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BFFS

I talk a lot about my love for Freckles but how can I not when he is so awesome. This is Princess A at about three months old and Freckles watching over her.

Freckles has always been protective of Amelia but their relationship has gone throw some stages.

First, he was confused by her.

Stage Two, he wanted to lick her all the time.

Stage 3, he was jealous of her.

Stage 4, he realized he got more attention if he did cute stuff with her.

Stage 5, she became mobile and he became scared for his life. Lots of tail pulling occurred during this stage.

Stage 6, they are basically the same size although Freckles weighs more. Now they play together all the time and there is lots of baby giggling. They are basically best friends forever.

I know their relationship will go through many stages but I hope they are always BFFs.

Stay Glamorous,

Shannon

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PRINCESS A’S OUTFIT OF THE DAY!

On Easter Princess A wore 2 outfits. This is her casual look. We went for a walk in the park in the morning. I love how her butt sticks out when she walks!She loves walking with Daddy!Princess A has not mastered turning around yet but when you hold her hand she lets you know which way she wants to go.She also likes to be lifted in the air by Daddy.It was so sunny out it was hard to get good pictures but I think we did pretty good!Then we went home and gave Princess A her Easter presents. The Husband gave her these awesome wooden blocks. Freckles was happy because he loves to chew wooden toys.We put her gifts in a pink sock monkey basket.We also gave Princess A some beanie babies. She was not shy about letting Freckles know that they are HER TOYS and not dog chew toys!

Hoodie- Harajuku Mini for Target

Shirt- 77 kids

Shoes- Sperry (via Aunt Stacey)

Pants- Gap

Stay Glamorous,

Shannon

HUNGRY DOG

My friend Sumner came over and took these pictures. They are very appropriate because this is the first thing you see when you walk in my door… a dog nose. Freckles will jump on you and lick you all over and if you have any food with you FORGET about it. If you didn’t know how much we love and care for Freckles you would think we starved him of attention and food. Neither is true. He eats his food and our food. When he is done eating his food (which is usually the same thing we are eating but in a dog bowl) he starts to beg for food from us. He would eat all day if he could. Why are dogs ALWAYS hungry?Freckles sleeps in our bed, gets tons of walks, fetch time, and belly rubs but if one of us leaves for even five minutes he cries and then sniffs around the apartment for us. It is the saddest thing ever. I wish I could talk to him and say, “Daddy, has to go to work and will come home later like he always does.” or “I am only leaving for 30 minutes so I can get some alone time.” But alas, I can not talk to him and he always acts like he is being starved of everything in life.Here is Freckles eating a bone in OUR bed even though he has 2 dog beds and one cage. Does this look like a dog who doesn’t get enough love or food?

Anyway, do any fellow dog lovers have any tips on getting their dog to calm down and realize how loved they are… and why do dogs always eat like they haven’t eaten in years…. even after they have finished a huge serving of spaghetti and meatballs?

Stay Glamorous,

Shannon

First 2 images shot by Sumner Hatch

PRINCESS A’S OUTFIT OF THE DAY!

As I have said before I LOVE LOVE LOVE putting Princess A in cool band t-shirts. I also love her in yellow so when I saw this Pink Floyd shirt at Area Kids in yellow I had to have it!

Princess A is teething really badly so she takes her dog bone everywhere. I don’t think Princess A is ever not teething! People are shocked when they find out she is only one because she has so many teeth.For some reason she decided her dog bone needed to be in the monkey part of her zoo.So she chewed on her thumb for a bit.Then she chewed on a ball.Neither worked so she went looking for her dog bone and it was not where she had left it!She found her dog bone in the our dog’s mouth… weird I know. She was happy to have her favorite teether back!Since Princess A was having a rough go of it I decided to try and dress like her in solidarity. The Husband tried to get some pictures but Freckles kept jumping into the shot.We tried to get him to sit next to us in the picture but he prefered to jump on The Husband and in front of the camera lens! Oh well, at least he made Princess A laugh!

Princess A’s Outfit

Shirt- Trunk LTD via Area Kids

Pants- Gap

Play Zoo- Fisher Price (Gift from Aunt Jillian)

My Outfit

Shirt- Gap

Tights- Betsey Johnson

Stay Glamorous,

Shannon

BABY AND THE TRAMP

Last week I had a really hectic day and I was rushing home with Princess A because she hadn’t had dinner yet and it was getting close to her bedtime. Princess A is a pretty well-behaved baby but if she doesn’t get in bed when she wants to WATCH OUT! A princess needs her beauty sleep after all. The whole way home I was trying to figure out what I would feed her for dinner and how I could make it really fast.

When I walked into our apartment I realized how smart I was to marry The Husband. He had already made dinner for us and not just any dinner but spaghetti and meatballs. This was the first time Princess A had eaten spaghetti and it was a messy but fun experience. Freckles loved it to and it reminded me a bit of the spaghetti scene in Lady and the Tramp. Except there is no way Princess A or Freckles would willingly give the other one the last meatball! They would probably fight a duel for it so I had to referee the spaghetti experience!Princess A loved the spaghetti so much she got it all over herself!Whatcha looking at? Can’t a kid enjoy their spaghetti in peace?Of course Freckles had to help her eat it!It’s hard to tell because Freckles is a red head but he was covered in spaghetti and marinara sauce.Here’s another shot.And another!Princess A loved the spaghetti so much she fell asleep again at dinner!!!!

Thanks again Husband for the amazing dinner and for being psychic and knowing I wouldn’t have time to cook!!!

Stay Glamorous,

Shannon

I HATE CHICKEN BONES

I hate chicken bones. But you know what I hate even more than chicken bones?!?!?!?! The people who leave their old chicken bones on the streets of New York!!!!!!

Last night, I was walking Freckles and he jumped forward and grabbed something in his mouth. I looked down and it was a chicken bone. This chicken bone was literally 3 feet from a trash can. I hate lazy sloppy people.

Anyway, if a dog eats a chicken bone they can die from the splinters. So I grabbed that chicken bone out of his mouth as fast as I could and I got a cut on my hand because if you try to take a chicken bone away from a dog they will literally bite the hand that feeds them. It hurt but at least I got that chicken bone out of his mouth!

This is not the first time this has occured. Freckles finds a chicken bone and succsesfully gets it in his mouth once a week. I see chicken bones on the street almost every day! Not only is this disgusting but it is heartless to the dogs of New York City. I got Freckles when he was a small puppy and I have done my best to raise and train him but I don’t think any amount of training can make him not want a bone.

So please New Yorkers… for the sake of cute dogs like Freckles everywhere… throw your chicken bones away in a trash can!

Stay Glamorous,

Shannon

PRINCESS A’S OUTFIT OF THE DAY!

I love it when Princess A does this with her lips.Here you can almost see one of the molars that has been giving all of us hell!Look I have a neck!!!Here’s a really good shot of her cute bow! Thanks again Brianna!Mom, I am getting tired of you taking my picture!!!!!!I want to go on a walk NOW!!!! Stop taking pictures!!!!!!Seriously Mom stop taking my picture and let’s get this show on the road.

Ok, so the point of this blog is to rejoice in the fact that Princess A is now walking. I realize I might not be that happy about it next week! Now I know why she didn’t walk earlier is because she doesn’t want to walk. She wants to run very fast! She basically takes 4 steps and then nose dives into your lap for a hug. It happens so fast you almost feel like it didn’t happen.So we went to Central Park to look at the flowers and let Princess A walk.She looks even cuter when standing. We have to hold onto her tight or she’s off to the races.The Husband Aaron helped her walk around and look at the flowers.Of course she kept trying to touch and then eat them!I love this picture of The Husband Aaron and Princess A!!!!Put me down DAD!!!!! I can walk now and don’t need to be carried!Of course Freckles tried to eat the flowers as well!

It was such a fun day in the park and it was so cute to see Princess A stand and walk!

Coat- Grandma L

Pants- Grandma L

Shoes- Stride Rite

Bow- SuperGlamFan Brianna

Stay Glamorous,

Shannon