This next picture sort of deserves it's own post. This is record-breaking history right here, folks. Kooter is a very "special" cat. He is like no other cat I've ever known. He has zero feline instincts; scared of the outdoors, doesn't hunt, doesn't jump, and can't even climb trees or wooden fences. Many years ago he actually got "lost" in our backyard when he went under the fence into our neighbor's yard and couldn't figure out how to get back into our yard. He was frantically meowing from the other side of the fence and I was trying to coax him up. Needless to say, his cat-like instincts were not at all cat-like (didn't even attempt to jump or climb) and I had to reach my arm through the post and the fence and shimmy him up to the top where I could pick him up. Then he proceeded to have a full-on panic attack. We're talking panting, drooling, the works. All because he got "lost" one yard over and didn't think to just come back the way he went...so yeah, he's very Special. Extreeeeeeemely
I posted about the 4th of July but we also celebrated the weekend before down at Rick's parents' and at his aunt & uncle's big lake party they have every year. Last year Harrison was terrified of the fireworks but he did great this year. Covered his ears a little but there was no screaming and crying so it was definitely a huge progress. Harper loved them!
One night Harrison had a sport camp at a local church and so we took Harper to dinner. She definitely loved all of the attention.
And I think it's safe to say that his sport camp wore him out:
|he was amazed by the motorcycle on a tightrope...love his expression|
My mom had a birthday in July. She had a couple of candle-blower-outer-helpers. They also gladly assisted with the consumption of the ice cream cake. They are nice like that.
A few more random pictures in July:
|celebrating National Ice Cream Cone Day|
|Checked out the Dinosaur Exhibit at Moody Gardens while waiting for the rain to pass|
|Lots of couch snuggles|
And one of the best parts about a laid back summer is that when your fully dressed children turn on the water hose without permission, instead of getting frustrated you grab your camera and sit back and relish them being silly kids enjoying the simple pleasures in life.
|I really want a drink of this water but can't figure out what's stopping it from spraying near my mouth.|
|Maybe if I bend my head down I can reach it?|