Friday, February 18, 2011

Random Craft and Cats...

Little one and I did some random crafting yesterday. We made about a half dozen  pinecone bird feeders for our yard. It was a fun and easy project that took very little time at all. The hardest part was keeping the little one from eating all of the peanut butter.

Not only have several birds already sampled them but the dog got a taste as well. Apparently, I hung one a wee bit too low as I caught her out in the back yard with the remains of one. Oops!

The backyard has now become popular not only with the birds and pinecone eating dogs but also with our outdoor kitties. For the past few years they have spent the majority of their time on our front porch, but more and more I am finding them sunning and also pooping (ARGH!!) in the backyard and back stoop. The dog loves it as she enjoys eating their scooby snacks aka cat shit but our indoor kitty is not so sure that she likes them infringing on her space and privacy.
"I think that we have a peeping tom!" she says.
"Oh my mistake he's neutered!"
Hee Hee! Sorry. A little bit of  bad veterinary humor.
Happy Friday!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ch Ch Ch Chia Kitty Update...

So it has been about 9 days since I planted the Chia Kitty and sad to say but it looks like Kitty has the mange.
I thought by now she would look more like this...
 Instead she looks more like this...
Yikes! Even with faithful watering and misting at the same time every day, her coat is just not what I had imagined it would be. It is very thin and scraggly looking and in some places it looks like the seeds aren't going to sprout.  Poor kitty, maybe in a few more days she will look more like she was supposed to but I'm guessing that the kitty on the box was wearing a wig!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Good thing it's non-toxic and the tale of Little Miss NO!

Little one really enjoys drawing so I picked her up a set of markers at Walmart the other day. It is still to cold to play outside so I have been forced to branch out on my indoor play ideas. Since the couch incident  I generally try to steer clear of anything that can make a mess inside the house. Outside messes, fine. Inside messes, not so much. I noticed that she came home with some pictures done in marker from school so I thought, why not?
So here is the little artist...
 
 And here is the reason I bought non toxic completely washable markers....
 YUM!
( In my own defense, I was cooking dinner and hubby was in charge! He swear's he looked away for only a moment...)
In other news we have been having a lot of visits from a little girl I like to call Little Miss NO!!! She very closely resembles our little one but has an attitude that makes you really want to put her in a box and send her back!
In her debut pictorial...
Screaming NO! I won't take off my shoes!
The angry heading to time out look, still hasn't taken off the shoes...
The I'm sad from being in time out but still not taking off the shoes look... 
 Hopefully it's just a stage and she will go back to being the sweet little girl she usually is. Although I think I can hear my mother's laughter now as she thinks to herself "This is only the beginning and payback is such a bitch!"
One last random thing to end this post...
For Christmas hubby and the little one gifted me with a Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia Pet! After all the years I have made fun off, laughed at their commercials and sang their jingle I have never actually seen in person or tried a Chia pet.  Introducing my newest pet, Chia Kitty!
This is her first picture after being freshly seeded a few days ago. It is a lot smaller than the box and the commercial make you think it is. It has started sprouting already so it will be interesting to see if I can keep it alive long enough for the coat to fill in.  Will post more pics as it grows.
Meow!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

I figure when Hubby mentions how out of date the blog is it's time to do a new post! We really have had no excitement around here lately unless you count potty training and a flu like virus as excitement.  The little one is doing really well with the potty training (knock on wood!) it has been several days without an accident. We were housebound for almost 10 days while she was sick with a nasty virus that ran rampant through the preschool. I was thrilled when she recovered enough to go back to school on Wednesday.
Unfortunately, the weather outside is not cooperating with our desire to be out of the house. So what better way to celebrate a healthy kid but by taking her out and exposing her to more kids and germs with a trip to the aquarium on a nasty Saturday morning.
The normally gorgeous view of the bridge from the aquarium looked really strange with half the bridge gone in a haze of fog. 
Jaws theme song starting now...
The little one really enjoys the aquarium and always especially loves the camping exhibit they have there. Gross but cool, we saw two barn owls feeding their baby a dead mouse in this exhibit. Here she is warming herself by the campfire.
Here's a little video clip of the little one getting friendly with the fish...



This next fine video is a test video. I am trying to learn how to use the Flip video editing software...


Hopefully the weather will improve and we be able to head outside tomorrow!