Settled in back at home waiting for Matt & Lynde’s arrival is when things got scary. Our living room can be overlooked from the upstairs hall. Both Jake and Kelsey enjoy sitting up on the ledge and Jake actually likes walking along the ledge. We’ve always feared one day that Kelsey would go to jump up onto the ledge and with her growing mass of a belly would end up falling over the edge down to the living room. Well, it wasn’t Kelsey. I was downstairs watching a recorded episode of Lipstick Jungle when I hear cat claws up on the railing above. Not a second later do I see Jake out of the corner of my eyes flying through the air falling toward me. He landed perfectly between the couch and the coffee table, just barely hitting my leg. Luckily cats land on two feet. I of course let out a nice little scream of surprise and then shed a few tears of relief once I saw Jake was ok. He didn’t seem phased by the whole fall and ate up the attention Cameron and I poured on him to make sure he was ok.
This is what Jake was aiming to Jump on
And This is how far he fell
Things calmed down, and soon Matt & Lynde arrived. After dinner it was pumpkin carving time. Here are some photos from last night and our lighted pumpkins. Matt & Lynde are coming back over tonight to help hand out candy and are loaning us their pumpkins for our doorstep since there neighborhood is still very much in development phase and probably won’t have many trick-or-treaters at all.
Lynde egging Jake on to put his head in her pumpkin.
Jake, the ever curious kitty, almost did put his head in that pumpkin
But mainly he just wanted to eat the slimy guts. We had to keep the guts bowl away from him.
Matt looking up from etching in the outline of his pumpkin
Cameron rubbed flour into the etching of my pumpkin so I could see it – we always tag team to carve one pumpkin.
Cameron & I selected a Wolf Howling at the Moon design as an ode to Melody