Friday, August 7, 2009

Drums, Pets and Cars

With it being so hot and muggy outside, EC and I have spent a lot more time at home than normal. I'm pretty sure we've played with every single toy he owns at least 5 times now, we've even resorted to emptying a couple kitchen cabinets and playing drums with a few pots, pans and some spoons. And yes, the parenting magazines are really do like playing with pots and pans! See?


Our furry friend, Molly the cat, has had her fill of the pint sized person though. EC's begun to torment her by pulling her tail, pushing her over, feeding her cheerios, and throwing hard objects in her direction. She tolerates it pretty well but we know it's time to move on when she starts giving him a warning know, 'cause she's nice like that.

Speaking of our furry friends, Nick and I had to do something this past weekend that was one of the hardest things we've done in a very long time. We made the difficult, but necessary, decision to give our large furry friend, Bigsby, to a large breed rescue organization called Big Dogs Huge Paws. He's been part of our family since he was 8 weeks old, and he's all of 3 years old now. If you know me at all, you know I am a huge animal lover so it goes without saying exactly how heartbreaking this was.

Long story short, we weren't able to give him the time and attention he deserves, he practically owned the entire backyard, and was too big and clumsy to let EC play with safely. He'll go to a good home, hopefully in Colorado, where the cool weather will agree with him more and he'll get to enjoy the snow he so much loved romping in.

So with tears in our eyes, we said goodbye to our gentle giant, Bigsby.

The first 2 pictures he was just a pup, only a year old. The last one was taken just a few weeks ago. Pictures don't do him justice though, he is a big beautiful animal who weighed as much as a grown man (or me, when I was pregnant!) and had a heart just as big to match.

Ok, enough with the depressing news. Let's end with a fun video of the little man! These wooden cars and trucks are a few of EC's favorites which is pretty neat since they were Nick's toys when he was a young lad.


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  1. About 4 months ago we also had to find a new home for our dog, Maverick. Our prioritites had just changed, and unfortunately he just wasn't getting the love and attention he needed. I am so glad to think how happy, and spoiled he is now, so I know he's with a great family!

  2. I love the videos, I just can't get over how big he is getting. Pans have always been a baby's best friend. Plus you get your cabinets cleaned out. Well Jim is cleaning fish and I have to take pictures. ttyl