{Puppy Party! August's 1st Birthday!}

But first...do you see something different about my blog?  Think....think.... it's been updated with my new logo and  branding!!!  I'm so excited about it!  I have to work on my actual website now!   I've ordered updated packaging labels & accessories for my clients.  It was time...I've had the same logo and blog design for over 3 years.  Now it's more me! Yay!!  Okay, onto August's day :)

It's true.  We couldn't resist having a party to celebrate the birth of little August {yes, he was born in late May, but life was crazy in late May - so we made time in June.  He's a dog, he doesn't know the difference}.    The kids were giddy planning his party.  It was small since we didn't want to overwhelm August , so he had two of his favorite playmates over and we kept it small and intimate. And really  it was an excuse to have some friends over, let the kids play with the dogs and have a 'celebration' that they could help orchestrate with games and all.  Next year we'll have more kids over to help celebrate :)   We had one party pup that loves the water.  She jumped right into the pool upon arriving - didn't even take the time to remove her beautiful flower necklace or party hat.  It was a hoot!!  The kids played fetch with her in the water and she was in heaven while the other two dogs ran around the pool wishing they weren't afraid of the water.  ;o)  By the end of the night the dogs were exhausted and confusion set in when August saw his friends leave.  I think he got a little depressed.  So he turned to the comforts of his gifts after a good nights sleep (see the last image).  Intervention?  I think it's just a phase (fingers crossed).

Happy Birthday August - we love you!! xoxo

August still in party mode the next morning with some of his presents.  He's such a lush.  ;o)

{the nerdy type}

August, our puppy, isn't a fan of this new look.  I personally love it.  Makes me want to curl up with him and talk about pressing issues with him - how to make the earth more green, what to do about the future of my kids generation, to buy or sell in the stock market, etc.  August however, just sat motionless waiting for this humiliation to end.  I tried to reassure him that I'd seen many cute dogs with similar spectacles.  He wasn't convinced and just waited for the pain to stop.  :)

{newest member of our family...}


On Saturday, August 7th we introduced this adorable puppy to our home - to our lives.  The kids are beyond excited and are deeply in love with this little fur ball that we appropriately named 'August'.  His full name is 'August Saturday May' lol.  Silly I know, but the kids were the decision makers.  I'm actually in love with the name August and would've wanted it for a boy if we had more children.  So I'm glad the kids loved the name :) and were adamant about naming him August.   We found him from a lady in a neighboring city who breeds them.  He's 3/4 Shih Tzu and 1/4 Poodle - a Shih-Poo!!   We are all smitten over this newest addition and are re-learning the way to care for a puppy - crate training, potty training, teething, etc.  Thankfully he was newspaper potty trained when we got him (at 9 weeks old) but we don't have any newspaper in the house (we're a green news reading family with out iPhones & Macs lol) so we take him outside every few hours and reward him enthusiastically with a treat whenever he potty's :).  He's adjusting well to our house too yay!!  He gets more love than he needs from all of us but we can't help it.  Here's a few more pics of our little man. :)


Below, we had friends come for a BBQ from Anthem who were also our old neighbors in Seattle.  It was fun to see them and they too spoiled 'August' with love and attention.  :)


Below, Brielle always wanting to hold August.  She treats him like her baby - notice him proped in her baby doll stroller above.  He seemed to take it well. :)