Monday, January 19, 2015

Weekly Minutiae vol. 8~ Planners and Birthdays

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what we’ve been up to…

and molly’s birthday!

Strawberry cream cheese cupcakes. They were gone in .2 days.

 I can say they were good, so....mmmm. 

blowing out candles!.... and happy girl!

We thought the kids needed another cat, so we decided to go to the McKamey's Rescue Clinic to ask about cats/kittens who were up for adoption.  This little guy was actually the only kitten they had. He warmed up to us quickly. He is between 7-8 weeks, the same age Aranea was when we lost her. We got to hang out with him, and get to know him a bit, and I just had a good feeling about him.Then, they told us his story... the woman working at the clinic said "We usually don't mention the background details, but this story was so unusual, I had to tell you. He was a stray cat who fell through the ceiling, into someone's office... " ("He fell from Heaven!" we all joked. Harhar.).

My parents have a cat- also white, actually- named Princess Guinevere Luna, so we decided he needed a royal name. The kids love Prince Caspian and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, so they picked Prince Caspian.

Our sad feelings are mostly completely gone, I think. So far he likes to conquer unknown territories... such as the "islands" known as under-our-kitchen- cabinets and behind-our-dishwasher and behind-the-washer-and-dryer. (yes. imagine the worst... unscrewing the dishwasher and removing it to find him hiding behind it). He is also affectionately known as Mr. Sneaky.

So I guess you could say it all fell into place. :-))

Also of note in the special/fun planner.

I love my planner.
while we're on the excruciatingly cheesy level

It has stickers, holidays, a place for notes, and a place on each page where you can tear out your lists- to do lists and shopping lists- or what have you.

This is my second year using it, and it’s just so pretty and useful, I don’t think I could go back. It's also carried at Amazon, but I bought it at Hobby Lobby, as it also carries all kinds of fun things you can use to decorate it, if you OR your kids are into that kind of thing.

funny things they say

Frances: (holding a book about bugs) Pretend that this praying mantis wanted to be a human, so he prayed and asked God to make him a human, but he still had the head of a praying mantis.
Me: that is very kafkaesque, frances.
stephen: Yes, it is!

madeleine: I am the keeper of all the fairy secrets. (the girls are in love with The Secret of the Wings on Netflix).

frances: Do we have any candy canes?
stephen: No, they’re all gone. But we have cough drops.
frances: (running) YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!
madeleine: (running) yay!!!!!!!!!!

first grader (or I should say SEVEN year-old) jokes:
molly: (at the dinner table) Y-o-u e-a-t f-e-e-t (delirious laughter) Those were my spelling words at school today. E-A-T F-E-E-T.

Anders: Sock. Sock. Sock. (I think he meant to say "First Graders ROCK.")
This just makes me really happy... 

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Laura {a spoonful of joy} said...

What a sweet little kitty! And i love that his name is Prince Caspian! We rescued a kitten a couple of months ago and named her Pippa like Kate Middleton's sister so I guess she has a somewhat royal name too?! :)

Tacy said...

Ooh, I love that name. And it's cute for a kitten.