*JITTER BUG BLUES*

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Got a smartphone!

Well I joined the 21st century, finally! On Valentines Day my husband bought me a moto X phone. And the last several days I have Ben playing around learning all the features that it can do. I am very addicted. Photos games can get on the facebook emails and now I can get into blogger and post!!! So here's my first post from my phone.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Letting Go and Saying Goobye is HARD!

Well after a rough two days my cat Kiki passed away this morning.  Sometime between 5:30am and 6am. 


This pictures was taken November 28, she loved to look out the front window.
 

 It was all very sudden.  I noticed she was sleeping a bit more over the past week, and just chocked it up that she was an older kitty.  But then on Saturday when my son hugged her (he does this a lot) she seemed wobbly on her legs when he stopped.  She was sitting on the couch next to me, when he hugged her.  I helped her steady herself and that is when I touched her and felt she wasr really skinny.
I knew something was wrong.

My husband got wet food for her when he came home, and she ate it.  She seemed to perk up a bit.  I thought, maybe I am just worrying for nothing...but in the back of my mind, I felt I needed to prepare.

Sunday morning things took a turn for the worse...and I spent most of the day crying and just spending time with her.  I spent the night on the couch with her and early this morning she passed while I pet her.  Letting her go was very hard.  I feel jipped that I didn't get to have her as my pet longer.
Ladybug with Kiki.  Her first night in our home.


This is Kiki's first night in our home.
 
Kiki came into my life back in early November of 2012.  She was a stray that was in my neighborhood.  She showed up at my house one evening and I was in awe how sweet she was.  I took her door to door through my neighborhood to find her home.  She was sooo sweet, and so tiny.  The single guys living next door told me that she just showed up in the neighborhood before Halloween and that she had been sleeping in their garage at night.  They had no idea who she belonged too.  I decided right then, that she needed a permanent home.  Winter snow was coming and there was no way she was going to make it through the winter.  So I put her in my cat carrier and took her to my vet.  Had some blood work done and she was cleared.  She didn't have feline Leukemia.  She was allowed in the house and she made her self at home.

She was AMAZING!  And I have to say she was the BEST Cat, second to Carona my deaf white kitty.  She would climb on my back and want to sniff my hair, and she would lay on my shoulder when I was laying on the cough.  She was soooo tiny.  So amazingly tiny!    And she has the funniest face!.


Enjoying the sunlight from the window.
 
 
I will miss her.  Wish I had her longer in my life.  I am trying to be grateful for the time I did have with her.  I have no idea why she got so sick and died in two days time.  Sudden and painful.

Time will heal.
Kiki trying to jump up in my lap.  :)
 

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Grazer!

My daughter will be entering Kindergarten this fall.  I am excited but a bit worried.  Most moms are worried when their little ones go out into the world....and it starts with Kindergarten.


My worries might not be the same as most parents though.....mine is - get this....She is GOING to STARVE!  LOL  Seriously though, she nibbles on food all day long and I mean all day long.  She eats small amounts of lots of things through out the day and no real sit down meal. 

What is she going to do when she is in school from 9-3pm M-F? 


"It all cool mom!  Look at my cool dance moooooove!"

~Bree

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Little man Grows UP!

Here is a picture of me and my little man. 
 
We were getting ready to watch Despicable ME 2!
 
He is just so cute I could DIE!
 
 
There is very few pictures of the two of us together with out him making a really goofy face.  I want to print this one up and put it in a frame next to my bed.  Bug is a joker and story teller.  He likes to make faces, and be silly pretty much 95% of the time.  He can be a huge handful.  And I am pretty sure he knows it. 
 
He can be so independent and challenging at the same time.  Like for instance, yesterday we all went to the park to enjoy the sun before it got to warm to really be outside.  Bug tends to get over heated pretty quickly in general.  He is 8 yrs old and reminds me every single day not to treat him like a baby.  I admit  I do tend to hover over him a lot, tell him what to do each step, and physically help him to often.  But I have reason to.  He chooses to behave younger than he is and wants people to dote on him for every thing.  People being his mother and father, oooohhhhh and little sister too.  *Wasn't she born to serve me mother?*  Anyway, back to yesterday, I told Bug to grab some water before we headed out, and he didn't.  But Bryan grabbed some and left it in the car.  While scootering around Bug comes up and says he is thirsty and yells, "Get me some water RIGHT NOW!!!" 
In the past I would have just yelled at him, and told him to change his attitude.  But yesterday I took the moment and tried to teach him something.  I reminded him that he has told me over and over that he does not want me to treat him like a baby.  Not to talk down to him.  Me providing the water for him after I asked him to grab water for himself was not helping him.  It was me treating him like a baby, in a way telling him silently that he is not capable of doing it on his own.  So I calmly said you are a big kid and know how and what you need to take care of yourself.  You know you will need water to drink at the play ground, and I did tell you to grab some water for yourself.
 
The next 10 mins we had to hear him whine and fuss about how life sucks, and that he will never be coming to the park ever again, and that it was his Dad's fault for not bringing the water out to the park.  I ignored him.  The one and only time I think it is ok to ignore a child.
 
I really love this kid but I do not want to be taking care of him at 20 yrs of age.
*Do you need some water sweetie???"*
 
~Bree

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Butterflies Me!


Owen and Lindsey drinking from the sugar water on the carnation before they flew away into the great BIG world.

About a month ago we had caterpillars and watched them eat and poop and grow and into cocoons and then lastly butterflies.  The whole process was rather disturbing.  Bug named them all and the picture above is of the last two before they flew away.

Ladybug was soooo fascinated and worried about them.  She wants more, but I am reluctant to do it again.  It was sooo weird how they change at each stage.  I would much rather just look at the beautiful butterfly part.  We released this beauties a few weeks ago.  And since then have been seeing tons of different butterflies flying around our back yard, playgrounds, parking lots, gardens.  I love the final stage.  They don't even resemble their former selves.  They are BEAUTIFUL!

video


Here is a link to Insect Lore the site that we used to purchase the kit and order the wiggly caterpillars.

~Bree