It occurred to me that, as photos of my children appear here and there, that you should have a glimpse of child #6 too. It's rare that I can get a photo of just Leo because he is dearly loved by all (notice the dorito-crusted fingers gripping him as he attends movie night in the playroom). In fact, I would venture to say that he is the favorite sibling, and perhaps the most obedient child we have. He therefore has the distinguished and ever so appropriate title of King Leo the Sixth.
He holds just about every priviledge the rest of the kids do. In addition, his bathroom is a full 2 acres. Another perk is that he's allowed the occasional overnight guest. He has friends of all ages, and his newest friend is Tooey the puppy (yes, pronounced just like it looks, "2-ee"). She was such a pleasant guest this weekend. Her owners had to go out of town, so we were trusted with her.
It's been two years since Leo was a puppy so we had to puppy-proof the house somewhat, getting dangerous kid-toys off the floor and such. We only had one scare when we couldn't find her anywhere, even after shouting her name repeatedly. The above picture shows where we found her, all nestled and sound asleep. The two chums completely wore themeselves out playing.
They've also inspired some fun new project ideas that I've ferociously sketched out over several pages of my idea book. And I've left you a hint to one of those projects here.
More on this tomorrow!
Haute Dog! I'm excited!