Thursday, May 29, 2008

A little bit cat obsessed

This week has been pretty much all things CAT.

Nigel is fitting in just wonderfully - we think he's a GREAT kitty! The kids wear him out every day, and I think he LOVES IT!

Reagan calls him "my cat" or "Nige". It's not uncommon for her to scream his name when he's not in sight.

Jordan races home from school to scoop him up for an afternoon nap in his lap.

The dog is adjusting.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Jordan's Last Soccer Game

Still so behind and trying to play catch up....

Jordan had his last soccer game of the season. I can't even begin to tell you how much he likes soccer... and it's SUCH a good outlet for all of his ENERGY!!!

The team:
Silly boys:
"The End" (thanks for that, Jordan....)

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Nigel is HOME!

We were able to pick up Nigel last night! His mama and sister are living at my parents house, so we stayed over there for a bit to "play". We got home late, so it was off to bed for the kids... and Nigel!

We're keeping his food and litter box down in the laundry room. Since he's unfamiliar with everything here, we decided to move his bed down there too - so everything was right there for him.

Brian had a little "night light" for him and everything... we tucked him in, said good night and we were off to bed.

He was unhappy for about 2 minutes... (man, this cat can MEOW!!!) But he settled right down and didn't make a peep the entire rest of the night!

When I checked on him this morning, he was laying in his little bed, and totally excited to see me. He has the loudest purrr ever.

He's spent the morning exploring his new home, and the kids are totally IN LOVE with him. He's been GREAT! He likes lots of attention, and with the 4 kids, it's easy to get enough of it. (Aren't his markings just so pretty??? er... HANDSOME?)

Welcome home little Nigel!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Madison's Dance Performance

Madison has waited WEEKS to have her final dance performance. She asked daily how much longer she had to wait. Well, FINALLY, we had our dance revue on Friday May 16th. She was so excited ALL DAY LONG!!!

She had two dance numbers, plus the finale. I need to get photos of her in her other costume - I only have her in her "duck dance" one. (Which, by the way, Stacie made the duck costumes and won first place in the costume competition! Way to go Stacie!!!!)

Madison and her cousin, Lauryn:

(I had to put the videos in my smilebox account... for some reason, blogger wouldn't let me upload them... so there is a bit of a delay since you have to open them this way, but still worth it in my opinion... *winks*)

Dancing Duck:

Click to play Dancing Duck

The Circus is for me:

Click to play Circus Song

Monday, May 12, 2008

I think we have a name!

Our kitten (who will be home in just a week or so... YIPPEE!!!) has a name!

We narrowed it down to THREE:

and Nigel

He just doesn't look like a Figaro to me...

Oliver was last on Brian's favorites, but first on mine...

But the more I look at his sweet little face, the more he looks like a NIGEL to me. (I have to admit... I was sad that Brian didn't like Oliver that much, but I now think Nigel is the purrrr-fect choice! *winks* )

Madison is already dancing around the house saying "I can't wait until Little Nigel comes home!"

Speaking of the name... Do you like it better spelled the traditional way? (Nigel) Or the *different* way? (Nygel)

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Current Photos

You've seen their baby pictures a few posts down...

Here they are NOW! (As in, these pictures were taken today!)

Taylor, 9 years old
Jordan, 6 years old
Madison, 4 years old
Reagan, 19 months old

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Another finished baby quilt

I'm so excited for these "neighbors" to have their sweet little boy! (They've waited so long!)

Here's the card (thanks for the use of the Cricut Stacie!!!)

And the quilt:

Monday, May 05, 2008

Cat names

We are (hopefully) getting a Bengal Kitten in the next 4-6 weeks.

It's a boy...
He's the runt...
And we have no name ideas as of yet.


Here's a picture my sister took of him at the breeders home... (I want my kitty HERE!)

Sunday, May 04, 2008

My, how they change...

Taylor at 3 Months:

Jordan at 4 months

Madison at 3 months

Reagan at 2 months

Why did they all grow up so quickly?

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Chicken Coop

We (and when I say "we", I mean Brian...) have been working on our chicken coop today!

No photos of the actual coop (since the camera is STILL MIA...) but since I haven't posted pics of our chickens yet, here they are when they were babies!

They are SO much bigger now... I can't wait to either find our stupid camera or get a new one to post photos of them!

Hooray for chicken coop progress though! Another couple of evenings and it should be DONE! :)

Friday, May 02, 2008

My Madi

Madison just turned 4 the end of February, but she's already talking about being FIVE.

"I'll help clean the house when I'm 5, not when I'm 4. It really is a 5 year olds job."

"My legs are hurting because my body just can't WAIT to be FIVE!!!"

"Do 5 year olds get to go to dance AND karate AND soccer AND girl scouts?"

"4 year olds try new things, but 5 year olds eat more vegetables."

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Still can't find the camera

I'm worried that maybe the camera was thrown away.... Reagan doesn't throw a lot of things in the garbage, but it DOES happen on occasion. I can't seem to find the camera anywhere!!!

Since I don't like to blog without photos, it's gotten boring around here.

However! I found some old photos from my Mom's memory card -

Here are Grandma and Reagan feeding the chickens!