Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Sledding

Mikayla and Timothy have been waiting for 2 days to go sledding.
It snowed yesterday,
and today's temperatures have been below freezing
all day.
These two determined souls just had to give it a try. Timothy:
Hey, the sled is stuck. Isn't it supposed to slide?

I'm heavier than you are!
Let me give it a try!

Maybe it will work if I give you a push!

You aren't supposed to push me off the sled!

Happy New Year!
May all your wishes come true!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Going to the Zoo...

Christmas Vacation is ticking away,
so we decided to go to the zoo today! We saw all the animals out on exhibit.
Our first stop was the seals and sea lions.

Then we headed next door to Australia.
Three new Tasmanian wombats just arrived
at the beginning of the month,
but they were not in their enclosure!
We decided to try again later.

So back to the polar bears.

They must be enjoying the cooler December temperatures,
except all of our photos seem to have them resting on the rocks.

We love giraffes!

This one walked right up to us,
and asked if we had any food for it.

The orangutans were pretty special, too.
This is the patriarch.

And there was a mixed breed orangutan
with beautiful red fur!

Baby Reese came out to play
and nibble on the treats in the newspaper.

There was another female who cared for Reese.

Isn't she cute!

The Mexican Wolves, the lobos,
paced around.
Do you see both wolves?

Wouldn't you hate to be Little Red Riding Hood
meeting a wolf in the forest?

The lion woke up from his nap,
stretched and roared,
and returned to his nap.

Can we see if the wombat is out?
There he is!!!!

He trotted around....

and played with his stuffed companion!

We saw all the animals.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Mouse in Santa Fe

The Saturday after Black Friday
finally arrived!
It was time for a trip to Santa Fe!There were many sights to see,
sculptures and shopping and more!
The burro with a pack of fire wood
was a nod to history,
when men walked the narrow streets of Santa Fe
selling wood to cook and heat homes.
Down by the plaza,
a love of all things stuffed led us to a toy store,
where we were greeted by a pack of Ugly Dolls

Including Secret Mission Ice Bat and Cozy Monster!

Further down the street, we did more window shopping.
Look at the drums, and Pendleton blankets,
and Santa Fe t-shirts!

Firefighters came with a new truck and old,
and who sat up front,
but Santa Claus himself!

For a charity donation, Timothy got the best deal of the day,
A photo with Santa!

Can you say "Cheese?"

But there was still more to see...

The plaza was a bustle!

And St. Francis Cathedral was busy, too!

The shops and side streets were ready for holiday shopping.

The Native Arists and Craftsmen sold their wares under the portal
at the Palace of the Governors, just as they always do.

Then, we found the perfect Christmas decoration
for a little mouse

To wish everyone again

A Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

If You Take a Mouse to School....

If you take a mouse to school... he'll use your rare, mint in box,
discontinued 10 year old collector crayons!

(no crayons were harmed
in the making of this blog entry)

If You Give Mouse a Cookie...

If you give a mouse a cookie... he'll nibble on your dessert!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Fall Leaves

Saturday Afternoon!
Fall temperatures are dropping,
but there are a few warm moments in the afternoon.
Timothy found a perfect moment after lunch
to feel the sun and play in the leaves.

Peak a boo!!!!

A Mouse at School

Timothy arrived in New Mexico on Monday, November 8th.
He arrived a day earlier than we expected,
but we were quite happy to see him.
He greeted his kin from the Craggy Moor
and made friends with a bear who was just his size.
The bear had clothes to spare and share,
so he immediately got to playing
"Goldilocks and the 3 Overalls".
This pair was too big...
This pair was the wrong color...
And this pair would be just right with a few adjustments....
He woke up before 5am, insisting on tailoring the blue denim overalls
to a better fit.
He dropped the back seam to leave room for his tail,
moved the velcro closure on the back,
and decided to take off the Boyds label.
Well, after he had done so much work to make himself presentable,
I couldn't very well leave him at home.
Tuesday became "Take Your Mouse to Work" Day.
A classroom is a good place for a mouse to play!
He enjoyed seeing the fall playground
right before the students came out to play.
He decided it was too cold to stay out much longer himself, though.
We went inside, and he put the number on the calendar.

And then met some of our classroom friends...
M is for Monkey and Mouse!

Having been warned by the coyote about children who grab stuffies,
he hid in the cabinet while the students were in the room.
All that cold, paper and dust in the cabinet made him a little stuffy!

He came out at the end of the day to see his photos on Flickr.
Does anybody like me?
Hello, new friends!!!!