Wednesday, November 28, 2007

It's Very Possible You Haven't Witnessed Anything Cuter

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How I See God

I love it when God gives me cute, furry, feathery, powerful and snuggly reminders of his presence.

A ZOOpendous Day with the Monkeys

Had a BLAST at the San Diego Zoo with our Monkeys. Some of our favorite exhibits:


"The Arachnokids"

"The North American Ethan Monster" See the News Special
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"The uh...Very Comfortable Panda Exhibit"

"The Showering Ocelot Exhibit"

And Finally..."The Cutie Patootie Child Exhibit" (They were having an ADOPT-A-ZOO FRIEND special that day, so we took four home with us.)

Some other HIGHLIGHTS...


Friday, November 2, 2007

Our Very Own Argentine Black and White Tegu (well...for a day)

My brother-in-law, who lives down the street, called us and said, "You guys want a three foot lizard?" His neighbor FOUND one! Of course I was instantly excited to at least SEE it, so I sent the kids immediately to their Uncle's house with my camera ( the baby was going down for a nap) The kids ran and ran back so fast to fall at my feet and beg. I texted (what IS the past tense verb of that newly created word anyway?) and said "Wade found a 3 ft lizard, can we keep it?" And his response was "3foot?!!! H*** YEAH!!" So I told the kids we would keep it with the intent of finding the owner. They ran screaming to the neighbor's. They brought her back and I was IN LOVE! I never really considered myself a reptile person, but this little (huge) sweetie instantly grabbed me...well not literally...you know...We took her to Karla's Kritter's and said, "We found this huge lizard thing, could you tell us what it is and what to do with it?!" They told us it was an Argentine Black and White Tegu. The owner actually had one as a pet and said it was the best pet.
She was so sweet! The kids LOVED her. I researched Argentine Tegus all day! Watched videos on them, the whole bit. The more I read, the more I wanted to have one of these awesome creatures :) The kids called her "Tina" because she was from Argentina.
We did find her owner. And of course we were happy for them, but I have to admit, we got a little attached, and all were sad to see her go. I know what our next pet will be! Ellie LOVED the bag of crickets we bought for Tina. She carried that bag around all day just watching, and watching, and watching.

An Aszterbaum Halloween

This is Spoony! Spoony returns every year just like Frosty the Snowman. Every year (this is the fourth) our family goes on a hunt for Spoony at the pumpkin patches. Usually, Spoony is over 50 pounds, but this year we told the kids that Spoony might have lost some weight. But we found him! He lost about 15 pounds.We had a Mystery Lunch on Halloween. The kids didn't have a clue of what they were ordering, but were pleasantly surprised. My cute pumpkins at Spoony's Home Patch
We are HUGE fans of The Nightmare Before Christmas. It was playing in 3D in Temecula! So, we went after we found Spoony.
The Snow Princess, Jengo Fett, Black Lightning Warrior, and a very unhappy Piglet. That's better.