Addalyn gets SO nervous/excited when we watch awards shows or Idol or pretty much any show where a winner is announced. I video taped her reaction to Usher winning and just about lost it. I don't even remember what award show this was. She was completely star struck by the people in the audience (Justin Bieber) and was thrilled that Usher brought home the winning 'trophy'.
These little "angels" have lost my cord to upload pictures and videos so I'm so sorry for not updating for this long. I finally got some uploaded at my dad's house and I've added these pictures to let you know that we're still around, but I feel like crap and don't have the energy to put more up. I still need to add Macey's party!
Our in-home skating parties just didn't help Macey feel any more comfortable at the skating rink. She was screaming and shaking but refused to take her "skate shoes" off until we were leaving. She eventually came around...as long as she was on carpet. Addalyn did 1 45 minute lap around the rink with Aunt Brookie and loved it. I can't believe my precious niece is 8!
Nana took Sterling and Macey shopping for Sterling's birthday present last Sunday (she took Zander and Addalyn to shop for his birthday gift in September). While they went out to have their special time, me, aunt Brookie, Addalyn and Zander made dinner and put up the Christmas tree. At first, Mace didn't want to go without her big sister, but when big sister offered to go in her place, Macey quickly got over going without her!
This is what I woke up and saw a few weeks ago. 2 calico cats in our backyard! I think Harper is the one laying down. She seems pretty scared of the other kitty. The girls were excited to go to bed with no pets and think they woke up to TWO pets!
In an attempt to share our house with FEWER than half a dozen mice this winter, we've managed to keep a stray around the yard to help us out. Addalyn picked her name (before we knew the gender...but I'm pretty sure it's a g irl). She's so sweet and I can't help but wonder if her mom wasn't the corpse in my back yard this spring that the giant buzzard was snacking on... Anywho, after a couple of cat food donations from friends, we've been able to keep her full. It's just a matter of keeping the 2 other strays and the darn raccoon away now! The girls love her and every once in a while she'll sneak inside, sniff around and go back out within a minute. She hasn't made me sneeze once!
Yesterday was a very rough day for us. My family dog and truly one of the girls best friends, Reggie, had to be put down. Reggie has been the most amazing, loyal and patient dog I've ever come in contact with. Even non-dog lovers love Reg. I don't know that the girls really realize that he's gone for good yet, but no doubt, there will be tears shed once they know. Addalyn took care of her crying mommy yesterday by wiping my tears, Macey made her crying mommy laugh by jabbing my crying eyes with soaking wet pieces of toilet paper.
We have so many amazing memories with Reggie. May he Rest In Peace.