Monday, April 06, 2015

5th Grade Musings

Savannah graduated from the D.A.R.E. program. It seems like only yesterday Michael and Jacob were in this program and I was at their graduation. How time flies and bittersweet it is.




This year in school the 5th grade presented their reports of various Spanish Conquistadors using costume. Savannah chose Hernando Cortez as her character as you can see below. She made a pretty good Conquistador if I do say so.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Goodbye Mr. Buddymeister. :(

Our orange tabby, Buddy, disappeared about three weeks ago and we haven't seen him since. He was our indoor/mostly outdoor cat and our hunter and living life on the wild side got the better of him.

I think he enjoyed living here with he abundant amount of wood creatures. He often brought us treats like birds, rabbits, squirrels, and chipmunks. One morning I was devastated to see that he had left a red Cardinal at our back door. His gift to us I'm sure, but Cardinals are my favorite bird.

We used to call him "Candy Cane Tail" because his stripey tail always curled at the end whenever he walked around. He loved massages and was very playful, however if we were gone on vacation we would come back and when he saw us you'd think he was a feral cat as if he didn't know us. He was always afraid of tall men int he doorway too. It seemed if Charlie or Jake would try to call him in he'd take one look at them and then run away. But he was also very friendly when it came to getting pet. As long as you were petting him, he'd never leave your side.

He loved Bear, they were best buds. Sometimes when we'd all be on the bed watching TV or getting ready to go to bed we'd have them on with us and they would lie down near each other. It was so cute since they had the same color of fur.

In the winter is when we got to see Buddy most. He didn't want to stay out long and who would? However he often went stir crazy and would sometimes get on Muffers' nerves (and ours!). In the summer time he'd come home every morning, eat his cat food, then give himself a long bath and sleep all day until we had dinner.

I've checked the shelter websites each day and thought for sure he'd show up by now. But I think if someone was to try to catch him they wouldn't succeed. People tell me that maybe someone found him and is keeping him as a pet. If they did maybe they took him far away, but again I don't think he is a very easy one to catch. He was pretty fast at getting away. I keep thinking that maybe he'll just show up again at that door, just maybe. We miss him though.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Savannah's 11th

Savannah asked if I could bring by some lunch and eat with her at school for her birthday. It is funny how something so small can add such joy to your day. I like that on birthdays everything is magic! 

So after we had lunch together I took the rest of the day off and went home and secretly decorated the kitchen, made a cake, and wrapped her presents. When Savannah got home from school she was thrilled with the surprise!

We had fun this year with just celebrating as a family. 

This picture is not in relation to Savannah's birthday, but I did want to share that she saw this shirt at Target one day and asked for it - which is a big deal. Most of the time we pass up all the Frozen shirts or Cinderella stuff and I look at them with memories of my baby girl. So when she asked you can imagine how giddy inside I was and of course didn't blink an eye. It will probably be one of the last times I get to buy her Little Mermaid stuff. Or maybe not. I would be fine if she wanted one at age 20! 

Decorated - Savannah loves animal print - very fun!


Let's just say I shouldn't quit my day job to work in the bakery. It wasn't what I had envisioned...I thought for sure it would look like one of those in the pictures you pick from the book...

Here's what matters most. Look at that face? Of course this was just after she walked in the door from being surprised. 

"The dentist is going to hate me," she said. And she did admit to her dentist about eating the tube of black frosting for her birthday when she went for her annual cleaning today. 

We had to run to the high school after the surprise for a Trivia Contest she and her friends entered. We sat in back and reminisced being in high school all over again. Funny how those desks feel smaller than they used to.

Savannah chose to go to Chili's for her birthday dinner. We weren't very thrilled about the food, even she said, "Remind me not to choose Chili's again," but the lava cake was the best part. Jake and I ended up eating it since she was too excited from everything and didn't seem interested. Odd, I know.

Her balloons had little LED lights in them so you could play with them in the dark. I thought that was pretty cool, and the lights lasted for about a week too!

Making a wish!

I just love getting pictures of people just at the right time, especially when they belly laugh as they open their cards. This was a card from Jake and it appears to be a good one. 

She loves her Lego movie, robe, and  jeans, can't you tell?

I wonder what the next year of double digits will bring. Lots of love, happiness, growing, and laughter. Happy birthday miss Savannah, we love you!