Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I am Woman, Hear Me Roar!

So here's the latest: this cat tree I've been working on since last summer. OK, so more thinking about off and on and pushing the pieces around the house since last summer, but you get the idea. The only thing I had to buy was the sisal rope. I think I may have bought the 1X4 but I forget. The platforms were pieces from a table Robert's mom gave us which he broke a while back (it was old), so I cut the big round in half for the main 2 platforms and used a little extra piece for the top. The carpet was leftover scraps the previous owners left of the carpet I hate and will replace with beautiful cherry wood flooring someday in the unforseeable future. I ended up nailing it together b/c my screws were too short and flimsy. So I got to use a staple gun, screw gun, sawsall, hammer and nails. By far the hardest part of the project was winding the stupid rope around and securing it on the ends. I love tools! Aren't the kitties cute?

Think they like it?

p.s. I did use some picture wire to wire it to one of the banister posts right under the very top platform, jik! (ok, what I meant was "just in case", so I guess that should be jic? Guess I was thinking of jk... Freudian slip?)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Isa's Attitude

Me (making brownies in the kitchen and noticing Isa working quietly at the kitchen table): Watcha' working on?
Isa: Nothing. Pause. It's not your business.

Wonder where she got that from!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Just What I've Been Doing

I finally finished the blanket for my Brother-in law and his wife's new (read almost 5 months old already!) baby, Charlotte. I went bright, b/c it appealed to me. The back side is a really soft red fabric, and I bound it with an orange satin blanket binding. It came out pretty, even though I didn't do so well on the machine embroidery around the edges. It was my first time machine quilting, so that's my excuse. K&D, if you are reading this, expect it in the mail soon!

We went to Chick-fil-A Friday morning for "Cow appreciation day", meaning free food if you dress like a cow "from head to toe". So we ALL did, and got over 40$ worth of the best chicken ever. I love Chick-fil-A! They have great food, great service, and they keep the Sabbath! We went early to beat the crowds, and Robert got some breakfast food (tater tots/hash browns are SOOOOO good!), and the rest of us got lunch stuff. They even gave us some free cinnamon clusters and the kids all got little stuffed cows and balloons. All b/c we are crazy enough to take our whole herd in public like this... Oh, the therapy my children will need...

Friday afternoon, we finally got to see my sister's new place and Horatio & EJ made themselves quite at home as you can see below. Angel & Oliver enjoyed playing wii for like 5 hours (I am NOT exagerrating, I swear!). We also played a bit of a board game and had some really good pizza while I did henna for my sister.

Here is my sister's tummy with henna. She's so cute, huh?

So there's a quick update. Maybe next time you'll get pics of the kids!

P.S. Mom, I did not forget your birthday! I hope it was nice, and I apologize for not calling. I'll make it up to you! I know, you can stay with us next time you're in Houston!