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May 11, 2006

Large and in charge

Well, she's actually not that large, but we definitely know who's in charge of my brother and sister-in-law's place. That would be my 7-month old niece. I'm not quite sure where she get's it from. Her brother is relatively easygoing, but whatever he has, she wants.

As an example:

On Sunday she was sitting on a blanket with a pacifier in her mouth. Her brother was gnawing on one, but he didn't really care that it was pacifier. She hopped on her butt (oh yes, she's figured that out; she can't crawl, but when she's sitting up, she can hop) over to her brother, pulled the pacifier out of his mouth and just held it. He didn't care, reached over and grabbed something else to chew on, and she promptly put his pacifier down and grabbed the new toy he had. He again grabbed something else of the blanket and she once again took it. He really didn't care that she was taking stuff he had. She is most assuredly the boss of him.

But it's all okay right now, because they're babies and I love them so much I just want to eat up their precious little fingers. Ask me how much I love them when they're teenagers and their hormones are raging and I might give you a different answer, but right now, it's all about the love.

Posted by Jenny at 12:39 AM | Comments (0)

May 08, 2006

The Celery Stalks at Midnight

This evening my cousin informed me that when she was doing some yard work earlier in the day she had seen big daddy bunny with two of his young offspring. One of the aforementioned offspring appeared to hop his way into the garage, so the garage door was left up until right around 8:00 so he could make his way back into the world.

Shortly before 9:00 this evening I went into the garage. What did a see but a baby bunny no bigger than the palm of my hand freaking the hell out in the middle of the garage. He promptly took off and hid behind the giant chest freezer that could easily hold a couple of bodies.

I went and got my cousin and the two of us went on a hunt to see if he had made it out while I was in the house. After about 10 minutes of searching we found the poor baby in a tiny little ball as far behind the freezer as he could make it. We found a box to put at one end of the freezer and I found the thing we use to clean out the gutters and thought, "This will be skinny enough to fit back there." So I gently prodded behind the freezer while my cousin bravely held the box in place, only after telling me that she better not get bit and get rabies.

The baby started hopping toward the box. My cousin kept me informed of where he was and he finally made it all the way into the box. When we opened the garage door to let him out, who was sitting underneath the big pine at the bottom of the driveway but big daddy bunny. He went home without one of his kids and his wife kicked him out until he found the little one and brought him back safely home.

After a successful catch and release, the little baby started hopping back towards the garage!! He knew he was in big trouble and that daddy was gonna kick his ass for wandering off earlier in the day. Thankfully, before he found the garage, he found a shrub to hide under.

Here's the little bugger after we caught him. Dreadfully scary, I know. I think I'll name him Bunnicula.

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Posted by Jenny at 11:36 PM | Comments (0)

May 06, 2006

The Hood

It's a good thing we sold the house, because apparently I live in the hood of Burnsville. I ran down to the gas station this evening and there were a couple of cop cars parked in the lot of the apartment buildings just up the street. As I drove by, I saw one of the cops walking toward the cars with a group of 5 or 6 kids. And he was carrying a pistol (his was still in the holster). Not sure if it was a toy gun or a real one, but it definitely looked like he was checking to make sure it wasn't loaded.

I'm thinking they got a call because someone saw a kid with a gun and they came to check it out. When I came back from the gas station, the cop was standing next to one of the cars talking to these kids and a few adults (parents maybe? though I don't think I've ever seen an adult watching any of those hoodlums playing outside). He was still holding the gun and showing them something. All I know is that I hope it was a fake gun. If I hear anything remotely like gunfire over the next couple of days, I think I'll lose my mind.

Posted by Jenny at 10:56 PM | Comments (1)

The most bestest cinco de mayo ever!

Went to a party last night, drank a little, switched to dr. pepper, helped bring two people and their cars home, went to bed around 4:30 and got up at 12:30.

Laughed my ass off for most of the night, got stuff from the pinata, and woke up without a hangover.

Success!

Posted by Jenny at 06:33 PM | Comments (0)

May 01, 2006

I don't think so

I'm a little disturbed right now. I just finished watching Honey We're Killing the Kids and I've got a couple of things to say about it.

For starters, it's yet another show that TLC has copied from BBC. While most of the time I like the stuff those cheeky British come up with, this time I think the execution is lacking.

The premise behind it is good. You want your kids to grow up healthy, so you need to make some lifestyle changes in your household.

What I don't like is the "aging" they do to pictures of the kids. First they do a before picture using all of the data about diet, exercise, etc that currently goes on in the house. The "aged" photos show people with disheveled hair, dirty shirts, and make it look like they're a slob.

The after picture uses the information from the 3 week project and assumes they'll maintain that diet, exercise, etc for the next 40 years. In this second "aged" picture, the girls are wearing makeup, the hair is done, the boys have shaved and are wearing a shirt and tie.

Because lack of exercise and poor diet automatically means your a dirty slob who can't take care of his/herself.

Probably won't watch this one again, but it's that darned TLC addiction.

Posted by Jenny at 11:03 PM | Comments (0)