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snowy’s celebration

happy birthday!

Last week we celebrated our dog’s first birthday. I know. It’s totally ridiculous. I want to hide behind the fact that, amidst Summer days that can get hot and boring for a child, it was a perfect opportunity for my little girl to exercise her planning skills and plan a party celebration (her words). Yes, that was it. Otherwise, I fear we might look like THAT family. You know, the ones that dote on their pets. The truth is, though, that we love this dog, and ridiculous as it may, we celebrated her birthday in true party fashion.

party hats

I tasked Emma G with planning the details. She got our her notebook and carefully wrote everything down. She delegated. She baked. She researched on Pinterest. She’s a natural.

party plates


The party hat and plate decorating was all her idea as well as the food bar. “Pupcakes,” “pupcorn,” tropical punch for the attendees, and water for the guest of honor were all on the menu. We even made some homemade dog treats which Snowy LOVED, because the main ingredient was peanut butter, her favorite!

peanut butter treats

Joshua thought we were totally ridiculous and acted like he wanted no part of the fuss. That was his pre-teen “this is not cool” talking. Once Emma G started the games, he cracked a smile even though HE was looking totally ridiculous. We played a dog tricks balloon game. It goes something like this. You write a dog trick on a piece of paper, stuff it inside a balloon, and blow it up. You keep the balloon in the air, and when the music stops, whoever last touched it, has to pop the balloon, and do the trick inside. So ridiculous and hilarious. See if you can guess their tricks!

wag your tongue

play dead

The last activity was a photo shoot with Snowy. I had to laugh. Just about every party I throw involves a photo shoot at some point. You have to document these things, you know.

being silly

a girl and her dog

so cool

Lazy Summer days filled with ridiculous pet celebrations come to an end tomorrow when the kids start back to school. Families that dote on their pets remain.

Happy Birthday, Snowy!

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    Elisa | blissfulE
    January 13, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    The matching tongue wags are hilarious! Happy birthday, Snowy!

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    January 14, 2015 at 3:46 am

    What fun! Snowy looks like a very happy dog!

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    January 14, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Yes! You sound just like me. The apologies, the photo shoot, the deepest urge to document, I can relate to all of it. The party looks great. I remember doing a birthday party for our dog Moose when I was around Emma's age. Fun memories!

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    January 15, 2015 at 2:31 am

    Firstly, happy birthday Snowy! Your whole family is so flipping adorable and I'm glad you all had fun. Secondly, tell Miss Emma she can plan a party for me any old time!

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