Tuesday, August 28, 2012

a is for apple

Little man started school last week, let's ignore the fact that there has only been oh 10 posts since this time last year.  He's growing up.  This year he's in the two class at preschool next year we'll be touring college campuses.  

He started crying again at drop off.  We were doing pretty good at the end of summer session.  I had to walk him in and hand him to someone but the last few weeks we hadn't seen any tears.  But boy are they back now.  They tell me it doesn't last too long and every time I've walked in he is happily playing with all the other boys around the garage with the cars and monster trucks.

The girls are playing in the other corner with the dolls and kitchen, or up checking out who's coming in and what they are doing there.  Nosy nellies those little girls are, it starts so early and never ends!

We are fortunate that we found a school with great teachers and a great bunch of friends for Cohen.  It sure makes drop off and the tears that come along at that time easier to bear. 

The dog in case anyone is wondering is for sale for 50 bucks, according to the Mr.  Actually he's doing quite well and at times I can see where he is learning the ropes and will make a great dog, other times I find myself on craigslist making a dog for sale ad...kidding.  He keeps me company when the kid is napping, like now.  He makes the little man's day by jumping on the trampoline with him and chasing after him when he's riding on his power wheels.  I think he is a great addition to the family, one day the Mr. might even agree and you can bet your bottom's dollar he will hear a big "I told you so" when he does.

Saturday, August 11, 2012


What a better way to make a come back than to introduce you to the newest member to the fam.  Please meet Titus.

We brought him home the week of the Fourth of July and he has definitely been a handful ever since.  I obviously had forgotten what it was like to have a puppy in the house.  Or maybe we just got lucky the other times around.  Or maybe life with a puppy and a 2.5 year old is different than life with just a puppy.  I suspect a little of all three.

He was without a name for a brief period and truth be told I don't think any of us are completely sold on the name.  after he had been here two weeks the hubs was trying to change it.  A couple days ago I was asking why didn't we name him Tucker.  Honestly I think Tucker would've been better.  Oh well Titus it is.  In four years we won't think anything of it...or we will still be asking why didn't we name him such and such.

He is one smart cookie.  I taught him "leave it" in two days.  He will also sit while you make his food bowl, and politely wait until you say "eat".  We are still working on it, I'll admit, however this morning he did it flawlessly.  He is a fetch champion, if fetch doesn't require one to bring the fetching item back to the thrower but instead run around the thrower, lay down, and immediately start chomping of the fetching item.  We are obviously still working on this too.  

A bit of a side note...this picture reminds me so much of Buckwheat and makes me a bit sad, I must admit.

I must say I'm looking forward to years down the road to see the bond that Cobra and this little guy will hopefully share.