Sunday, November 30, 2008

New Daisy Pics

So Daisy has been wtih us for 6 weeks now. She's definitely gotten bigger and it makes me sad that she's not that tiny little thing anymore. It's actually amazing how fast they grow. She's a really wonderful cat. She lets the boys hold her, even when she's sleeping. She really took to Sara and her boyfriend, Kevin, who were just up here for the Thanksgiving holiday. She loves to play and we are really thankful that she's a part of our family.
I have to say that the picture of her sitting there, belly up, is one of my favorites. It's so hysterical that she would just sit like that and I was lucky enough that she didn't move when I ran to get the camera. We were joking that she looks like she wants to scratch, drink a beer and switch the channel. ;)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I hope you all have a wonderful day.

Our plans include watching the Macy's Day Parade, watching a few football games (Go Cowboys), eating a lot, playing some games, enjoying having family together for the day, etc...

I'm thankful for my family. I'm thankful that we're all happy & healthy. I'm thankful for quality time spent with family during the holidays.

So pig out, enjoy the day & be thankful!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Things I've done in My Life....

This was something we did on Scrapfreak today and I wanted to share here on my blog. Thank you Kristin for the idea! I also thought it would be nice to have a "non kitty" blog entry. LOL.

The things I've done are bolded. Umm, if any of you know of things I *have* done, but I forgot about, please let me know. ::: snicker :::

1. Started your own blog - well yeah!
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to DisneyWorld (never to Disneyland, though) - I've been to DisneyWorld over ten times. Woo Hoo
8. Held a praying mantis
9.Climbed a mountain
10. Sang a solo - visions of elementary school chorus!
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty - school class trip
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. seen the Mona Lisa
20. Slept on an overnight train - the autotrain to Florida!
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill - oh heck yes.
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run - I loved softball!
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling - snorkeling in Bermuda was awesome.
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater - The Ledgewood drive in!
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check - no comment. lol
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy - I've got my teddy bears.
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial - 8th grade trip to Washington, DC
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle - my dad was driving it!
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car - I've had 5 new cars. :)
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox - I was in 3rd grade and my brother also got them. We drove our mother crazy!
89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous - Cyndi Lauper when I was in highschool.
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby (or two)
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day - I used to read Danielle Steel books on the beach when I was a teenager and I'd polish them off in a day.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

She's almost 10 weeks old!

I thought it was time to write up a bit of an update on the kitten vs. just sharing another picture. So I'm going to share a bunch of new photos & also write a few tidbits about our furry little girl. We adopted her almost 4 weeks ago. Where did 4 whole weeks go? She definitely looks bigger to us now and has a maturity about her. She seems to really love living here. She is all over the house and turns into "Schizo cat" sometimes where she just tears all over the place. She'll play with pretty much anything and likes to steal things (she stole an almond from me one day and she'll eat the paper while Jim tries to read it). She likes to get under the covers with Jim at night. She's a little rough with our hands and doesn't know that we're not her toys. She loves to eat and will even steal, then eat pieces of pasta! She goes nuts for any meat and loves eating leftover chicken. This has led to a bit of a round belly.
She lets the boys play with her and isn't always scared off by their antics. She wants to play a lot - in the one picture she was trying to play with me as I was putting scrapbook pages away and she's biting her own layout as I was sliding it in the page protector. In another picture, she's peeking out of the box that was part of Andrew's magic kit - she loves to go in one end and out the other. She'll do flips in the air to try to get this seagull that's on the end of a stick. She still climbs up me and the boys call me the "Statue of Mom" since the cat acts like she's scaling a building. She's been such a wonderful addition to our family and I love that she loves us as much as we love her. :)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Daisy & the Boys

The boys were just hanging out on the living room couch playing Nintendo DS and Daisy got up between them. She decided to snooze while hanging out with her "Brothers". Jim saw them and said "That's a cute picture", so I had to get the camera and take one. You can tell she's getting bigger, huh?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

She wants to be a Parrot

Daisy likes to climb up me (she'll jump on my leg and claw her way all the way up). Yes I have many scratches on my body. Or sometimes she'll jump on me from the counter. Then, she'll sit up on my shoulder like a parrot. She's actually going to get too big to do this very soon (which will make me sad). She's growing up way too fast.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Venom The Kitty

Here is Daisy playing inside of Andrew's "venom mask" (it's a character from Spiderman). She was so funny going inside the one end and out the other, especially when she'd come out the mouth side (with the big ugly tongue). She's such a hoot to watch.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Think she's spoiled yet?

We went to Petsmart on Saturday and spent $85 on pet stuff. Trust me, we could have spent way more. lol. We were going to buy her one of those kitty condos, but man those things are pricey. We ended up with this soft pyramid thing - it has a ball hanging from inside and she goes in there to play, but she won't sleep in there like Andrew wants her to. She's a feisty little one now and she was running in and out of it while I was trying to take these pictures. You can see that she's ready to pounce in the one picture. She's really getting big already, but she's maturing in other ways that are fantastic to watch. She loves to run from room to room like a banshee and she loves to play. I just wish she'd stop trying to eat & scratch my hands - it hurts! I really love that she's starting to purr all the time. :)

Friday, November 7, 2008

My little, furry Scrapbook helper

Whenever I'm scrapping at the counter, Daisy gets very curious about what I'm doing. She cries to get up and she checks out all my stuff. Today, she decided that my Stickles looked quite interesting and they became fun for her when she realized the bottles would roll. She's just too darn cute and yes, I know, she shouldn't be up on the counter. ;-)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Me & Daisy Jane

Well I've shown you a few pictures of Daisy so far, but none with me in it. The boys helped me take a few pictures tonight and I thought I'd share. This little fur ball is so lovable. She will just cuddle up on my lap and fall asleep when I'm on the computer. She'll let me carry her around in the crook of my arm & she'll sleep sometimes. She doesn't even mind being on her back. She's just too cute!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It was the Pole's fault!

Last night, when I picked up DH's prescription at CVS, I scraped the yellow pole as you enter the drive thru lane. It's on a bend and I had cleared it past my door & didn't realize I was too close. When it was our turn to move up, I was shocked to hear the scraping sound! I was seriously upset and had a lovely crying fit over it (once I got home). Dh wasn't mad, but he's enjoying making fun of me (told me I put racing stripes on the car). It was a good opportunity to talk about how moms make mistakes, too (the boys were in the car with me when it happened. **** sigh **** I have an appointment tomorrow afternoon to have it looked at and hopefully it'll be good as new before I know it.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

1 Week Later

Do you think Miss Daisy has settled in? This is Daisy hanging out with the boys in the living room tonight while they were watching The Disney Channel. She's such a stinker and right before I took this picture, she was trying to bite their hands. She's already getting bigger and we've only had her one week!