1,825 Days of Face (Happy Birthday, Bailey!)

January 27, 2010 · 2 comments

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Happy Birthday Moo

I decided that since everyone else gets to make big fabulous posts in honor of their children, I get to make a big fabulous post in honor of my dog. THAT’S RIGHT. It’s Bailey’s BIG FIFTH BIRTHDAY and to celebrate, I am shoving a huge picture/video/text-heavy post down everyone’s throats.



Baby Bailey

I remember the time…

  • We brought you home on your dad’s 25th birthday — and you fell asleep cupped in his hand because you were that small.
  • You felt the best spot to sleep as a puppy was across my forehead.
  • You were 2 months old and started coming to work with me — and spent 8 hours chewing cables, stealing office supplies and, even once, my bosses wallet.
  • You were 3 months old and decided to eat a slug, and when I reached for it, it pulled and snapped back and I almost vomited.
  • You were 4 months old and found some poop at the baseball field, and when I reached for it, my hand went SQUISH and I almost vomited.
  • You were 5 months old and found a gooey rabbit spine in the park, and I when I reached for it, it was sharp and bloody and I almost vomited.
  • You were 6 months old and saw the ocean for the first time. You ran straight into a wave and then SCREAMING back to me as if the Pacific had bitch slapped you right then and there.
  • You were 7 months old and I stupidly shared an insane amount of peanuts with you on the road trip to Washington. When you got there, you pooped a Pay Day and cried the whole time. You never learned your lesson and you still beg for peanuts.
  • You learned to swim after a stick — and on your third try, you swam past the stick and tried to bring back a log.
  • You put up with Fox eating your tail at night until we finally adopted Rom to distract him so you could sleep.
  • You wouldn’t stop trying to steal some beach-goers’ pizza — and it ended with Sean sliding to catch you and covering their pizza in sand.
  • You used to chase your dad up and down the driveway — and the time when you finally grew big enough to out-pace him.
    You farted floss.
  • You suffered through a pumpkin costume because the stupid stem hat made me laugh — and now refuse costumes altogether.
  • My mother in law told me you are (adorably) pathetic, because you whimper and stare out the front window anytime she baby-sits until we get back.
  • You interrupted Sean’s proposal because you felt you were being ignored.
  • You decided I was taking too long to get ready for my wedding and decided to nap on my train.
  • Despite having the worlds shortest wedding ceremony, I still have a series of photos of you eating rose petals before falling asleep during our vows. Good to know you found it that important.
  • You faithfully slept on the love seat with me after my nasal surgery, so I wouldn’t be bored, alone or cold.

I love the fact you…

  • Patiently dealt with a baby Emmie pulling your ears, biting your tail, stealing your chewies and coveting your toys… and still do, even though she’s all growed up now. 😉
  • Wait to steal q-tips from the bathroom trash can until you’re sure I’ve stepped into the bathtub, because then you know you’re home free.
  • Wait to snuffle your dirty feet all over my pillow until you’re sure I’ve stepped into the bathtub, because then you know you’re home free.
  • Argue with me over when dinner time is and make your final point by kicking your food bowl upside down and stalking off.
  • Will scream intently at the kitchen island, even though you can’t see the counter top, when you’re convinced something edible is just out of sight.
  • Get in the car and IMMEDIATELY kicky-kicky the seat covers off so you can happily put your muddy paws all over the real fabric. THANKS for that.
  • Love everything and everyone you meet, no strings attached.

I heart you

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Kaka June 7, 2015 at 11:51 am

Man, you asked the right person. We usllauy made this all the times for any occasions. Especially my sister sister’s inlaw or my cousins. Here it is: Egg roll wrapper from the asian store. Buy the small round or square shape ones. Indgredients: *Glass noodles (thin strands of noodles made of either rice and flour or another kind made of mung beans) they come in small packs and bundle up into a big pack consist of 5 or 6 small ones.*meat (ground pork, chicken, or beef) whatever you prefer*sweet onions, depending on how much you make(yellow preferrably)*green scallions or cilantro (a bunch)*black pepper*soy sauce*garlic*salt for your tasteMethod: Soak the glass noodles in hot water for half an hour, drain and cut the noodles with scissor to make them manageable/short. Add all the ingredients together and let it sit about 15/20 minutes to blend the flavor. Scoop a Tbsp of the mixture and put it on the edge of the wrapper and wrap it up. Heat up your oil until hot and fry them up. Before you start wrapping a bunch up, test a couple first to make sure the seasoning is just right, if so go ahead and make more. Ooh, that’s not all there is to it, the way we eat it is with the sweet and hot sauce. If you can make that with it, you won’t go back to eating the regular egg roll. MM,MMM.


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