Friday, September 25, 2009

Catching Up, August 2009

In August, I made the fully responsible adult choice to ignore chores and, instead, play with my kids. And by play, I mean lay on the floor and take naps. How did I end up with 3 cuddlers? So far, my favorite thing about have the pups has been watching Kitty Bug open up to them. I truly thought she would never be happy around them. She is not a normal cat... she just started opening up to people a couple of years ago. (Now I can't get her to leave us alone!) She spent the first few weeks being a mean gargoyle at the top of the stairs. Once she realized they weren't going anywhere, she came closer and hung out on the couch while they played in the living room. And now, she's one of them. She rubs all over them and let's them lick her. And in the past week or so, Copper has started pouncing at her in his yippy happy puppy way. She gives him the look and just places her paw on his nose when she's ready for him to stop. Always entertaining... I can't get enough of these kids.

On August 14th, Andrew and I went to see my all-time favorite band, Incubus, perform at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta, GA. The venue was amazing- seriously. Wristbands let us into our section (rather than taking our tickets in and out of our pockets), the variety of drinks was impressive (umm, a little too impressive... the next morning was rough), there was never any line at the restrooms, and the security guards were everywhere. I don't have any good quality pictures (this was one taken on my cell phone), but we were in the pit and probably 12-15 people deep away from the stage. The performance was absolutely amazing! They are on tour promoting their greatest hits album, but I hope they keep recording. I want to be a fan for the next 12 years, and longer!

After having the boat for about a month, we finally had the chance to bring the pups out for a ride. This is the only picture I got (again with the dang cell phone), but it went better than I expected! They both loved the wind in their faces, and curled up with me on the front of the boat while Andrew drove us around. We stopped at a tiny beach area where a family was stranded with their jet-ski. While Andrew towed them to their dock, the pups and I explored the beach. Penny, of course, took off in the water. She would walk in until she couldn't touch the bottom anymore, and rather than just paddling her legs, she would jump out further and then start paddling. Silly girl. Copper wouldn't swim, but he dug holes in the sand like there was no tomorrow- especially once he realized he wouldn't get into trouble. He also tasted a delicacy... duck poop.

I painted room #2 on the list... the kitchen. I'll post before and after pictures another day.

Here's a little glimpse into the pups' evening life. They love snuggling up in the sunroom and getting some comfy sleep in before I go to bed and put them outside for the night. Copper's flopped ears are always a sign that he is passed out!

1 comment:

  1. catch me up on septemberrrrrrrr!!! it's october now, you know.