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Monday, February 19, 2007

Drawing of Two Cats

Sashi's rendition of our two cats.
The noses are always very interesting!

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Ready for St. Patrick's Day

Glenda gets some green style as one of our St. Patrick's decorations. And a Leprechaun visited, too!

Glenda....we can't seem to
get that blank stare
off of her face!!!

The Leprechaun!!

Introducing....SUPER Rusty (the superhero bear)

Kiddo dressed Rusty in some of my superhero apparel today
(Yes!!! Superheroes DO have superhero apparel).
Got some great shots of Rudy the kitten
being scared of Rusty the bear.
Rusty is modeling his new attire.

Rudy (kitten) is watching Rusty (bear) closely.

Close up of the spy.

Rudy under the bed.....watching Rusty's every move.

St. Patrick's Day Torture

We took down Valentine decorations today and put up St. Patrick decorations. That meant torture for the cats.

May have to torture Rudy later for a better picture....

Monday, February 12, 2007

Rudy's "Most Excellent" Hiding Place

Here you can see Rudy's
hiding place being revealed. We're wondering how long he'll be able to fit in that drawer?

Baby Girl's 4th Birthday Party Invite Design

Here's the invite I came up with for this year. It was much simpler than last year's.

This is the front and back cover..............

....this is the inside.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Birthday Designs

Gearing up for Baby Girl's 4th birthday involves planning a design for her birthday invitations. The design below was from last year and I spent a lot of time playing around with the design possibilites. I taught myself what I like to call the "Disney effect" with the sparkles. It's just star and dot symbols laid over the fonts. Disney uses this effect all the time for the princess themes, though I'm guessing they have a much easier tool for applying the effect.

Stay tuned for Baby Girl's invite for this year, which is an Ariel/Little Mermaid theme. I'll try to have that posted this week. I didn't spend as much time playing around with this year's invite. Maybe I'm just getting better, simpler, or lazier????

p.s. I know the picture is not very clear, but you get the idea.

This is the invite....

..... and this is the envelope

Rudy & Puss 'n Boots (from Shrek 2)

While watching Shrek 2 this afternoon, I decided that Rudy looks a lot like Puss 'n Boots. They both have the white underbelly, white feet, and white around the face--though Rudy's nose is white and Puss's is not.

Too Cute!

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Pintel and Ragetti Quotations

Pintel and Ragetti are the comic relief/clown pirates in the Pirates of the Caribbean series.
Here are some of their funny exchanges from Dead Man's Chest:

Pintel: You know you can't read.
Ragetti: It's the Bible, you get credit for trying.

and it continues.....

Ragetti: [studies his upside-down Bible intently, then looks up] Well, I say it was Divine Providence what escaped us from jail.
Pintel: And *I* say it was me bein' clever. [turns to the dog with the keys]
Pintel: Ain't that right, Poochie?
Ragetti: Well, how'd you know it weren't Divine Providence what inspired you to *be* clever?

Read more about these two on their Wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pintel_and_Ragetti

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Jack Frost and Suzy Snowflake

Baby Girl has been very interested in Jack Frost lately, since we've been seeing frost on our window panes and on the car. She wondered what he looks like.
Baby Girl took a liking to this photo of Jack Frost that we found in
Wikipedia. I think she likes it
because there's a horse in the
picture, also.

Personally, I like Suzy Snowflake.

Here comes Suzy Snowflake, dressed in a snow-white gown.
Tap, tap, tappin' at your windowpane, to tell you she's in town.
Here comes Suzy Snowflake, soon you will hear her say, "Come out ev'ryone and play with me, for I haven't long to stay."
"If you want to make a snowman, I'll help you make it, one, two, three.
If you want to take a sleigh ride, whoops! The ride's on me."
Here comes Suzy Snowflake, look at her tumblin' down.
Bringing joy to ev'ry girl and boy, Suzy's come to town.

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Cookie Worm

 Baby Girl made this cool cookie worm without any help! I can't bear to eat it.

The Pretty Poser!!!

How Graceful!

Good Cat-on-Cat Action!!!

We've had Rudy for one week now, and we're finally
starting to see some good cat-on-cat action!

My bets are on the little orange guy :-)

 Also, notice Paddington's pretty green collar. He's so handsome!

Friday, February 2, 2007

Funny Adult Ed Classes

Here are some ads for the GOAT MILK soapmaking classes being offered as adult education in our community. As if one class isn't enough, there's a "Part 2" class if you "enjoyed making goat milk soap" so much last semester! Also, looking forward to the Club Drugs for Adults. Sounds like a wild time....need to find a sitter for that night :-) Oh, and that one's free!

Signs I Like

Some of my favorite signs that I see when I'm out and about. I like them mostly because the designs seem to be from 1950s-1970s.