Friday, May 29, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Every day, at about 90-degrees or so, Donovan begs his Dad to "mow the lawn", "use the edger" or "use the weed-eater", and sometimes the leafblower. He is quite persistent and is disappointed when the lawn doesn't get mowed EVERY day.
Donovan has his own "weedeater", given to Dominic originally by Uncle Ben a few birthdays ago. With goggles he makes the whole "gardener" look complete. Don't you think?
Rudy: (turning off all power tools, and rushing to the front door) Dominic, come here quick!
Dom: What, what is it?
Rudy: Dude, get'yer shoes on and get out here.
(the curiosity was getting the best of me)
Rudy: Andria, come out here!
Me: (oh jeez, what's dead?) Do I need my camera?
Rudy: Yes, I think so.
I scramble to find my memory card for the camera, load it up, and race out to find Rudy pestering something in the lawn with the rake.
Rudy: It was here! I should not have stopped. Perhaps I injured it?
Dom: What, what is it?
Rudy: A snake. Stand back!
Me: (well for cryin' out loud) You call us all out here and you won't let us see it? It was gone.
Dominic and I head back in the house. Rudy starts the yard equipment again. And suddenly it stops. "There it is, see it? Maybe I killed it?". So, here's my shot. I wasn't going to get any closer as I think this little friendly guy was probably already pissed off. Here he lies, under our side driveway... and yes, still alive.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Fred and Roxy are enjoying these cool nights as well. Fred much moreso, laying on the cool, damp lawn for sometimes the entire night. Roxy is still trying to stay warm in the dog house as much as she can.... or so I thought!
I must say, this was the oldest surviving dog bed... reaching a good 5 months! Apparently Roxy has had enough and felt it was time to unbury her rap sheet to add "Dogbed #3" to her list. So upon my discovery of this mess when I returned home from work, I started to ponder the reasoning for it all. Dumb I know... we're talking about Roxy here. Here's what I've come up with so far:
- Bouncy balls, squeaky toys, drain hole covers, sprinkler heads and dirt holes just aren't attractive anymore.
- Feeling sorry for Fred in his old age, she felt the bed was better for him OUT of the doghouse, since that's where he sleeps.
- Feeling rather warm herself, she decided the dog bed had to go and that would allow a cooler doghouse for the summer.
- Perhaps she didn't care for the cedar bark odor it had?
Sunday, May 10, 2009
My Saturday started with a 2.5 mile run with my fellow moms of our Moms In Motion team. And somehow I squeezed in a haircut, a much-needed brow wax and manicure. Good grief, it had been quite some time since I did something for myself like that! I met up with the rest of the gang over at the in-laws for some backyard relaxing while the kids played. We missed Bianca and Tia Kristie!
These kids crack me up.
Do you see how much fun they have together?
They are inseparable cousins!
Me and my boys (and Jedi Alex in the back)
There's just no words for this picture...
We could play a game... How many things can you find wrong with this picture?
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Grandma took this photo of Devin and it was used for his 1st Birthday invitations. I love it!