Newly painted toes! It's been too long...
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
And while I love having everybody over, and love to see Jax have so much fun playing, the best part is after the day is over and our little pup is pooped! Such fun and great exercise. We're looking forward to lots more bbq's and puppy playdates with our good pals all summer long.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
I've noticed a nest in the tree above throughout the spring and thought the tiny thing must have fallen out. It broke my heart to see it away from it's parents, especially on Mother's Day (silly that I immediately thought that), and I quickly tried to get Jax back inside to leave it alone.
After going back out with the pup a few more times, I noticed some chirping from above and looked to see another even tinier bird dangling from a branch by one leg. I freaked out - I mean FREAKED out! I felt so helpless and Jax was so interested in the one already on the ground that I didn't know what to do.
Ryan had been out and as soon as he walked through the door I started telling him about the second one and burst into tears. I don't know why it hit me so hard, but I couldn't stop sobbing about these poor helpless birds. I mean, really, truly crying. Ridiculous!
After some quick googling, I found the number to Animal Services and put in a call for someone to come help. They called it a "priority" so I was hopeful we would see a rescue soon.
Thankfully, help arrived not too much later and I watched as she knocked the little one off the branch and scoop it into a box. The one already in the grass was much stronger and fiestier and as she went to scoop that one up it hopped away, chirping. Once the chirping started, mama and daddy came flying in and started attacking this poor woman! I ran in to get my camera just as I saw a red cardinal dive bomb her head. Ahh!!
She finally got the second one in the box and assured me they would be taken to Wildlife Refuge to be cared for until they were old enough to fly. I'd like to think she was telling the truth, although there is no telling. Mama and daddy were quite distraught to see their babies taken away, which broke my heart a second time, but she said they'd "get over it" and was on her way.
Jax still searches the yard for these curious little creatures and I keep seeing the parents flit back and forth looking for their babies but all has returned to normal. And while I have a
Monday, May 3, 2010
The girls hit the beach club on Saturday and lazed around the pool for hours while the boys headed out to sea to catch us some dinner. Both groups were sucessful and I felt much more relaxed after getting some much needed Vitamin D while the guys brought home tons of mahi and sea bass that they grilled up for dinner. The sun knocked us all out and it was early to bed Saturday night. It's tough laying out all day, you know?
The girls lazed around the house on Sunday morning (we were serious about relaxing!) while the boys played golf and then we were off again on our way home.
What a quick weekend, but oh so enjoyable. And while I didn't get any photos of the mini-vaca, I did end up with a burned belly button (of all places) and a ring on my chest from my bikini top to remember it by. Oops!