Stuff n things

Haven’t had time to blog lately, but I figured a little recap was in order, so here goes…

Ava officially learned to jump (with BOTH feet off the ground at the same time last night)! It was pretty exciting for all of us. :)

I’ve been busy proofing my two photo sessions from this weekend. Neither went as well as I would’ve liked (mostly weather-related problems), but I rolled with the punches and am pleased with several of the pictures. Maybe one of these days I’ll get around to posting a little gallery from some of my recent shoots.

The weather was gorgeous today, so, after running some errands, Ava and I spent a good deal of time playing in the backyard along with the dogs. It’s nice to see spring has returned (at least for now). :)

We’ve been dealing with a major infestation of mice in our garage for the past few weeks. I won’t get into too many details but after trying many ways of getting rid of them without killing them (catch and release traps – they got out of, those sonic noise things that are supposed to make mice leave the premises – which hasn’t bothered them in the least, etc.), we have had to resort to more drastic measures (some kind of poison “food” that causes them to fall into a coma and die, because neither of us could bear the thought of using actual mouse traps). *Gulp* It sucks and I feel horrible about it, but I think there are at least 15 of them out there and 15 mice make a LOT of poop and a BIG mess which certainly can’t be healthy for us. So Jody’s been taking care of all of that, both setting out the “food” and cleaning up the ridiculous mess of poop they’ve left us. Thank God.
Looks like I went into more detail than I’d originally planned. Oops.

I’m sure there are those of you out there who think this is absolutely cruel and horrible for us to do, but I ask that you keep your comments to yourselves. I feel bad about resorting to killing them, but I honestly value the health of my family more than I do the health of rodents. Sorry. :(

That’s all I have time for right now. Must find something to make for dinner while the little one naps. Eww. The thought of food doesn’t sound appetizing after all that talk about mice. Gah.