Friday, November 23, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
I did however pick up a dry smoked Copper River salmon from Costco earlier in the day.
Monday, November 5, 2007
By the time we got them apart, the raccoon wasn't moving its back legs at all. Sigh. It didn't live through the night.
Those critters may look all fuzzy and cute but they are not to be trifled with. Their size is deceptive and they are all muscle. Very heavy.
Molly went to see Dr. Jane today (Monday) to get looked over and to get her rabies shot up to date. No problems and all is well. We also haven't seen the raccoons any more which is a good thing.
Saturday, November 3, 2007
I was up in bed and heard Kim in the backyard doing a lot of yelling at the dogs. I went down to see what was up and she had Simba and Nona by their collars on the deck and the raccon was up on the rail. By the time I went upstairs to unlock the upstairs slider to get the dogs in, and then went back downstairs to lock the downstairs slider to keep the dogs in, I heard Kim yelling at Molly. At first I thought she was trying to get her in but eventually Molly ended up on the deck in good tussle with the raccoon.
Molly had latched on to the raccoon's hind end (one of it's legs) and the raccoon was underneath her. Kim was standing to one side trying to get Molly to let go and stay out of the middle of it. I ended up having to pick up a broom and whack Molly on the head a couple times to get her to let go. The raccoon finally took of at that point.
Somehow Molly lost a front toe-nail and has a small wound on her front leg. Apparently, before I got outside the first time, Simba and Nona had the raccoon cornered in this blue tube that the kids would crawl through. Simba and Nona don't seem to have any wounds. They aren't licking themselves or each other so Molly's the only one injured.
We believe Molly's rabies shots to be up to date (we've only had her for just shy of 3 years and the shots are every 3 years) but we're going to call the Vet on Monday to be sure. So far Molly seems ok except for the missing front toe-nail.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Saturday, August 4, 2007
Ian's class did some scenes from the Sound of Music and here's Do Re Mi:
For comparison, I found the actual movie clip on youtube as well:
Aelyn's class did "The Paper Bag Princess" which was pretty good but even better was the other one they did which the class made up by themselves.
The kids really enjoyed theater camp even though it wore them out each day. Ian really wants to go back for the Fall session and as you could see in the video, he really had a good time.
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Aelyn w/newly short hair,
chillin' at the Alison Kraus Concert.
Originally uploaded by SquidgeyFlint
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
We saw bags of ladybugs at the hardware store and the childrens were intrigued. The Ladybugs were being sold as anti-pest devices (aphids, spider mite/somethings, etc).
Since we have a lot of wholey leaves and the kids were in the mood to release a bunch of ladybugs we picked up a couple bags and both kids got to distribute ladybugs around the front and back of the house.
Getting the ladybugs out of the bags was harder than you'd think. Once they figured out there was an opening, they were hip to climb to the outside of the bag but they seemed a bit nervous actually leaving the bag for their new leafy homes.
Later in the day we found a few ladybugs that had hitched rides in the girl's hair and on my flannel.
- Burp - "Regular" (commonly accepted definition)
- Belch - A little bit louder than a burp (commonly accepted definition)
- Gelch - (pronounced jelch) Giant belch.
- Helch - "huge-mungous" belch.
- G-Helch - "Gigantic huge-mungous" belch.
- HH-Gelch - "Huge-mungous huge-mungous gigantic" belch.