Showing posts from July, 2013


Big is about ready to go visit his father down in Miami for a whole month.  I think I know some people who are going to miss him an awful lot.  Have a safe trip Turkey Leg Pete; we'll be waiting to have some more adventures when you return.


Sometimes happiness happens in the few hours before a thunder storm in a fountain at a mall.

Our Happy 5th of July!

The fireworks out in Algonac took place on the 5th rather than the 4th this year; so we did some relaxing (and malling - LOVE the CPK lettuce wraps) on the 4th in preparation of Dirtfest and (some of us) staying up way later than our normal bedtimes.

Watch out Dirtfest, the Costanzicacelli's are about to visit! He was a "baseball cowboy".

So stinking delicious.  I need more elephant ear! He asked to ride the bull and I couldn't say no. Checking out the creepy crawlies. It's so hard to be almost 7.

We even got a little cousin time in with Jr.

Uncle Tomm watched with us.

*shudder* The fishflies are particularly gross this year.

An Update in Instagram

I tried to make myself a quiet hiding spot to work from home at.  They all just followed me.

These two don't belong in our backyard.

Eating one's feelings is especially delicious when they taste like Erma's.

I think I might need a wax.

Build and Grow!

Buzzed and ready for visiting the Miami heat.


The Admiral

Our poor puppy hurt himself last week when playing around.  After 24 hours with no improvement to his limp (he was avoiding putting any pressure on his right hind leg), we ended up at the vet only to find out that he was going to need surgery.  His diagnosis ended up being a tibial avulsion fracture, and we were lucky to find Advanced Veterinary Care Group in Canton.  Not only were they super reasonable (like 1/3 of the price of the many other places we called; which still meant canceling camping this weekend and reevaluating what we'll be able to get done on our 2013 To Dos but so worth it to have our boy on his way to recovery) but also very helpful, caring and friendly.  He came home Tuesday and I'm pleased to say that he's been a trouper so far in his recovery. For the next two weeks (if not 6 more after that), he has to stay mostly immobile in his crate.  It's gotta be hard on a super snuggly and energetic puppy, but I'm proud of how well he's taken it.