I’m already so proud of him. I know that he’s going to do a great job and will be a wonderful addition to the department. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he continues his training. And pray for him after that too, if you don’t mind!

 Daddio on our honeymoon.   Siesta Key, FL

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