Saturday, August 25, 2012

Must Destroy!

Whatever is lurking under those sheets!! This is Teddy's favorite game, next to jumping in our laps while we eat. It's been a little less than 3 weeks since we brought him home and he's gained over a pound and in my eyes, doubled in size. My little fuzzy baby is growing up too quickly.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Photos Of A Black Cat

The boy is lucky enough to work from home and so I pester him for photos of Teddy throughout the day. I know all too well how brief this stage is and I want to cherish every moment.

But it's pretty freaking hard to photograph a black cat. Especially a little blur of a black cat. Since the last photo of Lucy, James has come a long way in his skills but he still needed a few pointers.

Here are some photos he took this week:

1. Avoid flash. Unless you know how to use a flash properly and have the ability to bounce the light softly off the subject, you just end up with washed out photos like this:

2. Black on black. In fairness, he had spent a few minutes looking for the little monster and finally found Teddy on my black mouse pad on my black desk.

3. Focusing. The AF lock feature on the iPhone is pretty handy and yes, I know it's hard to take in focus photos when everyone is moving.

4. But when they're finally still and looking mighty cute, maybe not having a finger in the frame would help.

I took the same iPhone he used all week (and for all of the above photos) and snapped this last night. My Teddybear Monkeybutt Sauron. I love this little thing to pieces.

Teddybear Monkeybutt

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Just A Number

It started 2 years ago, shortly after I turned 39 ...the sharp realization that 40 and the other numbers were just around the corner.

In the past, I've never really looked forward to or dreaded any particular birthday milestone (well, except for being able to drink legally, of course). But 40 was hard, very, very hard. And this last one, a few weeks ago, wasn't any easier so I didn't mention it.

In fact, the last few birthdays have been very quiet, under the radar affairs, spent with just my boy. Nothing I wanted to really celebrate or acknowledge.

But I realized this week, admist my moaning, that there are so many things to be thankful for - life, love, family, friends... So instead of looking back at all the years and memories behind me, I'm going to look forward to all the things I have yet to experience.

And maybe stop cutting my own bangs. Or am I just too old to learn that lesson?

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Teddy Vs. The Hand

Teddy was actually very gentle in his playing. No humans were harmed in the making of this video.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Happy 80th, LEGO!

I'd buy you something but since I'm giving you half of my take home, I figure we're even.

Let Them Build Cake! (Part 2)
Photo and design by the amazing, PowerPig!

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Teddy Bear

Well, that didn't last too long. After talking and talking and changing our minds a million times, we just got in the car and brought this little guy home.

Meet Teddy. The first 24 hours with him was the complete opposite of our experience with Lucy (who was so scared and timid). This little boy is ridiculously affectionate and outgoing and LOUD, crying angrily if left alone more than 1 minute. I think we got 4 hours sleep the first night.

This is how he prefers to sleep - tucked up next to you.

Monday, August 06, 2012

Forever Home

There's a term used in pet adoptions/rescue - a "forever home" or "forever family". It always breaks my heart.

The boy asked me what I wanted to do for my ##th birthday last week. Right at the top of the list was "play with kittens". So, we went to the Humane Society and found some kittens. An armful of them.


Had not planned on falling in love but it happened. Is 2 months too young to have a fantastic personality? Because honestly, this guy was amazing.

Are you my new Daddy?

Been debating all weekend. When I think about him, my heart aches. I think that's a sign.