this morning at 5 a.m., chris's alarm went off. it plays some a.m. news station... before he could hit snooze, he heard something about FAU being on lockdown, which he reported to me. i woke up long enough to listen to the report that someone had fired a gun on campus last night at a party (or something), injuring one. thus, the school was on lockdown and all classes were cancelled.
sweeeeeeeeet! so while i was supposed to have a 10:30-1 class, i instead slept until 10. it felt gooood, esp. since i had stayed up past 2 working on the final things for this class, which were due today.
the class meeting today was just a "publication party" - the teacher gave us the option of a final test or this party, at which we would read from our "best work of the term." yes, i was REALLY looking forward to it.
i still wanted to let the boca doggies out to go potty, so i packed maggie and sebastian in the car and we took a drive up to boca and played in patty's yard for a while. i got lots of pictures. :)
i also got macy's treat bucket out in the mail. instead of just sending suckers, i sent a pail *full* of goodies. suckers, animal crackers, a my little pony (knockoff), flavored chapstick, sidewalk chalk, a dora tin, etc. whenever she uses the big-girl potty, kamille will pull something out of the from-stacey pail... this saves me from getting these "collection" calls for a while, as cute as they are. i hope it helps kamille!
anyway, out to dinner now... !
The dogs can be pretty good photo subjects when you know how to manipulate them. For example, I snapped a few pictures of Sebastian, and then he laid his head down, so it was behind the blanket here. Knowing my Sebastian very well, I said, "Treats!" in the same tone I walk around here saying, "Breakfast? Breakfast?" every morning. Sure enough, the head popped back up, this time with the adorable head-cock "Baroo?" look. :)
I love her yard, so much. In fact, now that I can't let Buddy out during the day three days a week, when I'm in Boca for classes, I'm going to go up there anyhow. Pack the dogs in the car, pretend we're going to the dog park. Take 'em swimming. They have a blast there.. There are no strange dogs to play with, but lots of blue jays to chase and enough room to play fetch until they collapse. :)
chris and i were talking about what we were going to do this past weekend. usually this means we have a list of things we have to get done, but this weekend it was more like, "well, i think i'm going to read." this was CHRIS saying this. (these weekend-plans conversations usually go more like, "well, i want to plant that one tree, and i'm going to pull the boat out of the water so i can clean the bottom, and peter may need help with the sailboat, and i have to clean the garage..." this boy is like the energizer bunny. but no, this weekend, he was thinking he was going to READ. yes, good for him!)
so he follows it up with: "what do YOU have to do?" i respond, "nothing, really." and then he suggests we take the boat out and just anchor out somewhere and read. "or you could study."
this was the happy moment of the weekend, and the reason for this post... i got to respond: I'M DONE STUDYING! :) no more until july!!! this is such a good feeling! and then when classes start again, they will be NEW classes, so i won't be sick of them (yet).
saturday we got some supplies for galapagos at the dive shop, namely a 7mm wetsuit for my wimpy ass and some earrings shaped like turtles. both very necessary. sunday the water was too rough for a dive, so instead we took patty's boat out up in boca - we saw baby ducks! and MANATEES! :) and we brought the dogs, who got to play in patty's ridiculously nice yard, so it was an all-around good day. see happy sebastian's collapsed ass above, exhausted from playing fetch and getting tackled by gretchen over and over.
Today I went to the Everglades. Well, first I went to Robert is Here and bought an assortment of fruit and Doritos and took pictures of the sunflowers, a bunch of which I stopped later on my way home to buy. They're pretty.
I walked for a very long time. I took some pictures. I had the D70 there, as well as the D300, and I just gotta say - great camera and all, but holy shit is it hard to use the D70 now. The tiny LCD is a killer. There are other things (such as the focus points), but the LCD was what makes it so hard... You take your pic and you really can't see the result! Also, the D300 seems to figure out lighting a lot better. I used to have to compensate -7 with my 70-300 lens with the D70. I don't typically find that I have to compensate at all with the D300. That's huge!
Anyway, I'm too tired to put any pictures up, or even get them off the camera for that matter. I doubt I got much, but I am happy I captured a picture of the little anole that was hanging out with me for a while on the Gumbo Limbo trail. I found a "solution pond" and had a seat on the ground so I could watch the absolutely-nothing. Soon after, I realized there were tadpoles in the pond. And then a little turtle head popped up!
But anyway, the mosquitos and flies (biting flies!) were INSANE on this trail. They were everywhere. I was glad Chris wasn't with because they would've just carried him off, never to be seen again. As for me, they bit and bit and bit. I killed a fly and it fell to the ground and an anole darted out of the bushes and ate it. The anole must've realized he had a few meals coming because he just stayed there with me, the whole time, just a couple of feet away. At one point, he jumped on me and ate a fly off me! I told him he was a good boy and offered to rub his belly, but he didn't seem interested in that, so instead I just started dropping him all the mosquitos I killed.
Yes, I am way too easily amused. This is why it is a good thing I take an alone day to go to the Everglades sometimes, because I don't know if a half hour at a solution pond watching tadpoles while being eaten alive by mosquitos and biting flies is anyone ELSE'S idea of a good time... :D
So in Pompano, there's this Ritz Camera store which shares a building with a Boater's World. I guess the whole thing is that they have the same parent company, which is obvious if you visit either of their websites. But this store is just outrageous... You can walk into either storefront and, on the inside, just walk over to the other store. Is there a store more pefect for me & Chris??? It's died down now as we're both pretty well equipped, but for a while, we were each visiting our respective hobby stores on probably a weekly basis.
When I was commenting on how great this place is a while back to Chris, he laughed and joked, "Yeah, we can register here." Hee!
I was cruelly forced out of my nap yesterday to go out to dinner. Chris's cousin was in from out of town for a conference.. Apparently they gave him the choice of North Carolina, KENTUCKY, or Florida for conference location. He said he was reeeeally leaning towards Kentucky, but then remembered his dear cousin Chris lived in Fort Lauderdale. Heh. So anyway, Chris has been entertaining him in the evenings the past few nights, and last night was the night he wanted to try Cuban.
Now, since I'm a vegetarian, people always think that I am a very difficult person to go out to eat with. Not true. I can eat almost anywhere. The exceptions are steakhouses (I probably could eat there, but just don't want to) and Cuban places. The first Cuban place I ever went in had a big dead pig, still with a face and everything, by the door. It is very indicative of what Cuban food is like. It is very pork-centered cuisine. You can get a sandwich with three kinds of pork on it. However, not really any options for vegetarians unless you want to be eating rice & beans, or unless you can consider pork a vegetable. And, you know, I really like rice and beans, but if I'm going out to eat, I hate not even having an option of what I'm ordering. But whatever, the cousin wanted Cuban, so I was going anyhow.
There's a Cuban place not far from home.. within walking distance, actually. I thought I was going to have another night of rice & plantains for dinner, but we discovered that they served Mexican food, too! So it was actually really good. And we got sangria! Afterwards, we went back to the little bar we always go to, but by then I was basically asleep on my feet.. I went to the bathroom and Chris actually sent his sister in to check on me. I was fine, but someone had left a newspaper in there, and I was just lazily browsing through it, too tired to care that I should be getting back to the bar. So we called it a night soon after. We ended up falling asleep with all the lights on, still wearing our daytime clothes, on top of the blankets.. I guess Chris was as tired as me.
Anyway. Lucky me, this semester is almost officially done. Just some minor stuff to wrap it up. I am SO relieved. This week was really, really stressful... All week, I was thinking, "I just have to make it through Friday." And now, finally, I did. Phew. :)
We were supposed to go on a sailboat ride today... Chris's friend has a sailboat in our backyard now. He wanted to get a boat and we had dock space available, so Chris said he could keep it here and save the money he'd spend to keep it at a marina. It's actually quite pretty. But I guess the water was going to be a little rough today, so it was postponed. I can't wait to go out, actually... Sailing is so nice, and it's been such a long time since I've done it. And we're actually going in the ocean on this thing, not just the Bay as I had been doing with the sailing group. I should get some nice pictures out there, when we do go. :)
Anyway, off I go to NOT DO ANYTHING SCHOOL RELATED! :)
I usually never watch the CuteOverload videos. Today, I did... And then I made Chris watch it. :) This was hilarious... I mean, who has time to teach their dog to dance? But the result is really cute and impressive. Gotta love those retrievers.
The couch has been moved into the garage.
We decided we'd just leave it there until after we get back from the Galapagos. That gives Oreo a good five weeks to forget that she likes to pee on that couch.
We've left her out for the past two nights that the couch has been away, and she has behaved herself. No peeing on anything. I'm so proud of her!
So while I'm driving, I'm usually aware of what's going on by the side of the road. I'm always on the lookout for an injured bird (or turtle, or possum, as the case has been in the past).
Well, today on my way home from school, I noticed a bird fluttering around on the side of a very busy road. Glades in Boca, for you South Floridians. It was BRIGHTLY colored.. I was going pretty fast (duh), but from what I saw, I thought, "Oh my god, that was a conure!" Really not what you expect to see on the side of the road. I figured it had to be an escaped pet or something.
I immediately tried to find a place to pull over, but no luck... About a block down the road, I found a parking spot at a fire station and ran back to where I spotted the bird. It was still fluttering... As I approaching, it was jumping off the ground and falling back on its side. I was thinking that it REALLY didn't look good that it was that hurt. With the traffic whizzing by, I got closer and planned to nab the bird.
When I got about five feet away, I realized it was TWO BIRDS. Two. Brightly colored little birds. Doin' it. In the road. (Why they chose a busy road with cars zipping by at 40-50 mph, I have no idea. Thrill seekers, I guess.) They got spooked by me and jumped... It took a little bit for them to get regrouped, but when they did, they took flight and I watched them flap their little wings across Glades Road and into a tree somewhere on the other side.
I looked up on Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation website to figure out what they were, since up close I realized they were not sun conures, at least. There are no conures reported in Florida, but there are these Fischer's Lovebirds. They are reported as being present in the state but, "Not reported breeding." Well then. I guess I have news for the FWC. :)
i may still be constantly disappointed by my own photographs, but i do have to admit - i've come a long way. :)
when i look at the pictures i took when i first got my D70 (like this one), i see that i have actually made quite a bit of progress! i just have a lot to learn.
and on the photoshop end, i have a great handbook that should be arriving sometime this week. i just can't crack it until after friday. :)
I got a new camera! The Nikon D300!
After months of contemplation, I nearly cleared out my savings account so I could buy this puppy. I ordered it on Thursday, thinking it would be here maybe the middle of next week. Instead, they shipped it THREE HOURS after I ordered it. It arrived on Friday. For future reference, Beach Camera has excellent, efficient service.
This would NORMALLY be a great thing, only this is my last week of school. I have uhh... three papers to write, two final tests... No, three final tests. I have too much to do, and what I really want to do is play with this camera.
I messed around with it a little today, read the manual in the car while we were doing errands, etc. But for the most part, I have had very little time to really play. It has some great features, though. The manual is huge.
Oh, and I got a new wide-angle lens, too: the Tokina 12-24mm. I've been thinking about it for a LONG time, and it really seemed appropriate now.
I feel very, um... I dunno. It's a great camera, but I don't know if I am even up to it as a photographer. I am probably over-thinking it, though. I doubt other people contemplate these things before they upgrade cameras. I knew I wanted to get a new camera, and I figured, since I AM going to do it, and that money is definitely coming out of that static-for-the-foreseeable-future savings account, I may as well do it before I go to Galapagos. Have the technology they've developed for the D300, as well as the 12 megapixels to work with when I'm cropping and ordering prints rather than 6.
Anyway, starting next weekend, I get to do nothing but take pictures and goof around. And swim laps in the pool to start practicing for Galapagos currents. :)
haha. this is SO OLD. really old. five years plus old!
and dawn is STILL wearing nascar shirts. :D
the pond at school, that is. with tadpoles!
i usually walk along the bank of the little pond thing at school to get back to the car, and today i was like, "what's all this black stuff?" and then it dawned on me: TADPOLES!
being eternally 5 years old, this made me very happy. :)
okay, so oreo sucks.
she pees EVERY NIGHT on this couch.
we had this problem before... hence the plastic cover. back then, the dogs AND the cats were all taking out their frustrations on this poor couch. and OH MY GOD that was horrible. it was SO MUCH WORK every time one of them peed on it. so we first covered the cushions in garbage bags. trashy yes (ha ha), but it did help quite a bit with the cleanup routine. and then this eBay cover made it 100x better.
we put nice blankets over the cover, and it looked like a nice couch again. the peeing stopped. the cover remained, as insurance.
then the peeing started again. we didn't know who it was until we caught oreo one more, squatting.
it's now been happening for the better part of a month i'd say. i think we went nearly a week without any instances, and i got my hopes up, but they were again dashed. every morning i wake up to cat pee on the couch. it's to the point that, despite the fact i dry it up, then wash it with wet wipes, and often again with wet paper towels, the cover is now even smelling bad. i had to take the whole thing off and wash it in the bathtub. THAT is fun, if you could imagine, and now it's due for that again...
oh, and one night, she peed on it when the blanket was still on the couch, and in the middle of the night, sebastian decided he wanted to sleep on that couch. so not only did i have pee blankets to contend with, but a cat-pee dog, too.
i've tried sprinkling catnip on the couch. no effect. i got the catnip spray (which they LOVE, by the way, it's hilarious) and sprayed it all over the couch... no effect, as far as the peeing goes. i tried to find solutions.. for example, i read that they don't like the feel of tinfoil on their feet. i figured if i put tinfoil on the couch for a while, oreo would learn to avoid it. to test the theory out, i brought her a square of it. she touched the foil, then took two steps onto the square, plopped down, and happily went to sleep on the tinfoil. um.
when my family was here, i decided that i would get a little litterbox and put it on the couch, with a new kind of litter in it. maybe she just wanted to relieve herself there, and maybe she'd go in a box. i told my plan to my sis and said, "and if she doesn't go there, then that's her last chance, then i'll have to---" at which point kelli interrupted me: "get rid of her, yah." i'm like, "um, no. i mean, banish her from that room, somehow, into the bedroom or something." when i recounted the story, incredulous, to chris, he was like, "well, you have to remember, your idea of forgiveness for animals is somewhat different than most people's." the thing is, she's a good cat except for this... um, and the fact that she's an asshole to the other cats. really, all cats suck in their own way. i can't really complain about kitten... but elliott rips holes in all our screens when he decides he wants inside like a little incredible hulk or something (rather than just cry, which is what the other cats do), which is fodder for a whole separate post. i really need to get pictures; it's ridiculous.
i'm so frustrated now, i've given up on the litterbox idea entirely. we can't live with a litterbox on the couch. and i ain't cleaning up cat piss every morning for the rest of my life, or until i kill oreo (as i threaten every morning as i'm cleaning up the piss, which makes me sneeze). and we can't even USE the couch anymore. even the dogs don't sit there. so what's the point of having it here? we are definitely not winning this battle, and it's pissing us both off in the interim, so...
here's my plan.
1. we're having the stanley steamer (steemer?) guys come anyhow to do the carpets. they can clean the couch to get the soaked-in urine smells out of it from when everyone was using the couch as the neighborhood fire hydrant. i know that often makes cats go somewhere... when they smell urine on something, it makes them go there again.
2. [the order of these may change.] we're packing up the couch and putting it in the garage for a month or so. oreo will hopefully, in that time, forget her bad pissing-on-the-couch behaviors. she'll forget the couch altogether. and when it comes back in the house, it won't smell like pee, so she won't pick that behavior up again, either. new vinyl cover, new colored blankets so it will LOOK like a new couch... and i'll just PRAY she won't do it anymore. if she does, we'll have to get rid of the couch, but chris has had it forever.
think this will work? i don't think chris was really happy with the suggestion at first, but it is really the only thing i can think of that has the prospect of working long-term.
i just cleaned up pee again, so i had to write this all out, out of frustration. at least it's all almost over, hopefully.. when chris discovered the pee this morning, he said, "oreo, enjoy it while you can. you can pee two more times!" 'cause we're taking the couch out this weekend. :)
cats are SO WEIRD.
they always gotta lay on SOMETHING. in this case, a picture frame had tipped over. it immediately became the best seat in the house, at least for the felines.
So I FINALLY started playing with Photoshop, thanks to this teacher I hate. I tried to write "teacher I have" just now, but it came out as you see it here and, well, I don't feel the need to correct myself as both ways I could say it are right. So anyway, I started goofing around with PS in one of my classes (what a nerdy way to rebel, right?) and am now thinking it's really damn cool.
Anyway, I do like this picture now. Nothing really special about it... Just Gretchey on her first boat ride in the ocean. I'd have captured some better pictures, but as I am Gretchey's mama, I was responsible for holding onto her during this first boat ride in the ocean.
Okay, I'm ready to pass out now. It's 2 a.m. and I'm running on something like 3.5 hours of sleep. I'm a genius.
today i had to take the car in for a battery issue. since about my least favorite thing EVER is to sit in the auto shop waiting room, i walked to the nearby target. we have been meaning to buy a blanket for the loveseat anyhow.
see, chris got these nice couches a while back. a loveseat and a couch. soft microfiber. we like them.
they have since fallen victim to buddy peeing on them... well, not THAT many times. but, uhh.. yeah. enough times. he's gone now. but they still get the dogs laying on them. the cats laying on them.
and now our girl dogs have a new issue. leaky.. um.. well. yeah. they're girls. you figure it out. it happens more to maggie than gretchey... it happens to maggie often enough that i encourage her to always sit on a towel when she's on the furniture.. but when it happens to gretchey, it is far more icky. as far as we can tell, through internet searches and consultation with our thankfully in-family ob/gyn, it is probably a hormonal imbalance caused by them being spayed. they'll need to have a weekly hormonal pill. until then, we have leaky vaginas on the couch every now and then. it's as appealing as it sounds. my sis said it happens to one of her girl dogs every now and then, too.
so we really like to keep things covered. so, i got a blanket today. and a ton of dog treats were on clearance, so i got, like, four bags. i started talking to the checkout and realized that EVERYTHING I WAS HOLDING was for the dogs. i felt guilty. i went back to get something for the cats, on principle.
they already have treats. wet food, greenies, etc. they have a laser toy. feather toys. balls. mice. cube things that they don't go in. they have a window seat in the garage they use from time to time. they have cat beds they don't sleep in. they have windowsills all over the house, which they love. so, well.. what can you get them? the dogs can ALWAYS use new treats. cats? they're a bit harder to buy for.
i stood in the cat aisle for, like, 10 minutes. they had felt necklaces for cats. i pictured the cats doing backwards somersaults trying to get them off. they had more of the same of everything i had that they already ignored. finally, i grabbed a bag of pounce treats and headed out. cats..
as i write this, by the way, i have oreo laying on the couch arm next to me and kitten giving herself a bath at my feet. they may be aloof, but they sure do like me.
as for the dogs... thank god for the muzzle.
last night i was on the couch, reading. gretch was next to me, with a chewy in front of her. she is always SUPER protective about her chewies. even when a cat walks by, she barks at them and growls, as if they're going to come after a goddamn pig ear or whatever... well, last night, maggie came over. after the chewy or after my attention, i'm not sure. she just walked over. gretch did her usual "it's mine" bark/growl, complete with teeth bared... i think she even lunged at maggie this time. this is what she always does. it's really very scary.
well. she's used to whatever creature she does it to, whether it be canine or feline, just running off. instead, maggie attacked. next thing i knew, they were all over me. i'm guessing gretch jumped on me for protection. i was screaming, trying to separate them. screaming for chris, who was getting ready for bed in the bathroom.
chris came in and grabbed maggie off gretch and threw her on the floor. he yelled, "no!" and she jumped onto the loveseat. we inspected gretchey carefully, who was shaking and terrified by this time... miraculously, and thanks to the muzzle, there was nothing wrong with her. not one mark. the muzzle is doing its job.
on one hand, i'm really sad - it's been a month since she started wearing the muzzle, and we haven't seen one bit of bad behavior from her. on the other, at least this time the behavior was actually provoked. not that gretchey was seriously trying to fight her, but at least maggie didn't just fly off the handle over nothing. at least we got to teach her a lesson that fighting is bad without having a bleeding dog at the end of it.
by bedtime, they were licking each other again. gretch had been coming around to maggie... this will set them back again, but hopefully not too far.
So obviously, Chris's friends know our marital status, but the husband's brother and wife did not. While the sweet wife and I were talking, she asked me if I had kids. I'm like, "Um, we're not married." That seemed like the most appropriate response.
A while later, the husband's brother asks, in front of everyone, "So, how long have you two been married?" Chris and I looked at each other. "We're not married." Ahem. I'm like, we're not wearing rings! Then Chris, after a few seconds, said, smiling, "Someday." :) And toward that end, I pointed out to Chris how absolutely gorgeous his friend's ring is.
The kids were really cute. I didn't talk to the little-little one since he was pretty much an appendage of his parents the whole time, but the other two... I had meaningful conversations with each. The eight-year-old girl discussed manatees and sharks and jellyfish on the beach. She had me sign her Hello Kitty friendship book. The four-year-old and I talked about his school. I asked him what the favorite things he did there were. Snacktime and playground, he told me. It's good to know what you like, I said. Heh. :)
Before we left, they each gave me a hug. I wasn't expecting it, but the little girl had just woken up and looked all confused, but very much like she wanted a hug. It was super, super cute. So then I got down on my knees and little boy gave me a big hug. It made me feel all warm and fuzzy. :)
Except junk food. Kelli warned me of this, and she really wasn't kidding. He would absolutely REFUSE to eat EVERYTHING except for, like, Pringles and fruit snacks.
We went out to eat at Buca de Beppo last Friday night. It's this place where they serve HUGE portions of everything... The deal is that you share. We ordered gnocchi, eggplant parm, lasagna, and spaghetti and meatballs the size of softballs. Enough for eight, and we were but four (plus Kyle). As a sidenote, being the lone vegetarian, I was happy that I got to share my yummy eggplant parmesan with my family. Neither Amanda (at 14 years of age) nor Kelli (34) had had it yet. (!!!). So sheltered! I thought they would go, "Why yes, Stacey, a meatless dish can be tasty!" Instead, they agreed that it tasted "like it's made of sand." Hmpf.
Of course, Kyle refused to touch his food, even when I pretended the gnocchi was mac & cheese. We knew he had a weakness for cake, so Chris got the bright idea to order our dessert early.
The waitress was a bit confused when we ordered the $30 dessert sampler right after our entrees arrived, but quickly got the idea that it was to be bait for the kid. Just TELLING him he was going to get cake didn't seem to work, so we were hoping that having the cake THERE would make the concept concrete for him.
Soon, the waitress comes out with a, like, two-foot-long platter with cannolis, cheesecake, tiramisu, and a wedge of chocolate cake the size of Kyle's head. We nudged the rest of our plates to the side to make room for this gargantuan plate, and when it came to rest on the table, I looked at Kyle.
When Kyle's eyes fixed on the dessert platter, he honest-to-God FROZE. Completely froze, just staring at the desserts. Like he had never seen anything like this in his entire life. Which I guess makes sense, since he probably hadn't. When you're three, lots and lots of things are first-time experiences. (In Florida, he got to go to the ocean for the first time, got to swim (read: cry) in a backyard pool for the first time, saw alligators and all the rest of the Everglades wildlife in the wild for the first time, etc.)
Kelli realized what a magnificent bargaining tool she now had under her belt, and very self-confidently (almost... cockily) told Kyle that he had to eat his lasagna and could then have some cake. Smiling the whole time, knowing she was going to get her way. Knowing Kyle was powerless. Like that cake was a gun.
And sure enough, suddenly, Kyle was cooperative.
He ate his lasagna. As much as Mama said he had to. Then he got cake. And then wanted more cake, which he got. After all, this was vacation. And then, all of a sudden, he cried out: "My tummy!" Being mean ol' Aunt Stacey, I couldn't help but tease him a little: "Kyle, you want more cake?" "NO MORE CAKE!"
We had leftovers of EVERYTHING, including all the desserts... So the next day, when Kyle wouldn't eat his breakfast waffle, I went to the fridge and shaved off a little piece of chocolate cake. I placed this behind his waffle and said, "After you're done with your waffle, you can have cake." All of a sudden, Kyle loved his waffle. He was optimistic and cooperative. "I'm eating my waffle! I'm almost done with my waffle! I only have three bites of my waffle left! I am eating my breakfast!" THEN HE GOT CAKE.
Obviously, you can't do this type of thing on an ongoing basis, but I'm his absent aunt and this is Florida and vacation, dammit... It's hard to not just want to make it a happy time, for all of us. This decision also came into play when it came to TV. He wanted to watch TV all the time. He's scared of the pool, and instead just wanted to watch hours and hours of Noggin. After having him cry and cry and cry in the pool trying to get him to play, we just gave up and let him do what he wanted -- lay on the couch and watch TV. Alright then!
She's due at the end of June. The belly is.. well, big. The belly button is sticking out already. Very cute.
Surprisingly, she wouldn't wear a swimsuit at the beach. If I had a big baby belly, I'd be wearin' a bikini and loving it. :)
I'm such a hick!
Turns out the baby fence has multiple uses. And this is BETTER than the clotheline we had to take down when we put up the Maggie fence. :)