Friday, October 21, 2011

The One with the Possum.

We live in the city.  Not skyscrapers kinda city but suburbia kinda city.  Rows and rows of houses with small back yards all fenced in...all connecting to more fenced in back yards.  There's not a wooded lot even close to our house.

So last night as usual after the boys were in bed, me and the hubby were watching some TV and I let Hugo out.  It was cold, windy and rainy last night and Hugo does not like the rain!  So shortly after I let him out, he starts barking to come back in.  We try to be mindful of the neighbors...since we're so close.  I got up and called for him to come in.  Hugo had other ideas.  He would not stop barking and was jumping around one particular area.  I told Andrew that he found something.  We both went to get our shoes.  We walked out to the patio and this is what we saw.


Hugo killed a possum!  What?!  He's never killed anything...not that he hasn't tried.  I think he tries to kill Bella all the time.

Just about that time...I see a little, tiny movement.

Mr. Possum gives us this look.

Double Yikes!!

What do I do?  Run into the house. :)  We try to get Hugo to come in too but he's so not having it. Andrew is running around trying to get Hugo into the house without getting Mr. Possum too upset.  Andrew yells...get the treats...the treats!!  I fetch a couple Hugo treats and comes Hugo.  Now he thinks he's getting rewarded for his handy work.  Let's hope he doesn't actually kill the next creature in our backyard.

And just think, Andrew and Max were sleeping in their tent back there last Saturday.  I like my bed even more.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Second One

Ok.  So I'm just starting this blogging thing and I'm really not used to posting frequently yet.  I still need to get into my groove.

But just a short update.  House plans are on hold.  We've had a busy summer.  We decided to be grown ups and work with a really great financial planner.  So since then, we've assessed our needs, wants and must haves.  Retirement and college tuition is up there.  New house/new so much.  So we're going to do some work on the house and re-assess in a few years.

We also had a lot of fun on our first summer vacation as a family of four.  We went to the Outer Banks.

We had a fun summer BBQ with a water slide of course.

a couple of birthday's happened.....but I'm not sure how it's possible that we only have pictures of Jonah's...I may have to confiscate the camera...

Jonah wasn't doing so well on his birthday.  Later in the day I took his temp and it was 102.  Boo!  Must have been teething...he was fine the next day.

We also had some fun in Mimi & Papa's pool over Labor Day.

It's been a busy summer and  we're very blessed.

So far this fall has been good too.  My nephew just got married and Max was the ring bearer.


Max and daddy had a backyard camping trip...complete with a campfire and popcorn.

 And Andrew was the lucky one who got to do this for 30 mins!

So there it is.  The wrap up since my last post.  My goal is to blog a little more frequently...let's hope it happens but I do have a crazy house to keep.  ;)