|At Six Flags dancing to a Bugs Bunny Show|
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
So we moved into our new house last month. (Still renting for now.) When we moved in the dog smell in the carpet was so bad we asked to have it replaced. The day they changed the carpet I was at work. The carpet guys let the cat named Mouse out. He never found his way home. I think maybe he couldn't find us. The whole smell of the place changed. Cody thought maybe he went to try to find his was the 20 miles to our old house. Aww. Little Cody knows Mouse is gone and probably not coming back. Big Cody felt so bad he kept telling me to go to the pound and let a new one pick to live with us. I wasn't sure I was ready for that.
About 3 weeks later we saw a sign in our neighborhood with a picture of a cat and a message that said, "Am I yours?" This picture looked so much like Mouse. I called right away and left a message. We waited 15 minutes and called from Cody's number since mine is long distance. Still no answer and no call back. Until... we were in bed at like 10 on a Thursday and got a call. It was the lady who had the cat! Yippie! After a big discussion about this cat we decided I just needed to come see. As I was making plans to meet her after work on Friday Big Cody says, "Go now. You will be stressing out all day if you don't go now. She just got home so she's up. Just go. And take your phone so she can see a picture of Mouse so she doesn't think you are some crazy lady trying to steal a cat." Ha. he is so eloquent. So I went. At 10:15pm. In my jammies. When I got to the house and she opened the door I took one look at this cat and knew it was not our missing kitty. I let her know. She said she didn't think it would be (Based on our conversation and the fact she was thinking this cat she has was a girl.) But she told me the cat she rescued needed a new home. No one else had called and she couldn't keep her much longer. So that is how Lady Girl came to be the newest member of Team Mantor. It is also the reason she looks like Bella and Mouse. (You may remember we found Mouse when we were on the look out for Bella one night when she was stuck in a closet. I miss her so much.) You can't tell from the picture below but Lady Girl is huge. The girls say she looks like she ate Mouse. Or she is what it would look like if Mouse and Bella had a baby. Only she is older. Ha.
We still have hopes that Mouse will find his way back, but honestly he is such a good loving house cat that I think he probably found himself a new loving family.
In other pet news, we gave Adam Baldwin to a Baldwin family. Seriously. One of Mariana's friends brothers. Then a few weeks later the girls took their snakes "home" to their mothers. Two days after that the snakes got out of their cage and are still at large. After many hours looking to no avail the snakes are still hidden.
For those counting this left us here at our house with John Casey. The big one. He was in a temporary cage in the garage. He got out of that so Big Cody put him in a pillow case over night. The next day I got home from work and the case was empty in the living room floor. I assumed big Cody had put him back in a cage outside. I found out the next day I was wrong. This large snake is also at large. He is a Colombian Boa. He is friendly so far but waaay strong. So grandma & grandpa, you can rest at ease. We have no snakes here any more. At least that we know where are. Maybe that isn't more relaxing than knowing where he was in his cage, locked in and outside. hoe hum....
Friday, October 7, 2011
It’s official. We are out of our house. We are still living out of storage and staying at a family from churches house. It has been so nice of them to let us stay there. But, hopefully we will get our keys today. We need to be in our own place. All 4 of us are feeling so displaced. Me, Cody, Lil Cody and Mouse. Our snakes are staying at a different home for these days. The family who has them is not all happy they are there. So they are also displaced. I hope our house is ready today!
It’s official. Little Cody is a-maze-za-zing! He knows the alphabet, the sounds, he can figure out what letter words start with and just last week he started showing me the alphabet in sign language. He loves to quiz me. When I get the answer right he usually tells me, “Good job, Momma.” I love it. Yesterday we were eating grapes and he tells me, “Mmmm. I love grapes! These are good. Everyone loves grapes.” Haha.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
|This man is at a Regal movie theather wearing his "free" popcorn shirt for a different chain. Ha!|
|Mommy & her friends watch SYTYCD and daddy and the kids do this!|
|I thought putting the cheese on the top shelf would keep him out of it. |
|Another fun summer day at day care. (She took him to an indoor playplace that was waaay better than McDonalds!!)|
|Spaghetti for breakfast. In the car. It was the only thing that got him to stop crying that morning. Ha! |
|Oh no! I guess using the back seat as my shoe closet has caught up with me. |
Thursday, June 30, 2011
You are my joy. Babies and kids almost always change a mommies life. You saved mine. I waited for so long for you to join me here on Earth. I have always know more than any thing else I wanted to be a mom. When I started making wrong choices and then wasn't able to have kids and start my family like I'd always wanted I changed. My priorities changed and who I was and thought I wanted to be changed. I even thought I had started to convince myself I didn't really want kids. Then one day all that changed. I found out, "Surprise!" I was pregnant. To me this in it's self was a miracle. I was resigned to the fact I might never get to be your mom. Imagine my joy. That day I changed. With in a few weeks my whole world changed. I left California and moved to Arizona to be closer to my sister and brothers. I started going back to church. I started following the guidelines & standards the church out lines for us to live by for happy lives.
It was not always easy. But I kept telling myself, Heavenly Father answered a 10 year old prayer of mine, so I needed to keep my end of the bargain. I aways knew I wanted to raise my family to know the truthfulness of the gospel and the church. So, I started going. It took time to get comfortable with being there. But with time and perseverance I got comfortable. And I became active again. And I got where I liked who I was and who I was becoming. I was more calm and collected as a mother of a 6 1/2 week early preemie than I has been in years. I made new friends and when you were just under 1 year old I, as you already know, met your daddy. We moved to Texas to be with him and the girls.
Every day of my life you make me smile. There are plenty of moments where you make me want to pull out my hair, too, but the little moments full of love make it worth it. The past 30 days tell about you and your little blooming personality. You have a stubborn streak. You are so smart and good at problem solving; which includes finding a way to get what you want. You are a lover. You love to hug and cuddle me. You like kissing people and asking them if they are, "all better." You have a chore and you are really good about doing it. You feed the cat. The cat named Mouse who you just call Cat. (Too smart, I say.) You know all your colors. You know shapes and numbers. You can spell your name and recite 2 of the 13 articles of faith. You know who you are.
Cody I am so thankful to my Heavenly Father for bringing you into my life. I don't know where I would be if you hadn't decided it was finally your time to come to this world. Thank you for choosing me to be your mommy. I promise to do my best to teach you and love you and help you in this life. I can't wait to see all the other things you will do over the next 70 years.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
|Shoeless at Sea World|
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Really for mommy the answer is no. little Cody does not like to go to bed at night. We have not found any magical trick that work. and believe me we've tried them all. Wearing him down, no naps, short naps, sleeping with him , letting him sleep in our bed , letting him stay up to lee falls asleep , ..... none of these things work for me ..... so I have a toddler with insomnia.... but once he's out. Oh boy.
he fell asleep in the bath this morning. or maybe he wasnt quite awake. Noe he's sleeping in his towels on my bed. I gotta finish getting ready and were off to work and school.... have a great day