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A Little Something For Everyone

I figure I have two types of readers- family/friends who want to see cute kid pictures and fellow crafty ladies who want to see my current crafty project. Well, today I'm going to appease you all. Plus, throw in a little extra for any cat fanatics.

Let's start there.
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I know- ahhhhhhh. This is Lady Kiwi Jones. I gave in and let Brendan and the girls talk me into getting a pet. Lady was what Brendan was calling her. Kiwi is Anna's mispronunciation of Phoebe, the name she came home from the pet store with. And Jones because Brendan thought she needed a cooler last name than ours.
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Ahhhhh. Don't get too attached. We can't keep her. It turns out in the ten years or so since I've owned a cat that I've become allergic to them. Nothing drastic. Just enough of itchy eyes and congestion to make me constantly annoyed. And, while she's cute, I hate allergy medicine and I really don't want to take it every single day for as long as we own her.
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So, if there is anyone in Idaho or Utah looking for a kitten- we've got one looking for a home. She's eleven weeks old, spayed and has all her shots except a final one she's due for next week. She's playful, cuddly and very patient with Ellery constantly picking her up and carrying her around. She comes with a carrier, litterbox, bag of food and scratching post.

For the crafters, I have a quick shot of my current project.
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I've been adding squares slowly but surely to this. Right now its about 1 1/2 by 3 feet. Eventually it will be a twin sized quilt for Ellery. Part of the lovely blue and green forest themed room I have in mind for Anna and Ellery. Eventually.

And for the fans of cute kid pictures- Samuel and I had a little photo session this morning in honor of him turning nine months old.
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He's making up for his first five or six collicy months by becoming a very easy baby. He's absolutely adorable and almost always happy.
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His hair cracks me up. Don't ask me why. I can't explain it. Must just be a mom thing.
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He's got a crawl that can only be described as commando frog. None of my other kids did anything like it. It involves a stretch and a little hop and some rocking on his belly and it gets him where he's going rather fast.
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He's started to dance to music and give big, sloppy kisses.
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He's really rather ticklish and has an infectious laugh. I'm convinced he's the sweetest baby in the world.

Comments

kristib said…
Oh, my. He is gorgeous.
balloongal said…
Thanks for sharing it all.

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