Yesterday, as I was heading out for some errands, this is what I found in the garage:
Except it was on the driver's side of my car and made me scream repeatedly. As you can see, it was not a rattlesnake. Brandon was a big hero, captured it, and put it in our backyard in the hopes that it will eat rodents, specifically the ones that are terrorizing the garden.
Ignore the part where I scream and talk like a complete wuss. Please.
I'm not sure if Tucson has officially reached 100, but it certainly feels like summer is officially here. This morning I took off our heavy down comforter and we've started sleeping with the windows closed, which is one of the saddest things I have to do all year. The AC has been running and we are bound to see the aftermath in our electric bill. We've been grilling, swimming, eating Frostys, Eegees and Orange Leaf (frozen yogurt mix-in place), and I'm trying to remember to wear a hat if I'm going to be outside for more than five minutes.
Russell is now over seven months....this month has been a big one for him! His first tooth popped up last week and he is officially quite mobile, having learned a slither motion that gets him from A to B quite well--although he is often whining out of frustration as he does it. His current obsession seems to be this game called Putting Dangerous or Dirty Things in My Mouth and he is very good at it. His favorites seem to be saran wrap, flip-flops, computer cords, tissue paper, and the salt shaker and I know he is only going to get more and more skilled (i.e. knives, pills, raw meat) at it in the near future. Just as I know that my life is rapidly becoming a really great game called Cleaning Up After Baby. I'm not as good at that game as Russell is at his. But you know, whatev.
Below is a video of Russell walking along our ottoman, something he gets better and better at each day. The video is fairly long but since our computers are from the Stone Age and are super slow, editing it is out of the question because I would go crazy and poke out my eyes, making me unable to attend to my child as he plays his new game, Putting Dangerous or Dirty Things in My Mouth.
This is another video, taken about a month ago, but it is pretty silly because Russell had the giggles. Again, ignore my voice and the stupid things I say. I need to learn to stay quiet while filming, but quiet is one of those games that I'm not too good at either.
Happy Memorial Day!