Beggars’ Night 2008

Alex was Bam-Bam the caveman (or caveboy) last night for trick-or-treating. Dad took him down the street and called Mom to tell her that our little caveman cried at 3 of the 4 first houses. Then he got the hang of it and had a good time!

More photos are on our Shutterfly site –

Halloween Twins

This blog may be named in honor of one cat, but around Halloween it’s time to pay homage to our (much) smaller cat, Miss Belden.

Belden bears an uncanny resemblance to Winston Churchill (or “Church” as the cat is referred to) from the horror movie Pet Sematary, based on the Stephen King novel. Check it out –
Here’s another angle – Belden flashing the evil eye…

…And Church with freaky glowing eyes.

Overheard at the Y…

I was working out at the Y yesterday and the kids from the high school next door come over during their P.E. classes to use the facility (it’s basically empty with the exception of a few SAHMs and senior citizens). As I was leaving the locker room, looking sweaty and frumpted out, about 5-6 cute, young teen girls were gathered in a circle using resistance balls. They realized that they were kind of blocking the exit and one of them apologized as I was passing by, and said, “Sorry, I know we’re obnoxious high school kids”…I said in reply with a smile, “Don’t worry, it beats being a 30-something housewife!”

UPDATE: 30 Pound Cat Status

Lincoln and Belden went in on Tuesday for their annual checkups at the vet. Belden, healthy as always, continued to maintain her girlish figure at 11 pounds.

The big guy, however, has lost another 1 1/2 pounds to weigh in at 34.4 lbs – down from 36.0 a year ago. This is really quite an accomplishment when you consider the average cat sleeps about 22 hours a day. Way to go Lincoln! Here are a couple shots of him after his checkup: