cute rubber baby

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“Thank you! We are very happy.”

“Last week was kinda crazy. We had to finalize all the paperwork and now we are preparing a room for the baby.”

“And Tony is baby proofing the Tower. It really is crazy, last night I couldn’t open the toilet, because he installed some sort of hatch on it.”

“Better be safe than sorry.”

“You know that the baby will be a newborn? It won’t just stand up, open the bathroom door and decide to look into the toilet. It will lay on a blanket and be cute.”

“…. Rubber floor! In case baby rolls down. It will bounce right up.”

“Sure, babe. Whatever makes you feel like you’re being a good dad.”

“…”

“Tony? What’s wrong?”

“Nothing. Just… Ahhh…”

“You still can’t believe you’re going to be a dad?”

“After three years of dating and two years of marriage, I still have a hard time to believe that I am with you. So yeah, this will take a while to proceed.”

“I would love to tell you to take all the time you need, but remember that this year’s wedding anniversary we will be spending with a baby in a crib next to us.”

“I better get to work on those rubber floors.”

“Sure, babe.”

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Adventures with gckaf!

Last but not least, Mommy and friend gckaf made me a few paper turtle friends during our visit with gckaf on the Fourth of July. They were very nice, but I kept getting distracted by a particularly dig-worthy section of gckaf’s wall. Next thing I knew, there was a quacking, flashing duck yelling at me to stop!

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Adventures with gckaf!

On Saturday, Mommy and I got to visit friend gckaf! Mommy brought my leash, so friend gckaf took me out for a wonderful long walk through her yard. I had so much fun exploring all the different kinds of rocks in gckaf’s yard under the warm summer sun!

Friend gckaf says I am much easier to walk than dogbeast Bucky. Maybe next time we should try walking Bucky while I’m sitting on his head!

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Big Park Adventures, Part 1

This past weekend, I finally got to visit the Big Park Mommy has been promising to take me to for months!

I had so much fun running around the park! Best of all, there were dandies EVERYWHERE! Sadly no dandie flowers because it’s not dandie flower season, but there certainly were tons of dandie leaves just waiting to be nommed!

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Mommy and I had such a wonderful time at the park yesterday!

I’ve gotten too good at escaping from my yarn-only leash, so Mommy made me a new leash with a rubber band. I tried to eat it, but it didn’t taste nice at all. I have yet to figure out how to escape from my new leash, but that didn’t stop me from drawing crowds of adoring fans! I got lots of shell rubs and cuddles, and I posed for photos with everyone.

It was so nice to run around the park with the sun on my shell! We were disappointed that the park had almost no grass at all. There were lots of plant clusters, but they all had gravel underneath. Even more strangely, what grass there was was all fenced up! Mommy and I jumped one of the fences, but the grass turned out to be mostly crabgrass and people’s trash. We decided to stick with the gravel after that.

Kind of an unconventional Inktober contribution. I’ll probably do another one later today. Right now I’m working on a birthday card for my father, and wanted to share one of the stamps I carved for it.

My dad grew up on a farm in Mexico, and when he was little, he grew attached to a little white goat he named Sancho who followed him around everywhere. I just think that’s super cute :)