Wednesday, October 24, 2007
We also had a short road trip today to Kim's house so Uncle Johnny could help her take a bed apart and take to the basement so she could set up a futon in there (her computer corner desk is already set up). Kim's puppy, Max, was excited to see an outsider and jumped and tried to lick Izaac, and Izaac thought he was fun.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
This is a picture of our house from the road. The end room on the right is the one we call the "Prairie Room" because it looks across to the field and we are surrounded by native Iowa prairie, which can be quite pretty in summer. There are lots of coneflowers and different grasses and black-eyed Susans in there.
I just noticed he got a real word in there--'hug', but that may have been when I was moving his hands (not fingers on keys, just his hands on the keyboard to get some different letters in there...).
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Blogger on the blink about uploading images (saw it on another blog, also), so can't send the cute picture I have of the youngest but largest cat we own, Bogart Wrigley (Bogie) sitting in the small dog bed my friend, Kim, brought over (because her dog won't use it). I threw the round bed up on the loveseat to vacuum, and Bogie climbed in, well, sort of. Queen was all curled up in it last night (the oldest cat we have at 8 years now) so I'm not sure if they're just trying it out or taking turns being all cuddly. I'm pretty sure the two of them won't let Noel have a turn napping in the new bed.
Izaac went home yesterday afternoon after his mother's schedule changed. He'll probably return on Sunday to stay a few days. Bogart and Izaac weigh about the same--17 pounds!!
We went to Ames to meet his grandmother half-way and then used it as an excuse to eat at our favorite pizza place (George's) and stopped on the way home at the grocery store.
(I did issue a warning in the first blog about being boring, and now you realize I really meant it!)
Sunday, October 14, 2007
If she wants a performance, it's going to cost her!! We've had a great day, playing, sleeping, banging toys, talking, and watching Uncle Johnny very closely.
The cats are interested in Uncle Johnny's supper-something about salmon filets I think--and they keep sniffing the air to get closer to the plates. Those funny kitties. I like to watch the dog, too, even if it makes some weird noises sometimes. The dog came up the stairs and into my (Alex's) room at 5:15am this morning because it was thundering, but I didn't mind sharing, and went instantly back to sleep. later now... "Zaac"
Friday, October 12, 2007
This is a picture of the Trainman and his cousin, Patrick, at the rehearsal dinner for Patrick and Hannah's wedding in Chicago in August (this year). I haven't taken any interesting pictures (like Rachel and Maria always seem to) so I'll go backwards because there are some fun ones from the dinner and wedding and dance afterwards!
Izaac coming to Camp Stanhope, so busily cleaning the messes I've made this week. I love this fast internet! later now..
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
It rained 2 1/2 inches over Saturday/Sunday and then another inch overnight and on Monday. I mowed the whole 3 acres on Tuesday, but had to wait till afternoon, and then there were still sections of fairly-damp grass. Today I got out a couple of projects from TWO years ago, and it went okay, but the cats wanted in and out 24 times because it was REALLY cool outside today! (about 55 for the high)
Went to handbell choir and got all the evening animal chores done, so I'm going to bed!! later...
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
This picture was taken earlier in the day playing with his toy piano (his grandmother holds out hope he will be the next great player in the family). We also went out in the yard and pulled grass out of the ground--man that was fun!!
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
So I finished shopping, headed home and we both headed for Des Moines to retrieve Izaac until his mother is well.
This is a picture Samantha took on Sunday on his great-grandmother's lap. He crashed about 10pm (didn't want to, but was really tired) and he's still snoozing at 8:30am.
Trainman left about 6am this morning, and when he returns plans on taking his 3 remaining vacation days (which was already planned due to my Uncle Wayne coming from Bartlesville this Friday). later now...
Monday, October 1, 2007
There's a small patch of clover (I think) trying to grow back on the far side of this patch, but think I could contain that (or kill it again). ANY SUGGESTIONS?? (those are two piles of burning in the background--those brown piles that I've been cleaning out 'suckers' and sumac trees around the acreage--but it's been windy or wet so I haven't gotten a chance to rid the greenspace of them)....later now..
Trainman left for work at 6pm Sunday evening.