Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Prepare for Giggles

We had a "snow" day today, which technically was more of an "ice" day. Daycare was not open, either. It apparently wasn't too bad because Kevin had no trouble making it to work and Josh still had basketball practice tonight. Tonight the weather forecast is for snow so we'll see if we get snow or not. We have an "extra" at our house tonight and tomorrow. Josh's friend Zach is over to spend the night and day tomorrow -- just in case schools are out. You might want to pray for me as the day progresses.
Ellie has been really, really clingy the last few days. Today I am certain there was not a period of more than five minutes when some part of her wasn't touching some part of me. I might have bruises in some areas where she pulled up on me so often. I don't know if it's her new tooth coming in or her desire to be standing as she learns to cruise and walk, but, oy!!! She also took two naps of less than 30 minutes each today. Normally we get three naps and at least one of them is about an hour and a half.

Doesn't this dog look pitiful? She's so old, and she got wet
when she went out earlier in the day. Ellie loves her though.
Is this not the most sweet little face you've ever seen?
I think she needs to be a baby model.
Punch spent part of the day curled up beside me on the couch sleeping, but most of the day she spent hid in the closet. This is never a good sign when one of the cats hides under the bed or in the closet, it usually means they are really sick. We managed to get her first pill down her this morning. I'm not sure if it's the hyperthyroidism or the pill, but she didn't seem to have much of an appetite today either. I'm hopeful that we'll either see an improvement in the next few days or know that her time is nearing the end. It is absolutely breaking my heart to see her feel poorly. I'm praying for a full recovery/rebound, and that if God knows that her time is near the end that He will provide me with strength to see her through it. She's been a good friend; I owe her that.

I've copied all Ellie's videos to the computer and am going to burn ones for my parents and Kevin's mom. As I was looking through them tonight, Ellie watched in rapt attention. She was fascinated with them!!

Please remember our little friend, Charlie, and his family tomorrow as Charlie has surgery to repair his palate.
I leave you with giggles. Ellie is so ticklish, and she has discovered laughing lately. Everything is funny. I LOVE to hear her laughing. In this one, I would lift my legs up her sides and she'd cackle. Too funny!


Margaret and Tom said...

So cute! Great way to get those leg lifts in too :) I will have to try it since my exercise program has been severely lacking with the cold weather.

MissMeliss said...

Adorable!!! :) That is pretty darn cute little face! You all seem so happy, and that is awesome. Getting the urges to do it again yet?! ROFL