Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Life with Bailey

Life with three kids three and under has been busy.

 OK, so one of my kids is a dog. But still, he's a lot of work.  photo IMG_2712_zps29bd551a.jpg

It's true what they say: golden retrievers are smart dogs.  Even at the ripe old age of 10 weeks, Bailey is catching on very quickly.  He already goes to the door when he needs to go out for a potty break.  I hesitate to call him 'house trained,' but still...  Impressive, no?

He seems to have the puppy biting (mostly) under control and realizes that the kids are not his litter mates (no jumping allowed).  Of course, he's a puppy and needs frequent re-direction.  But he responds well.

I think he's going to be a great dog.  That being said, I'm sort of ready for the puppy stage to be over.  What do I have - two years to go?  Sigh...
 photo IMG_2716_zps1d1e5104.jpg

Bailey had his first ice cream a few nights ago.  He was a fan.  But, Bailey is a fan of most all things edible (and sometimes inedible).
 photo IMG_2805_zps7c5fe3df.jpg  photo IMG_2807_zpsd5e5362d.jpg  photo IMG_2808_zps0e6b6e89.jpg  photo IMG_2812_zps14a4b1ab.jpg

Bailey doesn't enjoy going for walks, doesn't know what to do in the kiddie pool, and looks at us with utter confusion when we throw tennis balls.  But he loves the sandbox.  LOVES.  Me thinks our September beach trip will be a huge success.
 photo IMG_2823_zpsd8154cc9.jpg

Today, Will painted rocks for our garden.  Come on, don't laugh.  It's a craft so simple you wish you had thought of it.  Right?
 photo IMG_2827_zpsb67180a1.jpg

Apparently Bailey likes to paint, too.  Who knew?
 photo IMG_2832_zpsfebd66b2.jpg

Just, no pictures, please.
 photo IMG_2831_zps8a0c6350.jpg

Tomorrow the kids and I are packing this joint up and heading on an impromptu weekend journey to Massachusetts to see family.    photo IMG_2819-2_zpsd1b74c0a.jpg

Mike and Bailey (and Chewie) are staying behind.  I'm only a little jealous.  What would I do with 4 days to myself?  Go to the pool, watch movies, read books?  I can't even imagine.  Maybe someday.


Alexandra Stafford said...

I want a puppy!! So cute. Love the pic of Melia and Will hugging. Too precious.

bruski said...

Can you leave the kids home and take Baily with you? LOL!