Wednesday, April 4, 2007

"this is a fish..."

i walked into the kitchen today, and joel had put his husky dog into one of the booster seats and was reading a book to him. for those of you who don't know, joel's husky dog is his best friend and he doesn't go anywhere without "husky." usually having a stuffed animal that your child is so attached to, makes things a lot easier. he sleeps better with his dog, he calms down faster with his dog and that is when i love "husky." but sometimes, having "husky" makes things a whole lot harder. a few times, "husky" has been left at a store or at a family member's house, and, let me tell you, it is a sad scene to behold. if joel doesn't have "husky" when he's going to bed, he'll cry himself to sleep. on those occasions, i hate "husky." and i suppose this is to be expected, but kadin has formed an attachment equally as strong to his little "blue doggy." like brother, like... brother, i guess. i was just going through our photo library on our computer and was not surprised to find that in a huge portion of the photographs taken of each of the boys, their dogs are either in their arms or in the close proximity. here are some choice shots.

kadin: 10 months old

joel: 15 months old

kadin': 6 months old, please don't mind my double chin :)

joel: 5 months old, check out how beautiful and fluffy husky was back then

kadin: 7 months old

joel: 18 months old

kadin: 6 months old
joel: 21 months old

kadin: 4 months old
joel: 19 months old
this is a special one because both dogs are present :)

they sure are cute toting those little animals around all the time. i think it's safe to say that, for the most part, "husky" and "blue doggy" make life a whole lot easier and a whole lot funnier.


Nate, Morgan and Asher said...

what cutie-patooties! The saddest story is Joel crying: "Husky" at bedtime for 45 minutes with the babysitter (not knowing what he was saying). Joel looks like he will be a great teacher! :)

janaya said...

what i will take from this story and the many others i have heard from those who have children with a stuffed animal for a best friend is that you need backups. when something sticks, it's time to stock up on alternates... rotate them, wash them, keep them equally grimy and matted down. i've got it all planned out. :) however, this is pretty much the only thing i have planned out for being a parent someday... so... wish me luck. :)

janaya said...

oh! i almost forgot to mention how freaking cute joel is with husky in the booster seat reading him a book. one of my favorite pics so far hands down! :) what cute kids. they're not going to know what to do with crazy crying janaya when i have to say good bye!

Jackie said...

You two are sure good at producing adorable children. And your children are good at loving toy dogs.

Those kids are hilarious!

Jessica said...

What a cute little family. I am glad you found my blog. Hope you don't mind, but I am going to add you to my friends link. Anyways, you look amazing. I wish I looked as good as you after having two kids. The way your kids are with their dogs, mine are with the ty stuffed bears. They can't do anything without them. So fun.