Always, Katie: Happy Birthday, Baby!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Happy Birthday, Baby!

Ethan and I were married on July 11, 2009... and brought home our precious ball of fluff on August 10!  I was aching for someone to nurture, and this little sweetie gave me the perfect opportunity to do that :-)  

We named him Charlemagne, after my ancestor and Ethan's love of history.  However... at 7 and a half pounds... he doesn't quite live up to the ferocious conqueror's name!  So we call him Charley.

Today is his second birthday.  In honor of this occasion, I wanted to share pictures of his life so far!  I think you'll agree--he's adorable!!

We were looking for a little white, female maltipoo... when the pet store attendant handed me this teeny little red boy, I looked at him and fell in love.He weighed 2 and a quarter pounds the day we brought him home!  He was scared and pitiful, and would only eat soft foods out of my hands... we bonded pretty quickly :-) 

Momma toting him around in a Longaberger Medium Market Basket...

We only have one bathtub... where I bathe Charley.  When I tried to take a bath, he hopped in, and got promptly evicted. 

He loves tummy-rubbin's...

Cuddling after he got sick.

For some reason, he loved hanging out under the dresser in our hotel room in Lynchburg, VA last summer.

His first birthday!

I love when he lets me hold him while he snoozes <3

His first snowfall.

For a while, he was obsessed with hanging out on the basement landing.
Happy birthday, little fella!  We didn't expect you to be our only baby for this long, but we're so glad to have you to snuggle and nurture... you bring so much laughter and love to this house.  :-)

Momma Katie


  1. O.M.G. Too stinkin' cute! I just want to pick him up and squeeze/snuggle him to pieces!

  2. Beth, he'd let you!! Pretty much useless as a guard dog, but he rocks at snuggling! :-)


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