Since I have not seen you in a very long time, I decided to write you a letter every week here on my blog, to let you know what Fabgrandpa and I have been doing. We both miss you and Owen a lot. I wish we could see you but I know you live very far away now in the UK.
Since you have been gone to the UK, we made cute pond in our front yard. I saw this big fish thing at a store to use for a fountain, so when the pond is turned on, the water comes out of the fishes mouth.
We planted flowers around it and it was so pretty.
After we built the fountain, this little kitten came up to our front door, meowing and meowing telling us he was hungry. I tried to find a home for it because we have never had a cat before, but no one would take it. So, Fabgrandpa and I decided to keep it. His name is Rosie the Boy Cat.
After a while we decided that Rosie The Boy Cat needed a friend, or a brother, so we went to the animal shelter and found a really pretty yellow cat. We named him Morti. Morti is a Maine Coon type of cat, and has a huge bushy tail.
Rosie The Boy Cat and Morti the shelter cat liked each other a lot. If Morti goes outside, Rosie meows and meows looking for him.
Last Summer, Great Granny got sick. She can not remember things. Her illness is called Dementia. Dementia happens to people sometimes when they get to be very old. Great Granny is 89 years old, so it is not unusual for her to have this illness. We love her very much but we could not take care of her, so we took her to a special hospital for older people so they can help her. She likes living there because everyone is so nice to her.
In October, we had a family reunion. There were a lot of people there who were all related to you and me. Some of my cousins couldn’t come. The picture is of all my cousins who came to the reunion. We are all getting older.
Your cousins Gracie and Joshua were at the reunion. Gracie won the award for the person who came the farthest to be at the reunion. If you came to the next one, you would win the prize because the UK is so far away!
A few weeks after the family reunion, Fabgrandpa and I went to a concert. Dweezil Zappa and his band were playing. After the concert, Fabgrandpa and I met Dweezil and got him to autograph our posters. It was a fun night.
When Sarah had her 18th birthday, we all went out to Outback Steakhouse. The food was delicious! Aunt Emily brought a birthday cake and a birthday cupcake for Sarah. All the people who work at Outback came out and sang happy birthday to her, and brought her an ice cream sundae! Everyone had a good time. Poppa Jim, Spencer, Parker, Aunt Emily, me, Uncle Thomas, Sarah, Michael and your Dad were all there.
Look how big Morti Cat is getting! Poppa Jim loves him. Sometimes, Morti gets on Poppa’s lap and watches TV with him.
That is all the news I have for you this week, and it catches up with everything from the last year. I will write to you again next Sunday. You can write back to me in a comment, and tell me what you and Owen have been doing in England. Do you have a pet? Do you like your school? Do you have friends there? What is your teacher’s name? What is your favorite food? What toys do you like best? What is your favorite color? I would really like to hear from you.
I love you bunches,