Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Trunk or Treat

We will be taking Jamie to a Halloween event tomorrow at a church. We took her last year and it is a safer alternative to going door to door. She is still a bit young for the bouncy house, but I think she will enjoy getting out with other people. Aunt Patty and Unka John will be meeting us there like they did last year. We took her trick or treating at the Beaches town center Sat morning. It was supposed to have a costume contest, parade and musical performance but all events expept trick or treating got cancelled. We had fun anyway, Jamie got the hang of it after our first few stops. She enjoys being with us both and being seen so I am sure we will have fun.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

End of Summer Blues

This is one of the two costume choices we have for Jamie to wear for Halloween. See what I am talking about with the clarity of that camera! (See below) Its a fairy princess of sorts, but she won't wear the tiara but for a minute, and isn't interested in carrying the wand. I also have a very cute hooded ladybug costume with antenna that would look so cute with black tights and red shoes. But she isn't interested in headgear and its made out of fur, so would be very warm to wear unless Halloween is cold. We probably won't do the Door to door routine with her this year, but may take her to a church fest like we did last year.

With Kimba passing away and the onset of the autumn I have been feeling a little down. I used to struggle with SAD (seasonal affective disorder) when I lived in Michigan and it always happened at this time of year, because in Michigan it would turn grey and cold in October and not get warm and sunny until April. Thank god I live in Florida now, it reached 90 degrees today (I think it was a record) and the sunny days are pretty plentiful all year long, so I don't have the long doldrums I used to experience.

I am sorry I haven't been posting. Other than my not so great mood lately, I returned the digital camera I had bought from Walmart shortly before the adoption ceremony in August. It had such a lag that I missed most of the cute shots of Jamie and lots and lots of shots were so blurry that I just got frustrated with it. I know that I probably need to spend closer to $300 to get a camera with a quicker response and more consistent clear images. I need to investigate soon as I really hate not having a camera!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

RIP Kimba 1995-2007

Our middle kitty Kimba died today. He has been at the vet for over a week with urinary blockage and they couldn't save him. We lost Katie 2 years ago at Christmas, and Poncho is the youngest kitty and he is 10.

It's so painful to lose a pet. But I wouldn't trade the experience for anything to avoid the pain. Why can't they live longer!? I am sure he is at the Rainbow Bridge right now and Katie is greeting him.

I am sad.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Rally Pictures

Rally Reading event

We went to the library Saturday as we do most Saturdays for Toddler art and story time. THis time there was an annual event for Rally. It's a reading initiative that the mayor of our city uses to encourage children to read. They gave every child a teddy bear, four year olds got book bags, and there were games and music and fun. Jamie enjoyed meeting Clifford the big red dog, and Mommy enjoyed meeting Pippi Longstocking. The toddler jumping pit was also a hit. This was a wonderful family adventure and we hope to do it each year.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Chatty Cathy

Jamie loves to chat on the phone. I have always talked to her on the phone from when I first put her in daycare with my good friend when she was 7 mos old. However this summer she began to 'hold her own' on the phone. She reaches for it, wants to hold it and will often go to her chair to chat with whoever is on the other end. Usually it's one of her grandmas, or her mom or dad. She doesn't have alot to say usually but lately she is starting to get a bit more vocal. She does not want that phone taken away!

New words this week - Blue and yellow - and yes she can identify them too! And Cheese! - her favorite snack.