The Puppies go to Dog Beach

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We took the puppies to dog beach yesterday. We took them to the dog park last week and that completely blew their little puppy minds so we were quite excited to show them the great big ocean.dog-beach2

They are finally big enough that they are starting to love going in the car which is a dream come true for me. I always wanted to have a truck and a dog that went everywhere with me.  Of course the realities of puppies riding in cars is a little more messy, whiney and crazy but it’s still mostly on the fun side.  It’s challenging and almost impossible to keep the puppies in the back and not in the middle seat with the girls so you can imagine all that fun the whole way to the beach.
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But we made it and off we all zagged to the sand, anticipation drooling from our mouths.

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Wait, hold up. What?!!  You didn’t say there would cold wet stuff rushing up to get me! says Cody. He was not a fan of the water. Sand and sea weed are great but that water stuff, no way.  He was kind of a wus at the dog park too, immediately rolling over onto his back and showing his stomach at the least little interaction with other dogs. Maybe he’s just too young still.

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Whiskey, on the other hand, is a true adventurer (just like Joon) and LOVED the water. He was off and running and couldn’t get enough. It’s like he throws himself at the world full force. I think he is happiest with wind in his hair.  Towards the end he got a little cold and was more interested in chasing other dogs than waves but it’s not like he was afraid of the water like his big wus of a brother.

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I think we washed some of Whiskey’s puppy fur off in the waves.

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Admire my skinny dog legs. I like to call this look “beach chic.”
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After an hour or so of chasing them around and trying to keep Cody out of people’s lunch sacks, we finally decided it was enough beach for the day.

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We came home, the dogs flopped onto the cool marble floor and they slept until the end of time.

Pink Fluffy Unicorn Party!

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Joon has a thing for Pink Fluffy Unicorns. She loves the song (yes, it’s 10 hours long) and will sing it all the live long day if you let her. Since we love her (so much more than the song) we decided to throw her a Pink Fluffy Unicorn Skating on Rainbows party! Joons-Pink-Fluffy-Unicorn-Party-2

Of course Mettaprints had to get in on the action because what is more fun than skating through a rainbow?

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I wanted to make a decal for the floor and let the kids skate on it but I didn’t have the guts to ask the rink owners for permission. I’m not sure how toner and skates would work out. But it woulda been cool. And yes, we can totally make floor decals at Mettaprints.

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We had so much fun at Bug’s 9th Birthday skating party, it was an easy choice to have another party there. We love the rinks.  They are so laid back there and the venue is so relaxed in the open air. A zillion times better than the crusty old skating rinks from the past.Joons-Pink-Fluffy-Unicorn-Party-4

You can never go wrong with rainbow mustaches from Party City.

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Can we take a minute to talk about the pink fluffy unicorn cupcakes? I’ve been day-dreaming them up since I first watched the youtube video of the silly song.  Flufflepuff (or whatever her name is) looks exactly like a puff of cotton candy.  I’ve been waiting for months for the chance to make it happen. Sadly, execution of the cupcakes was a little more tricky than I had imagined. First, we had to find some cotton candy (we didn’t really want to rent a machine) and then the cotton candy melted when I put it on the pink frosting!!!  Dangit.  Thankfully a fresh application right before the party saved the day. Of course the kids didn’t mind the quadruple helping of sugar at all.
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All in all it was a really fun party for a really fun little almost tween girl.Joons-Pink-Fluffy-Unicorn-Party-8

Another party down! Seventeen more to go. There are discussions of a Pusheen party for Bug so you know I’m already perking on that.