Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas 2015

 Merry Christmas 2015
Kelsey looks beautiful in her Christmas dress from Grandma.

This is the photo we used on our  card this year.  She is even cuter in person with this dress.  We hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween: Here it is, Kelsey's 2015 costume!

 Kelsey's 2015 costume is a cute little dragon!


I love this one!
Hope everyone has a safe, happy, and festive Halloween.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloween: Pumpkin Patch

 Kelsey went to the pumpkin patch today.  And, for the first time in her life, she was not scared of the pumpkins! I'm a proud mama.

 I love her sweet face in this one.  She was taking in all the sights and smells from the light breeze.

She wasn't scared of the scarecrows either.



 And last, the perfect fall picture.  Pumpkins, hay, and a red "dog" wagon.

Halloween: Shades

 Kelsey showing off her new spider web shades from Grandma! 

Doesn't she look good in her pumpkin shades from Grandma too?!
We are getting super excited for Halloween.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Halloween: Nothing But Skin and Bones...and Spiders Too!

Nothing but skin and bones here (and maybe some spiders too lol).
Kelsey refused to sit her dainty little rear end in the wet grass.  I don't blame her because I wouldn't want to either.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Halloween: Skeleton

 Kelsey finally has a set of real pajamas that actually fit her...I'm so excited about that.

You can't see it well in this picture, but her outfit comes with a cute skeleton hood too.  Are your fur babies ready for Halloween.  Comment with a link to their pictures in their Halloween costumes. we would love to see them.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Halloween: Jessie

My adorable little cowgirl.

In case you don't recognize the outfit, she's Jessie, from the Toy Story movies.  Easiest costume ever and she looks so good in it.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Halloween: She's Glowing

 This may look like an ordinary shirt for Kelsey, but it actually has parts that glow in the dark.

It's so funny to watch her run down the hallway in the dark.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Halloween: Trick For Treat

 We are getting excited as Halloween is getting closer.
This is our favorite Halloween dress.  It says Trick for Treat.
We are so lucky because our store did not have it in Kelsey's size, so Aunt Nancy went right out to her store and was able to get Kelsey the dress.  Thank you, Aunt Nancy!

Today, Kelsey went to Target with me.  She was so shaky in the car when we got there.  But, when we got in the store, she immediately calmed down.  She has really begun to understand her role as a service dog these last few weeks and how to be calm and do her job (even when she is feeling nervous).

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Halloween: Petco Contest

Today, we helped Grandma at the Scrapbook Expo.  Afterwards, we went to the Petco Halloween costume contest.  There were a lot of dogs there and Kelsey was a bit shaky, so I was unsure of how she would do.  When our turn came, she walked up and back down that aisle like a pro (no shakes or nervousness or anything).  She even did a sit and then waved to the judges.  There was only one other dog who was able to perform tricks for the judges.  Kelsey was definitely the cutest one there in her fairy princess costume.

This cute little monkey won 3rd place!!! I'm so proud of her.  The 1st and 2nd place costumes were handmade and Kelsey's Mommy does not have the talent for that, lol.  It was a great experience.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Halloween: Candy Corn

 Kelsey is ready for Halloween in her sweet candy corn dress.

 It is one of her Mommy's favorite Halloween treats (other than Cadbury Screme Eggs).

What is your favorite Halloween treat?

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Kelsey's New Trick

Many people seem surprised when I tell them that Kelsey really enjoys dressing up. Well, last night Kelsey was doing circles, trying to get the blankets just right for bed. I noticed an odd shape every time she turned. I turned on the light and saw this! Kelsey had managed to get her clothes on all by herself BOL!!! That's my monkey. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Halloween: Tigger

Kelsey loves Tigger.  She even has a Tigger toy that is one of her favorites.  We usually get to use this outfit as pajamas, but it's been way too hot for that.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Halloween: Mommy's Little Pumpkin

 Kelsey and I have been getting ready for Halloween...decorating, treat bags for the kids, and new outfits for Kelsey, of course.

This dress is perfect for my little monkey because she is Mommy's Little Pumpkin.  When I adopted her and had not yet picked the perfect name for my princess, I often called her pumpkin!

Bailey, if you are reading this, we responded to your comment and not sure if you saw it or not...but, we are definitely interested.  Sounds like fun!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Girls Rule!

Caught Kelsey snuggling her dolphin after playtime.  Too sweet!

My adorable little Monkey modeling her latest outfit.
"Girls Rule" says it all.

Got to get a head shot in there too.
This Monkey needs a modeling job...anyone have connection for Southern California?

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Police Lives Matter

Yesterday, Kelsey and I wore blue for #PoliceLivesMatter in support of our fallen officers.  The day before, we made a trip to our local police department to deliver lots of yummy treats to brighten their day and show them that they have our support.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

National Dog Day 2015

 Happy National Dog Day from Kelsey

Kelsey is modeling her new dress.  It says, "Mommy's Little Angel."  She certainly lives up to that.

OMG I got her to lay down in the grass.  She usually hates that.  Kelsey must have really wanted those cookies.

And this one is my favorite.
She just has the sweetest face ever.

We did some errands but it got sooo hot that we decided to wait until later to finish them.  It's supposed to be in the triple digits here today.  Hope you all are staying cool.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Back to Physical Therapy

We haven't been here in months. We get into the room and Kelsey acts like she's there all the time. She stole my pillow right away. When I needed the pillow, her little head was tucked into my neck. What a sweetie pie!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Friday, July 24, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


We had much needed rain in So Cal in July. Can you believe it?! I loved it, but Kelsey was not so thrilled. 

If you look up suspicious in the dictionary, you just might see this. Kelsey knows that when the hood goes on, she will be going out in the rain. 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Family Reunion 2015

This is how she rolls.
I absolutely love her new dress (Mommy's Little Angel). 
She sure lives up to it.

When we got to Lompoc, we got to eat at my favorite restaurant, El Toro Bronco.  I love cheese enchiladas.  
Looks like Kelsey wanted some chips and salsa too.

We spent the night at a hotel.
Kelsey is great at traveling.

In the morning, we had a major problem.  Kelsey was in pretty bad pain.  It seemed to start by her ear but then spread.  She could not handle even the lightest touch on her head...she would whimper, yelp, and flinch.  Luckily, we found a vet that was just down the street and happened to be open Saturday mornings.  He gave her a shot and meds to take for the following three days.  She had an episode like this before, so we think it is either a pinched nerve or something wrong with a disk.  Luckily, by the time we got to the family reunion, the shot had kicked in and Kelsey was as good as new.  This is the park in Solvang where we had the reunion.

Kelsey was much more relaxed this year.  
She got tons of attention from all the kids and even got to meet 2 dog relatives while we were there.  We also tried out her new cooling mat and it did seem to help.

We went home the next day.
Grandma stopped at an antique shop while Kelsey and I stayed in the car and got caught up on Facebook.  She would not take her eyes off the door because she was watching for her Grandma to come back.

Next on the agenda was a trip to Solvang.
It's a family tradition to sit in the big shoe.  

Kelsey got to meet the horses that do the Solvang tours.  
They were both so sweet, but man it was getting warm and humid.

This is the closest Kelsey will ever get to "catching a wave."
We got rained on during the ride home.  Kelsey is already passed out on the couch.  We had a great time and can't wait to go and visit our family again next year.