Highlights from the last few days, so much has gone on I'm sure I'll forget something!
Our vehicles were broken into again last night. Yes, apparently our small-town on the outskirts of the big city is just the place for stealing stuff. Our cars were also broken into about 6 weeks ago but nothing except a pocket knife was taken. This time it was much worse. They busted the door lock and handle the passenger door of my van, and totally destroyed the lock on the door of James truck. They actually got into the truck and destroyed the dash taking out the stereo/CD player. Luckily they did not get mine. We are really mad, the body damage and the repair of the locks, dash, and replacing the stereo will probably cost us about $1000. That's just a guess, but I think it's pretty accurate. I'm thinking about buying a German Shepard to live in the van. A really mean and hungry one.
We are officially done having children. James had a vasectomy this morning, that's when we discovered the vehicles had gotten broken into. He is recovering on the couch and is seems to be doing fine.
Ian has another tooth, his third. It is also on the bottom, the next one on his right. The top two teeth are bulging at the gums too, it won't be long before they pop out.
Maggie the dog ate all our leftover KFC the other night and then proceeded to crap all over her cage again while we were out. This dog has an extremely weak stomach. We need to be even more careful about what we leave on the counters because she doesn't even need to get on her hind legs to reach stuff, she is really tall!
Connor the cat found a new home!! He is happily living on a little ranchette to the east of Parker. He now has a job, his title is Killer of Mice and Ground squirrels. His "barn mates" will be arriving in a few days, a couple of horses. His new people were really nice and promise to keep giving us updates on his life in the country. I have no doubt he will be really happy!
Gracie is cute as ever. Here are some Gracieisms from the last few days:
Me- Gracie, how old are you. Gracie- I'm two years old. Me- And how old will you be next year? Gracie- Mama, I will be 26 years old!
Setting: Gracie and Ian on our bed. Ian is rolling around and Gracie is entertaining him. Then she gets down face to face with him, hugs his neck while pressing her forehead against his and repeats about 5 times, "Just you and me Ian, just you and me." It was so stinking sweet!
Her new words when she is mad- "Oh Almighty!!" "It's 'mpossible" "Oh Pickles"
Her new way of apologizing- "I'm sorry, I had to do that"
Her new way of trying to get out of stuff- "I can't, I just can't" (This usually screamed when she is asked or told to do pretty much anything at this point).
Her new way of showing affection- "I love you mama, very much!"
News from me. I am going to start working again!! I will be giving care to 2 little boys 3 days a week here at our house. They are Joe and Jack, age 3 and 18 months. I am really glad to be able to contribute to our income again and it is just the perfect amount of work and will be a great boost to our income. They won't start for a few weeks, they are living on the other end of town right now but moving to Parker in September. So, our house will be pretty busy 3 days a week, but I think it will be well worth it. I am really hoping Gracie and Joe can become fast friends and they will enjoy the time they spend together.
Well, that's all the news that's fit to print around here today. I know, I need to get some pictures up and I will tomorrow. I will try to take some later tonight.