Life with #penelopethehamster

7:00 AM
I never took us a hamster kind of family.
We like our dog. Was content with our dog.
Til Kensley, oh sweet sister; she LOVES cats.
I mean this girl's, bat-shiz crazy over them. She SQUEALS with such excitment when she see one anywhere...a book, a commercial or god forbid in real life.
Girlfriend looked as though sweet baby Jesus himself, had come into her body when the Kitten Bowl was on, for petes sake.

I never wanted a cat, but seeing my girls face, whenever SHE saw one was enough for me to become the next cat lady.

We thought we had daddy talked into it, first we asked, second by just dice. I even may or may not have orchestrated a drop a kitten at the front door; that we would just happen to find it & well we couldn't just not  not keep it right? Well my conscience just couldn't do that.

So daddy said we could get something smaller, okay a bunny. Daddy: NO. After much debate, a hamster is what we all settled on.

We went to the pet store, sister got to pick out her own hamster.
Cue, Penelope the teddy bear hamster.

She was thrilled.
This photo? Above? 
Let me tell you what was happening during this photo.
We got the hamaster at a seperate store than which we bought the supplies for.
We left Penelope in the car, running with the heat on in her little box that they give you  to put your hamster in; for about 7-10 minutes.
We return to the car....THERE IS A HOLE IN THE BOX.
& no effin hamster in the box.
I seriously freak out.
The thing is no where to be found.
Finally after sometime the little shit sticks it head out from the underdash.
I wont get into the anger at which Brandon & I then built up for this, just 20 minutes ago adorable little rodent hamster. But, im sure you can imagine.
We did however get it to come out, & put that sucker into its new pink glitterly ball for the rest of our trip home.
 If you think this is when the fun ends with little escapee, I urge you to read on..

The girls our obsessed. they ask to put the thing in any & all things. Evidence:
it ended up loving this little car & fell asleep for quite sometime. See: sleepy eyes.

There is really nothing funnier to my girls than putting the hamster on the Kilp Klop castle & watching it run up & down the tracks.
Not only do the girls love it.
But our pitbull, Amara is completely in love with it.
She generally loves any small creatures, kittens, bunnies {she rescued a couple last spring}
So naturally, she loves Penelope.

We have something else to talk about with Penelope though, yall.
Last night, 10 til mid night Brandon walks downstairs.
I hear a "what the...."
But nothing to follow
A few minutes go by, & hear him call up the stairs:
"uh babe got a quick question for you"
"WHY was the rat out?"
We have checked the cage a half a dozen times, & we still aren't postive how this thing got out.
Not to mention the atleast 3-4ft drop it had to endevour from falling from the shelf it was on.
I mean how.

These are just a few glances at our new life, with dear Penelope; I won't mention the amount of poop one 4 inch ball of fluff can produce.
 No, I won't.
When things like happen, I think of the joy the girls have for this little creature & the way they say "hell-a-pee".
But really? 

We should have just gotten the damn cat.


11:19 PM
Do you wanna build a snowman?!? We used to be best buddies & now we're not..I wish you could tell me WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY...
If you didn't get any of that, you either A) do not have young child B) are missing out on the amazing-ness that is the Frozen Movie AND soundtrack.

We are alive, I have  lots of posts coming!
We have been frozen in our house for the past ohhhh 2 months!!
Guys, it freezing. The past month has been nothing but below 0 temps with everyday snow falling.
Now, I am all about snow, winter & temps that have me curled up in a quilt next to the fire drink hot coco. But ya'll? There is actually warnings of DYING outside if your out for long period of time. UMM. no.

We thought the great thaw had begun, but sure enough the news says we expect snow tonight...sigh.
Im so ready, for spring and summer.
I havent gotten out my camera very consectively so these are gonna jump around a bit.
Heres the readers digest version of December to Jaurary:

Cousin Jessi came to visit, her visits are never long enough. & everytime she leaves we realize just how special her & Kennedys bond is forever making us wish she was closer.

 Kennedy learned to sled, & completely loved it..
 Kensley did too, & most defiantly did not love it...

We got Jessi a cakepop maker, & here we are testing it out!!

Jessi with her Daddy, Uncle Jimmy!

 When I saw we were FROZEN in, I meant it. We have had -22 degree weather, snow, snow & more snow. SO MUCH SNOW!!

I should find a picture of the backyard now..the snow is tho the swings...
 Kensley went to her first movie..which went horribly. Her & I ended up leaving to get her bunny & paci; came back to finish the movie where she sat perfectly...then fell asleep. Kennedy absotely loved it. They saw frozen & each of them are beyond obsessed. They know every word to every song on the sound track!

 Everyone is getting so big. These are getting so close. & it is so amazing to watch!

 I wish I had more pictures to share! I will be back with more post soon & on the my regular posting! So much for yall to catch up on!!