This week has totally snuck away from us.
Forget accomplishing anything on Candace's room,
she's been stuck sewing 20 something angel and townspeople costumes
for a play they are putting on for her church group.
Today in between letting some paint dry
for some birthday banners I'm making
I thought I'd catch you all up on our latest squirrel adventures.
Last night I was going through some of our pictures to help my parents out with
a lame newsletter about our family that of course
none of us want anyone to see pictures of us in.:)
I stumbled across all my little squirrel pictures and
I know, it's silly, but I was missing my "babies" and how fast they grow up!
Here's Gracie our first squirrel who is now 2 years old!
Here's a funny picture I got of Gracie who learned to sneak in the pet door
in the morning...and eating next to Izzie in her cage and Morris the cat.
Looks dysfunctional doesn't it!
She's living out in our yard now
and hasn't been too happy with me for kicking her out of the garage 2 weeks ago.....
which is where she had 3 babies this spring....
yeah, she chewed down into my mini Christmas tree box and had them!
Note to self: Mini tree completely destroyed~make sure to throw away.
We didn't dare peek in on them because she was fiercely protective
but the night we first saw them.....
They are now chewed to death so I guess I won't be using them.
When they were weaned they were more than happy to move out of the garage
and now I get to see them hang out around the bird feeder, 2 girls and 1 boy.
Oh did I show you the picture of Big Red?
I'm pretty sure he's the Daddy.
Check out his creepy blue eyes!!!!
He is huge and was hanging out an awful lot with Gracie,
the boyfriend who wouldn't go home.
Meanwhile, remember sweet little Izzie?
She was brought over by my thoughtful friend Beth.:)
Izzie grew up beautifully and loved to chew on every electrical cord in our house.
The TV, the vacuum, the Dustbuster, the computer, the lamp....nothing was spared.
When we finally went to release her this spring she did very well.
She went off for 2 days.
So I spent 2 days sitting in the freezing cold waiting for her to come back.
She did, and then we thought we'd try again a few days later
and she didn't.
I had all our neighbors on the look out and we couldn't find her.
I didn't over feed her so she matched right in with all the other squirrels.
I hope it's a good sign.
I have really missed her.
These last pictures of her were taken right before Easter
after my crazy week of crafting for a boutique and getting only 10 hours of sleep.
The bags and accentuated wrinkles made me almost not post these.
But we are coming up on our yearly anniversary of baby squirrels being dropped off
at my door and I have to admit.....
even though it's totally nuts....
I'm kinda hoping one does.