Monday, January 14, 2008

Has it been long enough?

Well, I finally have a reliable internet connection (and extra time) so I guess I will post something. I don't know where to start since there is so much I have missed. We moved in to our new apartment which we really like so far. The only real problem we've had with it is the uninvited guest (in the form of a mouse) we had for the first week. I was very nervous that I would see it, or worse, that it would touch me. Luckily, I didn't see it until we caught it. It did take us a while to catch it, though. We first set four conventional traps. It ate all of the food off of them (even peanut butter) without setting them off. The only one who got caught by one of those traps was Ethan. That was sad! We decided we should try something else, so we got some sticky traps and we caught it. It was a lot bigger than I pictured and I was so glad to be rid of the thing. We do have some traps still set because I'm paranoid that there might be more hiding somewhere.
Ethan and Spencer are both growing so fast, I don't know where time goes. Ethan is still having sleep issues, and Spencer is now in the habit of taking cat naps. There goes my nap time! :) After spending a month and a half with my sister, I now realize how much I really miss my family that live out of state. I wish we could all live at least within reasonable driving distance so that we could see each other more than once a year! It stinks not to be able to watch nieces and nephews grow up. Although blogging does let me see what's going on in their lives, it does also make me miss them more because hearing all the stories makes me wish I could have been there. Anyway, I will be posting soon about Christmas and more things that I want to share about my trip (I'm just waiting for my pictures; hint, hint you know who ;) ). I really want to keep up with things from now on, so wish me luck.


scrap chair potato said...

Seriously, how in the world do mice do that? I would be interested to watch a mouse eat peanut butter off of a trap, it has got to be tricky.
I get your hint, I really will try to get your pictures to you soon. I never have been good about that sort of thing. Sorry.
I can't wait to see Christmas pictures, and more recent pictures, I bet the boys have change so much in the past month.

mommyofthree said...

Okay. So the mouse quickly sets off the trap and gets out of the way THEN eats the peanut butter. It only took me a couple of months pondering to figure that one out.
And, I wish you loads of luck in keeping up with the blog. With a tiny dose of friendly guilt because you have seen recent pictures of my munchkins, whereas I have seen only 2 month old ones of yours. And we all know yours are in a much cuter and quickly changing phase than mine are. ;)

Shaun & Emily said...


Maybe SOME mice do it that way, but not our mouse. She (I decided it was a she when I saw her) never set a single trap off. They were still set every morning, all of the food licked clean!

scrap chair potato said...

That is bizarre, and nasty!

Diane said...

Congrats on our movee. I hope you settle in well. Your only a few blocks from Amy. She's in Thornberry. Get in touch with her. Sounds like you are natural 'hunters'!