Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
This is Asheira. She's the one that's still a little shy. Here she is trying to play with my leg, lol. And oh my, does she love to play! She plays crazy hard!!!! :)
This is the ugly duckling of the bunch, Sabrina- she has a tooth that is out of place and catches on her top lip. I think it gives her character. She has free roam of the apartment now, as she's fully tamed. She can be a bit skittish at times with loud noises, but she'll grow out of it. She loves Charlie the prairie dog, maybe a little too much. Charlie hates her, of course. If you look closely, you can see Charlie (eyes closed in concentration) in this picture with his arm outstretched trying to grab a hold of her. He's so funny, he cracks us up all of the time.
Here you can see how her tooth has her lip caught slightly. She may be ugly, but she's my little sweetie!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
And I just had to post this video. While everyone was partying it up and the concert, I had baby duty. She can be really shy at times, so we were all a little unsure of how upset she'd be when she realized everyone had left. Everyone but me, that is. I'm glad that we got to spend some quality time together, as I don't get to see them as often as I would like. She's such a cutie, I love the little expressions she makes. They just don't get any cuter than this! And she was loving that Baby Einstein DVD. Seriously, little ones love these videos.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
About a year ago, before a bad storm was to hit, I was taking the dogs for a walk when Chloe stumbled upon a baby bird that had fallen from his nest. It looked as though another animal had disturbed the nest, as his little sibling was about to fall out as well. They were way to small to be fledglings- still had only their pin feathers and their bellies were completely bare of anything. So, I scooped up the baby bird (yes, you can handle baby birds and the mom will not reject them-most people don't realize this. Birds have a very poor sense of smell. The only thing that may prevent a mama bird from accepting her young is if they have been separated too long) and tried to think of the best way to get him back in the nest, as the nest was way to high for me to reach. Since I was in a hurry and a storm was on its way, I just took him inside and put him in a box until the storm had passed. Unfortunately for me and little "Dexter", the storm had left him orphaned and homeless- the nest was completely gone and there was no sign of his family. I checked frequently, but with no luck. So it was up to me now to try and raise this little baby- I was hoping I would be successful. I picked up some birdy formula and began feeding him- this wasn't easy. I eventually found a method that worked for us both; mourning doves don't feed the same, as say most songbirds do, so feeding was tricky at first. We were learning together!
When he was taken to the bird enclosure, he was definitely a little unsure of it. He pecked at every bird that came too close (he wasn't fond of the diamond dove, either) because he wasn't used to being around other birds. Over time, the center had reassured me, that the lack of human contact would eventually cause him to break any bonds he'd had previously with humans and would be able to be released again. He eventually was. I still think of him, and hope he's living or has lived a good life; maybe even had a family of his very own. Just maybe...
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Chloe just looked bored out of her mind, lol.
And we finally decided to get our girls kongs. Maya just loves hers, she carried it with her everywhere she went (she even tried to bury it in the carpet at one point).
Chloe investigated hers, but wasn't too interested in it. That is until Maya started messing with it.
Here she is saying, "Hey, that's mine! Get away from that!!!". Too funny!
Happy Birthday to my little girl!
Friday, June 5, 2009
...and here's the after. Of course there are a total of three cakes here. It looks sloppy to me and not perfectly symmetrical. I just wish the history book had been a little thicker, it looks weird- the lines are all over the place. Anyhoos, I did what I could, and it looks okay I think. The next time I make a cake like this (if I ever do), I'll be sure to change a few things.
I bet it tastes good, though. It's chocolate (of course) with a vanilla cream filling. Yummy!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
I think I have a pretty good chance at winning the contest here at work, too. There's only one person I believe will give me a run for my money- Charlotte. I've seen everyone else's numbers, so I have an idea where I stand. Next Monday (15th) is weigh in, I've really gotta step it up! Tara, you can do it!!! And think of the new clothes you can buy with your win!
This is NOT what I want to look like. Ew
Maybe I should take Chloe with me on my jogs, too. Then again, maybe not.