awwww… We hadn’t taken any sleeping baby pictures yet because we are so afraid of waking one or the other up, but Noah was taking a ridiculously long nap so I snapped one.
Noah figured out how to go backwards on Tow Mater, now he can get into stuff with his brother.
Petting the elephant
Ezra stuck trying to crawl over Tow Mater
Hanging out in our jammies
Their faces clearly say nap-time! We received these shirts as hand-me-downs, aren’t they cute? I promise I was going to put pants on the boys, but after wrestling with Noah for 5 minutes, who btw is way easier to dress, I gave up. Ezra picked out the flames himself.
Also, I was only able to get one pic before baby attack!
Yesterday this cat tried to attack mine through the window. It was hilarious! She kept trying and she was growling and smacking the window, giving both my guys the stink eye! (we have tried to rescue her, but she is very wild, she is the momma of the kittens I rescued last spring, my neighbor feeds her, so she hangs around, but I have never seen her attack my cats)
When we tell people how old the boys will be when we come home, they are quick to say, “Oh good, they will be sleeping through the night.” Or something like that. While we hope that they will sleep through the night there is no guarantee that they will.
For the next couple of weeks I will be going through a test run of midnight feedings. Yesterday I managed to find kittens to foster. They are very young and need to be bottle fed. I am feeding them every 2-3 hours during the day and every 4 hours at night. Last night was my first night and it didn’t go so well. The kittens weren’t used to bottle feeding and just couldn’t get the hang of it. I felt so bad that I couldn’t deliver the nutrition that they need. I swung by the vet this morning and got a small syringe and let’s just say they are now little eating monsters! I don’t mind getting up a couple of times a night to make sure these little guys get a good start to life. I know they will be a lot of work, but it will be worth it.
The group (six total, three black/white, two all black, and one black/white/charcoal)
One of the little ones in my hand to show the size
Yes I am aware of the fact that we will likely travel to Ethiopia before they all find homes. I have a back-up foster home for when the time comes. They just couldn’t do all the work of bottle feeding.
For those of you that dont know. One of our cats, Carter, is super wild.
Carter – Seen here in his native jungle habitat.
I mean runs around the house, full speed, peeling out on tile, leaping over furniture, scaring dogs 8x his size wild. Carter LOVES christmas. I mean loves it. He loves to take the stockings down. the garland down. and normally, he just naps, and removes lights and ornaments from the tree.
Not this year. He’s working on taking the whole thing down.
Carter in action:
(sorry for the lame cell phone video. Its all i had on me in a pinch)
Adoption Update: Today marks eight months or 35 weeks of waiting for our referral. I cannot believe it has been that long, time is flying by. There was finally a much anticipated sibling group referral this week, the couple waited just shy of 12 months, 4 year old girl and 18 month old boy. A six month old girl was also referred this week. Congratulations to the happy families!
Work-Outs: Let’s just say I took the week off! I was so lazy this week and I blame it all on Matt, had he not spoiled me so much for my birthday weekend I would not have been so lazy. It was really hard to get back to normal life! Matt woke up early and rode his road bike all week, he loves riding early in the morning, while I am content to be in bed.
Gardening: Things are sprouting away. It is so nice to see some green out there. We are having a little sunshine problem, with the sun being low in the horizon and our acacia trees getting so big, little is making it through to the garden. I am going to come up with some sort of reflectors out of used political signs to get a little more light on the garden. Thankfully this is only a problem for about four months out of the year.
Random Stuff: It finally is feeling like fall! I am so excited, the weather is absolutely gorgeous. I can keep the windows open all day and enjoy the fresh air. We were finally able to turn off the A/C for the year. I hope to keep it off until May again.
Cabinet Matt hung for me on my birthday, complete with kitty shelf.
Carter’s new favorite napping spot
Matt and I have slowly been preparing our house for the arrival of Tom and Jerry. We do little things around the house each and every month. Some things are for them, some things for us (the kind of things we know we won’t have time for after they arrive). This weekend we sold a lateral file cabinet that was in my office/den/future playroom and finally had a place to put the table we had bought Tom and Jerry from Ikea. Carter loves the new addition to the room and thinks it is a great place to catch the morning sun.
I like going at a slow pace preparing for their arrival. We don’t know how long the wait will be, and if everything was already finished I believe the wait would be harder to go through. This nice slow pace gives me hope for the future, while keeping me here in the present.
I know of a lot of people who don’t like cats because they are supposedly very independent, but I beg to differ. My boys are not independent at all. They might have a few moments of independence but most of the time they MUST be near me. Continue reading “My little helpers”
Jackson looking quite perturbed at the most recent business figures. Who needs an accountant when you have a cat?
One of my favorite Christmas gifts.
I never had the privilege of using a food processor before and I am in love! I asked for it in hopes of making baby food, but last night I had to give it a try. I chopped up an onion and graded a block of cheese. It was super quiet and fast, and not nearly as whiney as the hubby! (Actually Matt can be very helpful in the kitchen, so I shouldn’t complain about him.)
My mom got braces today. I am totally shocked! I am also probably spilling the beans for her, but she should know I blog about almost everything. She is discovering the joys of what you can eat with braces and the lovely soreness that you usually have for about a week after each appointment.