Friday, November 18, 2011

Everybody wants to be a cat...

When I was young (between 5 and 10, maybe?) I had a thing about cats.  I really liked them, I wanted to have one, and really, I wanted to be one.  Cats have it MADE. There were at least two times where I KNOW that I "walked" around on all fours public.  On purpose.  And let me tell you, an (old) asphalt parking lot is rather hard on the "paws," especially if you're wearing a skirt.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Up, up, and away!

N has been putting lots and lots of effort, every day, into trying to catch up with his big brother.  You could just see it in his eyes, while rocking back and forth on all fours, thinking "gotta learn to crawl, gotta learn to crawl, I'm missing all the good stuff!" only to fall on his belly yet again.

(cricket, cricket)

Ah, it's been so peaceful here in annoying posts to read, just nice quiet nothingness.

Oh wait, you wanted new posts?

You didn't like the silence?

Well, I guess I probably COULD post something about the boys...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Likes & Dislikes

Z - reading potty books on the potty, moonbounce playgrounds, peanut butter on crackers (triscuits, of all things!), bubbles, singing nonsense syllables monotonously at the top of his lungs for 20 minutes straight, reading books to himself (he memorizes them sooooo quickly), handheld video games of any kind, asking for breakfast at lunchtime and lunch at dinnertime, asking questions and then answering them himself because a) he knows exactly what we're going to say or b) he's giving himself permission for whatever he asked for
N - flirting with strangers, blowing raspberries, standing in the dining chairs backwards so he looks like he's in prison, crawling, rubber duckies, rolling over while we're tying to change his diaper, following us from one room to the next (takes awhile, though!), trying to get in on whatever Z is doing, the letter F (efffffff!!!!!!!)
Mommy - seeing Z get better with N every day, bedtime hugs & kisses from Z, being half the double-primary of N's solar system (Z being the other), getting a little more sleep with only one mid-night feeding

Playing catch-up

It's been a busy couple of weeks since Z came home from the hospital, which has led to a dry spell here on the blog.  Pretty much as soon as we had Z all settled and feeling better, we realized that our elder statescat Earl was NOT looking good.  He'd been losing weight, being pretty lethargic, nothing too alarming by itself but when it all added together we decided we should take him to the vet.  $1400+ later, we have a diabetic cat on several medications, daily insulin shots, and dietary restrictions.  We almost lost him, but he's getting back to normal for the most part.  Needless to say, that's been pretty stressful.  On top of that were a bunch of events taking place, a couple that were photography-heavy and needed to take precedence over the blog when it came to my computer time.