When All Else Fails, Excavate.

We had another super busy weekend filled with soccer, baseball and a very special occasion with Gracie making her First Communion.

What’s that?

You’d like to see some pictures.

Well o.k., maybe just one.


Or two………………


That’s Gracie’s cousin and my niece Eileen. They made their First Communion on the same day and then we had a big party to celebrate.


It was a really great day, but it was also a lot of work preparing for the day and that kept me pretty occupied for the week leading up to it.

Which left me not a lot of time to spend with the boys.

Which left the boys kind of bored.

Which led to them rebelling.

Which led to a very big hole or crater in my backyard.


Which is why there is an upside down wheelbarrow behind Sherman covering the hole that him and Leroy dug together and when I covered it with the wheelbarrow they moved their excavating skills somewhere else.

Which is right in front of where Sherman is sitting.

Which is why he is not looking at me in this picture.

Because he feels guilty that I busted him.


Leroy…………………..not so much.

You give me the cold shoulder…………….I dig up your yard and that’s that.

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43 Comments on When All Else Fails, Excavate.

  1. Jobi and Fisher
    May 6, 2013 at 4:25 am (3 years ago)

    The girls are beautiful. The dogs – tsk tsk. That must be a pretty big hole!

  2. Daisy
    May 6, 2013 at 4:52 am (3 years ago)

    Sounds fair…dogs come first in our opinion.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

    Kids don’t dress up for First Communion here.

  3. Long Life Cats and Dogs
    May 6, 2013 at 4:55 am (3 years ago)

    Gracie looks just gorgeous for her communion. The garden, well, maybe not so much :)

  4. we three doxies
    May 6, 2013 at 6:26 am (3 years ago)

    OH MY GOODNESS…da girls look absolutely BEAUTIFULS!!!!!! What a special day fur them!
    I am just flabbergasted by da holes…they is exquisite. I would has loves to has seen there technique…hehehehe.


  5. urban hounds
    May 6, 2013 at 6:51 am (3 years ago)

    Congrats! She looks adorable. You know whats interesting? On my blog today I wrote about a tree at my moms house that was planted 28 years ago when I was seven, on the day of my firs tcommunion. Its pretty big now.

    urban hounds

  6. Sue at Talking Dogs
    May 6, 2013 at 7:02 am (3 years ago)

    Gracie and her cousin, Eileen are just beautiful! Our pack would love to dig some holes with Sherman and Leroy. Preferably at your house 😉

  7. emma
    May 6, 2013 at 7:29 am (3 years ago)

    Oh boy, mom would kill us if we dug holes in the yard. Good thing we don’t dig!

  8. 2browndawgs
    May 6, 2013 at 7:43 am (3 years ago)

    Gracie and her cousin look just beautiful. Love the pictures. Congratulations to both of them. Were you sweating the sandals and short sleeved dress with our never ending winter? lol As for the Newfs…well boys will be boys. :)

  9. Hawk aka BrownDog
    May 6, 2013 at 7:56 am (3 years ago)

    Hi Y’all,

    What beautiful little princesses!

    Maybe I should take lessons from your boys on digging…only I’m never allowed outside without one of my Humans so digging a hole would be impossible. SIGH…

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  10. MelF
    May 6, 2013 at 8:07 am (3 years ago)

    LOL! Oh my Jen. Like you want holes in your yard when you’re having family over after your daughter’s communion. I guess the boys could have done something worse. Wait. What would that be exactly? I better not ask. :)

    Absolutely loved the pictures of Gracie and her cousin. I hope you frame them. Beautiful job on them Jen.

    Still laughing that the boys dug holes. LOL!

  11. houndstooth4
    May 6, 2013 at 8:29 am (3 years ago)

    Why am I not surprised that Leroy wasn’t ashamed? I think he and Lilac could be related…

    Gracie and Eileen look beautiful in their dresses! :) I hope the party was a lot of fun!

  12. barkandchatter
    May 6, 2013 at 8:47 am (3 years ago)

    Uh-oh! Good thing first communions don’t happen every week! Congratulations to Gracie – what a little beauty!

  13. Priscilla
    May 6, 2013 at 9:13 am (3 years ago)

    The girls are so pretty! And the boys, they just looked for their own entertainment and kept themselves busy so they wouldn’t disturb their mom.

  14. Heart Like A Dog (@HeartLikeADog)
    May 6, 2013 at 9:18 am (3 years ago)

    The girls are gorgeous and I bet you had such a fun time!! The boys heard you wanted to get rid of the above ground pool and go with an in ground, they were trying to save you a little money. :-)

  15. snoopys@snoopysdogblog
    May 6, 2013 at 10:06 am (3 years ago)

    Haha Guys,

    You tell them! No-one ignores Leroy and Sherman! Even if there are two very pretty little girls around!

    Have fun everyone,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  16. FleaByte
    May 6, 2013 at 10:38 am (3 years ago)

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Your boys need mama time. And the girls are adorable. Congratulations, Gracie, on your first Communion! That’s quite a big step in growing up.

  17. SlimDoggy (@MySlimDoggy)
    May 6, 2013 at 10:52 am (3 years ago)

    Great pics of the kids, both human and canine. What is it with the digging? Our Maggie May loves to dig – but for her it’s like a stress valve…she’s stressed about something she goes and digs for a few minutes and then it’s like this big AAAHHHH…and I see her relax.

  18. Nichole
    May 6, 2013 at 11:20 am (3 years ago)

    ha ha ha…… The just figured they were saving you some cash on the landscaper, right?

  19. Jessica
    May 6, 2013 at 11:58 am (3 years ago)

    The girls look like they’ve got about the right ratio of sweet : mischief. As for the boys . . .

  20. tarynft
    May 6, 2013 at 12:10 pm (3 years ago)

    The girls look beautiful!

    I didn’t know Newfs were the digging kind. My next door neighbor’s was the mellowest and sweetest dog ever!

  21. Cheryl
    May 6, 2013 at 1:05 pm (3 years ago)

    By the look on Leroy’s face, he is telling us…
    “You know Mom…this is all your own fault! If you hadn’t been too busy all week and just ignored us, I wouldn’t have need to force Sherman into mischief!! And, you know what that does to him. Really Mom! Look at him back there…the guilt is killing him! I sure hope this teaches you a good lesson!”

  22. Elizabeth Bergesen
    May 6, 2013 at 1:34 pm (3 years ago)

    The girls look beautiful! What a fun day for everyone :)

  23. jan
    May 6, 2013 at 1:44 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the creativity of dogs who can find their own source of entertainment.
    That is, I love it when OTHER people’s dogs do that.

  24. Bethany
    May 6, 2013 at 2:33 pm (3 years ago)

    Congats Gracie and Eileen… and to Sherman and Leroy too, sort of. My boys and I have a similar “deal” about what they get to “do” when I am busy. I don’t remember agreeing but my dogs are smarter than me, right?

  25. Mary
    May 6, 2013 at 3:19 pm (3 years ago)

    Leroy was making a statement with his crossed paws. Right?

  26. Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning
    May 6, 2013 at 4:40 pm (3 years ago)

    Gracie and her cousin both look very pretty – a very special day in the life of a young girl.

    And yes, if you don’t keep those boys occupied, they will find their own fun. We know all about that here:)

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  27. Jackie Bouchard
    May 6, 2013 at 5:58 pm (3 years ago)

    Great pics of the girls. Looks like everyone had fun – until some of them got busted!

  28. somethingwagging
    May 6, 2013 at 7:25 pm (3 years ago)

    Yep, digging is Honey’s default behavior when she’s bored too. it’s a sure sign I need to spend more time with her.

    Gracie looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing her big day with us. At least you can count on the kids, right? 😉

  29. rubytheairedale
    May 6, 2013 at 8:03 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh, Ma is ooooooin’ and awwwwwwin’ at the beautiful gurls!!!! Oh, Ma says it brings back memories when she had her furst communtion (I’m surprised she can remember that far back, frankly!!!!!).
    I’m so glads it was a day to remember for the whole family!
    Oh boys!!! Very impressive!! I do like to excavate myself, butts I’ve never gotten as far as needin’ a wheelbarrow to cover it! FABulous job! hehehehe
    I LOVE your pose Leroy…..yups.

  30. Pip
    May 6, 2013 at 9:36 pm (3 years ago)

    OK, the picture of your little girl is absolutely beautiful! The picture of the boys is hysterical!!!

    Your pal, Pip

  31. Sand Spring Chesapeakes
    May 6, 2013 at 9:54 pm (3 years ago)

    Beautiful pictures. Thanks for the blog hop. Your newfies are beautiful.

  32. KB
    May 6, 2013 at 10:42 pm (3 years ago)

    Beautiful photos of your daughter! Wow! I love the boys’ mischief!

  33. Misty Shores Chesapeakes
    May 6, 2013 at 11:07 pm (3 years ago)

    Beautiful girls! I think they were just trying to help with the gardening 😉

  34. Lisa
    May 7, 2013 at 12:10 am (3 years ago)

    Those boys have quite the excavation skills! Beautiful girls. :)

  35. tylersat99
    May 7, 2013 at 2:09 am (3 years ago)

    Gracie looks very pretty for first communion. Mica when ignored a lot starts digging up the house next to the foundation. She thinks if left alone too long she can do that! Love Leroy’s expression:-)

  36. bichonpawz
    May 7, 2013 at 2:35 am (3 years ago)

    Gracie looks really pretty…and happy on her First Communion Day! Bet everyone had a great time at the party!! The boys look like they were up to some mischief!

  37. veryvizsla
    May 7, 2013 at 8:34 am (3 years ago)

    Gracie looks beautiful, I suppose that the Lads were jealous of all the attention that she got!

  38. Oz the Terrier
    May 7, 2013 at 4:37 pm (3 years ago)

    Well, it looks like the boys showed you!!! Great photos of your niece…they always look so adorable at First Communion.
    *Cairn cuddles*

  39. Jane
    May 7, 2013 at 8:13 pm (3 years ago)

    The girls look adorable! Your dogs cracked me up!

    Thanks for the Blog Hop! I’m new around the block. Stop by my blog and say Hello!


  40. SUGAR: goldenwoofss
    May 7, 2013 at 8:17 pm (3 years ago)

    Woof! Woof! How CUTE! Love the veil. Leroy got a serious face. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  41. Yes I Know My Dogs Look Funny
    May 7, 2013 at 8:32 pm (3 years ago)

    Oof. Very big dogs, very big holes. I have a few items around my yard covering some greyhound sized holes. I feel your pain.


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