Saturday, February 28, 2009

Do you like cats? This just might change your mind

I know that there are many of you out there that don't like cats. My kitty might just change your mind. We have a grey striped tabby named Sparky. He is about 3 years old. He is the sweetest thing ever. His favorite person in the whole house is Eberly. He adores her. He comes out whenever she comes home. He is almost always either in her lap or in her bed. He rubs and snuggles her. Here is the kicker....
Whenever the kids are sick... His "kitty intuition"kicks in. He will snuggle and sleep with whoever is ailing. It is the cutest thing. We don't know how he knows.. but he does. The kids love it! They say that Sparky is taking care of them. Jimmy is fighting a cold/fever right now. The last two nights as soon as I tucked Jimmy in for bed, Sparky curled up right next to him. There is something to be said for fuzz therapy (to quote Calvin and Hobbes) :)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Great way to spend a Tuesday!

The kids have the whole week off of school. We decided this morning that we were going to head up to the snow in Julian. It is actually a pretty short drive from where we live. On the way up we got kind of worried, because we didn't see any snow. It was getting colder and colder, but no white stuff. Then all of a sudden the rain turned into snow. We ended up at the same place we went a couple of years ago. Just some great hills on the side of the road. But, of course, we couldn't have a trip without some drama. Michael went to make a 3 point turn and "thunk" we got stuck in the snow. I will admit that it did not remotely look like the snow was deep where he was turning. So Mike and I got out of the car and started trying to dig it out. It was not working. LOVE law enforcment... A Border Patrol agent came by and within a couple of minutes a parks officer came by. They blocked the traffic and pulled us out. It made for another great memory.
It ended up being a FANTASTIC day! We layered the kids up quite well. The weather was wonderful! One minute it was sunny, but you could see the clouds coming and they were packed with snow. So the kids got to experience being in the snow while it was actually snowing. The kids had so much fun sledding down the hill..... We ALL had a lot of fun sledding down the hill. We ended the day with a trip to the Julian Pie Company! It was a great way to spend a Tuesday!
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