Thursday, February 17, 2011

Melting Snow and Ice Finally...


Yesterday it got up to 70 and I had the windows open and furnace turned off.  Yeah!!!!   What a long long winter it has been.  The kittens have survived the outdoors living in the hole under our porch through ice and freezing temperatures.  Every morning I have brought them food and water and had supplied a shelter for them although they preferred the hole.  I had even opened the door for awhile to see if they would just come in the house.  They won't.  I have sat outside in freezing weather trying to get them to come to me.  They didn't.  They have been here since Thanksgiving so they must be about 3 months or maybe 4.    I have added the plush little beds for them and as you can see they seem to appreciate them.  I know they wait for me to come out and feed them bright and early every day...but when I open the door they hiss at me and then run under the house.


But they sit on our step and watch us through the patio door.  They are so cute.  I love to watch them wrestle with each other and play with leaves and rocks and what ever they can amuse themselves with.    Maybe this summer they will warm up to me and I can start to run an ad to find them a home.  I have to catch them first to get them somewhere.  Anyway...it was so nice to wake up this morning and see that the snow and ice was finally all melted!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sixty Is the New Forty....


Today Bob turned 60 and we had a meal and cake celebration for him yesterday.  The day filled with family all together and helping with the meal preparation meant so much to me...and I know for Bob as well.  It is little times that this that make everything in the world feel right and good.  In the photo above...Maddie is making her first cake with some help from Uncle Bobby.
 
Here she is icing the cake and sharing some of it with Grandpa.


Katy and Bobby help Maddie snap the ends off of the beans.


 Later Grandpa tries to rock Kayla to sleep.  Bob bought this rocking chair when he lived in Minneapolis before we met each other.  We rocked our children in it when they were babies and now our grand children.





He started out holding both kids but ended up posing with one at a time.
Kayla really wanted to get the cake, and did manage a few times to  eat some of it.


Turning Sixty is not that bad.  Happy Birthday Bob!  We love you!

Clifford 1994 to 2009

Clifford   1994 to 2009
The Best Dog Ever