Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Mouse: Friend or FOE

I have a mouse in my house. It sound like the first line in a great children's book right? Unfortunately for me it is true. I awoke around 4:30 yesterday morning to the sound of gnawing coming through my ceiling and the pitter patter of little feet. (Oh how I wish they had come from one of the kids.) After waking Paul from a sound sleep to confirm my fears and telling him to call Marty our nice exterminator friend. We lay there trying to block out the thought of a mouse above our heads, and I started thinking about the story of "Pa" in Little Town on the Prairie dreaming of getting his hair cut, only to find out a mouse was shearing away, creating a bald spot. Not a good place to go. So I started thinking of our upcoming trip to Disneyland home of the most famous mouse on the planet. It occurred to me then that old Donald had gotten kind of a raw deal. I mean what would you rather have in your home, Mickey and Minnie making a nest in your walls filling them with baby mice, or a cute duck padding around quacking. Donald should have better publicists. Of course I then started thinking (as can only happen in the wee smalls) about the other popular Disney characters staying in your home:

Cinderella : A princess who no longer does floors, helps mice escape, invites them to stay and makes clothes for them. Sorry princess you will have to stay with someone else.

Snow White: Same deal only she also invites questionable strangers into your house when you turn your back.

Sleeping Beauty: Name says it all : the gal who naps all day, harmless but really no help.

Tinker Bell: Often cranky she flies around spreading dust. I have enough of that already thank you very much!

I'm sure I could think of more, but you get the idea. Despite it all they are still my favorite characters, and I kind of prefer them to Donald, only because he was given a difficult roll to play opposite a really lucky mouse.

Monday, August 18, 2008

A Smattering of Summer

Just a few pictures this time, we are trying to squeeze in all the fun summer activities when the sun is out. Its been a little wet and dark this year so as soon as the sun shines we drag out the pool or head to Grandma's. We had our cousin Jessica with us for a little bit and the girls think that she has hung the moon! As you can see they want to do everything she does. Jess had three shadows anytime we were around.