Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watcing you. --Robert Fulghum
A person's a person, no matter how small. --Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

We've been adopted?

Yesterday was a normal morning. The dogs woke me up wanting to go outside, I stumbled downstairs and let them out. Then all of a sudden, Lincoln goes completely insane and I had to go get him so he didn't wake up our whole house and the neighbors. As I was being ignored by him, I got closer to see a cat *on it's back* scared to death of this giant chocolate noise maker!

I dragged him back inside and woke Stan up. There was a little kitten who looked injured, clearly scared to death stuck on our property - how he got in our fortified back yard is still a question. But, the kitten is probably 2 weeks old and still very small so somehow she squeezed thru.

Here is Stan crawling around trying to get this little critter! We finally captured her and put her in a box then a crate and took her to the front porch b/c the dogs reeeeally wanted to go back outside and get that cat!

Here she is slurping up milk - not sure if you are supposed to give cats milk or not??

So, now here are Stan and I talking.....

"What do we do with this thing?"

"Should we tell the kids? Of course, we have to, they'd love to hold a little kitten."

"I wonder if Lathan and Michelle would take it? Maybe Becky...! Here, let's text them."

The kids wake up and stumble downstairs....

"We have a surprise for you." We explain what happened as their eyes grew bigger and bigger...

"But, we can NOT keep the cat! Does everyone understand?" They all nod... "You can go look at it but we have to find it a home ASAP. No cats here!"

Those little demon children said, "of course Moooom, we know THAAAAT.......... WHERE IS IT?!?!?!!?"

"On the front porch...."

"Mom, she is pretty!"

"Mom! We can call her Mittens because all 4 of her feet are white!" Great, the thing has a name now....

We got them dressed and they wanted to hold, "Mitzy...."

So, Becky brought Mittens some food. Aunt Shellie came to the rescue and offered to take Mittens for us, but since they have lost 2 cats in a year b/c of the wild animals where they live, Mitzy was sure to meet certain death and the kids know this.....

So, at this point, we opened the crate to let her roam free, if she stays, we'll feed her, we figured... Well, the cat apparently is NOT stupid and has not budged from our front porch!

She runs up and down the steps, hides under the bushes, sits in the little crevice of the flower pots and generally has a pretty good time entertaining herself. So, I guess we have an OUTDOOR cat named Mittens. She may also get injured and die from the cars on our busy corner or a wild animal in Munger Place - I know they are around because they are always breaking into our Dog Food. Oh, what to do....

But the kids just looooove her so much. I'm making them wash their hands every time they touch her. Not sure how long this is going to last...

Anyway, we now have a zoo. Our own little Lewis Family Zoo. 2 dogs, 3 fish, 1 cat and almost 4 kids. It's a zoo alright! Life is good.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

9 great years!

It is amazing to see how much Alexandra has grown. She is 9 going on 25 intellectually. But her heart is still as sweet as any little 9 year old girl. She is special, precious and so much fun. She has had a great birthday, according to her. She got her ears pierced, FINALLY, fun presents and a fun party.

Here is her cute cake for her small Movie Party!

Here is her favorite present! Here she is starting to type thank you letters. It's taking her some time to get used to it - but she has already read the instructions front to back. Progress being made....! It's a great typewriter, it has that old school sound as she types. As well as the old school courier font. She loves this thing.

Her happiest moment by far this birthday......

Thank you God for these last nine years. I don't deserve these 3 amazing kids, but THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. Happy Birthday Alexandra Elizabeth, I'm looking forward to my last nine years with you here with me all the time. I love you so much. You are one fabulous person.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Two Crazy Weeks

Well, one of the benefits of Homeschooling is you can be flexible with your schedule. I think the last two weeks we took it to the extreme. This week we are going to get back on track. Here was week 1.

Monday (Cleaning day, Volleyball practice, Piano/Violin) - we did a tad of school but it is very hard b/c Mary comes and does her magic. In the evening we had Volleyball practice and Violin and got home at 8pm.

Tuesday (Scripture Study, Ice Skating Lessons, Doctor Appt, Ballet and 1st Volleyball Game) - Again, we did a few little things but our day was jammed packed. It was a super fun day to boot! Got confirmation that we are having a little boy!

They are really enjoying their Ice Skating Lessons. They have a super cheap price for Homeschoolers or we would not have added this activity. Still, they are really getting a lot out of it and having a GREAT time!

Is this the cutest thing you have ever seen or WHAT? Alexandra LOVES Volleyball!

Wednesday (Saw the play Miss Nelson is Missing and Soccer Practice) - The super fabulous Dallas Children's Theatre allowed all homeschoolers to attend this great production for FREE! So the 4 of us went and had a great time. Enjoyed a lunch out and went home and got buddy ready for Soccer Practice.

Thursday (Tour of the Dallas Cowboys Stadium! Spanish Class and Gymnastics) - Holy cow - this was the most fun ever. They offered a Homeschool Day so it was pretty cheap. The stadium was really neat and the kids loved it as much as I did. The architecture was just crazy cool and interesting. The kids got to run all over the field and go to the locker rooms. One of the most fun things we have done. Then of course we hurried back for our Spanish Class then off to Gymnastics where we saw Nastia Luiken Training! Yes, the World Gold All around Olympic Champion! COOL!

Here are some Cowboys Stadium Tour Pics!

The interview table!

Future Field General?? He got to try on Tony Romo's Jersey.

Future Cowboys Cheerleaders??

Amazing Screen and Size - so cool!

Friday (School work, of course!) ;)

Weekend and the Next Week - Halloween Decorations then started the Countdown to OU/tx! We had our annual get together with our friends and we had a totally great time. The entire week was getting the house together, food shopping and a little school work. Mumsie and Grandaddy came in town on Wednesday and took the kids to the fair! Mumsie and the kids made a pumpkin cake and had a great time. Then, Nadine, James and Baby Saryn arrived on Thursday - and Amy Scott and Elise arrived on Friday. The whole fam had a great and memorable time. We love this weekend so much. Everyone stayed up waaaay too late and laughed a whole bunch. Us girls got in some shopping and watched a FAB football game! BOOMER SOONER!!