Thursday, March 19, 2009

Playground and Backyard Drama

Earlier this week Shannon met Zach and me at the park. It's great to be outside!

He looks terrified in this pic, but I promise he wasn't that high up on the slide!

There's his smile. He is playing hide and seek through the circles. Such a little charmer.
He also got his first skinned knee this week! It really makes him look like a little boy.

Shannon and Zach
Ok, so here is my backyard drama for today. Early this afternoon, I heard a strange dog bark outside that I was sure was not Riley. I didn't pay this much attention to it though because we have several dogs in our neighborhood. Jason comes home from work and also hears this weird barking. He walks outside and see this...

Some sort of beaver (we think!) It blends in but this creature is right in the middle of the picture. Trust me, I didn't want to get too close, but this animal was huge! Apparently, it came up from a creek in our backyard, crawled under the fence, and ran back and forth against the fence trying to get away from Ri all afternoon. It finally found it's little escape while we were watching it wondering what we were going to do!
I'm just glad Riley did not get into a fight with this beaver-like animal, and Jason discovered it and not me.

Riley to the rescue!

I am seventeen weeks tomorrow and can't WAIT to find out what we're having. The past few weeks I've had a feeling like the baby is a girl...





8 comments:

Leah S. said...

Zach is getting so big! Not so much a baby anymore...awww.

ashley said...

Love the one of him grinning - what a cutie! So is that a large rat in your backyard?? That's pretty funny - I'm laughing just thinking about you getting close enough to take a picture! HA!

Melissa said...

Oh my!! I recognize that creature, we had a little thing like that visit us frequently when we lived in North Carolina. I'll have to ask Hudson what they called it there..I remember worrying about it going after our dog, but it was very skiddish. I'm sure Riley will have fun with it!

Bogie said...

so cute! Bless your heart!

Mandy said...

At least you don't have almost dead rats on your front porch!!!! Gross. That picture freaked me out. UGH. The first pic of Zach is hilarious. Can't wait to see him next week. He is going to scare the you know what out of Abby. Oh my.

Shannon said...

Are you SURE that is not a groundhog???

Angie said...

Zach is so cute!! I love the playground pics!!

Christine said...

Your little boy is adorable! Congrats on your pregnancy!

 
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