We put up our Christmas tree on Saturday. It went rather quick this year. We had all of our decorations set up in one hour. We waited until it was dark to light the tree up and get some video of Avery checking it out. We think that she likes it.
So just wanted to give an update on the new kitty. We've decided to keep the cat, so long as all the cats get along. It'll take time, but I'm sure they'll grow to like each other. If not my mom (Heather's mom) said she'd take the cat back home with her in January when she comes to visit. We're hoping though that everything works out so we can keep it. I took the cat to the vet on Tuesday. Both of his eyes are infected so they gave me an eye ointment for that and they did a worm treatment "just in case". In two weeks we go back in for immunizations. So for right now he has to be quarantined from our other cats. We've decided to name it Orange Kitty, because Orange just sounds dumb. So, hello Orange Kitty.
Yesterday around noon I was home for lunch and I heard a faint meow coming from outside. I thought it was our cats, but when I looked out the window I saw a small white kitten crawling in the gutter across the street. Heather told me to run get it so it wouldn't get run over. I ran out the front door barefoot and grabbed the kitten out of the road. It's been cold and rainy here, and it was dirty and wet. We fed it and have tried to clean it up. It's a boy kitten and a tabby, I think. So now comes the ultimate question: What in the world are we going to do with this cat? Heather and I have talked about keeping it, but we do have two cats already. I don't want to be the weird cat people. But I'm afraid that if we give it to a shelter that they will put it to sleep because the shelters here are quite full. Let us know what you think.
Tuesday night we went and bought our pumpkins from a small local farm down the road. We had a lot of fun picking out our pumpkins. Avery tried to eat the stem on her pumpkin, I don't think she liked it. Last night we carved our pumpkins and baked the seeds, yummy! Steve did the Michigan one and I did the maple leaf. Hope everyone is enjoying this time of year!
We all went to our church's annual harvest party this Sunday. We were going to dress Avery up as a kitty, but we couldn't find any costumes for her size. We ran across this princess dress at BabiesRUs and got it for $4.00!! It pays to wait until last minute to buy a costume. We all had a lot of fun at the party. We ate some chili, went on a hay ride, and talked with a lot of friends. No candy this year since she has no teeth.
So we woke up this morning and Steve took a picture of the first snowfall for the season. That was this morning, right now we have about 6 inches and it is still snowing! We had to bundle Avery up for church, she looks so cute in her hat! I hope you are enjoying your nice sunshiny weather!
I made some bread on Saturday. It was the first loaf that I've ever made. I really thought that it would be soft and fluffy. It wasn't. It was more like a brick of flour. It tastes good though, and I'll try again in a few weeks for a fluffier loaf. ~Steve
On Sunday Avery got a new Leap Frog activity table. She loves it because she can pull herself up to it and stand and because it makes LOTS of noise. We got it off of our news channel's classifieds for $20, after a good cleaning I'd say not too bad of a deal. At least now she has something fun to play with now that she can stand up. Not a whole lot is new with us. Enjoy the pictures!
I took a break this summer from apply for jobs in Michigan. Well, I'm back to looking again and trying to stay optimistic. My job here is very good, but it's the distance from home that is the problem. Heather and I have been doing very well here ever since we left our church and have been attending Alpine Church. It's made living here much more bearable. We still miss our friends and family in Michigan so much. We'll see what God has in store for us!
Well, this is a little anti-climatic. Chad sent me an email and told me that blogging was the newest and best thing to do. So after spending half my afternoon trying to figure out how to change colors and add gadgets that don't work even after you sign up for picasa, photobucket, and flickr, I finally got a grasp on using some parts of this blogging thingy. I figure that at least I can type so I can't screw that up. And yes, I'm the only visitor to my family's blog. Sigh.