Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Visiting With Family

 Simon came over on Monday for some play time with Kelsey and visiting with me.  This boy is the most mellow little guy I have ever met.  He loves exploring Kelsey's yard and riding in her stroller.  He got to try out Kelsey's new dog stroller last time he was here and loved it.  This time, when we went into the garage, he walked right up to the stroller because he wanted to go for a ride.

 Then, the internet and tv were down and I was going nuts.  I don't have a smart phone to keep me entertained, had shows that I was going to miss since the DVR would not be recording, and I am used to going to sleep with the tv on softly in the background.  So, we packed our bags and went to have a sleepover at my parents' house (Kelsey's Grandma and Grandpa).  Kelsey was so excited because she loves to visit Grandma, their pups, and her Grandpa loves her lots.  This little cutie is Tucker.  He slept next to me while I was watching tv on the couch.  He goes nuts for things that squeak, tennis balls, and the toys that you stick empty water bottles in so they can make a crunching sound.  He also loves to play fetch.  He has so much energy and plays super hard, but naps just as hard too.

Kelsey kept me up most of the night because she was antsy.  Tucker decided he wanted to sleep with us.  He snuggled right up against me the whole entire night!  He is such a lover and will form and instant bond with anyone he meets who will give him loves or throw his toy for him.  This picture was taken in the morning after their slumber party.  We also got lots of time in visiting with Dixie (our other dog who is not pictured).  She is about 15 or 16 years old but still has the spirit and enthusiasm of a pup.  I really enjoy being able to visit here because we got her when I was still in high school.  And yay, we are so happy to have internet and tv back!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Aqua Polka Dot Bikini

Took a break from blogging for a short while, but we are back.  It's been so hot that going out for pictures and adventures is not much fun (and we are not morning people/puppies), and can actually be quite miserable.  I have not mastered indoor photography yet, and those pictures just never quite turn out how I would like them.  One day, I will hopefully take my first photography course.  We were also kind of bummed about that unfair contest.  

So I saw some dog bikinis online and thought they were hysterical.  The price was right and I could not resist the polka dots or the ruffle on the bottom.  I bought Kelsey's bikini as a joke, but it actually looked pretty stinkin' cute on her...my little swimsuit model.  The swimsuit was supposed to be light blue, but ended up being aqua...which I found looks quite nice on Kelsey.

Could my little Kelsey Monkey get any cuter?!  I absolutely love this photo and have to keep looking back at it.  What a little poser she is, and how lucky am I to be her Mommy?!  She is such a sweetie pie.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Monkey Collar

A few days ago, a package came in the mail for Kelsey!  She was so excited and had to stick her nose into the package before I could even see what it was.  

Aunt Marylin made Kelsey a special monkey collar  Can you see it even has a little monkey button on it?!  The work on it is absolutely beautiful; Aunt Marylin is definitely talented.  Thank you, Aunt Marylin.

Looking a little skeptical in this one because...We got the results on the contest voting and Kelsey had placed 7th out of 24 for the number of Facebook "likes"  and there were going to be 13 winners (1 for the cover, and 12 for inside the calendar).  We thought we had a good chance because that voting was supposed to have a "strong influence" on the judges' final decisions and Kelsey was a strong contender based on voting.  They did not choose Kelsey.  In fact, they chose some photos with way less "likes" than Kelsey's.  Kelsey was the only one to place that high in the contest and get skipped over.  When we looked at the results, it just didn't seem right.  We are okay with losing (we don't win a lot actually), but it was so misleading to say that voting was such a big part when it became obvious that it was not.  I asked them to remove Kelsey's photos because I do not want them using her sweet picture for their own gain when they are definitely not being fair.