Tuesday, August 31, 2010

it's getting hot in here...

It's a muggy one!
This weather is taking a toll on me! My allergies are making it even less fun.
I need the fan on because it's 30 but feels like 38. I'm sticky and grumpy. With the fan on it irritates my allergies beyond belief. I am living a lose lose situation.
We're thinking about spending the night at my in-laws, they have central air and it's much more comfortable there.
I want Vaughn to wake from his nap I have so many things I want to do with him!
I want to bake cookies today, I could do it while he naps but he loves helping and I think it teaches him about teamwork and listening.
I also want to make homemade pizzas and he loves making those too.
We're going to make some orange juice and then make them into popsicles! I'll probably do these first and they can freeze while we're using the oven and making this place even hotter ha!
Collin is in Toronto with his grandparents until tomorrow.
I can't believe he goes back to school so soon! He loves it there though so I am excited for him.
This time next year I will be getting them BOTH ready for school. My word!

here we go again

I caught THREE more mice just last night. The last one at 4:30 in the morning...I can't listen to the tinkering in the trap so I had to get up, get dressed and head out to release it.
I'm pleased that I am down for mice and also horrified and totally grossed out that there was that many... and now I am left to wonder " How many more?! "

Sunday, August 29, 2010


We have had a ( hopefully ) mouse in our home for a couple months now. And I found mouse poop under the stove with my pans the other day and that was the last straw.
We tried those " sonar " things where the noise " drives them away " ha, save your money.
So yesterday I set out with the boys to get some traps. Collin made it very clear to myself and the woman at the store we are NOT to kill the mouse. It has to be set free. Sheesh kiddo...fine. Live traps it is.
And yesterday it ATE the bait, pooped in the trap and GOT OUT. Twice. ... Live traps Collin says....

So tonight as I am about to go watch a movie I hear some rustling under the stove so I sneaky in there like some private eye and try to catch it with no luck.
I decide I should check the one in my room. ( of course there is a trap beside the bed, you want a mouse near your bed? )
And there he is. All tiny ( about the size of a Hopper, what our snake eats ) all cute and nibbling his peanut butter cracker.
He was BESIDE MY BED. Ugh gives me the creeps thinking about it. So I dart across the street to the dentist office and set him free in the grass, toss him another cracker and ran back home.

Oh PLEASE let this be the only mouse. PLEASE. PLEASE. PLEASE. I can't take the creepy noise waking me up, or seeing it eye to eye.
I was so excited I came to the computer to blog about it and make a little cartoon to put as our desktop so my husband can see it as soon as he gets home. Ha!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I have been SO busy. But I AM MARRIED. Everything was SO perfect! I loved everything about that day! And the next 9 we spent honeymooning!
Getting away together for the first time in ...about 7 years? Was pretty amazing!
Just a QUICK post with a couple pics then off to bed. I will elaborate later xoxo

( the pics are all over the place but you get the point for now! lol )