I just remembered why I love kittens... I had forgotten for a moment while I was picking the 93rd piece of litter off of my bare foot today.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Behold, my daughter the architect.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Look who's growing like a weed?
And, although I've already posted very similar pics, I felt like we all needed a good laugh after this week. At least I did...
Friday, August 28, 2009
But at least he will always have his bed. His own special place where it still smells like him, he can go anytime for rest, scratching, licking, and to reflect on the new state of his life...
Yeah, not so much.
And just because we all can't get enough cuteness, Maddie-style.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
This video of Taylor is sideways, I know, but that's the way Blogger loaded it and I don't know how to fix it. I wouldn't use it, but I wanted you to see what's going on in the background (if you can tilt your head far enough).
I love that man!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I have been cracking jokes and giving the impression that all of Taylor's shenanigans with Harry have been 100% amusing and generally harmless. Well, yesterday she pulled him out from under the bed by his leg (I was stepping out of the shower when I heard him cry and busted her), and today it seems like his tiny front leg is either broken or at a minimum, sprained. We are hoping for the latter, and it does seem more likely since symptoms didn't appear until this morning, he is able to move/bend it, and when I gently probe it he doesn't seem to mind much. He just will not put any weight on it, and the knee (is it called a knee on a cat?) is swollen. You can see how swollen it is in this picture (it is his left leg, on the right in the picture).
As it seems to be improving throughout the day and he has started eating and trying to walk more, I am simply watching it for now. If it does not continue to improve I will take him to the vet tomorrow. Poor little guy, I feel its completely my fault for failing to fully supervise Taylor while she plays with him.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
But appearances can be deceiving. When I got out of the shower this morning, and went into the living room to check on Taylor, she was in the process of putting her little back pack on her back. I looked around, wondering hmmm, where's Harry? The little guy, who weighs maybe a pound, was zipped into her back pack. A few minutes ago, Taylor was sitting on top of a plastic lego bin tipped over, watching tv. Once again I wondered hmmm, where's Harry? Trapped under the bin. The pictures above were taken last night, after Taylor had gone to bed. That's the time when he sits with me in the recliner, and he can finally relax after a really long, really tough day. I know the feeling...
Monday, August 17, 2009
Harry actually seemed to be enjoying himself. This little guy is doing an amazing job of acclimating to the chaos in our house. I think we've found another good one. He's got big shoes to fill, and I think old Harry is smiling down (or up??) from cat heaven!
It was a long shot, but I still had high hopes. No self-respecting breastfed 9 month old would start taking a binky at this point, I know. At least that's what Maddie told me...in "baby-ese".
How did I become the crazy animal lady? After Taylor and Maddie were in bed last night, I still was covered in small creatures clamoring for attention...
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Anyway....just needed to vent.
Friday, August 14, 2009
If we can get messy, sticky, and stained pink in the process, well, all the better.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Josh/Dottie-- thanks for the note. I miss you too, always always love to see you guys!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
it's great to be home, and I will
never fly and/or stay in one hotel room with four kids again look forward to our next family trip.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Right now she is mostly just carrying it around, but at least she is not rejecting it like before.
***In 5 months or so, when she is addicted to the binky and I am struggling through screaming and more sleepless nights because I am trying to take it away, I don't want to hear "I told you so"...not from anyone, ya hear??
Sunday, August 2, 2009
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Madison's top front teeth are through, and she has developed this habit of grinding her 4 teeth together--not a pleasant sound.
And, on Wednesday, the six of us will be boarding an airplane to attend my grandfather's funeral in Colorado. Yes folks, you heard correctly. All four children will be on the plane, none of which have ever flown before. One of which is a baby, one of which is a very rambunctious 3 yr old. I tell you this so that you can make sure you do not fly Frontier on that day, reschedule any plans you may have, as a matter of fact plan to be as far away as possible. Please, save yourselves...it's too late for me, but you still have time :)