Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Little Kitty

So....we got a little kitty yesterday. My friend that I worked with had "saved" this kitty from a Walmart in Uptown and after bringing the kitty home found that it had some serious predatory instincts. And since he had two small dogs and guinea pigs, he asked if I could find a home for the cat. I had all the intentions in the world to take the kitty to our friend's barn or even keep it in our shop/barn, but after spending the last 24 hours with him, he is the SWEETEST cat ever! He lets Stella drag him around and force kisses on him, plus he's a cuddler. He seems like he's going to get along with the dogs, too, which is great! So, all that to say that our "barn kitty," might just turn into our indoor/outdoor kitty {with emphasis on the INDOOR part :)}. Stella is having a blast bossing this poor cat around. She walks around telling it "NO, MAM!" and pointing her finger. I can't imagine where she's heard that ;) Ahem, ahem! Note to self - be more selective in telling Miss Stella "no, mam"! But seriously, I do NOT point my finger like that, ha!

Also, I wanted to record a few things that Stella has done over the past three weeks that have just made me realize how quickly she's growing and how much her mind is really soaking up. I have nothing to compare her to as far as "learning" goes, so the fact that I'm impressed by these things may mean nothing to anyone but me! Three weeks ago, my mom and I were running by my sister's salon so that I could pick up a few hair products. My sister works at Firewheel Salons and as we were pulling into Firewheel by the Starbucks and Eddie's Napoli's I heard Stella yell out from the backseat,"Ray, Ray!" {which is what she calls my sister} and then yell out, "Ray,"! My mom and I quickly looked at each like "Did she just say that?" So, we were super impressed that she was able to recognize where we were and that she was correct in that this was where my sister worked!

Then, on Friday, Stella and I met Blake at Chiloso in Wylie for lunch. Stella and I had been to Chiloso about three weeks prior to meet one of my good friends, who Stella calls Missy. So, we pulled into our parking spot and as Blake was getting Stella out of her car seat she starts saying, "Missy, Missy." Blake looked at me to see why she would be calling out for Missy and it dawned on me...the last time we were at Chiloso was with Missy. Now, again, since she's my kid I know I'm going to be more surprised/impressed than any one else. But, she's not even two and her memory is crazy!

Tonight, after we got home from dinner with our family, Stella and I were playing on my bed with the new kitty and Stella looked over on my nightstand to all my books and was pointing out saying, "Mama books." I told her yes and pointed to my Bible and told her, "Mama's Bible." She looked at me and said, "Stella Bible?" and held her hands up like she was questioning and then said, "Where Stella Bible go?" So, I just told her to go find her Bible. Back up to about a month ago when I pulled out her small New Testament Bible for the first time that Aunt Ry Ry and Uncle Micah had given her when she was a baby. I keep it in the top bin in her cubed bookshelf and that was the first and last time that I had showed her her Bible. After I told her to go find her Bible {while I stayed in my room}, she apparently went and got the correct bin down from her bookshelf and dug through the books until she found her small, white New Testament Bible and brought it to me. I was floored. We really only had such a small conversation about her Bible that I just could not believe that she remembered! Needless to say, I'm happy her little brain is plugging away all this information! Now I just need to remember to be SUPER careful at what I allow in that little brain :)


  1. Those pictures are so cute of Stella and her kitty cat!!

    I'm impressed with all the stories about Stella. Pearson is doing similar things too so I bet they are both right on track to being little smarties!!

  2. Okay my sweet girl--it is time for a new blog!! I miss seeing pics of my girls!!