We went for a family hike on the weekend with our dogs and my mom's dogs and of course our kids. Carol over at SAINTS wrote a good blog post about how new parents can keep their pets. Rehoming our dogs was never an idea that we had, even though we knew Arthur and Toby were not giant fans of kids. Arthur just passed away but we did a good job of making sure he never bit the kids. We will do the same with Toby. Carol wrote about how spending short bits of time with your pets is all you need to do and I would agree. I would also say that having dogs gets you and baby out of the house at the beginning to go for a walk. There were days where that walk did wonders for my mental well being. Plus - I could get a coffee too through the drive through :)
This is a picture from our hike on Sunday. Loic and I hunted for bugs, the dogs chased sticks and Maelle watched everything going on around her:
Such a good black lab!
Loic watching Toby dig (and dig and dig)
My garden is coming along nicely! We have eaten a lot of radishes, green onions and lettuce. We have kale ready to start eating too - this pic is of some washed Pearl lettuce:
Oh Maelle :) This is her new favorite pose:
I made a delicious salad this week, soon I hope to use everything from the garden (well, not the feta) to make this salad: