Saturday, July 30, 2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Olivia’s cousin,  Izzy, had her friend birthday party today at Pump It Up.  Olivia had a blast!


Of course, the first thing she does is ride in the cozy coupe just like the one she has at home.


Here she is going down the slide with Grandma!


The birthday girl!


The whole gang.  My child is the one not sitting down. Smile

Friday, July 29, 2011

Introducing. . . Kelsey!








Yes, we adopted another kitty.  A tiny 10 week old, extremely loving, dilute calico kitten.  I’m officially the crazy cat woman, I know.  But, you see. . .I don’t really have any hobbies other than blogging. . .and cats.  I absolutely love them!  They do my heart so much good.  And between that and the fact that my husband is impulsive and now a huge cat lover himself, we have three of them now.  Olivia was over the moon tonight!  She gets excited very easily, but I have never quite seen her as she was tonight.  She wouldn’t leave the poor kitten alone!  Olivia really wanted to name her Cassie (after a raccoon in one of her books) but we finally agreed upon Kelsey.  I think Kelsey will be a very social cat and very good with Olivia. . .kind of like Tobey.  Kelsey seemed to take her new environment in stride.  Tobey seemed somewhat okay with her. . .Autumn struggles with anyone new, human or feline.  Autumn is a very anxious cat and can be a bit insecure, so she’s getting some much needed attention tonight.  So, our family has grown by one.  We’re crazy, but we love it!  Oh, and we’re not 100% committed to the name, so if you all the sudden hear me call her something else. . .you’ll know we changed it.  She just looks like a Kelsey to me and it’s the only name we came up with that Olivia approved of.  She took this naming thing very seriously. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Today was Stacie’s birthday and we were honored to spend the morning with her and Madison.  You’d think Olivia equated Madison to Santa Claus based on her level of anticipation.  She couldn’t wait for Madison to come over!  Those two are too cute together!


So, Happy Birthday Stacie!! We hope you had a great day!

Olivia and I spent the afternoon singing and dancing and doing some crafts.  I got the idea for paper flowers from a Caillou episode (LOL!)  You basically stick a pipe cleaner through a flower and twirl it down to make the middle of the flower.  Olivia adored these flowers!!


We made quite a few, but Olivia wouldn’t keep them in the vase.  She carried them around all afternoon.  I have plans to use different colored, textured paper flowers and have Olivia decorate them with glitter, etc. 


While I was cutting out the flowers, Olivia practiced her cutting skills.  She is getting better and better at it and does a really good job cutting on a line.  I always feel like I have to really persuade her to color, but she loves to cut!


Monday, July 25, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

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All Clean!!

In Need Of a Home

Our family in Arkansas recently came across a kitty that is needing a home.  They are unable to keep him as they are very allergic to cats.  He is one of the most gentle and loving cats they’ve ever met and he really needs a forever home.  They have four kids and he is great with all of them. . .very kid friendly.  We have considered taking him, but are not really wanting to add a third cat.  (I’d take every cat in the world that needed a home if I allowed myself too.)  Please take a moment to consider adding him to your family.  They will be coming back to Wichita this week and could bring him if we found him a home.  He’d make a great addition!

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