Tiny Toads


Over the past few days it has been raining in the afternoon in Winter Park.  It has resembled the Florida afternoon rainstorms that I remember from when we first moved here, where it pours for an hour or two and then the sun comes out.  Well needless to say, it has been great for our yard which is now pretty and green and also because the rain has produced Tiny Toads!!!

These toads, pictured above, are less than the size of my pinkie nail (which is tiny for those of you not familiar with my fingernail sizes) and they are adorable.  There are tons of Tiny Toads hopping all over the bike path out back of our house and although they make walking without squishing them difficult they make me smile as they hop along.

Proof that I am an Adult

Well I never thought the day would come when I begged my husband for an appliance, but it did.  I have been begging Jamie for the last six months or more for vacuum cleaner.  We currently have a roomba, so Jamie tried to make the argument that we didn’t need another vacuum, but I obviously did not agree.  I wanted a real vacuum and I wanted one that really sucked.

Needless to say, either Jamie’s argument got weaker or he was tired of me asking for a vacuum but he caved and I am the proud new owner of a Black & Decker Pet Vac!!  Yup, it specializes in picking up animal hair, this vacuum has met its match at our house.  It even has a picture of a little kitty and puppy on it, which makes it so cute.  The only thing that could make it better is if it was pink.
If there was ever any doubt in my mind that I was a real and true adult it quickly went away the day that I jumped for joy when my vacuum was dropped off by the FedEx man.

A Perfect Sunday

Well, as some of you know, Jamie has been out of town all week- yuck.  But he finally got to stop working and we had an amazing Sunday!  We slept in a bit, something that we haven’t gotten to do for weeks, the sleep was much needed. When we got up we washed out Piper’s crate with the hose, it was starting to create it’s own unique perfume.  I know that this doesn’t really sound like a great and fun task, but Piper plus a hose equals pure entertainment!  Piper LOVES the hose, she chases the water like a mad puppy whenever we have it on.  It’s great and very entertaining.  She will jumping as high as her little tubby body will let her jump and bite the water as long as we let her.  I don’t understand it, but we can spray her square in the face and she begs for more.  I have attached a few pictures of our water “attack” dog.  Needless to say, she lets out a mean belch after doing this for a while, it makes her Daddy so proud.
After getting the crate and Piper clean, Jamie and I headed off to a park nearby for a picnic.  It was such a beautiful day we didn’t want to stay inside.  The bike ride was great, and lunch (Publix subs) was delicious.  We were entertained while we were eating by a group of couples that were also dining in the park. People watching is one of my favorite hobbies and we had a great time trying to narrate their conversations along with trying to figure out who was with who. To top it all off, when we were getting on to our bikes to leave we saw a woodpecker, it was too cool.
All in all it was a great day, wonderful weather, full of laughs and great company to boot… enjoy the attached pictures.

The woodpecker