Monthly Archives: April 2012

Too much to do.

I’ve been meaning to sit down and do an update, but as it goes, life gets busy. And so has Grayson. He’s growing by leaps and bounds. We’ve gone from crawling to running the Baby 500 in the living room.


We have resorted to taking the cushions off the couch and using them as barriers. Tonight I setup a “baby fort.” This actually kept him entertained and in one place for a good amount of time. Well, in baby time.


It’s amazing to watch his thought process. He’ll analyze an object, feeling the sides out, exploring the texture.


Then he will stick it in his mouth.


He keeps mom and dad busy.


Luckily we’ve got Clancy for the cleanup. Who needs a Roomba when you’ve got a dog.

A week in Instagram

I started using Instagram when it first came out with my iPhone 3G. I since moved on to an Android and it wasn’t till this week that it was available for Android.

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Clancy Shoo

Five years ago (shortly before we were married), Chris and I took Buddy to the St. Patty’s Day parade downtown, and I fell in love. The APL had adoptable dogs walking in the parade, and I saw Clancy and had to have him. We went to the APL that afternoon, and I described the dog to the woman working. “Clancy?” she said. “Are you sure you want Clancy? He’s a bit…rambunctious.” He was too small to sleep in the kennels, so he slept in a basket of towels in the laundry room. When she opened the door, he bounded out and ran right into my arms…then started licking and chewing on me and everything else in sight. We took him home that day.

Bud wasn’t quite sure what to do with something so little and with so much energy.

Lil' Bro and Big Bro

He’d wear himself out pretty quickly though.

Tired Pup

He’s always been one for cuddling. In fact, when I was in labor, Chris was downstairs playing on the internet, and Clancy was in bed with me holding my hand.


He helps me with my work.


He and Buddy have become partners in crime (with Bud being the criminal mastermind, and Clancy acting as his lackey).


Clancy has even become Grayson’s playmate, bather, and pillow.


Our family wouldn’t be the same without him.