Wednesday, August 5, 2015

babies and kittens and a girls' day!

Obviously I have once again found it hard to find time to get a post finished.  Even combining them into one longer post, it has taken me several days to get to this point- and I may still not get this finished.

First, I have to tell a great story- The old cat tower I had been using in my nursery had been getting more and more shredded and worn out.  The last batch of kittens had even started to chew on the tube at the center of it, as the fabric had completely worn away in spots!  So I made a request to the local "Reuseit" list (like freecycle), saying if anyone knew of one in better condition no longer being used to keep me in mind.  A lady I have never met emailed me to say she would like to buy me a new one!  She had it delivered to the shelter with my name on it- so we could get her a donation receipt.   It wasn't the cheap kind I had, either- it's heavy and better fabric and the kittens just love it!  I am so grateful to this very generous woman for helping me care for the babies this well!

The same day the tower arrived, Kiara came over to help me get pictures of the new kittens, who all mostly look alike.  She really enjoys being attacked by a herd of kittens!

I'm not sure these pictures helped me tell them apart, but they are great pictures!

It might have been just a few days later, I got to sit with Jonathan for two days in a row while mom and sissy were in a wedding.  It was just wonderful!!  And, of course I took the camera!

I don't know why babies are so happy on the changing table.

He hasn't gotten to the point of knowing what he's doing with his hands, but he did  manage to catch his thumb once.

Kicking and giggling on his tummy

A selfie with Oma

This past weekend, I took Kiara out for the day.  We saw the "Minions" movie- which I may have enjoyed more than she did.  
There was a display for the upcoming "Peanuts" movie, where she had to have her picture made. 
Then we stopped at ACMoore and picked up some play doh and assorted tools on the way home, since I foolishly didn't have any before.  She tried to fit in with the other "kids" there, but they weren't very friendly.

I am loving being a Gramma!

Just a quick political green thought...  Pay close attention to what the herd of contenders for the presidential race are saying about climate change.  Most of the ones on "that" side, don't think we need to do anything, at a time when some scientists are saying it's already too late.  We can't afford to let them have the final word.

I am grateful for:
My wonderful husband
A day with Kiara
The kindness of strangers
Cooler temperatures
Watching Jonathan grow


  1. What great snapshots of what has been happening . . . and what a generous gift for your happy cats! I know what you mean about time to post . . . I have some pix I uploaded 2 wks ago waiting for me to finish! :-)

  2. What a sweet and generous gesture from an unknown women!! I love the pictures with Kiara and the kitties! Hi Jonathan! He's growing so fast and even more adorable. What fun being a gramma.