Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Brodie's 5th Birthday

August 13 was Brodie's 5th birthday, otherwise known as the 4th anniversary of the day I adopted him. It was quite a warm day (we do live in Texas, after all), but we spent a little time wandering around outside and taking picture in the grass and flowers around the apartment complex. 

Brodie, you are such an energetic, happy, fun-loving boy. You make me laugh almost daily, and you make each day better with your sweet puppy-nose kisses. You're momma's favorite boy!

Bark in the Park 2014

Well, I'm a bit behind on my blog. Back in JUNE, my friend Kathy and I decided to take Brodie to see a Rangers game for Bark in the Park. Man, there were a lot of dogs there! There were dogs with painted on leopards' spots, dogs wearing tutus, dogs dressed in their owners' Rangers jerseys, and all sorts of other craziness. It was so much fun, even though it was insanely hot.  

We got our tickets from the will-call line and walked right in to the "puppy parade". Two years before was Brodie's first Bark in the Park, so we had already been on the field once. But Kathy, the biggest Rangers fan I know, has never been on the field before. She was so excited and like a kid in a candy store. I really enjoyed experiencing that with her. 

After the puppy parade, we headed up to find our seats. They were good seats, in the lower level in left field. Unfortunately, those seats were in the intense sun for a good portion of the game. We were so hot and sweaty! I took Brodie's bandana and dipped it in the ice water of one of the beer vendors walking around and wrapped it around his neck to help him get cool, and at one point I draped a towel over the seats and let him rest in the shade under it. Even in the heat, though, it was obvious he enjoyed himself. He loved hanging out with Kathy - he kept trying to sit in her lap, even in the crazy heat. 
I love experiencing fun new adventures with my favorite puppy in the world! And the Rangers won, so that made it even better.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

It's Football Season - Roll TIDE!

This makes me so happy! We've had two nice wins so far, and I'm looking forward to cheering my Tide on to victory many more times this season. Bring on the boys of fall, because I'm ready for some football!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Pool, Puppies, Patriotism, and Pint-Sized Cousins

Here are some fun pictures from the Fourth of July weekend festivities at Mom and Dad's house. They had the house decked out with patriotic decorations. Even the puppies were dressed in their red white and blue. The kiddos were so cute - we had a lot of fun with Layton, Lacey, and Wyatt. And of course, the pool was the hit of the weekend. We spent the majority of our time splashing, playing volleyball, floating, and having a blast in the refreshing water. 
Mr. Cool!
Wyatt and Brodie had so much fun together.
Patriotic puppies
Ben and Roscoe
Me and Wyatt
Brodie and his new buddy
Genifer and Cooper
My sweet boy
Brodie looks like he's being the ref for the volleyball game.