Monday, March 5

So much to say...

It's been a while & I've been BUSY!! I just thought I was busy when the kids were babies. I've begun to realize that life actually gets busier as your kids get older.

First of all, happy anniversary to my great husband!! We celebrated 9 years on Wednesday. We watched Amazing Grace at the Angelika Film Center in Plano... which is an awesome theater for watching movies, but not so much for eating! Sammy thought it was like a Studio Movie Grill type place, so we skipped the whole restaurant idea in favor of eating at the movies. NOT a good idea! They have pre-packaged sandwiches. And, that's pretty much it. I ended up eating a hot dog. Ewwww! He promises he's going to make it up to me. We'll see...

I LOVE this great spring weather we're having!! LOVE IT!!! The kids have been playing outside so much lately & they are having a blast! We are finally meeting more of our neighbors, which helps me to feel more connected to this neighborhood. In fact, there are 2 sweet 10-year-old girls who come over to play with Sydney & Samuel quite often. These girls have been so great to include the twins in whatever they do. When they play hide-n-seek, the girls each take a kid & hide with them. They treat the twins as if they were their peers, which I really appreciate! I'm sure, in time, we'll find more friends in the area closer to their age. But, for now, I am so thankful for these 2 great girls that my kids totally adore!

We also recently discovered this really cool park in Wylie. It's located behind the Wylie High School. It's called Pirate Cove Playground in Founder's Park & it is great!! The first day we went, we stayed for FOUR hours!! Honestly! The kids were having so much fun & so was I. This is our new favorite hangout.

Now, for some dark news:
As I was picking up toys in our backyard yesterday afternoon, I discovered a dead baby bunny rabbit in the middle of our yard. We have rabbits all over this area since there is a lot of brush surrounding us, but I didn't know we had a baby rabbit nest (is that what you call it?) in our backyard. (In my defense, our backyard is pretty darn big & I really only walk around half of it.) So, as I'm freaking out (because it's DEAD!), I start walking backwards away from it & look to my left to discover ANOTHER dead bunny. Honestly, I'm about to lose my lunch. Sammy wasn't at home, so I couldn't call him to come deal with it. And, the whole time, Dallas (our dog), is looking at me wagging her tail. That's when it hit me that she was my sweet, little KILLER!! I've realized that Dallas must have found this poor bunny nest/hole/den/whatever & one by one took the innocent little baby bunnies out & killed them. So, all this is running through my head when I stumbled across yet another... yes, you guessed it... dead baby bunny! Three dead baby bunnies. THREE!! In my backyard. When my husband is not home. With my black Lab looking expectantly at me for praise. Losing my lunch...!

I blame this on my parents who praised her for killing 'possums (or was it raccoons?) at their home this summer! It's your fault!! You turned my sweet dog into a vicious, blood-hungry monster! I will point the SPCA in your direction!

Moving on...
I saw The Holiday at the dollar movies with some of my girlfriends the other day. I wasn't really expecting to like the movie, because in all honesty, I'm not a Jude Law or a Cameron Diaz fan. But, I thought, what the heck... it's a buck fifty. Even if I hate the movie, it's great girl time. I LOVED the movie! I was so shocked at how much I liked it. I loved Jude Law, but I especially loved Jack Black! I've always thought he was so funny, but he is just wonderful in this movie. So fantastic! I highly recommend it!

I have got to go fold laundry! It looks like a clothes volcano has erupted on my sofa. They're everywhere!! And, it's always better to fold laundry when reruns of Scrubs is on...

6 comments:

Dana Lynne said...

It sounds like y'all just recently moved there, I guess? So sorry to hear about the dead baby bunnies :(

Becky said...

ask chris about the time he killed a baby bunny! seriously! with a KNIFE!

Amberly said...

Dana, we moved here in September. Unfortunately, we just haven't had a chance to meet many neighbors yet. But, that's changing!

Becky, do I really want to hear that story? Ewwww...

Stephanie Carroll said...

Hehe, I was thinking about Chris' story as I was reading your post. Chris thought there was a snake hole one time in our backyard, so he took a yard aerator (sp?) and started stabbing in the ground. (He was wanting to kill the snake if there was one in there) But there was no snake...bunny rabbits started screaming. He accidentally stabbed one before they started screaming. We tried to take care of the rabbits over the next few days, but all three wound up dying. It was very sad. Since then we have had more baby rabbits in our backyard, but we have left them alone. :)

Amberly said...

Okay, so they actually do live in a hole in the ground? We found where we thought their nest was. Samuel (my son) showed me a hole & next to it, we saw what might have been the makings of a nest... straw, dead grass (which is pretty much everywhere!) & fur. It looked like how a bird might have made a nest, but on the ground. They were tiny little things (at first, I thought I had stumbled across a dead mouse), so I'm wondering how to keep Dallas away if more rabbits decide to use our backyard as birthing grounds ??

Stephanie Carroll said...

Yeah, they dig a hole in the ground. The momma rabbit rips out her hind fur and uses grass, straw, etc. to make the hole warm for the babies. I didn't realize either that they make a whole until it happened in our yard. The bunnies we always had growing up were in cages, so I never go to see the holes. I dont know what to do about your dog. I would think the rabbits would figure out that it wasn't friendly there and move on to another place, but who knows.