Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Something crafty is a foot!

Yes, an actual CRAFT at Crafty Knitty Kitty. Amazing, I know!

Emma loves Abby Cadabby from Sesame Street, especially her wand! She got an Abby doll for Christmas and Abby has a little wand in her hand. It does not come off, but Emma has tried many times to get it out of her hand. So I decided that I'd make Emma her own wand. I went to Michaels and bought some purple and pink beads, some dowel sticks, and some wooden stars. I plan to wrap the dowel stick in a pink or purple fabric and glue it down, then paint or color the stars for the top of the wand. Then I'll throw some beads on it and she'll love it, right? Ok, now I need to get started on this, so stay tuned!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Random thoughts

My house is a mess. I just can't keep up with cleaning. I can barely grocery shop and cook meals 75% of the time. Our carpet is so gross I am thinking of buying a extremely large rug to cover it.

I'm very close to buying a jogging stroller. In fact I think I'm going to order one tomorrow, I just want to sleep on it tonight. I really want to start running and walking again. The weather will be getting nice again soon and in 2008 and part of 2009 I really enjoying getting out with Emma. I had bought a used jogging stroller but finally got rid of it because one tire kept going flat. Anyway, I hope to have my new one by next week sometime!

When spring arrives I want to start letting the kitties outdoors for a few hours everyday. Any poop and puke that can go outside is less for me to clean up. I'll have to get them vaccinated and that will cost some money but I think it'll be worth it. We have a friend that mounted some kind of glossy sheet metal all around the top of their fence to keep their cats in, and Tony says he'll do it for our yard. Even if he doesn't, I think they need to be outside some, for my own sanity. By about 3pm everyday they are camped out in the kitchen waiting for dinner and trying to trip me by walking around my legs. I can hardly go into the kitchen without getting attacked by the cats. It's probably because they are starving. I have stopped feeding them as much as they want. Less food in should equal less poop out, right? Right. But don't worry, I'm not starving them, they are still getting plenty. I'm just not letting them snack all day.

Finally, I will try to post more often as I've apparently got at least 7 readers out there! Thanks for posting your comments!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Getting closer?

We may be getting a bit closer to weaning Emma. The last two weeks I've been trying to change her naptime routine to more closely resemble her bedtime routine (when she doesn't nurse). We've been reading stories and I offer her water from her night time sippy cup. Most days she still asks to nurse. I try to get her to take the water instead but mostly she still nurses. But the first time she didn't nurse at naptime was Friday, January 8. It was strange really, she didn't even ask to nurse that day! I read stories, she drank her water and then she slowly drifted off to sleep as I rocked and sang songs to her.

On Monday January 11 it worked again. She asked to nurse but when I offered the water she accepted it without any tears so I went with it. Day two of napping without nursing! Then on Wednesday January 13 we didn't nurse again, but it wasn't a smooth naptime. She asked repeatedly, about 10 times. If she had started to cry I would have nursed her but she didn't. So that was day 3 of not nursing at naptime.

Then on Sunday, the 17th, we didn't nurse because we were traveling back from Waco. I timed it so that we left when Emma was tired and she just feel asleep in the car. But this week she has demanded to nurse everyday and when I try to distract her with water and books she's not buying it. So I will keep trying and hoping that she can adjust to not nursing.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

De-lurker Day!

Apparently today is De-lurker day. You're supposed to leave a comment so I know you're out there! Just say hi, or bye, or something. You don't have to sign up to blogger to comment. You can select the Anonymous option but then leave your name inside your comment!

I'll guess that I get 1-2 comments. But that's ok, I'm certainly not writing to create a big following!

I promise to update again soon, we have been making progress on weaning Emma so I have to chronicle that for the blog.

Monday, January 11, 2010


Well I've gotten some inquires about why I haven't been blogging so I'm back! I was just a little swamped with Christmas, Emma's second birthday, the New Year, the New Decade and occasionally sleeping that blogging was put on hold. Don't worry dear readers, I'm back! I'm so flattered that you both missed me! ;)

I know we are already 11 days into 2010 but I wanted to take a little look back on the last decade and highlight some events.

April 8, 2000 Met a cute boy with blue eyes out the country at a failed tubing trip turned cookout. I sang an annoying song and he later ask a mutual friend for my phone number.

April 28, 2000 Had a first date cute boy. It took him a few weeks to fit me into his busy schedule but I think he's glad he did!

May 5, 2000 My sweet childhood cat Tiggy passed away after a brave but fast battle with cancer. It was a Thursday and I was in the mist of my last finals at UT before graduating. I knew that he was dying and planned to go home on the weekend to be with him. But my Mom called and said that I need to come home asap. So on Thursday morning I took a final at 9am and then drove to West. My mom went with me to the vet and we had to put my sweet Tiggy to sleep. Very sad day. Had second date with cute boy.

May 27, 2000 Graduated from University of Texas!

November 3, 2000 Cute boy (know as Tony or husband from here on out) asked me to marry him! I said "HUH?" then "YES!"

November 3, 2001 Got married!

June 2004 Purchased our first (and current) home.

November 2004 Welcomed Chloe Cat into our home.

April 2006 Welcomed Anya the Lillipoots kitty into our home.

August 16, 2006 Lost my Pawpaw to cancer.

May 5, 2007 Discovered we were pregnant with Emma!

May 15, 2007 Lost Granny Peterson.

December 25, 2007 Emma's due date.

December 28, 2007 Emma's birthday date!

July 20, 2008 Lost Granny Mangrum.

The rest of the decade was filled with lots of days of fun, love and little sleep!