Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pirate Party

Me neighbor had an awesome Pirate Party this past weekend. I couldn't believe that everyone actually came decked out in pirate attire. They even had pirate games, treasures, cannon balls, and a pirate ship! And of course it was nice being able to walk across the street to get to it. Thanks to Chris & Josh who let me borrow some pirate garb - I think my outfit turned out pretty well.

Picture of the people waiting in line for the costume contest. My other friend (and neighbor) Melanie won that contest - she's the one in the red & black.

Arrrgh Matey!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My New Little Friend...

Callie is her name & playing is her game. She's a calico kitten who is about 2 months old and she is an awesome new addition to my house. As I'm typing this blog she is standing on the computer table chasing my fingers as I type. I've had her since Saturday and she's provided many moments of entertainment. Below are some of my favorite pics...and even a video of her new toy I got her at Wal-mart.

This is her chilling under the chair on the deck. I was laying out catching some sun rays, but she prefers to lay in the shade and play with her cool toy from the clearance rack ;)

No...she's not trying to escape. She's actually climbing back over the gate to get to the kitty litter - what a smart one! I borrowed the baby gate from Sarah to keep her enclosed in a small area until I knew she would use the litter box. Since she was living outside until I got her I had no clue what she would do. Thank God she took to it right away and we haven't had any problems yet. As you can see from the picture she was making a big effort to get BACK to the potty.

This is another new toy I just got her. She just figured out how to use it tonight...hopefully she'll claw on this and not my furniture.

Here is a cute little video clip of Callie playing with her new favorite toy. I love this one because she can keep herself entertained.

Goodbye until the next cute picture....

Saturday, July 11, 2009

4th of July

I had a great 4th of July with my parents & g-ma. It was very low key but we had some DELICIOUS food! Since I've started Weight Watchers again I had to save almost all my points for our dinner: bbq ribs, corn on the cob, fresh fruit, 1 biscuit and the best for last....HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM =) My parents only make it once a year and you wouldn't believe the calories in that thing...but I enjoyed my 1 cup portion down to the last drop. And after dinner I got the family to play ladder ball...even my 93 year old grandma.

As she shrinks, I think I get taller. Makes me look like a giant next to my g-ma.

Saturday, July 4, 2009


Yummy! One of my favorite things to eat - s'mores. Ooey-gooey marshmallows with melted chocolate =) I had BJ & Jason over one night for these delicious treats. They picked me up and we went to visit Ricky's grave, then to dinner at King's and then back to my house for dessert. Only I would have a personal/indoor s'more maker!