Saturday, September 18, 2010

Rebekah’s Birthday Party


Today we celebrated my niece’s 8th birthday with a book party!  Everyone brought their favorite book.


Rebekah, the birthday girl!




The two youngest Wildcats






With all of these books around. . .Olivia wanted to read one.


And, yes, there was hula hooping.  Here is my husband strutting his stuff.


And I wouldn’t embarrass my husband without embarrassing myself.  At least you can’t see my braces.  By the way, I was the adult who could hula hoop the longest. . .  however, I want to know who picked up our camera and took these pictures in the first place.

It was a great party and we hope Rebekah had a great birthday!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Happy Birthday, Rebekah!




Happy 8th Birthday to my niece, Rebekah!!  Olivia adores you (as do I) and we hope all your dreams come true!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010 - Update

As if I don’t feel bad enough about my appearance since having braces, my endocrinologist told me that I was much cuter without braces.  For one, how inappropriate and two. . .thanks a lot.  That made me feel tons better. . .I don’t even want to smile anymore.  Then, I left the endocrinologist with a blood glucose meter and I have to start testing daily which I’m not looking forward to.  What a week. . .and this is after we had golf ball to baseball sized hail last night.  This week was supposed to go better than last week. :( 

At least the rest of my family is doing well. . .Olivia, Ryan and the kitties.  Autumn has even started grooming Tobey.   Tobey is a sweet little thing, but is quite the handful.  He wakes us up every morning.  He licks Ryan’s face until he finally gets out of bed and then follows him around all morning.  Usually, at 6 am. . .Autumn leaves the room, sits on a chair and watches the sunrise or something. . .she never bothers us.  Tobey is constantly trying to steal our food (which Autumn did too) and he chews on stuff.  Autumn has never chewed on anything.  We’re enjoying our two kitties, though.  Snuggling up with a kitty sure helps at the end of a bad day.  :)


Can’t leave without a picture of Olivia. 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - Update


Today, I dropped Olivia off at school, went to Jazzercise, came home, showered and picked her up.  My day was going well until I heard that Olivia shed many tears today.  I don’t really know what that means. . .did she cry the entire time?  How many is “many?”  That really breaks my heart and makes this whole school thing harder.  She was so excited to go this morning too. . .

Autumn has decided that Tobey is okay and there is no more hissing in this house.  It only took 3 days. . .that wasn’t so bad.  I even caught them walking by each other and they rubbed heads.  Awwww.   They don’t yet love each other, but I feel comfortable leaving them unsupervised.  I worry, however, because Tobey demands attention from everyone he sees and that makes Autumn kinda shy away.  I still want to make sure she gets her fair share of attention.  Oh me and my cats. . . .kinda nice that there are no concussions or emergencies  to talk about this week. 

Monday, September 13, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010 - Update

I think Tobey is actually a 3 year old trapped in a kitty’s body. . .he likes all the things Olivia likes. . .even playing trains!



Things have been a bit better between Autumn and Tobey today.  They can actually be in the same room together without Autumn hissing at him.  So, that’s a start.

Olivia goes back to preschool tomorrow.  Last Tuesday, they didn’t have school due to inservice, so she hasn’t been since that first day.  Hopefully, we’ll have another successful day.  Wish us luck!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010 - Update


Tobey and Olivia


These two are inseparable!  Tobey wants to be wherever she is and the unpredictability of a three year old doesn’t phase him in the least.  He’s definitely the social kitty.  Autumn doesn’t like Tobey any better today than she did yesterday, but has yet to cause him any harm.  We cleaned up the old guinea pig room (unfinished room in the basement) and that is where we keep Tobey at night and when we aren’t home.  He has food, water, litter box, cat trees, blankets, etc.  He doesn’t like it one bit, but I’m not comfortable leaving them together unsupervised.    Some day (when Autumn gives the green light) I’m sure they’ll both be sleeping on my pillow! :)

Thanks to everyone who has reassured me that Autumn is acting completely normal and that it will just take a little bit of time.  I have yet to hear of a cat who was introduced to a new kitten and didn’t act this way. 

Sunday, September 12, 2010 - Update


Autumn isn’t taking her eyes off Tobey!

Why do I do things that cause myself more stress?  I don’t understand that about myself.  I hate drama.  I don’t know what I expected. . .Autumn to welcome Tobey into our home with open arms paws?  I am completely stressed over making Autumn feel secure and Tobey feel welcomed and making sure they don’t kill each other in the process.  I hate seeing this side to Autumn because I’ve always considered her the gentlest and sweetest of kitties.  She hissed at me for the first time ever after smelling Tobey on my shirt. 

Anyway, so other than kitty drama. . .things are going well.   I was never totally convinced that Olivia suffered a concussion because she just didn’t fall that far and it was onto grass.  I was convinced that she had a horrible bout of the flu and the timing was really bad.  However, no one else has caught this so called flu, so I’m realizing it probably was a mild concussion and that terrifies me. . .that something so seemingly minor can cause that!!  So, you thought I was overprotective before?  Watch out!  :)  Thanks again for all of your prayers this week.  I was a wreck!!

I’d better get back to bed.  I just had to share some thoughts before I could get back to sleep.