DUSTAN, JOANNA, SOPHIE & LILY

Friday, March 29, 2013

A kitty cat

Where we live there are a lot of "neighborhood" cats that roam from house to house scavenging for food.  Well, about a year ago one showed up that was just precious.  Sophie was in love, but Dustan is deathly allergic to cats, so we just enjoyed her random company until about 1 and a half months ago when Tom cats started coming around. (Every body can say UH OH together).  Needless to say about two weeks ago I started noticing a tummy on the very small cat, and felt I needed to "do" something.  After talking to some friends who have a lot more experience in the cat department, i call the vet yesterday, to see what to do, what could I do? They said if she let me pick her up (the cat) just put her in a carrier and bring her to them, they would handle it from there.  Let me tell ya'll, I have never even picked up a cat, much less tried to put it in something, and Of course we don't own a carrier. So, I thought "I do have diaper boxes that are pretty big".  So gloves, a taping gun, diaper box, old beach towel, and oh ya, my husbands GA from work, they had stopped by for lunch, and Josh wanted to help.  My husband and two girls are on our porch watching, and Josh and I head across the street to do battle.  That cat was the most friendly unsuspecting thing.  She let me pick her up and place her right inside that box.  Josh had the tape out, and closed it up faster than lightening:). Those Gater Hunters ain't got nothing on us (or maybe she was just a friendly cat).  We drove over to the Vet's clinic, and handed her over.  The whole car ride you could hear the most pitiful "meow", followed by Sophie saying "its o.k. Kitty Cat, It's OHHHHH K".  After we gave her to the front desk, I got back in the car to tears and wanting to know where the Kitty Cat was.  We didn't stop crying til we were home in bed for nap.
I am proud to say I got that cat to a place that can care for her, but I will miss her, and I think it is safe to say so will Sophie.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Welcome to Toddlerhood!

In the last year Sophie has periodically shown the true colors of being a toddler, but nothing like yesterday.
Since she has been two we have had meltdowns, tantrums, lots of giggles, and an over all good time. We haven't had much mischievousness, until now.
Yesterday Sophie went down for her nap around 12:30 and Lily was sleeping as well, so I enjoyed some quite time myself (Little did I know the storm that was coming).  Lily got up a little before 2:00 (Sophie was still asleep) so I feed Lily, and we were playing in the living room, when about 2:30 Sister Sophie slowly walks in the room with a white substance all over her face, hands, and feet.  OH and, she happens to have on one of the biggest smiles she can smile.  As I am trying to remain calm, and figure out what  the substance is, so I can have an idea of what to expect, as I take Sophie to get cleaned up, I realize at least one of the things she has on her is diaper rash cream.
So a deep breath, and I slowly walk to the bedroom door.  This is what I found:
She has opened and emptied every drawer she has, on to the floor, this includes shorts, socks, tights, underwear, gloves, hats, blankets, every bow, a bag of tiny rubber bands (emptied throughout the room), ect, ect, and then she started climbing those drawers to get to the really cool stuff in the cabinets above the drawers.  (You know, all the stuff that you don't want a Two year old to have so you keep it out of reach).
She found several more things to empty out, but the most interesting were bottles of hand sanitizer, which she mixed with the diaper rash creams. She emptied every tub onto the carpet were she continued to mix it until it was a nice shiny lotion consistency.  I believe once she had ground that deep enough into the carpet she decided to come get me a show me what marvelous things she had done.
Needless to say we got everything picked up, and cleaned the carpets as best we could (at least there sanitized).  I was telling a friend yesterday after it happened, and all she could say was welcome to Toddlerhood, so hello all you parents of Toddlers I am here with you, and I say thank you for welcoming me into your club.

Monday, March 25, 2013

My mamma is 61

This weekend the fam and I went to celebrate my moms 61st birthday on Sunday.
After church we drove into Garland and celebrated with one of the best briskets my dad has done, and cake (lets not forget the cake).  Sophie and Lily got to play with their cousin Ashlyn.  The older girls had so much fun just running in and out the back door.  A cold day turned beautiful, and we all just sat around and enjoyed each other.  I really am so blessed to have not only my husband and girls, but an amazing family all the way around.