Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I don't know why I choose this photo for my blog today, I guess because my Sylvester is just so cute.
 I was sifting through photos and just wanted to share my kitty with the rest of you. The funniest story about this cat is that his name used to be Sylvia. When I purchased him, at the pet store I was told he was a female. I had asked for a female because we had a female cat already and we thought it would be best.  Well, she was the cutest little black and white kitty and looked just like the cartoon cat, Sylvester so I named her Sylvia. I scheduled her vet appointment and took her in for shots and they scheduled for her to be spayed in about 6 weeks. On the 5th week, I was at work, when ben called me and excitedly said, "where'd you get that cat and does she come with papers" I said "I got her at the pet store in the mall and she came with a receipt, but not pedigree papers". He said "well, I need to talk to you when you get home." So I rushed home after work, all the  while wondering what was the problem..... When I walked in the door, Ben greeted me with the most curiously silly grin on his face. "What's wrong", I asked. "That is not a girl cat", he chuckled, Sure enough, we had to change her name to Sylvester. We were literally rolling all over the floor laughing until our eyes watered and our faces hurt from laughing. Luckily we discovered the mistake before I took him in to be spayed....although the vet hadn't caught the gender mistake either.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


This was Anberleigh's 1st birthday trip to Incredible Pizza in OKC. She was showing off for my friends and played peek a boo. What a character she is!

Sitting Bull and desperado.

Bethany was Sitting Bull and Brit was a cowboy, searching for water, in the LIGHT group's first drama class performance. The play was called Billy Bart, Scourge of the West, directed by Amy Stuart.  All the kids did a great job and the class was alot of fun. We look forward to the next one, Wizard of Oz!
JaLynn's shrimp .
This is the picture of the shark that Christian took. I am having trouble getting the pictures where I want them, and to erase them. learning pains...

Homeschooling allows us to volunteer

We went to the Eden Clinic in Norman to help stuff and label envelopes for their upcoming banquet and fundraising auction. Our friend, Mark Heihle set this opportunity up for us and we look forward to helping them again. www.edenclinic.tv  We worked for about 3 hours, and then dad treated us all to our next adventure, the OKC zoo aquarium. Anberleigh learned how to say "fish" and got to see the aquatic animals for the first time. We all took pictures and the girls and I drew pencil drawings of our favorite fish. Christian was wondering why we didn't go see any other animals while we were there, but that's one reason why I love the  zoo pass, we can go for just a short visit each time and not get overly exhausted. I look forward to the new Children's zoo that is currently under construction. it appears that they will be making it extra interesting for our children and the exhibits will be interactive. Well, the pictures aren't in order, but you get the idea! JaLynn's favorite sea creature was the red shrimp with long antennas. Bethany likes this blue and orange fish. I tried to draw an angel fish, which was my favorite. Ben and Bethany and I got captivated watching the sea turtles fighting, one had his head completely in the  other ones shell, it was very interesting to see them finally stop fighting. Christian really liked watching the sharks. Of course he was drawn to the piranha's tank, what boy doesn't like to see flesh eating fish? I think Anberleigh's favorite was the sea lions and otters, they were outside and inside and she watched them and clapped her hands when they swam by and they also snorted. She's learning so much every day. All of us got a good look at the sea horse's exhibit and we remembered seeing the babies that were hatched when we first started coming to the OKC zoo. Bethany remembers that they were "due" on her birthday that year.