Monday, September 21, 2009

Happy Six Months, Hennessey!

I can't believe that six months has gone by already! I remember thinking that Tailynn made it to six months fast, but that was nothing compared to how quick this has gone!

Hennessey is such a great baby! She's learning all sorts of things, and is getting close to sitting up by herself. She's not much for solids yet, which is okay by us! She loves her big sister and the new kitten. She doesn't sleep all night yet, and I think she's got some teeth coming in soon. So far, no hair growth, which apparently is normal for our kids. :)


In other news:
Tailynn ate play-dough for the first time today. She didn't seem to love it or hate it... Maybe "purple" isn't her flavor. ;)

Today we had the best dinner of pork chops, brown wild rice, cold pasta salad, and fresh broccoli. *yum* I made chocolate chip muffins today, so we had those for dessert, and I also canned peaches today. Tomorrow I'm planning on making Peach Butter (like Apple butter, but with peaches) and pear jelly. I like jelly! It's pretty!! Depending on how the apples are holding up, maybe starting on some apple sauce on Wednesday, too....

Cats seem to be getting along, too, which is nice. Maybe they "bonded" over the scorpion they were chasing together the other night. *shudder*

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Pirate Day!

Today was International Talk Like A Pirate Day, so, of course, we had to celebrate.

I wore my "Pirates never get hangovers because they never stop drinking" t-shirt.
Tailynn had on her Pirate Princess Mickey Mouse ears for a while.
Hennessey wore her skull and crossbones babylegs.
Matt, we decided, needed a bandanna. Good thing I've got some! So I dug out my old red one (it's the softest!) and tied it on for him. Tailynn comes in, climbs up on the bed, pat's Matt's head and says...


Um, not quite the look we had been going for, but what can you do?!

Auntie Meg also came over and brought pirate themed cards for us! What a great holiday! If you want to see 'em, go here!

In celebration, we watched Pirates III. *I love you Cap'n Jack Sparrow*

Oh, we've recently adopted a kitten. We had been fostering four of them (Jackie, Davy, Elizabeth, and Willow (formerly known as Jack and Will for two of them that went in for a neuter and came out with a spay....)). We kept Jackie, and the others have gone to get new homes. So Mischief, as many of you may know, is not the friendliest of cats. She pretty much put any kitten that happened to wander to close quickly in their place.

BUT TODAY.... we had "snuggling." The two cats were sleeping with their backs touching! It was flipping AMAZING! I hope this means that Mischief is getting a little friendlier with the new kitty. She also needs to pack on a few ounces, as she's been losing weight (and not in a good way, she only weighed a little over 8 pounds to start, and now she's down to like 6 lbs 12 oz....).

I think that's about it for now... Hopefully more to come on a more frequent basis!