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Plants that Make Food

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013


With our new an improved backyard, we decided to try our hand at planting some things this year. And when we started talking about what flowers we wanted to get, Lucas declared that we should get “plants that make food”   And so be it.  We spent a weekend about a month ago, planting a garden.  I don’t have any after pics here yet, but we’ve already started eating the lettuce from the garden, and the tomatoes and squash are growing strong, we’re excited!

Saturday morning we started with a shopping trip to get all of the stuff, and then a snack before getting started.




Here is the side garden, and new stone walking path.  Mario was a very big helper…





And Lucas loved helping daddy build the veggie garden boxes.



A break for picnic lunch, and some b-ball.




And the finished product!  We found a nice spot, way in the back of our yard, where there’s a fence to keep the dogs from sampling the goods.



~ Posted by Andrea ~

I scream, you scream, we all scream for…

Sunday, July 26th, 2009


Here are some fun photos from our walk to the neighborhood Gelato shop during Thomaz’s mom’s visit.   The only evidence that she was with us, is that these are rare photos of both me and Thomaz together.

It was a very hot day, so we decided to walk to Paulo’s.  Come to find out they are very dog friendly and have a special doggie-ice-cream that is dairy-free and sugar-free.  We got one each for Mario and Luigi, they loved it!



And here are a couple of cute pics of Luc taken that day.  He was pretty happy and smily, out and about in his stroller.



Frozen Bones

Friday, February 6th, 2009

January was a cold month here in Atlanta, sometimes down to 15F. Throughout 2008, we always kept the water bowl for the dogs outside. Problem is, when it’s below freezing, you end up with a big block of ice instead of water as we discovered one day when we woke up.



It was so cold that we thought Mario needed a sweater. They didn’t have it for boys, so I picked up the pink one, figuring that Mario would never find out.


Well, Mario hated the sweater – he was trying to eat it the whole time he had it on – so we decided to take it back.

Mountain Dogs

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

Mario and Luigi LOVED the mountains.  They cased deer, squirrels, a black bear…  They were completely exhausted every night, it was pretty cute.  Here they are looking like majestic mountain dogs…


Friday, August 15th, 2008

Finishing up a great week at the cabin. More posts to come, with pictures, but first one of the trip highlights…

Yesterday morning we got up and took the dogs out for food at 7am. All of the sudden they took off running and barking. We look up and see that they are chasing after a black bear, it was about 30 ft away from us. It was turning to go away from us, but started running when the dogs went after it.

We’re proud of our beasts!!

Lazy dog days

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

It’s good to be a dog, most days are lazy lounging around the house days. Here are a couple of recent photos of our not-so-little-anymore dudes… Luigi is the yellow one, Mario the black…



Containing the puppies

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

So, we’ve been slacking on the posts…mostly because we spend a lot of time trying to stay one step ahead of the dogs these days. Most days we’re in charge, but some days it seems like it’s the other way around. But they are highly entertaining, we’re having a lot of fun!

Housetraining is going pretty well, no recent accidents (knock on wood). But until we feel completely confident, we’ve been keeping them confined to the kitchen, the office, and the backyard. We thought that confining them wouldn’t be too difficult until they got bigger, but turns out they are pretty smart. Indoors, we got a baby gate, to keep them out of the dining room.


This lasted for all of a week, before I came home one day and as soon as I came through the front door, I see a blur of blond hair coming my way. Luigi had learned to do a flying leap over the baby gate, where he flies over it and mid-air he gets his back legs on the gate to launch even further. Pretty impressive! …So, now we just keep the dining room door closed.

Our other major front in the containment battle was the backyard. Our yard doesn’t have a fence (yet), so the first week we had the puppies we put up a temporary solution with some 3 ft. tall wire rabbit fence. This worked pretty well, everywhere that we could stake it down. But the driveway was a problem, we had to just string it across and pull it as tight as we could. It took about 2 weeks before Mario realized he could pretty much just walk over the fence and it would bend all the way down. But…we were not to be defeated. Home depot to the rescue!


We bought supplies: wood lattice, some 4x4s, and a post digger. And we built a better temporary fence in an afternoon. Here is our masterpiece:


And the puppies seem to be successfully contained…for now 🙂



Thursday, April 17th, 2008


Last weekend we adopted 2 puppies from the Atlanta Humane Society! We went with the intention of getting one, but decided to take two. They are soooo sweet, and it’s a good thing that they are so cute because, as we are learning, it’s a lot of work in the beginning.

One is a black lab mix, we call him Mario, the other is a shepard mix, and we call him Luigi! Here they are hanging out in their crates (which Luigi likes, and Mario is not sure about…) We were told that Luigi was 2 mo. and Mario was 4 mo., but then took them to the vet a couple days ago, and he said based on their teeth they’re both about 4 mo., and Luigi is probably a couple weeks older.


It’s been a little hard to get photos, because they either want to eat the camera:


Or they are in the midst of a fierce game of bite-face in the backyard. They’re still workng out the pecking order, but it seems like Luigi might be the big cheese.


But sometimes they do stop long enough to eat sticks, which they like way better than any of the toys we got them. But mostly, like any little brothers, they desperately want anything that the other one has. After a couple days, their settling into life at 754 Brookridge, and their little personalities are coming out. It’s been hectic, but fun!