Barley at 4 Months

Okay, so it’s more like four and a half months. Remember when it was really important that people knew you were five and a half, NOT five? Those were the days. Now, I think I’d like to start rounding down.

My dad recently told me that I need to post more photos of Barley, because he’s “the star of the blog”. Not the recipes, not my writing – Barley.  I’m not taking it too hard. It’s tough to compete with this:

Barley at 4 Months

In fact, I’m going to embrace it. You know the bloggers who post regular updates on their babies, complete with milestones, likes/dislikes, etc? Let’s do that.

New skills: “sit”, “down”, pulling some sort of insulation out from under the baseboards, jumping on and off furniture (he had trouble figuring out how to get down once he was up there)
Favorite foods: pumpkin puree, pears, oranges, sunflower seed butter, bananas, apples
Least favorite foods: raw kale, celery. I started giving him a piece of celery when I need to entertain him for a while. He just tears off tiny fibers and spits them out. Much cheaper than bully sticks.
Best friend: Sampson, our neighbor’s ten-month-old havanese/shih tzu/some kind of fluffy dog. From the moment their eyes met across the parking lot, it was love at first sight. These two have quite the bromance. Honey and Pickles (my parents’ puggle) are close seconds though.
Favorite person: everyone. He is personally offended and has what can only be described as a puppy meltdown if people walking by don’t stop and fawn over him.
Consecutive days not peeing in the apartment: 4!
Favorite way to sleep: on top of Honey’s head. His new nighttime ritual involves cleaning her ears ever so gently. They look clean to me, but what do I know.

Barley & Honey

Way more interesting than baby updates, right?

Happy Friday!!!


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  1. A million times more interesting than baby/preggo updates. I’ll take puppy pics over “bump” pics all day long. 😉

    1. Amanda says

      I agree. And I think this means we’re not ready for kids. haha

  2. Too cute, love the update! I have a pug myself and have always had a soft spot for puggles!

    1. Amanda says

      I love pugs! I think puggles tend to behave more like pugs than beagles, with an extra dose of crazy thrown in the mix. 🙂

  3. Jessie says
  4. J says

    Awww, ha, your dad and I see eye to eye ;).

    I would not be at alllll opposed to more puppy posts, since like you, I’m a bit more pooch-obsessed than baby at the moment!

    (And, the “personally offended…puppy meltdown” bit made me giggle).

    1. Amanda says

      He really does pitch a little fit when people don’t pay attention to him. He also acts like he’s bff with everyone who passes by – Barley’s quite the social butterfly! haha

  5. Lee says

    Murphy hates celery too. He always spits it out like, “What are you giving me??”

    1. Amanda says

      haha It’s funny though, because Barley will keep eating it and spitting it out, like maybe next time he’ll like it. Rocks, on the other hand, he finds totally delicious.

  6. Shana says

    As a childless blog reader: Yes this is way better than baby updates!

    1. Amanda says

      hahaha Glad you enjoyed it!

  7. Eleni says
  8. ugh. so freaking adorable. you already know how I feel about him but I just have to tell you again. I can’t help myself. “star of the blog” ! I love it!

  9. In the dictionary, next to the word
    CUTE is that pic!

  10. This is SO CUTE I can’t stand it!
    My dogs do the same thing with celery. Both will eat just about anything- but there are a few green veggies (mostly leafy greens) that they don’t like. It’s entertaining though, because they stand there with a leaf hanging out of their mouths, staring at me. Then they’ll spit it out, and pick it up, over and over again until finally deciding that it’s not edible. 🙂

    1. Amanda says

      That is EXACTLY what Barley and Honey do. So funny!


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