Tex is getting so big! He no longer sleeps in his crate downstairs. Now, he sleeps on his 'big boy bed' in our bedroom. The first few nights were a little rough when we felt like we had a newborn in the house again. I barely slept because I was so intent on listening for him to go into the bathroom and start digging through the trashcan, or -worse- Charlotte's litter box. One morning I woke up and stepped on something squishy and wet - thankfully, it was only a camellia blossom which he loves to bring in.
We've had lots of cold weather lately and Tex has figured out that the best place to be (if he can't be snuggled up next to someone on the sofa) is on top of the vent in the kitchen.
McIver does a great job of getting up and dressed to he can play with Tex every morning before school.
On the days that I don't drive carpool, the kids like to put him on a leash and run around the front yard with him. (PS: Check out Olivia wearing a BOW in her hair for the first time in 2 or 3 YEARS! I probably shouldn't admit how happy that made me, but it did. She wanted to look nice to make her Japan presentation at school.)
Tex spent yesterday afternoon playing outside with Skittles. Actually, he spends most afternoons outside playing with Skittles, but yesterday, he came home smelling more like a dog. It probably has more to do with the fact that he's growing up than that he was playing outside. But, we decided to give him a bath in my bathtub anyway. He really didn't mind it too much. Olivia took some pictures: