Saturday, May 31, 2008
They finally showed up today and didn't do much--moved one trap and added another. I did something though: I added mini-marshmallows and Hershey's Kisses (to the existing beef liver) into one of the traps--I know this raccoon has a sweet tooth!! So let's cross our fingers!
The wildlife guy told me he had a baby raccoon on his truck and he let me see it:
Awwww! Don't you just want to feed it with a teeny tiny bottle?? I do!!
Friday, May 30, 2008
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Thursday, May 29, 2008
Andy had an amazing run at his grade school! He won the all-school spelling bee FOUR times (and went on the win the county bee).
He was the lead in the school play--Curly in Oklahoma--and gave an awesome singing and acting performance!Plus he played clarinet in the school band, saxophone in the jazz band, not to mention piano! He also went to the state finals for Science Olympiad and won one 1st place and two 3rd place medals!! He was on the football and basketball teams and always on the honor roll. Not too shabby!!
Here are some pics from the graduation:
Don and Andy in their super cool car!
Andy and a classmate ready to start the parade: Action shot from the parade!
I'm throwing in a couple of Pickle because she looked so pretty!
She wore a corsage LOL!!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
All the kids at the ocean (before Andy plunged in and ruined his cell phone...):
The obligatory trip to Disneyland...it was more crowded than ever imaginable! We only got to go on 5 rides (and we were there ALL day) but the kids still loved it! Mouse-Bride!
Gooser went stark-raving Disney! Here he is with his mouse hat (he never took it off the rest of the trip!) and his Disney wallet:We went to Hollywood Blvd. where every freak on earth seems to have congregated (Teddy loved it lol!). Here is Pickle with Ozzy's star:
And Gooser with his hero, Spiderman: And his newest hero, Mickey. Kind of a grungy, "street" Mickey though. I think he had a beer bottle behind his back...seriously! Here I am at the Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum with a two-headed baby:
Here I am at my beloved Pinkberry!! My order: shaved ice w/ original yogurt plus bananas, kiwi, strawberry, pineapple and mochi.
We loved this place! I found out later that it's Snoop Dogg's favorite restaurant!Andy and Patrick enjoying their chicken and waffles:
Here's a link to Snoop Dogg and Larry King at Roscoe's: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc-AXuDdsIs
Speaking of Larry King, we also went to his favorite hangout: Nate and Al's Deli. The kids loved the "bagel on a string!"Here are the boys on the way to visit Grandma--look how coordinated they are!!
And Pickle having fun at Grandma's! The boys in the hotel lobby. The Mosaic. I highly recommend it!
Having breakfast on the balcony at The Mosaic!
The Tarpits. The kids are playing on what appears to be a Giant Beaver! Pickle enjoying herself at The Charthouse in Malibu! A highlight for me! The Brady Bunch house!!And finally, a lowlight...stranded at the airport, sitting on the dirty floor. Look at the stains on the carpet! Ewwwww!
Quote of the trip, by Gooser, as we were packing to leave: "I have mine chopsticks and mine wallet and mine Ick (that's his blanket) and mine little pot of honey!"
I also took her to a woodsy area for a nice backdrop...
Corn Dog Casserole
1 package hot dogs (Best's All-Beef)
1 can sweetened, condensed milk