Friday, January 29, 2010

Our new baby

This is Spicket. She has been hanging around our neighborhood for a while. I would hear her screaming around the neighborhood and worried about my big cat Buddy. I always thought she was wild and would never come to me. But one day she was screaming behind the house and I tried one more time to get her to come to me. This time she came right up to me. She was so thin, you could see her ribs, back bone and her hind courtiers. She was even losing her hair. I felt so bad that I took her right in and started feeding her. Now I can't get her out of the house. I guess she is ours. Its a good thing to because shortly after that It was our big snow storm and I don't think she would have made it. The only problem we are having now is she spoiled and the dogs think she should wrestle with them like Buddy does. But she will have no part of that. She will be fixed soon and packing on the weight. Isn't she lovely? I am thinking that Spicket is not a good name for her. I am thinking about calling her Prissy.


This is the little guy that adopted us before we moved to Missouri. Someone dumped him when he was a kitten and I just couldn't see him starve. Since we had horses at the time and a barn, I thought we could use a good barn cat. Jason got the call that moved us to Missouri and I couldn't just leave him. So now he catches field mice behind the house and lately he has brought a few rats up to the house for me to step on as I walk out the door. I have to watch where I step when I go out side. I don't know if it's a good laugh for him or if he is just showing off.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Another Birthday

I can't believe my little girl turns three this week. I wish my little ones wouldn't grow so fast. I can't seem to enjoy them enough, the funny things they do or say. Some of the funny looks that come across their faces. I wish I could keep them this way. Yet I can't wait to see more and like a book whats going to happen next?
So since it is Tabby's birthday next week and paw paw was here to visit over the weekend we had her party a week early. Jason went to baking again to see what he could create. He always lets me do some of the fun stuff and decorate. We are still working on it we are not pros yet. I would like to make more so we could practise but my new years resolution is to lose some weight by August. So having a lot of cake around the house wouldn't be a wise thing for me. I so like cake with my coffee.
I think making the cakes is a lot cheaper than buying them. Jason makes the fondant out of marshmallows, and I find the cake mix at Aldis for .89 cents a box. Its a lot of fun to do and I haven't been able to find cakes like these in the stores. My mom found the barbie at a goodwill store (new never been out of the box) for only a couple of dollars. You know me I don't have the money to just go and spend, so I cut corners ever where I can. If I don't know how to do something I am going to learn how. It doesn't always turn out the first time but I sure have a lot of fun trying.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


My family and I have been reading or I should say listening to these wonderful books, Little House In the Big Woods, Little house on the prairie. I love them. In the book little house in the big woods, they talk about making candy with snow. So I thought we would try our hand at it today.


well, they only talked about two ingredient, snow and maple syrup. We defiantly have the snow. I warmed up some maple syrup and the kids drizzled it on their bowls of snow. I thought it would harden a little but it didn't maybe we didn't do it right.


Yea, our candy didn't turn out like I thought that it would so, we made snow ice cream instead. Now I am off to get children down for a nap and then maybe do some scrap booking.