Saturday, November 21, 2009

We’ll return to our regular programming…

I have spent the last week fighting a mean head cold and not being too terribly productive. The good thing is that it is me being sick, and not the kids… touch wood. Ah well, eventually we will all get healthy again. In the meantime, here are some random glimpses from the past week.

The kids have discovered peanut butter and nutella sandwiches. In general, they do not like sandwiches at all. I remember a certain tiny 3yo informing in no uncertain terms to NEVER send sandwiches in her lunchbox, EVER. It was a waste too, because she would pick sandwiches apart and only eat the insides. Neither kid likes mayo or mustard – honest dislikes, they have tried it. Neither like jelly, which is fine with me – it’s concentrated sugar - so no PB&J. School lunches are either bought (luckily their schools have nice healthy lunches), or are meat and crackers, or leftovers. These are kids who would rather have cold leftover rice, than bologna on bread. I however, like some sandwiches, and have discovered that peanut butter and nutella make a great combination – and nutella isn’t as decadent as it may seem – its nutritional values are very similar to peanut butter. And surprise… the kids like it enough to make it for their after school snacks!


Free ear piercing! No. No actual ears pierced (yet) but this is a common sight.


All of these cats were well trained by their momma cat to wash behind ears. Their ears, their siblings ears, and this has even translated to us big cats. I have never known kittens to be so insistent on grooming their humans. Honestly, we are clean folk! But it is a social thing. They climb on our laps to cuddle and nap, and before settling down, they have a good wash, and share washing. We are not left out, they’ll climb up on our shoulders and treat our ears like their sibs’ ears… lick lick lick bite lick bite lick snuggle…

Here is one reason I love our new home. Acres of space! It doesn’t have the number of rooms our old place does, but it doesn’t matter! The living area is just bigger, and well, more livable! True, we haven’t got our household goods yet, and we’ll fill some of this space when we do get them, but we’ll still have elbow room. Elbow room and room for crazy kids – and kittens – to play at sliding across the floor on socks and furry paws.


If you look waaaaay past where the kids are sitting, around the corner to the left, is the formal dining area, yea, a huge table with 8 chairs around it… if you were to take that area behind the kids, you’d have a good idea of how big our entire living space was in Cairo…and seeing how the Cairo apartment space was filled with the same size table and furniture, with less room left over, well, I am being generous in comparison. We are truly blessed to have ROOM to play inside or outside.

And speaking of outside, we’ve had some beautiful skies recently and I tried to snap a photo but it didn’t work out so good. Looks like I captured an explosion, or a one-eyed smiley face peeking in from the side. Or maybe it was the camera having sympathy pains… I’ve been dealing with some headaches that look like this :p



Nicole said...

LOL my son is looking over my shoulder and the first thing he said was "that would be so much fun to have all of that tile, for sliding around on!" All kids think alike huh?!
I love your new home. Looks like it's going to make a wonderful place for you and your family.
I hope you start feeling better soon. Head colds are so frustrating!

Lydia said...

Ooh, just hope we get as lucky in the apt. department. Hah! Looks like beautiful skies!

Connie said...

Nicole - It kinda worries me to watch the kids slide, but I know I'd've done it too - and the kittens love it as much as the kids do, so it is pure instinct! At least you have to try and slide on it, it really isn't as slippery as it looks... we had worse problems with the wood floor in our last place where going around in socks could be hazardous to your health!

Lydia - I hope you are nearby too!

Hi! I'm Janola. said...

Wow! That is a huge apt! Congrats. I would love to go sliding in your living room. The kittens are too cute.

Cairo Typ0 said...

Marble floors are made for sliding! :D They're an itch if you fall but way, way fun for keeping cool and sliding. :D

Cairo Typ0 said...

Marble floors are made for sliding! :D They're an itch if you fall but way, way fun for keeping cool and sliding. :D

Rebecca said...

WOW! Break out the roller skates and funky organ music!!!

But God forbid you are wearing your most slippery socks, and on the other side of the room the phone rings with that most important phone call you've been waiting all morning for.

On second thought, making a video of such an incident might get you on America's Funniest Home Videos!

Connie said...

We've had the kids wipe out a couple of times, but so far no injuries (thankfully!)