Saturday, February 26, 2011

Kitty Powers

The Powers family are now the proud owners of a kitty cat!!! I went to KC yesterday to pick up the little guy from the shelter that he has called home for the last year, and we made it back home today at about 4. Even though we've only been actively looking for a cat for a short time, it felt like it was forever! It just makes us all that much more grateful that we found our little boy in the end :)
It's so funny that we ended up finding him at a shelter after all. Since we needed a hypoallergenic breed, I figured there was a slim-to-none chance of finding one at a shelter. I then turned to a person who said they had a kitten to sell, and would ship to us (they were in FL). We thought that it sounded great, and went ahead with it. In the end, it turned out to all be a scam centered around an imaginary kitten. Our collective hearts were broken. The idea that we had lost money didn't even compare to the feeling of disappointment, confusion and plain old anger.
Several days later, on a whim, I called a shelter about a potential kitten. This kitten had just been adopted out, but there was another slightly older cat that needed a home :)
We were all excited, but were trying to not put the horse in front of the cart (I had to explain that one to Jolee the other day LOL). After some correspondence with his "Mommy", we realized that we would be bringing this little boy home! YAY!
As of right now, he is still in Brady's room getting aclimated to his new surroundings. The kids don't quite understand that cats are different than dogs, and may not be as interactive at first. We are all so in love! I'll keep everyone updated!
PS- His name is Rio, but were still debating on if that will stay...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sheer Genius

My child is a genius. I know this comes as no suprise. My belief was re-affirmed today at daycare. Here's my proof:

Brady had his very first day of daycare/preschool today! He got dropped off at around 9, and then I picked him up around 12. With this being his first day, I didn't want to push it too much. Heres a shot of how excited he was on the way:

Brian tried to take a picture of him posing in front of the building, but I think he was so excited that he couldn't stand still! LOL

Today was a wonderful experience for ALL of us. (Plus, Mommy got to go shopping!)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Mack Experience

While we were in KC this last weekend for my besties sons' birthday party, my Dad took us on a tour of his work. While we were there, Brady got to have the thrill of a toddler's lifetime and SIT IN A MACK! (That is a term for any large semi-truck type vehicle, thanks to CARS the movie). He was a bit skiddish, but he has been telling everyone about it since then LOL. Papaw pulled the horn at one point and Brady jumped out of his diaper (it's alot louder when you're right next to the truck!) So glad we got to do that :)

Yeah, I Married a Great Guy ;)

So, my husband is pretty much amazing! He's been in a DIY-kind of mood lately, and has done a few things around the house. Last Friday he surprised Brady with a table he made for his electric train set and his race track. He did it all himself, and it couldn't have turned out any better!!! Brady loves it, and wants to be down at the warehouse all of the time. Then, today, he did something sweet for me :)
My new obsession has resulted in a TON of rolls of ribbon laying around. Well I made the comment about how I would like a stand for all of them, and wouldn't you know it, he took that as a hint to build one himself. After taking Jolee to school this morning he went to the store and picked up the supplies and got to work. Thirty minutes later, Mommy has a new ribbon holder! (And I already have it full!)

Thank you Daddy! We love you!!!!

Tuesday Close-ups

This is what happens when your 9-year old hijacks your camera while your driving. Theres nothing you can do to stop her from taking bizare close-ups. She snapped another one, but it's a close-up of the inside of her mouth...don't think you want to see that! (I know I didn't)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I'm obsessed!

Here is a picture of my new obsession: BOWS! I got an awesome tutorial on ETSY, and have been making them like crazy ever since. Can't wait to get these to some of the beautiful little girls I love!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

Since yesterday was Valentines Day, we got to go to Jolee's school for their V-day party! It's always alot of fun to see the kids and what they made for their boxes...there were some really good ones this year! Brady is still quite the crowd pleaser, and he does better and better every party. After the party we went and had lunch together at our fav place in town and overall had a wonderful day! Hope everyone had a love-filled day! XOXOXOXO!

The scene of the sugar fueled craziness

Jolee and her flower pot Valentines Day box

Me and Jolee

Jolee and her friend Haley just happened to show up with the same idea :)

Brady had his eye on some goodies...

He even got some love from the ladies today (Kaylynn)

He was very proud of his cookie

Jolee and her good friend Kaylynn

Me and Kaylynn's mommy, Ann Marie

Mr. Walter and Kaylynn

Brady and Jolee with their stuffed animals and wonderful Daddy

My kids and Mr. Walter

My Valentine gets cuter every year!!!

Well, both of my boys do!!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Finger Painting!

Brady has been bugging me for a while now to get out the finger paints that I got FOREVER ago....and last night was the night. It's always so funny to watch a kid experience something that they never have before. At first he was really concerned about using his hands, but soon he got right into it! Jolee showed him exactly what to do. He ended up only using his entire handprint. No fingers for this kid! We ended up some very amazing works of art!!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wishing for More Warm Days

So, I've decided I'm officially the worst blogger on the planet. Thank goodness that this is solely for fun and nothing else, because it always seems like it gets put on the backburner. But in my defense, we have had a kindof crazy few weeks. Both kids got the flu and got really sick. It was not fun at all. But all is better now, and Jolee got ANOTHER snow day...crazy! So in honor of the snow falling outside, here's some pics from a couple of weeks ago when we were having a beautiful, warm day outside that made me sooooo ready for spring!

Brady was digging rocks out of his shoes all day!

The kids and I dug for rock for a long time