Pre B-day Weekend

October 10th, 2006

Had a really nice pre- birthday visit with my parents this weekend. It was so great to have an apartment that can fit us all rather comfortably… so we could hang out and visit together without always going out. Casey and I also got the guest room mostly set up for them so they actually had a room of their own- a big deal for us. 😉

My mom was a good sport when we went to Wrentham to go outlet shopping- she is not a big shopping fan. I got the cutest jacket ever and wore it to dinner and I felt pretty. 🙂 I will take a picture the next time I wear it…

Went apple picking up in North Andover, which was fun. Bob liked finding all the rotten apples on the ground and meeting all the kids. We still haven’t found a great farm/ orchard to go to- we may have to go up to New Hampshire to find one. The orchards down here in Mass are all crazy crowded and seem more like an amusement park than a farm.

On Sunday, the whole family went over to Oleana in Cambridge for our special birthday dinner extravaganza. I tried pretty much everything everybody ordered and it all was really, really good. (I have a terrible habit of mooching off other people… just want a little taste!) I think we are going to have to go back there for the Baked Alaska alone. SO GOOD.

Mom also got to ride with Casey on our Vespa- how cute is that? Um and my husband is HOT. 😉

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She also came with me on my daily trip to the dog park with Bob. There is a dog park of sorts at the end of our street, where everyone in the neighborhood takes their dogs after work. It is nice to meet some local Charlestown people and their dogs.

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Bob is on the right, with his harness, and the other two are other neighborhood Boston Terriers.

Bob is driving me a bit crazy at the park these days because he has a super crush on black pug named Sammy… He will not stop humping the poor guy! Sammy runs away but Bob is right at his heels… I have to keep correcting him so he doesn’t totally exhaust him- his little curly tongue is usually an inch out of his mouth by the end of it, panting for all he is worth.

Bob’s got an appointment for the big snip- snip tomorrow. Say a prayer for my baby, okay? I know it is a pretty straightforward procedure but they still have to put him under and it makes me nervous.

Going to work on my fingerless gloves and relax for a bit now. I am knitting the Pomatomus socks as fingerless gloves, following Craftoholic Steph’s example. I am calling them my HipHopopotamus gloves. hehe

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9 Responses to “Pre B-day Weekend”

  1. Moe Says:

    I wish we had a dog park around here! The snip snip should help with the humping. It seems to be a puppy thing too as they are trying to figure out their pack order in the world (“I’m in charge of you” humping rather than the amorous kind). The poodle-boy down the street is going through the same phase.

    Love the gloves! The are going to be fab…(and the vespa? awesome)

  2. Sarah Says:

    My boy-dog had the ol’ snip-snip, and hardly ever does the humping thing. Notice I said “hardly ever”….he WILL still try from time to time at the dog park, but it seems to be more of a dominant dog thing than anything else.

    Apple picking sounds like so much fun, I wish we had orchards here!

    Your fingerless gloves are looking fabulous, what a great idea to change up that pattern.

  3. meg Says:

    I went apple picking this weekend too – but in western Mass where it isn’t quite the zoo it would be around the city. I HIGHLY recommend Quonquont Orchard near Whately – perfect New England farm – no petting zoo, no crazy wagon rides. Just apple picking on a beautiful farm in the autumn. And while you are there? Make sure you stop by Atkins Farm near Hampshire College. Do yourself a BIG favor and pick up some cider donuts!
    I will be posting pics of Quonquont today or tomorrow if you want to take a gander.

  4. maya Says:

    Yay–good times! AND it’s almost time for MORE birthday good times. You can never have enough good times.

    My favorite is when Bob tries to play with dogs 10 times his size. hahahaha

  5. Carrie Says:

    Happy pre-birthday cutie! Sending good thoughts for your schmoo!


  6. Steph VW Says:

    The dog on his back cracked me up. What a goof.

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed for Bob.

    Nice hiphop.. hippo… nice fingerless gloves.

  7. Dorothy B Says:

    Poor Bob, he’s about to become an it is he? He’ll be fine. My dog Apollo and my cat Sam, didn’t really even notice anything had been done. If they are done early enough, they don’t really care about it at all and they forget it fast.

    The humping is probably more about dominance than anything else. He’ll lay off once he figures out you and your handsome Mr. are the bosses and not him.

  8. Elizabeth Says:

    I’m sorry I didn’t email you to tell you I was missing you– I was and checked here often– but figured with new house, new pup– life was busy. Glad you are feeling better and– OLEANA is one of my fave fave fave restaurants EVER– espeically in summer when you can eat outside– OH!

  9. Stacey Says:

    I never get tired of pictures of Bob. He is too cute. And love the idea of changing the socks into fingerless gloves.