Monday, April 8, 2013

Studying is hard.

Studying is REALLY hard (even when the tests are TOMORROW!).
Studying is REALLY REAAAAALLY hard when you're too busy "Ooh"ing and "Awwhh"ing.
He's just too cute!
I'm just overly obsessed.  He drives me crazy but man I love him!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Lazy days

So. Tired. Have you ever had super strange detailed dreams that leave you thinking what the what? When you wake up?

Yep. Me too. And to make matters worse, Wookie is having crazy dreams of his own! Whining and kicking and squirming.

And all mothers know you can't actually sleep if the baby isn't sleeping soundly. Sigh. Good night all!

Sleepless nights in Fort Worth Texas,
Nelisa Lauren Mansilla

Sunday, March 31, 2013

How do you get an upset puppy to sleep?

Last July when I decided I needed a puppy, I had no idea what I was getting myself into!
But $350 and a sketchy Craigslist meeting later, I was the proud doting mother of a 2 month old yorkie.
And it began. The sleepless nights of trying to crate train him were a disaster!
He would cry and cry and cry, and I would be heart broken and exhausted!
To this day I don't understand why crate training is such a necessity. I get wanting your dog to have a safe and secure place to relax, but if you don't plan on having your pup locked up, why put them through it? I could be totally wrong, but Wookie doesn't have a crate. He does have places and items that he has bonded with and when he's upset he goes to his places or he snuggles an item.
All I know is, my puppy sleeps in my bed every night, and when he can't sleep, I can't sleep.
My solution? Hold your dog so that they are comfortable (Wookie likes to lay on his back) and pet and soothe them until sleepy. Then slowly ease them down onto the bed and keep petting and soothing. Hopefully, your pup will not even notice and fall asleep! Good luck!
XoXo, nelisa Lauren Mansilla

Oh the elderly...

It's my belief that the elderly are the most patient group of people.
They constantly have people yelling to them, repeating themselves, asking the craziest questions.
My great grandpa was at dinner tonight, and I think three or four people told him the same thing at different times, and he was just as sweet as can be and never let them know he already knew what was going on.

Ah well. Respect your elderlies!
Xoxo, Nelisa Lauren Mansilla

Wookie's first Easter

Wookie Mansilla, my first born (and my only child), is celebrating his first Easter today!  I actually have him dressed up in a fancy button down shirt, but I can't get him to sit still to take a picture.  It's been in and out all day, he just won't run out of energy.

And yes, if you can't already tell, I am totally a crazy dog owner.  He's the love of my life!  Just wait until May when I post the pictures for his first birthday party :) Star Wars themed, of course.

A rebirth.

Since Easter is the day of Resurrection and rebirth, why not start something new?
It would be truly awesome if you really could just start over.  A redo button of sorts.
Come on, scientists.  That's something to really invest in!